[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]

Mme. Blavatsky Gave Serious Warnings

Apr 15, 2009 09:53 AM
by danielhcaldwell

During her own lifetime, Mme. Blavatsky wrote about bogus claims of contact with her Masters, about "wild and fanciful speculation" concerning the Theosophical teachings and even about "charlatanesque imitations" of Theosophy:

"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!...."  The Key to Theosophy, original edition, p. 301.   

"The publication of many of the facts herein stated has been rendered necessary by the wild and fanciful speculation in which many Theosophists and students of mysticism have indulged...." The Secret Doctrine, original edition, Vol. I, p. viii.   

"... A new and rapidly growing threatening...the spread of the pure Esoteric Philosophy and knowledge....I allude to those charlatanesque imitations of Occultism and Theosophy....By pandering to the prejudices of people, and especially by adopting the false ideas of a personal God and a personal, carnalized Saviour, as the groundwork of their teaching, the leaders of this 'swindle' (for such it is) are endeavoring to draw men to them and in particular to turn Theosophists from the true path."  E.S. Instruction No. I., 1890 edition, p. 2.   

Should we heed her warnings?

More on this subject from HPB's pen can be found at:

And other warnings, etc. from HPB and the Masters can be found at:

Food for thought....


[Back to Top]

Theosophy World: Dedicated to the Theosophical Philosophy and its Practical Application