5046Re: HPB, the Masters, and drugs.
- Feb 3, 2002Adelasie: Where may we find statements by HPB to the effect that she
and the Masters used "botanical substances?"
Olcott himself clearly states that when it rained
inside his apartment, etc., there were herbs being
burned by his two purpoerted "adepts", visitors.
Many serious Theosophical historians like for example Patrick
Deveney and Joscelyn Godwin will confirm that Blavatsky took drugs.
For example John Patrick Deveney writes in "Theosophical History
Occasional Papers" Vol.VI (published by James Santucci);
"H.P.B.'s use of hashish in the New York days is well attested
though the subject is ussually dismissed as an idiosyncrasy rather
then seriously discussed.- It is perhaps to the use of such drugs by
Theosophists (or at least H.P.B.) that Emma Hardings Britten is
referring in "Art Magic" when she condemns "all the hazy
metaphysicians that have essayed to found new sects, on the basis of
tobacco,hasheesh, and opium visions."
J.Godwin in "The Theosophical Enlightenment" ads to that; "Hashish
was tipically used with the intention of communicating with angels
using a magic mirror , and magnetists used it to enhance the
perceptions of their somnambulists" (mediums)
--- In theos-talk@y..., "adelasie" <adelasie@s...> wrote:
> Dear Steve,
> Would you be so kind as to supply us with some additonal
> > (2) the WB was a real organization, based on northern
> > India which may or may not still exist,
> What does "WB" stand for?
> > (5) HPB did in fact use botanical substances, as she
> > said herself, and her masters did as well, as she
> > says, and Olcott's Ootan Liatto experience is
> > explicable in terms of herbs burned by Ootan Liatto
> > and his companion in Olcott's presence,
> Where may we find statements by HPB to the effect that she and
> the Masters used "botanical substances?"
> Thank you,
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