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Re: Theos-World Re: CW Leadbeater website

Feb 23, 2007 04:43 AM
by Drpsionic

In a message dated 2/22/2007 11:07:17 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

So, am  I through my membership condoning the Leadbeater and Besant debacle? 
I don't  know. And at this point, since Blavatsky, Judge, Olcott, Leadbeater 
and Besant  have gone to their reward, I don't care. I will just have to make 
do with the  literature and my own intuitions.

That's always been how I feel about it as well.  They are long dead  and now 
everyone who knew them is as well.  Frankly, I could not care less  about when 
or if Leadbeater was born or hatched or his proclivities, any more  than I 
would stop reading Ezra Pound because of his politics or avoid Wagnerian  opera. 
 Most of Leadbeater is nonsense, but at least it is entertaining  nonsense as 
opposed to the unthinking treacle of Mrs. Besant, who apparently was  
incapable of critical, or even rational thought.
That being said, the Adyar society, with its willingness to change and  
openness to differing interpretations is infinitely to be preferred to the  
hidebound dogmatism and dead-letter Theosophy of the Judge worshippers.  I  remember 
any number of times a group of us would be sitting in the Olcott  Library 
looking at old issue of The Theosophist and laughing our collective  heads off.  I 
doubt that goes on very much at the other societies.
Chuck the Heretic
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