An Umbrella of Brotherhood
Carlos Cardoso Aveline
Some friends and associates of the ULT complain from time to time.
They say they rarely hear from or read about the United Lodge of Theosophists.
At least one of such students, recently associated to the ULT, wrote that he is happy to have “discovered” the ULT early 2005, after 22 years of experience within the “narrow walls” of the Adyar Theosophical Society and after three years as an independent student.
But he added: “I would be STILL HAPPIER if I could have discovered the ULT earlier this life”.
It sounded like he was thinking of thousands of Theosophy students worldwide who do not have a chance yet to know much about the ULT.
Indeed, many students nowadays may look around for an authentic umbrella to defend themselves and their spiritual search from the heavy rain of ritualistic pseudo-theosophy. If they see nothing outside the Theosophical Society (Adyar), they may believe they are in a worldwide desert.
Some experienced observers say that this need for alternatives is especially true now that the karma of the Adyar TS seems to get quicker.
Yet the problem is not limited to not knowing of ULT’s existence.
Students who do get in contact with the ULT, can’t always and easily understand the nature of the endeavor started in 1909 by Robert Crosbie, John Garrigues and a few others.
The lack of an aggressive propaganda, the priority to silent forms of work, the absence of centralized and bureaucratic authorities make the task of understanding the U.L.T. somewhat difficult for newcomers.
For these people we say:
“Examine these questions into your own heart. Write to The Aquarian Theosophist and someone will answer to you. Knock at the door and it will be opened.”
The above article has been published at the internet magazine “The Aquarian Theosophist”, ULT Birthday Issue, February, 2006 edition, page one.
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