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Re: Theos-World Re: Taking offense, seeking revenge

Jan 10, 2009 10:06 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen


You can Scan it and then load it at, so all interested can read it.

M. Sufilight

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Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: Taking offense, seeking revenge

I got interested about this post because I have an 1898 edition of "The Light of Egypt", in it the author is signed with a Swastika (clockwise). Google reveales new editions of the work but they publich only Volume Two and Volume one is not found. However the original Author is revealed to have been one "Thomas H. Burgoyne" who in the new editions is called "Zanoni" on the Title Page. here are a few interesting links in regards to him below. BTW, none of the Contents headings match my 1898 version so I think I have Volume One which isn't found today.

The Light of Egypt-Thomas H. Burgoyne- HBof L<<<

His Astrological Chart and Biography<<<

Thge Light of Egypt Museum with Burgoyne's Manuscript<<<

New light on old topics for our Forum members


-------------- Original message -------------- From: "Morten Nymann Olesen" <>
Dear friends

My views are:

Let me quote a piece from H. P. Blavatsky's famous book The Key to Theosophy on Britten.

ENQUIRER. The names certainly do occur very frequently now-a-days, and I never remember hearing of such persons as "Masters" till quite recently.

THEOSOPHIST. It is so; and had we acted on the wise principle of silence, instead of rushing into notoriety and publishing all we knew and heard, such desecration would never have occurred. Behold, only fourteen years ago, before the Theosophical Society


was founded, all the talk was of "Spirits." They were everywhere, in everyone's mouth; and no one by any chance even dreamt of talking about living "Adepts," "Mahatmas," or "Masters." One hardly heard even the name of the Rosicrucians, while the existence of such a thing as "Occultism" was suspected even but by very few. Now all that is changed. We Theosophists were, unfortunately, the first to talk of these things, to make the fact of the existence in the East of "Adepts" and "Masters" and Occult knowledge known; and now the name has become common property. It is on us, now, that the Karma, the consequences of the resulting desecration of holy names and things, has fallen. All that you now find about such matters in current literatureâ?.and there is not a little of itâ?.all is to be traced back to the impulse given in this direction by the Theosophical Society and its Founders. Our enemies profit to this day by our mistake. The most recent book directed against our teachings is al leged to have been written by an Adept of twenty years' standing. Now, it is a palpable lie. We know the amanuensis and his inspirers (as he is himself too ignorant to have written anything of the sort). These "inspirers" are living persons, revengeful and unscrupulous in proportion to their intellectual powers; and these bogus Adepts are not one, but several. The cycle of "Adepts," used as sledge-hammers to break the theosophical heads with, began twelve years ago, with Mrs. Emma Hardinge Britten's "Louis" of Art Magic and Ghost-Land, and now ends with the "Adept" and "Author" of The Light of Egypt, a work written by Spiritualists against Theosophy and


its teachings. But it is useless to grieve over what is done, and we can only suffer in the hope that our indiscretions may have made it a little easier for others to find the way to these Masters, whose names are now everywhere taken in vain, and under cover of which so many iniquities have already been perpetrated.

ENQUIRER. Do you reject "Louis" as an Adept?

THEOSOPHIST. We denounce no one, leaving this noble task to our enemies. The spiritualistic author of Art Magic, etc., may or may not have been acquainted with such an Adept â?" and saying this, I say far less than what that lady has said and written about us and Theosophy for the last several years â?" that is her own business. Only when, in a solemn scene of mystic vision, an alleged "Adept" sees "spirits" presumably at Greenwich, England, through Lord Rosse's telescope, which was built in, and never moved from, Parsonstown, Ireland,* may well be permitted to wonder at the ignorance of that "Adept" in matters of science. This beats all the mistakes and blunders committed at times by the chelas of our Teachers! And it is this "Adept" that is used now to break the teachings of our Masters! "

So why should we sell just any book about the Masters and theosophy?
And why promote Hardinge Britten?

There are limites to me accepting such ideas!
And I find H. P. Blavatsky to be in agreement with me.

M. Sufilight

----- Original Message ----- From: Frank Reitemeyer
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 7:11 AM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: Taking offense, seeking revenge

I'd rather put my energy into recommending other authors like
Hardinge-Britten, Bunsen, Burton, Aurobindo, who tie meaningfully
into the work of HPB, than worry about discouraging people from
reading authors whose books are connected with hers in a parasitical
and delusional way.

You know who I mean :) but let's not denounce them,



Paul, not so hard to identify the person.
Yes, he is not the overall supder duper perfect publisher.
But considering the weak level of the TM in general he does good work.
I wished I would find the energy to do only 10% of his work.
The problem we all have is that so many are talking, but no workers


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