Re: Compare & contrast Nigel's & Perry's statements with...
Apr 28, 2007 09:01 AM
--- In email@example.com, "danielhcaldwell"
> Compare & contrast Nigel's & Perry's statements about
> HPB and the T.S. with what the late John Coats
> wrote about Blavatsky and the T.S.:
> "The percentage of [Adyar T.S.] members, who have not as yet
> ever read any books by H.P. Blavatsky is
> regrettably high." The Theosophist, Feb., 1975
> Why is this "regrettable"?
> "There's a great need for the deepening of the
> individual member's understanding of theosophy.
> A lot of people skate superfically over the
> surface of theosophy without really going into
> it in depth." The Theosophist, Dec. 1975.
> But what Theosophy does one study?
> And why should members of the TS study
> Theosophy? The three objects of the
> Society do not directly mention Theosophy,
> whatever Theosophy may or may not be.
> What does Theosophy offer the student that
> one cannot find by pursuing the 3 objects
> especially the comparative study of religion,
> philosophy and science and also investigations
> into psychic powers, etc.
> There are many, many different organizations devoted especially
> to these specific subjects. Why not join these
> instead of the TS. What does the TS offer that
> these other organizations don't?
You raise interesting and important questions which I am sure you
have discussed with many people over many years as have I.
>From what you write it would appear we have come to a similar
Why would the Theosophical Society have been so named if Theosophical
information/teachings were to have no part in it.
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