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Re: Theos-World Leadbeater & Pseudo-Theosophy

Mar 04, 2007 07:25 PM
by Drpsionic

In a message dated 3/4/2007 5:36:40 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

As a  former member of the Adyar Society, I can say that 
members can belong to  Adyar and still not belong to that church, at 
least until you get booted  out.

I've never been a fan of Besant and I've made a lot of jokes about  
Leadbeater at Olcott and they never even considered booting me out.
We have to look at these people in the context of their time and in that  
context they were weird, no doubt, but they were not that out of the  ordinary.  
It was a period that still revered the idea of authority vested  in 
individuals, yet if you look at the old issues of The Theosophist, there was  a chorus 
of criticism when George Arundale, in 1913, stated that since Mrs.  Besant was 
in constant contact with the Masters (who undoubtedly had many laughs  at her 
expense) everything she said should be considered as coming from the  Masters. 
 He was nearly lynched.
Chuck the Heretic
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