Jerry Hejka-Ekins on where Bailey obtained her teachings
Sep 03, 2007 08:10 PM
Jerry Hejka-Ekins has written:
"From my earlier perusal of AAB's writings, I found that many of her
teachings were drawn directly from Besant and Leadbeater's E.S.
writings, which to this day, are not publicly available...."
"...The Maitreya teaching was originally tied to Krishnamurti, the
supposed vehicle for the Maitreya/Christ return. Besant, in an ES
talk in 1909 or 10, presented the earliest (that I'm aware of) full
description of what later became credited as the Bailey hierarchy?
Maitreya and all. This was published in The Link (a London ES
journal) and in the American EST Bulletin in 1910, I think, but no
later than this. Also in January 1912, CWL and AB were called by the
Maitreya to prepare Krishnamurti and Jinarajadasa for their second
initiation. The boys were taken to Taormina in Sicily for the
training. Much of the material in Masters and the Path comes from
these early events. The account of this 1912 initiation begins on pg.
298 in my 2nd edition (1927)."
"According to her Autobiography, (If my memory serves me correctly)
Bailey's first contact with Theosophy was through the Pacific Grove
Lodge around 1912. She moved to Krotona Hollywood a year or two
thereafter where she joined the ES, and gained access to the material
concerning the inner government and initiations, which was only
circulated through the ES at that time. However, you will find hints
of it in the Theosophist. Bailey states in her Autobiography that she
began taking psychic dictation from "the Tibetan" around 1917 or 18
and left Krotona shortly afterwards (I'm recalling from her
Autobiography that I read years ago, so my memory may not exactly
match her dates, but they should be close). Initiation Human and
Solar was published in 1922 ? her first book ? I think. I read it
some years ago, and found it very faithful to the ES teachings [of
Leadbeater/Besant] as they were presented from 1910-1918."
Collated from two of Jerry's postings which can be found at:
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