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H. P. Blavatsky and the abolished Parent Society

Sep 13, 2008 11:48 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen

To all readers

My views are:

The following was written out of compassion to all interested readers to if possible be of service and help.
The thoughtful and meditating reader might understand more about the present situation on theosophy by reading the below.

H. P. Blavatsky wrote august 1889:
"There is no longer a 'Parent Society;' it is abolished and replaced 
by an aggregate body of Theosophical Societies, all 
autonomous...such is the real state of things."

What made her write the above?
Maybe the below words could be helpful in understanding some of it all.

A PUZZLE FROM ADYAR by H. P. Blavatsky, 1889
"WHEN the cat is abroad the mice dance in the house it seems. Since Colonel Olcott sailed for Japan, the Theosophist has never ceased to surprise its European readers, and especially the Fellows of our Society, with most unexpected capers. 
It is as if the Sphinx had emigrated from the Nile and was determined to continue offering her puzzles broadcast to 
the Odipuses of the Society."

Taking the above comments into consideration, and while We also know, that C. W. Leadbeater was left in charge in India - august 1888, when Olcott went abroad to Japan, Blavatsky's words are quite interesting. And that Annie Besant joined a short while after visiting H. P. Blavatsky in may 10th 1889.

OLcott wrote in his Old Dairy Leaves:
"Nor was Madame Blavatsky any more than myself the "Founder" of the Society: neither of us was anything more than a willing agent. . . . it was I who proposed the formation of the Society, who had all the early burden of guiding its infant steps, and who, after the collapse of the original legislative scheme of Rules and Bye-Laws, had . . . all the executive responsibility. . . . Yet she was the intermediary between them [the adepts] and me, thus earning my lifelong gratitude, as she long ago did by brotherly love and loyalty. . . . Like the active volcano, she throws out a good deal 
of lava, scori\v and sulphur, but like it she often uncovers gold and silver veins of arcane truth for those who are not too blind to see it. -- The Theosophist, September 1889"

Historical Perspective - By Kirby Van Mater
"During these years of Mme. Blavatsky's retirement from direct participation in theosophical affairs (1885-87), the Society had drifted away from the influence of the Adepts. This is apparent from a conversation she had with one of her teachers where he remarked that Colonel Olcott in spite of his great labors had during this time allowed the T.S. to liberate itself from their influence, and that it would not long survive his death (cf. Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series, Letter 47, 5th edition). Though the date of this discussion is not given, it can be placed approximately in the closing months of 1887 or early 1888. From this time onward till her death in 1891, H. P. Blavatsky played an increasingly significant role in the Society's administration so as to reestablish and maintain the work along the 
original lines. This caused some unhappiness and misunderstanding between herself and Colonel Olcott. Eventually, in 1890, much distressed over circumstances, he stated that he would resign as president at the next convention in December. 
However, at the final moment he announced a change of mind and retained his position in the Society, though his views and lack of confidence in H.P.B.'s methods of work remained unchanged."

Blavatsky wrote in 1886 or so:
The following written by Blavatsky is also true today:
". . . . . It would be well perhaps, if the Jesuits contented themselves with making dupes of Freemasons and opposing 
the Theosophists and Occultists using for it the Protestant clergy as "cat's paw." But their plottings have a much 
wider scope, and embrace a minuteness of detail and care of which the world in general has no idea. Everything is done 
by them to bring the mass of mankind again to the state of passive ignorance which they well know is the only one which 
can help them to the consummation of their purpose of Universal Despotism." of H. P. Blavatsky to A. P. Sinnett/Letters of HPB.htm

Blavatsky also wrote about the JESUITS in june 1888 :
"They may try, and perhaps succeed, in crushing individual members. They would vainly try their hand, strong and powerful as it may be, in an attack on the Society. Theosophists are as well protected, and better, than themselves. To the man of modern science, to all those who know nothing, and who do not believe what they hear of WHITE and BLACK magic, the above will read like nonsense. Let it be, though Europe will very soon experience, and is already so experiencing, the heavy hand of the latter. "

Was she talking about the World Wars, Hitler and The Catholic Church's agrrements?

So the question is where are we today?

M. Sufilight

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