Theosophy and thereabouts
by Athos A. Altomonte
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Q : ...you might talk about theosophy and its founders: Blawatsky, Leadbeater, Besant ....
A : Dear Friend, I hope you will forgive the explanation. But I would like to share some news.
The original Theosophical Society was founded by Blawatsky with the consent of three Masters, with the purpose of spreading parts of a Teaching that was until then precluded to the West. Only colonel Henry S. Olcott stood by Blawatsky in her work of edification of the Society. On the contrary, Besant, after the death of Blawatsky, diverted its goals and aims to pursue her own dream, which was to ‘generate' a new Messiah, that she identified with a disciple called Krishnamurti.
The latter, though, to tell the truth, once grown up refused the ‘role' that Besant built around him and he detached from the project of his own ‘deification'.
The Society then, abandoned by Stainer as well, who founded the Society of Anthroposophy, was reduced to a simple Association. The Masters themselves (see Alice Baley's texts) remained devoid of the support of the White Hierarchy.
Nevertheless, the work continued thanks to the arrival of two more Disciples: Nicholas and Helena Roerich, forerunners of Agni Yoga, a ‘Unification' that continues and leads into the spiritual sphere (the Ocean of Fire ) Raja Yoga. The latter, on the contrary, was conceived only to develop mental siddhi (psychic powers).
If you think it might be useful, you can read the Roerich Pact, which will allow you to see the new horizons of theosophy that omit the stagnation of repetitiveness.
I hope that this information will be helpful to distinguish the authors of your precious Work of divulgation on the Work of the Masters, respectful of Their teachings and carefully avoiding the ‘thereabouts' that deviate from the principles of the Hierarchy.