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Mme. Blavatsky on Pseudo-Theosophy & Pseudo-Adepts

May 06, 2012 11:15 PM
by Daniel

"Look around you and observe. While two-thirds of civilized society ridicule the mere notion that there is anything in Theosophy, Occultism, Spiritualism, or in the Kabala, the other third is composed of the most heterogeneous and opposite elements."

"Some believe in the mystical, and even in the supernatural (!), but each believes in his own way. Others will rush single-handed into the study of the Kabala, Psychism, Mesmerism, Spiritualism, or some form or another of Mysticism."

"Result: no two men think alike, no two are agreed upon any fundamental occult principles, though many are those who claim for themselves the ultima thule of knowledge, and would make outsiders believe that they are full-blown adepts. . . . "

"Some limit ancient wisdom to the Kabala and the Jewish Zohar. . . . .Others regard Swedenborg or Boehme as the ultimate expressions of the highest wisdom; while others again see in mesmerism the great secret of ancient magic. One and all of those who put their theory in practice are rapidly drifting, through ignorance, into black magic."

"Happy are those who escape from it, as they have neither test nor criterion by which they can distinguish between the true and the false. . . . "

"A portion of the true [esoteric] sciences is better than a mass of undigested and misunderstood learning. An ounce of gold is worth a ton of dust. . . . " 

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Daniel H. Caldwell

"...Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at
their right value; and unless a judge compares notes and
hears both sides he can hardly come to a correct decision."
H.P. Blavatsky. The Theosophist, July, 1881, p. 2
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