Using a process of deductive logic
Feb 27, 2006 11:53 PM
Using a process of deductive logic, given HPB's very clear warnings
regarding " those charlatanesque imitations of Occultism and
Theosophy. . . . " and the fact that CWL distorted the many of the
teachings and clearly and demonstrably promoted many of the things
Blavatsky warned all theosophists to guard against be "palmed off on
the unwary as revelations of new and undreamed of truths".
How can it logically and rationally be agued that CWL was anything
other than a failure in respect to his theosophical career?
If it can be argued then what is the argument?
I ask this not as a provocation or of any angst but to see if a
rational and consistent argument can be put forward by anyone as to
how this anomaly can be justified.
So far I haven't heard any logical rational for this position given
The quote I posted from Blavatsky "Danger's on the path IV" was
because this is a serious theosophical danger according to HPB, that
needs to be debated rationally and objectively.
We need to put our own biases to one side and ask ourselves, given
HPB's very clear warning, for one thing, how do we or can we justify
Leadbeaters teachings which clearly in many cases opposite to those
put forward in the Blavatsky/Mahatma material be then presented as
theosophical given HPB's warning?
Are we as responsible students to just ignore this warning?
Perhaps we should these are all debateable points.
Maybe along the lines of why would HPB find these issues to be such a
Rather than get into bias we can explore the reasons and why
Can we enter some kind of Socratic dialogue over this perhaps?
Surely this is the spirit of theosophical group.
Or are we to drink the hemlock ? Peace at all costs ?
". . . A new and rapidly growing danger. . . is threatening . . .
the spread of
Esoteric Philosophy and knowledge. . . . I allude to those
Occultism and Theosophy. . . . "
"By pandering to the prejudices of people, and especially by adopting
ideas of a
personal God and a personal, carnalized Saviour, as the groundwork of
leaders of this 'swindle' (for such it is) are endeavoring to draw
men to them
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
unwary as revelations of new and undreamed of truths. But many will
nor the opportunity for such a thorough investigation; and before
the imposture they may be led far from the Truth."
". . . Nothing is more dangerous to Esoteric Truth than the garbled
disfigured to suit the prejudices and tastes of men in general."
Blavatsky, H.P. E.S. Instruction No. I., 1889.
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