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Re: John Algeo on basic Theosophical concepts

Aug 02, 2007 06:19 AM
by frank_reitemeyer

--- In, "danielhcaldwell" 
<danielhcaldwell@...> wrote:
> In the 2nd edition of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION (Macmillan 
> Reference USA, Gale Group, 2001-2006)) John Algeo in the article 
> on "Theosophy" writes:
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> The [Theosophical] concepts may include such ideas as the 
> each with ethical implications:
> ** There is only one ultimate reality, of which all existent things 
> are expressions. Theosophy is philosophically monistic, with 
> implications of human equality (formulated in the society's first 
> object)

Daniel, the first object does NOT state, that we are all equal, 
don't? On the contrary it's implicates that we are not, otherwise no 
need for brotherhood would be necessary.

Writes HPB:

"Races of men differ in spiritual gifts as in color, stature, or any 
other external quality; among some peoples seership naturally 
prevails, among others mediumship. Some are addicted to sorcery, and 
transmit its secret rules of practice from generation to generation, 
with a range of psychical phenomena, more or less wide, as the 


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