HPB: The Society, as such, has no authorities.
Sep 12, 2009 12:09 PM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
My views are:
Here are a few qoutes from the gems of Theosophy on the issue Authorities.
"The Society, as such, has no authorities. It was founded with the object of breaking down that reliance upon 'authority' which has been the bane of man for ages, and it would be strange now in we could admit authority for theosophists...We are engaged in trying to develop a truer appreciation of the Light of Life which is hidden in every man, and so the "final authority" is the man himself."
( -- WQJ "AUTHORITY,"; The Path, Nov. 1887, WQJ Art. II 543, 575)
"No true Theosophist...would consent to become the fetish of a fashionable doctrine, any more than he would make himself the slave of a decaying dead-letter system, the spirit from which has disappeared forever. Neither would he pander to anyone or anything, and therefore would always decline to show belief in that in which he does not, nor can he believe, which is lying to his own soul...we will keep to that pure ray 'that comes from above,' from the light of the Ancient."
(--HPB "Dual Aspect of Wisdom", Lucifer, Sept. 1890, HPB Articles I 36-7)
Any comments on how we could relate this to the present day theosophy?
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