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Re: Theos-World Re: Countess Blavatskaya

Oct 16, 2008 03:56 PM
by Cass Silva

Hi Richard
Most definitely - but on a lighter side - what other philosophy allows us to call its founder - the old girl!
and without recriminations!!!

----- Original Message ----
From: Richard Semock <>
Sent: Thursday, 16 October, 2008 12:12:39 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: Countess Blavatskaya

There is quite a cult of personality grown up about the founder but 
do not let that obscure her real purpose which was the dissemination 
of the ancient wisdom by the masters of the wisdom. HPB was uniquely 
fitted for the mission and that is why she was chosen by them for the 

That is of course, if you believe in the masters and their ancient 
wisdom that they went to great lengths to demonstrate and offer 
prooofs about thru her. HPB was all about being a channel for the 
hidden knowledge but her gargantuan personality sometimes is 
mistakenly given center stage.

--- In theos-talk@yahoogro, Drpsionic@.. . wrote:
> It was impossible to grow up in the US in the 1960s and have any 
interest in 
> the Occult without running into references to HPB but I pretty much 
> them over as stuff from a previous century. And somewhere along 
the line I 
> ran into a letter my family has written by my great great 
grandfather when he 
> was fighting with Garibaldi about a strange Russian noblewoman who 
ran the 
> brothel.
> Anyway, after a rather convoluted series of events I found myself 
in the TS 
> and paying a bit more attention to the biography of HPB and there 
was this 
> story about Garibaldi. And I wonder how many Russian noblewomen 
were with 
> Garibaldi and maybe someone was changing the story a bit.
> But hell, no one ever accused me of being a prude, not with my 
> and the story I think is true only makes her more interesting to me 
for a simple 
> reason. Blavatsky was not a statue in a church, not a saint, not 
> goddess. She was a living, breathing human being.
> And in my decades in the TS I keep hearing stuff claimed about her 
that sort 
> of makes my head spin. There are people who will go berserk at 
the thought 
> that she might have had, gasp, sex. And there is the little 
matter of the 
> drug use, even though it was a pain killer and she needed pain 
killers. Her 
> body did not like her in her later years.
> She never intended that her ideas be holy writ, though she could 
> downright abusive to those who had the temerity to remind her of 
that. And she 
> could be wrong, dead wrong about some things. And being a person 
of her time she 
> would naturally have ideas that would not stand the test of time. 
Her words 
> are to be taken as what they are, words, to be studied, questioned 
and in 
> the end either accepted or not. They are not golden drippings 
from the nose of 
> god, in spite of the ravings of the Judge worshippers. And they 
are not the 
> last word for the simple reason that there is no last word. And 
those who 
> regard her in that way do her a great disservice because when her 
> weaknesses are discovered, there are people who get very 
disappointed. Better to 
> know that there is no idol than to have it fall over on you.
> Better to admire her for what she was, a person of extraordinary 
energy and 
> knowledge whose presence still looms over the world, who is a 
source of 
> inspiration for us and of horror to our enemies. Let us honor her 
for that and at 
> the same time have a good laugh at the extreme gravity of her 
person which 
> could break chairs and capsize boats if she looked over the side. 
(I used to 
> joke that she was the reason my family ended up in America because 
she caused 
> the Great Pasta Famine.)
> And let us never, ever forget her humanity.
> Chuck the Heretic
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