Re: HPB SEES "POOR COWARDS" IN ADYAR
Mar 03, 2006 09:40 AM
There's a little more to HPB's response to Adyar's betrayal, led by
Olcott, in an effort to protect his own interests. HPB never
returned to India after the Coloumbe incident, despite Olcott's many
efforts to bring her back. She told Olcott she had forgiven him
but, as I recall the letters cited in "The Theosophical Movement,"
she told Olcott there was more to consider than forgiveness.
Adyar was abolished as the parent society by HPB, and local lodges
were essentially set up as autonomous at the time the Esoteric
Section was created after the 1888 letter from the Adept that Olcott
received while on the Shannon.
HPB created "Lucifer" magazine, commemmorating independent thinking,
in London after Adyar refused to allow her to defend herself against
the Coloumb accusations. After HPB's death, Adyar recreated itself
as a defacto parent society, even though HPB had decommissioned it
during her life.
The authority for opposing the wishes of HPB and the Mahatmas cited
by Adyar executives was completely unverified messages from mediums,
without a single piece of objective evidence for the authenticity of
those messages. Olcott, at least, had the honesty to admit that he
had no objective communication from the Mahatmas after HPB's death.
Besant and Leadbeater didn't bother to deal with objective evidences
of authenticity of the mediumistic messages they relied on to change
the course of the theosophical movement by way of Adyar's assumption
of parental authority over other theosophical organizations.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "carlosaveline cardoso aveline"
> Dear Friends in Theos-talk,
> The Coulomb's and Solovyof's Libels:
> H.P.B. SEES "POOR MISERABLE COWARDS" IN ADYAR.
> For several years now, the Adyar Esoteric School and the Adyar TS
> India have been doing nothing while "editors" like John Algeo and
> Caldwell try to incorporate into the theosophical literature the
> libels and lies created by the Coulombs and by Mr. Solovyof
> For some reason, Adyar TS people in India seem to have forgotten
> H.P.B. was the founder of the theosophical movement and of the
> If you make an effort to clarify their position, perhaps you can
> personal letter from Mrs. Radha Burnier accepting the fact that
> letters ascribed to H.P.B. are "obviously spurious" – and kindly
> you that she considers herself free from any responsibility as to
> publishing those "theosophical" libels against the Messenger.
> What is the meaning of such a thing? In fact, time is cyclic and
> situation in Adyar is far from being entirely new.
> When these very same forgeries and libels first appeared during
> H.P. Blavatsky had something to say about the Adyar leaders'
> that occasion – an occasion, by the way, which was essentially
> to the one we live now, although everything was much more dramatic
> crucial times.
> In a letter to A. P. Sinnett, H.P.B. asked herself:
> ""Why should my best friends allow me to be so vilified!"" (2)
> And then she commented:
> ""While my enemies tear me to pieces the Adyar people play
at `hide and
> seek' – they pretend to be dead – Oh! the poor miserable
cowards!! (...) I
> tell you I suffer more from theosophical `traitors' than from the
> Patterson or even the S.P.R."" (3)
> I wish I could say the situation has improved since the 1880s.
> It hasn't, so far. But I hope it can still improve – and I add;
> the better.
> Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline, from Brazil.
> O o o O o o O o o O o o O o o O
> (1) This was done in their books "The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky,
> (J. Algeo) and "The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky" (D.
> were published by the TPH in the USA.
> (2) "The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinnett", T.U.P.,
> 1973, Letter XLVI, see p. 112.
> (3) Same Letter, see Note (2) above, but on page 114.
> O o o O o o O o o O o o O o o O
> Copa 2006: Já está na hora de saber o que é `Freundschaftsspiel'
> aqui! http://copa.br.msn.com/extra/dicionario/
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