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Re: Theos-World Role of Esoteric Section after parent society abolished

Mar 14, 2006 05:47 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

	Can you point me in the direction of some documentation for that?


krsanna wrote:

Abolishing the parent society at Adyar and creating the Esoteric Section to guide the TS is are key events in Theosophical history that explains much of the Besant-Leadbeater era. HPB created the Esoteric Section with W. Q. Judge almost simultaneously with abolishing the parent society under Olcott's control in 1887-88. Olcott continued at Adyar as a theosophical society with no authority over other lodges while HPB placed much hope in the Esoteric Section and appointed Judge her agent in the ES at the time of her death.

Shortly after HPB's death, Annie Besant attacked Judge and recalled materials for the Esoteric Section that HPB had distributed for a classic palace revolt. HPB had placed considerable power in the Esoteric Section and Besant needed only to dismantle the Esoteric Section entrusted to Judge to gather back the forces of authority at Adyar. After attacking Judge, Besant recalled materials HPB distributed to members of the Esoteric Section and took control of the new section with her own version of the World Mother and World Teacher to await "The Coming" with Leadbeater discoursing with The Christ. The only documentation I have not seen with my own eyes is the correspondence where Annie Besant recalled the materials HPB had issued to the Esoteric Section. I have seen HPB's references to the materials she distributed to members she selected to join the Esoteric Section.
These events are documented in correspondence and documents of the era. It was a classic palace revolt conducted by an experienced political activist in Annie Besant.

Best regards,
Krsanna Duran

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