Dallas Tenbroeck, An Open Letter to
Apr 10, 1999 08:06 PM
by David Green
Dear Mr Tenbroeck----
On theos---talk forum, I've read fairly constant stream of your
postings "advertising" United Lodge of Theosophists. In your "pitch"
you've made number of questionable statements. In one posting, Mr
Tenbroeck, you wrote that the Thesophical Societies (Pasadena & Adyar)
engage in politics but the U.L.T. doesn't. As far as I can determine,
this is a patently false statement. What organization or society or
association consisting of human beings doesn't have its own share of
"politics"? I've received various accounts & documents showing that
United Lodge of Theosophists has had its share of "politics". For
example, in the 1930s when Mrs Crosbie, the widow of the founder & a
group of associates left the Los Angeles U.L.T.---a court battle
ensued. Another example is the politics, bickering, & power struggles
during the time of Grace Clough. Mr Victor Endersby, a U.L.T.
associate & one-time writer for "Theosophy" magazine, recounted some
of the internal struggles & politics he was involved in within the Los
Angeles U.L.T.(see citations in Dr Bruce Campbell's book on the
history of theosophical movement).
Why do you whitewash all of this and maintain that the U.L.T. is
different (& better???) than other Theosophical organizations? You
may be quite sincere in what you write; but such unrealistic &
unfounded statements should be questioned by any thinking theosophist.
Basically I think you're being very unfair to the other theosophical
groups when you make such statements. Are you willing to amend or
retract this unfounded statement of yours?
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