5049Re: Theos-World Re: HPB, the Masters, and drugs.
- Feb 3, 2002Thanks for you offering, Brigitte,
However, Steve did say,
(5) HPB did in fact use botanical substances, as she
> > > said herself, and her masters did as well, as sheand I would like to read those statements for myself.
> > > says,
On 3 Feb 02, at 11:23, bri_mue wrote:
> Adelasie: 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
> > information?
> > > (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,
> > Adelasie
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