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"Nothing is more dangerous to Esoteric Truth than the garbled and distorted...."

Jan 01, 2006 12:51 PM
by danielhcaldwell

In 1889, H.P. Blavatsky warned her students about 
the following developments:


. . . A new and rapidly growing danger. . . is 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.

. . . A close examination will assuredly reveal. . .  
materials largely stolen . . . from Theosophical writings
. . . [and] distorted and falsified so as to be palmed 
off on the unwary as revelations of new and undreamed of 

But many will neither have the time nor the opportunity 
for such a thorough investigation; and before they become 
aware of the imposture they may be led far from the Truth. . . .

Nothing is more dangerous to Esoteric Truth than the 
garbled and distorted versions disfigured to suit the 
prejudices and tastes of men in general.


Quoted from E.S. Instruction No. I., 1889.

Do Theosophical students face similar situations in 2006?

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