Re: HOW Does One Explain These Two Statements?
Jul 20, 2007 09:30 AM
Thank you for repeating this posting.
>From my perspective, John Coats was aware that Madame Blavatsky's
version of Theosophy contained something different and specific which
distinguished it from others.
Furthermore he thought it had significant value as opposed to others.
Finally, he bemoaned the fact that many members were beguiled by
neo/pseudo theosophy due to its simplistic and romantic presentation
--- In email@example.com, "danielhcaldwell"
> HOW does one explain the two statements BELOW
> by the late John Coats, President of the
> Theosophical Society (Adyar) from 1973-1979?
> What caused such a state of affairs?
> Is this situation as described by Mr. Coats
> INDICATIVE of the Adyar T.S.
> organization and its "mindset"?
> Are these statements still true in 2007?
> Is such a state of affairs "good" or "bad" or
> it doesn't matter?
> The two statements are as follows:
> "The percentage of members, who have not as yet
> ever read any books by H.P. Blavatsky is
> regrettably high." The Theosophist, Feb., 1975
> "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.
> Blavatsky Study Center
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