E.L. Gardner claims to have known private correspondence between
Besant and Leadbeater. And on that basis he is criticizing. We should
not praise of criticize on the basis of letters which we don't have,
what exact wording was there, context etc. I have seen many people
criticizing on the basis of comments made by some third fool who did
not know actual facts. That mistake should not be made by us. So I
won't comment unless I have actual draft of letters from authentic
I agree with Leadbeater's thoughts given in article by Radha Burnier.
Indeed he tells very important points.
To make a few words on Alego's interesting words.
My take is for instance, that the Theosophical Society and other
almost all of them lack a proper manifestation on the following
a) A clearer stance on phallicism and ones relation to the Liberal
What do you mean by phallicism ? I saw dictionary meaning of
phallicism and TS has nothing to do with that. For TS LCC is like any
other religious organization. And this stance is correct.
b) A clearer stance on the present VITAL lack of
literary outlets, or lack of emphasis if you like, - on cultural
religious areas as the Middle East and Islam.
Theosophy may be spread through internet in these areas and that is
But also areas as Africa and it spiritual historical heritage. And
South America and other places where
we humans live and breathe.
I think TS will slowly have Theosophical lodges in areas mentioned.
Much depends on social, economic, political conditions in any
c) A clearer stance on multicultural issues and racism.
There is clear stance- Brotherhood without distinction on the basis
of race, culture etc.
c) A clearer stance on what Blavatsky called the basis of
namely AtmaVidya - to which all other magical arts are inferior.
Blavatsky's writing has lot of problems. It should not be considered
as standard. And any stance on that basis will destroy Theosophy.
Look at what happened to Point Loma and ULT who follow Blavatsky.
Hardly anybody outside America appreciate them. And those in
America have became dogmatic and fundamentalists who fight all the
time and express hatred. This is the effect of Blavatsky's writing.
Most of the important policies for Adyar TS were made by Annie Besant
and they are right. Implementation may be done better.
d) A clearer stance on how one is promoting the theosophical
while taking the above four - issues into account.
That is, - for instance how to provide an online Internet Bookshop,
is showing the needed compassion in a now increasingly more and more
global world or planet - on the physical level.
I think more Theosophical literature is being added on internet every
year. And eventually most of it will be available.
e) And also a restoration within theosophical circles of the
on allegorical teachings compared with the many non-allegorical
outlets given by both Leadbeater and Besant.
Allegorical teaching creates lot of problems. Such presentation gives
rise to lot of speculation as everybody is free to attach different
meaning to allegories. That causes misunderstanding.
Writings of Besant and Leadbeater which is plain and clear like any
other science is best way of presenting Theosophy.
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