RE: Cayce's relevance to Theosophy/theosophy
Oct 07, 2004 10:50 AM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck
Oct 7, 2004
Dear Mr. Johnson:
In regard to matters of THEOSOPHY I object to any of those expressions which
are not relevant to its study or research, and I do not mean all the
effusions that carry the word "Theosophy" or "Theosophical."
What matters is the "Heart Doctrine." That is, the development and
cultivation of the moral sense innate in all of us. The rest is as mayavic
as last autumn's winds.
However, I remind you that you undertook on very little study or
acquaintance to write a book concerning the great Teachers, the Mahatmas.
In that, in my esteem, you trivialized Them and Their work. I protested. I
also asked you some important questions. They are still unanswered. I do
not understand why.
Having spent over 36 years in India, and being quite familiar with the
country and particularly the Punjab, I challenged your "discoveries," made
in the course of your short visit there, of less than half a year.
I draw your attention to the fact that the Indian membership of the
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, whose acquaintance with their own country and the
Mahatmas cannot be doubted, had never arrived at the conclusions you made so
rapidly during a fleeting stay.
Further, I have seen no answer from you to Mr. Daniel Caldwell's
PAUL JOHNSON'S HOUSE OF CARDS
If you have offered some answers to these, I would be glad to see them.
I, indeed, will leave it to the "audience" to decide whether your
communiqués have any value or relevance to THEOSOPHY.
Personally, and I am sorry to have to say this, I object to having to read
what you write.
What, for instance, has the psychism of Cayce to do with the goals of real
spiritual advancement that THEOSOPHY offers and teaches?
W. Dallas TenBroeck
From: kpauljohnson [mailto:kpauljohnson@y...]
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 6:41 AM
Subject: Theos-World Cayce's relevance to Theosophy/theosophy
Although Dallas's "question" appears to have been a rhetorical one,
expressing resentment of my presence here as he done repeatedly,
others might be actually interested in Edgar Cayce's relevance to
theosophy. So here is a brief outline. First I will say though that
Cayce's relevance to the topic of meditation and the undesirability of
focusing on specific entities, which is of Theosophical interest, has
already been established in several posts.
1. The doctrines in the Cayce Readings are heavily theosophical in
the general sense (i.e. as explained by the works of Antoine Faivre)
but they are also Theosophical in the Blavatskian sense. The three
fundamental propositions of the SD are fully harmonious with Cayce's
worldview, and the Three Objects of the TS equally harmonious with the
mission of the ARE. More specifically, a plethora of Caycean
teachings about subjects like Atlantis, chakras, Masters, etc. draw on
2. The crucial turning point in Cayce's life was his encounter with a
Theosophist, Arthur Lammers, who started asking him questions about
subjects like the Great White Brotherhood, Atlantis, reincarnation,
etc. in the early 1920s. He had been doing trance readings almost
entirely for medical reasons for 20 years, but henceforth would
expound in trance on a wide variety of spiritual/metaphysical topics.
3. No one in the twentieth century, at least in the English-speaking
world, has given greater exposure to basic Theosophical doctrines than
Hope that helps.
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