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Should an "ideal" Theosophical Society study & "promote" these books?

Jul 16, 2007 03:33 PM
by danielhcaldwell

Should an "ideal", non-dogmatic, all-inclusive
Theosophical Society study and "promote" all
of the following books?

Books by Blavatsky, Sinnett, Judge, Besant,
Leadbeater, Tingley, G. de Purucker, Olcott,
Bailey, La Due, Ballard, Roerich,
Prophet, Chaney, Steiner, Hodson, King, Crosbie,
Wadia, Scott, Heindel, Innocente, Shearer, and
other "Theosophical" writers.

As well as books by various yogis, lamas,
metaphysicans, sufis, spirtualists, psychical reseachers,
kabalists, religionists, etc. etc. etc. etc.

I believe that almost all the named individuals
(in the 2nd paragraph above) have claimed contact with 
the "Masters" and all their books could broadly be 
called "theosophical".

Who is to say what and what is not Theosophy or

And who is to say what or what is not to be studied
and promoted in a Theosophical Society or group?

It should be noted that the three major Theosophical organizations 
(TS Adyar, TS Pasadena and ULT) all feature, study and promote (i.e., 
SELL) ONLY CERTAIN authors and writers.

Therefore are these three groups being "dogmatic" or in fact
promoting a "fundamentalistic" version of Theosophy by LIMITING
which authors are promoted and/or studied???

Hopefully some food for thought...


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