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Dr. Santucci on Besant & Leadbeater's teachings.....

May 09, 2009 08:42 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Dr. James A. Santucci, professor of religious studies at California State University, Fullerton and editor of "Theosophical History" <>, wrote:

"The two [Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater] were largely responsible for the introduction of new teachings that were often in TOTAL OPPOSITION to the Theosophy of Blavatsky and her Masters. These teachings were designated by their opponents as Neo-Theosophy . . . or less often Pseudo-Theosophy. The differences between Theosophy and Neo-Theosophy are TOO NUMEROUS to mention in the context of this paper. . . . An extensive overview [of the differences] is given in the unpublished booklet, Theosophy or Neo-Theosophy by Margaret Thomas. . . . The booklet was written around 1925."  Quoted from:

For more on Mrs. Besant and Mr. Leadbeater's teachings as compared to the Theosophy of Blavatsky and the Masters, see:


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