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Re: Bailey vs TS

Aug 02, 1996 10:07 AM
by Maxim Osinovsky

On Fri, 2 Aug 1996, K. Paul Johnson wrote:

> Max, I think the direct head-to-head competitiveness is more
> between the E.S. and the Arcane school.  It is precisely the
> threat that at some point there could be more Baileyites than
> E.S. members in the T.S. that has led to the atmosphere of
> expulsions, IMO.

It's quite possible. I remember that A.Bailey wrote something like that
in her autobiography. She has been talking with a French theosophist
about possible cooperation between E.S. and Arcane School, and suggested
that E.S. might direct some of its members to Arc.Sch. for an advanced
training, while Arc.Sch. might send the dropouts to E.S. where they properly
belong in! Of course the French gentleman did not like the idea! It is
amusing that A.Bailey was quite sincere and was at a loss trying to
understand why the French guy was not pleased.

But, I believe, the hostility goes beyond that. When presidents of our
local branch of TSA contenmplate inviting a Bayleyite to give a public
talk, they believe they need to think twice about it. Besides, some members
of our branch cherish an idea of what they call "solid" theosophical
stuff, A.Bailey material evidently not being solid enough.


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