"Enq: But how does this bear on the future of the Theosophical Society? Theo: If the present attempt, in the form of our Society, succeeds better than its predecessors have done, then it will be in existence as an organized, living and healthy body when the time come for the effort of the XXth … Continue reading tktt: tktt: The Future Of the Theosophical Society (Conclusion)
"Enq: A truly delightful picture! But tell me, do you really expect all this to be accomplished in one short century? Theo: Scarcely. But I must tell you that during the last quarter of every hundred years an attempt is made by those "Masters", of whom I have spoken, to help on the spiritual … Continue reading tktt: The Future Of the Theosophical Society (Conclusion)
"Enq: But if this danger be averted? Theo: Then the Society will live on into and through the twentieth century. It will gradually leaven and permeate the great mass of thinking and intelligent people with its large-minded and noble ideas of Religion, Duty, and Philanthropy. Slowly but surely it will burst asunder the … Continue reading tktt: The Future Of the Theosophical Society (Conclusion)
"Enq: Tell me, what do you expect for Theosophy in the future? Theo: If you speak of THEOSOPHY, I answer that, as it has existed eternally throughout the endless cycles upon cycles of the Past, so it will ever exist throughout the infinitudes of the Future, because Theosophy is synonymous with EVERLASTING TRUTH. … Continue reading tktt: The Future Of the Theosophical Society (Conclusion)
"Enq: Do you reject "Louis" as an Adept? Theo: We denounce no one, leaving this noble task to our enemies. The spiritualistic author of Art Magic, etc., may or may not have been acquainted with such an Adept - and saying this, I say far less than what that lady has said and written … Continue reading tktt: The Abuse Of Sacred Names And Terms
"Enq: The names certainly do occur very frequently now-a-days, and I never remember hearing of such persons as "Masters" till quite recently. Theo: It is so; and had we acted on the wise principle of silence, instead of rushing into notoriety and publishing all we knew and heard, such desecration would have never occurred. … Continue reading tktt: The Abuse Of Sacred Names And Terms
"Enq: But would Mdme. Blavatsky apply this to her own works - the Secret Doctrine, for instance? Theo: Certainly; she says expressly in the PREFACE that she gives out the doctrines that she has learnt from the Masters, but claims no inspiration whatever for what she has lately written. As for our best … Continue reading tktt: The Abuse Of Sacred Names And Terms
"Enq: Then, what I have heard, namely, that many of your Theosophical writers claim to have been inspired by these Masters, or to have seen and conversed with them, is not true? Theo: It may or may not be true. How can I tell? The burden of proof rests with them. Some of … Continue reading tktt: The Abuse Of Sacred Names And Terms
"Enq: But if you have such wise and good men to guide the Society, how is it that so many mistakes have been made? Theo: The Masters do not guide the Society, not even the Founders; and no one has ever asserted that they did: they only watch over, and protect it. … Continue reading tktt: Are They “Spirits Of Light” Or “Goblins Damn’d”?
"Enq: The S.P.R. now denies completely the existence of the Mahatmas. They say that from the beginning to end they were a romance which Madame Blavatsky has woven from her own brain? Theo: Well, she might have done many things less clever than this. At any rate, we have not the slightest objection to … Continue reading tktt: Are They “Spirits Of Light” Or “Goblins Damn’d”?