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CWL's Frauds & Quotation Marks

Mar 02, 2006 02:00 PM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline

Dear Dennis,

Each paragraph by Wood is between quotation marks.

Of course, in emails, an answer to an answer turns it difficult to understand, but if you go to the original message, remember -- sentences and paragraphs quoted are in between quotation marks, paragraph after paragraph, each one of them.

Pages indicated.

If you still find it hard, write to me and I will send you a personal copy.

Best regards, Carlos.

From: "DENNIS KIER" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Theos-World Leadbeater's Frauds and Ernest Wood
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 11:38:55 -0800

I find it difficult to distinguish which of the text below is to be
attributed to Mr. Wood, and which is your own commentary. It would be
helpful it you are going to quote another source, that you do not make it
appear as though your own opinion is a continuation of their quoted message.


----- Original Message -----
From: "carlosaveline cardoso aveline" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 7:27 AM
Subject: Theos-World Leadbeater's Frauds and Ernest Wood

> oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
> CWL's False Clairvoyance Was Nothing But Imagination
> oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
> Mr. Ernest Wood served for many years as C.W. Leadbeater's private
> secretary and as the International Secretary, Adyar.
> On the false clairvoyance possessed by CWL, Mr. Wood gives us this
> first-hand testimony in his book "Is This Theosophy?":
> "Another friend, an European doctor, quietly severed his connection with
> Mr.
> Leadbeater altogether. He was the only person, as far as I know, who
> ever
> tried secretly to put Mr. Leadbeater to the test. They were very friendly
> and had been together to a theatre. This gentleman deliberately pretended
> that he had a vision of two gigantic figures one on each side of the
> stage,
> standing up there like the guardian genii of Indian temples, or Japanese
> doorways. He described them, and Mr. Leadbeater, he said, told him he was
> correct."
> "There was an explanation for this, however. Mr. Leadbeater always gave
> great credit to imagination as verging to clairvoyance. When you imagine
> something, he would say, there is always something present to cause that
> imagination. He held that the best way for most people to develop
> clairvoyance was to let the imagination play in the first place."
> "A striking conversation took place in my presence on this point. One of
> our
> prominent members had been through an important ceremony on the astral
> plane
> during t he sleep of his physical body, and had thereby become what was
> called 'an Initiate'. It happened that he was to be called as a witness
> in
> a certain case. He was full of anxiety about it. 'Whatever shall I say if
> they ask me about my being an Initiate? I do not remember anything at all
> of
> it'."
> "Mr. Leadbeater's reply was: 'But why don't you remember? You ought to be
> able to remember'."
> " 'Well, if I let my imagination play on it, I can get a sort of
> impression
> about it'."
> " 'That is just what you ought to do. There is a cause for such
> imaginings.
> How can you expect your clairvoyant power to develop if you destroy its
> delicate beginnings?' "
> "The member followed this advice and became one of the prominent
> clairvoyants in the Theosophical Society (...)" (1)
> So far, Mr. Ernest Wood, ex-private Secretary to Leadbeater and
> International of the Theosophical Society, Adyar.
> Thus was Mr. Leadbeater's "clairvoyance". There was no objective
> observation
> involved. It was pure, conscious imagination, and that is tantamount to
> fraud.
> It was by this imaginary mechnisms that he "talked to Lord Christ",
> personally visited Mars and Mercury and knew the "past lives" of everyone
> around him. He controled the Adyar theosophical movement with the careful
> distribution of information relating to discipleship status and to false
> Initiations to this and that person.
> To consolidate his popish power, he created a ritualistic structure whose
> source was also his feverish but unhealthy imagination.
> Since the 1950s, Adyar leaders ceased to renew those fancies. Yet they did
> not have the courage to face truth and to be more strongly loyal to the
> slogan of their organization: "There is no religion higher than truth".
> They do not defend Leadbeater in a direct way, yet they try to avoid as
> much as possible clarification about these matters of decisive
> importance.
> Thus, consciously or unconsciously, they try to keep Adyar members from
> rediscovering the real teaching given humanity by the Masters through
> H.P.B.
> Yet there is always hope. Things are lost -- and found again in the right
> time. Illusions are created -- and then they dissolve after their energy
> has
> ended.
> Everything is cyclical. People do change - and they often change for the
> better.
> Having people from different groups and institutions here at Theos-talk
> enables us to go beyond the logic of narrow corporate interests and goals.
> Thus truth can emerge through an open debate.
> Best regards, Carlos.
> O o o O o o O o o O o o O o o O o o O
> (1) "Is This Theosophy?", by Ernesdt Egerton Wood, London: Rider& Co.,
> Paternoster House, E.C., 1936, 318 pp., facsimile edition by Kessinger
> Publishing, LLC, Kila, MT, USA. See p. 141.
> O o o O o o O o o O o o O o o O o o O

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