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To be a Theosophist and know a Master when ya see one

Nov 03, 1995 08:53 PM
by Ann E. Bermingham

K Price:
>I would like to propose that one has certain inate archetypal expectations or
>intuitions about a "spiritual" person or Master.

>I would suggest two small lists:

>Possible False Expectations of Masters

>!. speaks in a lofty distant otherworldy tone
>2. wears robes in the modern era
>3. smiles like a stupid baby
>4. perfoms magic tricks
>5. drives more than one luxury car
>6. has a band of devoted followers who smile stupidly in his or her presence
>7. indulges in gossip and underhanded politics

Sounds just like Elvis as he pontificated from Memphis and the grand stages of
Las Vegas from which he smiled on his followers like a stupid baby as they
smiled back. His robes were truly regal and he owned a lot of expensive cars.
As for magic tricks what could be more magical than making dumb movies and
getting everyone to pay to see them? His tones were certainly otherworldy
especially since he was probably flying on drugs a lot. Not just a pop icon
but a false Master to boot!

- ann

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