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To Don: Not just the writings & teachings of Besant, Leadbeater & Bailey

Sep 13, 2007 12:49 PM
by danielhcaldwell

Not just the writings & teachings 
of Besant, Leadbeater & Bailey...


In commenting on the issues we have 
addressed in our recents posts, we
should not forget that there are
more than just the writings
and teachings of Besant, Leadbeater
& Bailey to consider!

Confining ourselves to what I call
the broad "Theosophical Movement", 
there are scores of individuals who
have made claims to be in contact with
HPB's teachers and have written books
giving out Theosophical (?) teachings, etc.

See the list at:

Scroll down this above page I compiled and see all 
the names of people listed!

Most of these persons have made claims about
being in contact with HPB's adepts or with other
adepts or some variation of the claim.

All have written books.  I have read a good sample
of books written by most of these writers.  I guess I could say that
in each and every book I read I have found something
(well, at least a few nuggets!) of value.  But finding
such "nuggets" doesn't mean that therefore one should assume
that the claims and teachings of said individual are therefore valid
and true.

Who has the inclination (not to mention the time and effort) to
sort thru all of this morass of books, teachings, writings, claims
and try to figure out what might be actually "wild and fanciful 
speculation", "disfigurements" of Theosophy,  "mis-statements and 
absurdities", "mistakes" as contrasted with "the truths of
Theosophy" and the "the original teachings"????  [I have put in 
quotes the different phrases and words that were used by HPB in 
her writing on these issues.]

That is why I suggest to new students and inquirers that if they are 
interested in learning more of Theosophy, it might be a smart move as 
well as a simple one to simply go and read some of HPB's works, for 
example, her KEY TO THEOSOPHY and A.P. Sinnett's ESOTERIC BUDDHISM.

I am revising right now a list of recommended introductory reading 
which I hope to post in the next week or so.

One can also profit from reading some of the articles and essays 
posted on the web which can be found thru our Theosophy.INFO website:



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