Re: New book Blavatsky Busted
Mar 10, 2006 09:08 AM
by Anand Gholap
> there is something problematic about the
> association between esotericism and elitism. "We know spiritual
> secrets, and we're superior to those who don't" is bad enough when
> a sentiment shared within a private club like the ES.
That is perhaps true. Some people after joining ES get that attitude
after joining ES. And some people join ES to feel superior. I am not
against ES. But this happens with some people in it.
> When it becomes
> a *public* stance of contemptuous dismissal of everything outside
> narrow range of Theosophical orthodoxy, it becomes a total
> everything HPB stood for.
I know HPB was against dogma, sect. But she wrote in such a manner
that students of her writing become fundamentalist, fanatic. If she
had greater literary capacity and general intelligence, she could
have avoided that.
> As someone just wrote me in private email,
> what theos-talk has become represents HPB's worst nightmare.
That is true. Even more embarrassing thing is her own writing is
cause of it.
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