Life Shows That There Is No Authority, No
Leadership, And no Power, Higher Than Truth
Carlos Cardoso Aveline
“If the ‘false prophets of Theosophy’ are to
be left untouched, the true prophets will be very
soon - as they have already been - confused with the false.
It is nigh time to winnow our corn and cast away the chaff.”
Helena Blavatsky 
Geoffrey Farthing (1909-2004)
Once they are confronted with some challenging texts and news of the existence of falsehood in theosophical literature, new readers and students often ask these questions:
“But who is it that can say what part of the theosophical literature is good for reading, and what part has no value? What are the criteria to judge that? And who invented the idea that there is such a thing as pseudo-theosophy?”
An answer is then typically given to them:
If one reads the book “The Voice of the Silence”, one sees the distinction between the Doctrine of the Heart and the Doctrine of the Eye. It is the same distinction between essence and form, fact and appearances, authenticity and falsehood, Theosophy and Pseudo-Theosophy. The first to use the expression Pseudo-Theosophy was H.P. Blavatsky, who gave the theosophical movement “The Voice of the Silence”.
Who is to forbid people from freely debating what books are fraud and what books are not, inside theosophical literature?
Who is it that can forbid, in these Internet times, members of any theosophical association from knowing that Annie Besant declared she had attained the ideal of human perfection, final liberation and was, therefore, a Master of the Wisdom? Or that she talked to all kinds of imaginary Masters and even “Mr. Christ”, who she herself invented? And this, narrated by Krishnamurti’s official biographer, Mary Lutyens? 
Who can forbid the members of the Adyar Society from thinking of the importance of William Judge’s writings, or from being amazed at the details of the 2007-2008 disgusting coup d’etat against Radha Burnier - an ethical woman -, through a smear campaign based on lies about her health; and this, minutely detailed by Mr. Pedro Oliveira himself? Who can prevent people from knowing the truth now at these Internet times, or make sure people don’t have the courage to read Mr. José Ramón Sordo’s personal testimony on his disappointment with the ritualistic illusions at Adyar?
Everyone must judge, evaluate and decide what to read and what not to read. Some study the original theosophy, while many others are dedicated to whatever other fields of interest they may have. Yet the rhythm with which members of the Adyar Society are awakening from the old Vatican-like and wild “talking-to-masters” pseudo-theosophy of the 1900-1934 period is getting faster. And this is good for all of the esoteric movement, in its various ramifications.
The roots of decay and paralysis are in a false literature and ritualism. Who is it that should try to forbid people from showing facts about that? True, there may be also decay and paralysis among students of the original teachings of theosophy. In this case, the root seems to be a sort of church-like, memorizing, unquestioning, lifeless study.
The whole of the movement is now taking the first steps out of the 20th century.
There can be no brotherhood without truthfulness, ethics and sincerity. Truth is often uncomfortable; and sometimes, even painful. Yet there are dozens of thousands of valuable students inside the movement. Many of them are friends and readers of our websites , or read the monthly journal “The Aquarian Theosophist”. They are making a difference as they gradually awaken from the 1900-1934 cloud of pseudo-theosophical illusions.
In theosophy, it is incorrect to feel or think that “there is no truth higher than our authorities”. The fact is that there is no authority, or leadership, or power, higher than truth.
Everyone can read for instance the texts by British author Geoffrey Farthing, and see one of the main leaders of Adyar in the last century making a clear description of Annie Besant’s Society and a correct proposal for it to recover from illusion. Farthing has pointed out the way, and in one of his texts he frankly discusses the past and future of the
Of course, what is true about Adyar Society is basically true of any other theosophical association. No one is above mistakes. The path to illusion and the path to wisdom are two possibilities everywhere, and at all time.
 H.P. Blavatsky in her article “Pseudo-Theosophy”, published at “Theosophical Articles”, H.P.B., Theosophy Company,
, volume I, p.
163. Los Angeles
 The present text names Mary Lutyens, José Ramón Sordo, Pedro Oliveira and Geoffrey Farthing. These four thinkers have important articles on mayavic or delusive practices in the theosophical movement, which are published at www.TheosophyOnline.com , www.Esoteric-Philosophy.com and www.FilosofiaEsoterica.com . It is easy to locate their names at the List of Texts By Author, or, in the case of www.FilosofiaEsoterica.com, at the Lista de Textos por Autor.
 Our websites are named at the previous note. The original teachings of theosophy can be found at many other places as well, among them www.phx-ult-lodge.org , www.theosociety.org , www.theosophytrust.org, www.ult.org , www.ultindia.org, www.blavatsky.gr , www.theosophie.fr, www.blavatskytrust.org.uk , www.ultlon.freeserve.co.uk and www.teosofiskakompaniet.net .
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