Re: 1900 Letter
Oct 05, 1994 09:39 AM
by Michael W. Grenier
I find the letter to be fascinating. The following
1. Ask him [those seeking entrance] not what he believes.
2. The essence of the higher thoughts of the members in
their collectivity must guide all action in the
T.S. and E.S.
3. It is the collective aspect of many such thoughts that
can give the correct note of action.
It is difficult for me to understand how one group first discerns
what the collective higher thoughts are and then use them to
guide all action with it developing into a creed.
How do you collect the higher thoughts of the members without
asking for their beliefs? (assuming one believes in one's
This goes back to the previous issues that we have discussed
concerning how the society decides which books are appropiate for
Somehow, we must to some common beliefs as a society - perhaps,
though, it is the process that counts and not the final beliefs.
Still - is not the Secret Doctrine a document which discribes a
set of beliefs? Or is it the Society's position that the Secret
Doctrine represents the view of only one member? - yet I doubt
that it would publish much in the way of opposing viewpoints.
Michael W. Grenier firstname.lastname@example.org
612-456-7869 Unisys - Air Traffic Control
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