masters and such
Apr 02, 2004 09:46 AM
by John Plummer
Thanks for your post and the link to your very interesting article!
The question of the Masters and the TS is an interesting one -- and
it is very curious that the contemporary TS leadership seems content
to be uncontacted. While I am completely unable to make any
judgments about who is or isn't in contact with the Masters, or
exactly who/what the Masters are, if they exist.... it is
interesting to see who claims a connection....
At least the TS still acknowledges the Masters as a signficant source
of HPB's teaching (if one accepts her account). Anthroposophists,
on the other hand, are often shocked by Steiner's references to the
Masters in his earlier teachings.
I've always been partial to the perspective of the ex-Theosophist
Dion Fortune (Violet Mary Firth)-- that the Masters as we perceive
them are all imagination, but that the Masters are also real. (DF
famously said about Blavatsky: "I think she faked the letters, but I
don't think she faked the Masters.") Thus, there is something out
there (a wise universe, the communion of saints, telepathic adepts --
take your pick) which really is communicating with us for the
betterment of all life, through the potent medium of the human
imagination. Fortune's Society of the Inner Light and its numerous
offspring (the Servants of the Light, the Magi Group, etc) all
continue to claim a living contact with this Reality (whatever it may
be) as a hallmark of a valid inner school.
No conclusions here -- just ponderings ---
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