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Re: Theos-World 2 Statements to Ponder On

Mar 21, 2009 04:27 PM
by Cass Silva

Perhaps Daniel, that Coates could see that Besant and Leadbeaters works had been promoted as the 'simple man's version of Theosophy at the expense of promoting Blavatsky who was promoted as 'a lifetime study'.


From: danielhcaldwell <>
Sent: Sunday, 22 March, 2009 2:01:59 AM
Subject: Theos-World 2 Statements to Ponder On

HOW does one explain the two statements BELOW
by the late John Coats, President of the
Theosophical Society (Adyar) from 1973-1979?

What caused such a state of affairs?

Is this situation as described by Mr. Coats
INDICATIVE of the Adyar T.S.
organization and its "mindset"?

Are these statements still true in 2009?

Is such a state of affairs "good" or "bad" or
it doesn't matter?

The two statements are as follows:

"The percentage of members, who have not as yet
ever read any books by H.P. Blavatsky is
regrettably high." The Theosophist, Feb., 1975

"There's a great need for the deepening of the
individual member's understanding of theosophy.
A lot of people skate superfically over the
surface of theosophy without really going into
it in depth." The Theosophist, Dec. 1975.

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