Re: Theos-World Dr. Santucci on Besant & Leadbeater's teachings.....
May 09, 2009 02:40 PM
He's probably right but to see something designated neo a hundred years
after the fact is, well, amusing.
Chuck the heretic
In a message dated 5/9/2009 10:42:42 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
Dr. James A. Santucci, professor of religious studies at California State
University, Fullerton and editor of "Theosophical History"
<_http://www.theohisthttp://w_ (http://www.theohistory.org/) >, 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differences] is given in the unpublished booklet, Theosophy or Neo-Theosophy by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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