Is Liberal Catholic Church promoting anti-muslim views?
Jun 14, 2008 07:08 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
To all readers
My views are:
Sometimes I wonder whether C. W. Leadbeater's Liberal Catholic Church and its followers was and is promoting anti-muslim views?
Extract from H.P.B.'s
E.S.T.S. Instruction No. I
"By pandering to the prejudices of people, and especially by adopting the false ideas of a personal God and a personal, carnalized Saviour, as the groundwork of their teaching, the leaders of this "swindle" (for such it is) are endeavoring to draw men to them and in particular to turn Theosophists from the true path. The H. B. of L., of shameful memory in England, has now found a worthy substitute in the Esoteric College in Boston founded by a "Brahmin of Irish descent, thousands of years old," (Vide "A Call from the Unseen," etc.)
Stealing from us our esoteric Sanskrit terms, our facts --- which he disfigures --- and even our motto, "There is No Religion Higher than Truth," this self-styled illuminator is sure to prepare thousands of enemies to Theosophy, when those "awakened" by him will awaken to the sad truth of having been swindled by this "Brahmin" & Co. Let all Theosophists be warned in time by the Esotericists.
True knowledge comes slowly and is not easily acquired. In this attempt the students will be at first confronted by the great difficulties of the disciple's first steps upon the path of true Occultism. Even members of the E. S., especially those who crave for magic powers, are not unlikely to grow impatient and to rebel against the apparently slow progress made at first and at the amount of metaphysical and theoretic study required of them. To such the deceptive promises of quick results and grand achievements, of growth and progress, that are promised by the "Esoteric College" from day to day (??) will appear most attractive. But let all such take warning in time and avoid a snare in which they will at least leave the contents of their purses, even if they save their reputations.
A close examination will assuredly reveal the whole scheme as a mere device for money getting and selfish gratification, in which materials largely stolen, as said, from Theosophical writings are distorted and falsified so as to be palmed off on the unwary as revelations of new and undreamed of truths. But many will neither have the time nor the opportunity for such a thorough investigation; and before they become aware of the imposture they may be led far from the Truth, as well as be despoiled of their property and, worse than that, of their health.
Under these circumstances, it is the duty of all members of the E. S. in America to do their utmost to unmask such movements, for nothing is more dangerous to Esoteric Truth than the garbled and distorted versions disfigured to suit the prejudices and tastes of men in general. "
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