TILLETT ON A 'BISHOP'
Aug 02, 2006 11:35 AM
This is a 2004 Theos-talk text by Gregory Tillett.
As an answer to the message you see below, our friend Anand sent but a few lines saying he was not interested in discussing the topic. This is understandable, but, then, why stick to Leadbeater as if he were a serious and spiritual author, and why stick to the rites and rituals he created, as if they were means to get in contact with divine planes of consciousness?
I bring this in a candid attitude, as I believe that understanding its past the movement can free itself to a better future.
Those who avoid true facts about CWL are sometimes those who circulate falsehoods about two of the founders.
by Gregory Tillett
[From Theos-talk, Jul 24, 2004 02:23 AM]
Anand Gholap claimed:
"(4) Boys asked him [Leadbeater] what to do about continuous sexual
thoughts in their minds. Leadbeater replied masturbation would relieve
from those thoughts for some time. Any doctor will tell you he is right.
>>From that statement many stories were created by others about CWL."
Interesting revision of history, but, alas, simply false.
Leadbeater, by his own admission:
(i) claimed to be able to know clairvoyantly when boys where experiencing
sexual desire and initiated discussions about masturbation with them;
(ii) "taught" (his word) masturbation to boys [whatever "taught" might
(iii) included "indicative action" in his "teaching" of masturbation;
(iv) may have used "physical touch" in his "teaching" of masturbation;
(v) did such things to pre-pubescent boys.
This is a long way - morally and legally - from providing counselling to
boys who sought his advice. Any doctor (or psychologist or clergyman or
counsellor) who did what Leadbeater admitted doing would be de-registered
and sent to jail.
Dr Gregory Tillett
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