Re: Theos-World Bart on Blavatsky's supposed trickery: Where did the trickery end??
Apr 20, 2004 09:19 AM
by Ali Hassan
From: Bart Lidofsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Theos-World Bart on Blavatsky's supposed trickery: Where did
the trickery end??
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 13:34:16 -0400
> KARMA----amenable to the eternal that know no exception or favoritism,
> demand from us all, regardless of person, creed or arrogance, to "honor
> father and mother, that thou mayest long upon the face of the earth"? Do
> not know the law of discipleship that postulates that he "who does not
> off the filth from the body of a parent, shall not see the morrow fare
> with him"? Are we so totally blind to the fact that to us, HPB stands in
> position of the Master-----and thus, for the White Lodge collectively?
If we treat Blavatsky, or even the Mahatmas, as infallible and without
fault, we risk destroying everything they did.
That might be more revealing as to the fantasy nature of the American
people- they actually think in comic-book concepts, something perhaps
unbelievable to the rest of the world.
Since World War II, the concept of the "hero" has changed, especially
in the United States. It used to be that a hero was one who had flaws,
but was able to transcend those flaws to do great things. Somehow, this
has been transmuted to a hero being someone without flaws. This attitude
has the problem that, as soon as one finds flaws, then the person ceases
to be a hero, and all the great things that he or she did somehow become
negated by this. The result is that, in order for our heroes to remain
heroes, we blind ourselves to their faults, and attack anybody who
points them out.
Excellent points. However, your own insistence that she was a con(jurer)
artist sort of negates that point, no? ( Unless you're just playing devil's
advocate without a presupposition) There are some qualities that just don't
mesh. Such as a 'great teacher' stooping to falsified phenomena ( data).
Blavatsky was a great teacher, who introduced many important concepts.
But she was not perfect, and to treat her as such is to dishonor her
memory more than any revelation of her faults could ever possibly done.
Unless you think that the religion of Blavatsky worship is, somehow,
higher than the truth.
Anathema in scientific circles.
p.s. as to your own "Shannon letter", would that be an example of a secret
technique of palmistry? <g>
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