Re: Theos-World To Govert: Part 1 ---- HPB's Claims
Apr 14, 2009 01:43 PM
by Govert Schuller
Let's pick up where we left our discussion with a little recap.
It all originated with your simple question about why I thought the WT project with K was genuine and you wondered how I got on the 25th floor of my thought-construct.
I gave you an elaborate answer challenging you about HPB's position in your own world.
You returned four different pieces for my consideration.
I will respond to some of them and it looks like the last one might be the most crucial.
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Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 6:31 PM
Subject: Theos-World To Govert: Part 1 ---- HPB's Claims
Here are some of HPB's claims:
*Isis Unveiled* I, v-vi, vii: "The work now submitted to public judgment is the fruit of a somewhat intimate acquaintance with Eastern adepts and study of their science....we came into contact with certain men, endowed with such mysterious powers and such profound knowledge that we may truly designate them as the sages of the Orient. To thier instructions we lent a ready ear.... Our work...is a plea for the recognition of the Hermetic philosoophy, the anciently universal Wisdom Religion."
*The Path*, Dec., 1886, p. 257: "...I was the first in the United States to bring the existence of our Masters into publicity...[and] exposed the holy names of two members of a Brotherhood hitherto unknown to Europe and America (save to a few mystics and Initiates of every age), yet sacred and revered throughout the East, and especially India...."
*The Key to Theosophy*, 1889 ed., pp. 302 & 301: "We Theosophists were, unfortunately, the first to talk of these things, to make the fact of the existence of in the East of `Adepts' and `Masters' and Occult knowledge known....Great are the desecrations to which the names of two of the Masters have been subjected. There is hardly a medium who has not claimed to have seen them. Every bogus swindling Society, for commercial purposes, now claims to be guided and directed by `Masters,' often supposed to be far higher than ours!...."
Are there written documents prior to HPB's writings in which someone
else claimed to be in contact with the Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi?
This was the point I was trying to make in one or more prior postings.
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