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Re: Theos-World Dr. Santucci on Besant & Leadbeater's teachings.....

May 09, 2009 02:40 PM
by Drpsionic

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, writes:


Dr. James A. Santucci, professor of religious studies at California State  
University, Fullerton and editor of "Theosophical History" 
<_http://www.theohisthttp://w_ ( >,  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differences] is given in the unpublished booklet, Theosophy or  Neo-Theosophy by 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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