First: I asked within the last Issue: Must secret theosophical organizations be disbanded immediately? And more than 2/3 of the participants answer this question with a clear YES. After all, a clear majority, who understood the problem, like many before us. What kind of problem you may wonder?
The assertion, supported by Blavatsky and the founders of the movement, that so far every secret society -- and the esoteric schools are such -- has been infiltrated and exploited by the opposite of Theosophy (which 2/3 of the readers of this newsletter see similarly) must have it's visible effects. Even if it concerns ULT, Point Loma and almost all other Societies, let's start with Adyar at the example of the 145th Convention.
It starts with numerous prayers, even though Balvatsky made it clear (f.e. in the Key to Theosophy) that the Theosophical Society does not pray, but rather acts. I wonder what Blavatsky would say about starting a Theosophical Convention with 10 prayers? But it gets much worse, because then, the President (and please don't misunderstand me, it's not about the president here, it's not about people) opened the Convention as follows:
Now let us please rise for the invocation to those Great Ones who guide and protect the Society: May those who are the embodiments of Love Immortal bless with their help and guidance this Society, founded to be a channel for their work. May They inspire it with their Wisdom, strengthen it with their Power, and energize it with their activity. I am now pleased to open this 145th Annual Convention of the TS. [Source: Video, PDF]
But this is not only a useless, naive prayer according to Theosophy, because every reader of the Secret Doctrine knows, that we cannot make the "Hierarchies" obedient to us [SD:1:276], nor that those simply override karma because of human desires, no, this prayer (or invocation) asks for blessing, help and strengthening regarding the own Society, or in other words, a prayer to gain one's own advantage!
Yes, the president (and it's not about the person here) does not pray directly for himself, but he (and all members) prays for his society, which he represents as president, just as, for example, a business leader may pray for the success of his company (from which he also benefits). And what do we know about such efforts with the help of spiritual forces? In Blavatsky's words:
Thus, every such “sacrifice” or prayer to God for [selfish] help is no better than an act of black magic. [SD:1:416] [or] ...send up waves of will-power for selfish or unholy purposes! For this is black magic, abomination, and spiritual sorcery. [Key to Theosophy]
So, Adyar starts it's convention (in my opinion) with a "black magic ceremony", which was to prove, or does anyone believe, that this would happen, if the true founders were the rulers of this society (again, it's not about the persons here, they may are a sincere and good persons!)?
And this is what I mean by saying, that by assuming that the opposite side dominates organized Theosophy (indirectly via indirect influences through the esoteric sections, and of course, black magic attracts bad karma, which in turn makes the bad influences stronger again), a great deal of understanding of the situation of the Theosophical Movement can be gained.
Just the tiny tip of a huge iceberg? However, what do you think: Is this a selfish Invocation and therefore a Black Magic-Prayer?
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