Women do NOT possess the divine soul but men do??????
Aug 22, 2005 06:50 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell
So are you saying that the "higher teachings" of
Theosophy do NOT teach that men and women are
equal? But instead that men are somehow "superior" to women??
That men possess the divine soul but that women
lack the divine soul? What is the "divine soul" in
Does H.P. Blavatsky teach this anywhere in her
Or is this teaching found only in some obscure or
esoteric text by GdP??
--- In email@example.com, "Frank Reitemeyer"
> Bart, as far as I know (I have no time to study in depth Thomas)
> that a male fetus becomes after 40 days and a female fetus after
> But that refers only to that what Theosophy labels the lower self.
As far as
> I know Thomas denied that women have a divine soul.
> That's the reason why he also said that women exists mainly to
serve the men
> and give birth to children and to keep house - not to serve God,
which is a
> privileg of the man.
> Thomas also added that a woman is inferior to man (i.e. lack of
> soul). That is the common convinction in the Catholic church and
> rationale why women cannot become priests: they possess no divine
> therefore have no connection to God and cannot to the work of a
> He also wrote that women are a blunder of nature, not created
> the image of God, therefore it is the natural order of a woman to
> man. The full expression of the human kind is only possible in a
> the women is a corrupted, mistaken man.
> For this reason the synod of Paris in 846 A.C. decided that no
> enter a room where a woman is to be.
> And the synod of Coyaca in 1050 decided that in the neighbourhood
> church no woman must live.
> And the 2nd synod of Toledo in 589 decided that a priest who hosts
> under suspicion must be punished and the woman sold into slavery
> The synod of Elvira, 4th Century, decided that woman must not
> receive letters.
> Clemens said before 215 that a woman, thinking of her own being
> There was another church teacher, John Chrysostomos (in greco-
> rendering), who said that women mainly exist to satisfy the
> Pope Pius II. (1405-1464) said: If you look at a woman, consider,
it is the
> devil! She is a kind of hell!
> Buddhist monks is not allowed to give a woman the hand because
> I think that Theosophy teaches similiar in its higher teachings,
> Theosophy looks as is men and women are equal.
> GdeP elsewhere said (I am looking for the text I read some years
> perhaps in one of his circulars - as warning for future
> women may not get leaders in the TM for the next some hundreds of
> because of their lack of the divine soul and their attraction to
> astral world.
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