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Portraits and Elvis

Sep 16, 2006 03:15 PM
by carlosaveline


Thanks. This is an important point. 

In the Adyar TS, I have often met ladies who looked at the "portrait" images of the Masters as if they were looking at... Elvis Presley, or some other pop singer. 

Such an emotional personalistic cult was first created by Annie Besant. 
It has been most strongly denounced by a Master in the 1900 Letter. 

Later on, a false Bishop, CWL, institutionalized this anthropomorphic adoration in the Adyar TS. 

Regards, Carlos.




Data:Sat, 16 Sep 2006 11:55:48 -0700 (PDT)

Assunto:Theos-World Re: The Portraits

> Re: The Portraits
> Quite frankly I'm a little embarassed 
> by those portaits of the adepts, they're 
> definitely "class B" works of art, and 
> I'm a little amazed they were regarded 
> highly (except for the spirit behind 
> them.) They look like spooks. M may 
> have "helped out" Schemlein(?) the 
> artist, but I doubt art was his forte, 
> which was more likely sword-play. 
> Part of the reason Blavatsky liked 
> them so much is because of her human 
> womanly self. She was totally 
> personally devoted to the adept, 
> and as an adept said in the MLs - 
> refering to her highly emotional 
> display on meeting him in Tibet - 
> that she would never become an 
> adept-proper, because of her 
> emotional nature.
> - jake j.

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