Re: Theos-World MKR, Bruce, Chuck and the Movement
Apr 25, 2006 07:58 PM
In a message dated 4/25/2006 7:50:10 PM Central Standard Time,
Some discussion is inevitable and even healthy, as Chuck says.
It is more than that, it is necessary. Theosophy did not spring from the
void, nor did the Angel Gabriel look down on HPB and say, "Get to work!"
Theosophy is not something set in stone, depending upon some holy writ that is
unchanging and infallible. It is a process, a continuous development. And it
is not a movement. The only movement we find in Theosophy usually comes not
from the head or the heart but from another part of the anatomy.
Ideas have their roots in the experience of those who expound them. Be it
the interminable wordiness of HPB, the wackiness of CWL, the sentimental
lunacy of Annie Besant, the bizarre imaginings of Katherine Tingley etc. All have
contributed and all have their weaknesses as well as strengths, foolishness
as well as wisdom. But it is only studying the people behind the ideas that
we can judge and understand the ideas.
To ignore the personalities of Theosophy would reduce us to despicable
bibliolators, worshipping the words with no understanding of what produced them.
Chuck the Heretic
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