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H.P.B. did NOT hesitate to point out Pseudo-Theosophy

Feb 27, 2007 08:32 AM
by danielhcaldwell

H.P.Blavatsky did NOT hesitate 
to point out Pseudo-Theosophy.

Notice what HPB wrote:

"?If the 'false prophets of Theosophy' are to be left untouched, the 
true prophets will be very soon--as they have already been--confused 
with the false. It is nigh time to winnow our corn and cast away the 

"? We do not believe in allowing the presence of sham elements in 
Theosophy, because of the fear, forsooth, that if even 'a false 
element in the faith' is ridiculed, the latter 'is apt to shake the 
confidence' in the whole?."

STRONG WORDS, no doubt.

And elsewhere HPB wrote:

"...The great evil of the whole thing is, not that the truths of 
Theosophy are adopted by these blind teachers, for we should gladly 
welcome any spread, by whatever means, of ideals so powerful to wean 
the world from its dire materialism - but that they are so interwoven 
with mis-statements and absurdities that the wheat cannot be winnowed 
from the chaff, and ridicule, if not worse, is brought to bear 
upon. . . [the Theosophical] movement. . . ."

Or take these words of H.P.B:

"Great are the desecrations to which the names of two of the Masters 
have been subjected. There is hardly a medium who has not claimed to 
have seen them.   Every bogus swindling Society, for commercial 
purposes, now claims to be guided and directed by 'Masters' often 
supposed to be far higher than ours!...."  The Key to Theosophy, 
original edition, p. 301.  

"The publication of many of the facts herein stated has been rendered 
necessary by the wild and fanciful speculation in which many 
Theosophists and students of mysticism have indulged...." The Secret 
Doctrine, original edition, Vol. I, p. viii.   

"... A new and rapidly growing threatening...the spread 
of the pure Esoteric Philosophy and knowledge....I allude to those 
charlatanesque imitations of Occultism and Theosophy....By pandering 
to the prejudices of people, and especially by adopting the false 
ideas of a personal God and a personal, carnalized Saviour, as the 
groundwork of their teaching, the leaders of this 'swindle' (for such 
it is) are endeavoring to draw men to them and in particular to turn 
Theosophists from the true path."  E.S. Instruction No. I., 1890 
edition, p. 2.  

Now if all of this was happening during the years when HPB wrote the 
above statements, one should not be surprised if such claims, etc. 
CONTINUED to happen after she died when she would not be available to 
warn students.

In fact, from a study of the decades following HPB's death, one can 
see that such claims, etc. grew and grew and grew....

Also consider the warnings given by H.P.B.'s Teachers.  See a 
selection of some of these at:

And more material from H.P.B's pen on the above subject matter can be 
found at:

If one believes in the bonafides of HPB and her Masters and of their 
teachings, etc.,, then I would suggest that their words on this 
particular topic are worthy of careful consideration and serious 



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