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Re: re: Theosophy as religion

Aug 31, 1995 05:11 PM
by Eldon B. Tucker

>>Alice Bailey was part of the E.S. and only got kicked out when she believed
>>she began to receive her OWN Mahatma letters. But in the Adyar society of
>>that time (and perhaps currently, I wouldn't know) you only received a
>>Mahatma letter when the head of the Esoteric Section SAID you received a
>>letter. So Bailey was kicked out, and continued to do her own thing.
>Thanks for this post, Rick. It's been several years since I've read Alice
>Bailey's autobiography and I'd forgotten all about this good stuff.
>- ann

In fairness, we've had problems with *every* theosophical group, not
just the Adyar. There is controversy over Robert Crosby, one time an avid
supporter of Katherine Tingley, being kiched out of Point Loma, and going
on to found the ULT. In Point Loma/Pasadena, we've had many expulsions,
splits, and rival claims over succession, authority, and speakership for
the Masters. It's just human nature that such events occur in every group.
In the final analysis, we have to use our own common sense and our personal
insight to distinguish the real from the unreal, and make sense of things.

-- Eldon

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