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Re: Mark's Serious Question

Nov 02, 1996 09:04 AM
by Ann E. Bermingham

> From: K. Paul Johnson <>
> No one before or since HPB has carried out a spiritual search
> that was as world-embracing, as audacious, as open-minded, as
> vigorous, to the best of my knowledge.  And yet, in some ways I
> agree with Hodgson's description of her as one of the most
> ingenious impostors in history-- in that she concealed the real
> details of her life and promoted a largely self-invented myth...

Not unlike many of our American politicians and entertainers and maybe
even a few current spiritual icons floating around.

People seem to want to believe that there is someone who is larger than
Life itself and has all the answers.  A perfect being who will always be
there to feed them what they need - an easy governmental solution or
some astral massage.

Let's not forget CWL, that Leo rising, who
built up an ecclesiastical and theosophical myth around himself that we're
still talking about.

It's always deflating when we realize the people have warts, but as KPJ
said, we have to take them as they are.

-Ann E. Bermingham

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