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Re: Without Faith we can not pray -

Jun 27, 2007 02:33 AM
by Sveinn Freyr

Nigel -

This is a brief reply to your letter.

You wrote:
Your opinion may well be correct however it appears to manifestly
compromise the theosophical philosophy of Madame Blavatsky and her
teachers. By changing her phrase "internal command" to your own
"internal opening" and by leaving it to "The High to decide", it seems
your position supports not only the notion of separation between what
you term "The High" and humanity, but also the idea of an external,
all- wise, determining authority. If this is what you are saying, this
would seem to contradict the second fundamental proposition of Madame
Blavatsky and her teachers' version of theosophy which describes the
essential unity of each human being with the Universal Oversoul.

Was this your intention?

My reply:
No, it was not my intention.

If so, the implications and ramifications of this position are
profound and far-reaching. Among many other considerations, in
philosophical terms it can lead to what religion perceives as the
necessity for an external, authoritative intermediary between
ourselves and "God" in the form of priests, bishops and cardinals et
al. In practical terms, this facilitates a hierarchical, superiority
mindset, usually taking the form of patriarchy which is not only
separative and discriminatory, but disempowering towards approximately
one half of the world's population, women. From my perspective, the
Theosophy of Madame Blavatsky and her teachers is quite specifically
different from this philosophical approach.

Am I understanding your position accurately?

My reply:
No, you have not understood my position.


Sveinn Freyr

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