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from Jean Overton-Fuller

July 23, 1997

The idea that after the Order of the Star was dissolved the Masters withdrew their support from Krishnamurti and transferred it to others is to me grotesque. On the contrary, it would be nearer the truth to say it was Maitreya who dissolved the Order, or, if the decision had to be Krishnamurti’s own, then with the concurrence, blessing and wholehearted support of Maitreya and the whole of the Brotherhood. The dissolution was necessary because of the way people were creating from their own imaginations images of the Masters that were totally unreal, ascribing to Masters ideas and preconceptions that were merely their own, thus confirming themselves in all their prejudices, taking (unconsciously or consciously) the names of the Masters in vain. They re-veiled themselves, and any persons to whom they found it desirable to speak would have been told to keep quiet about it, as their names were not to be used again. It follows that any persons believing that the Masters transferred their support from Krishnamurti to them can only be lamentably deluded.

As regards Scott, the time allocated for each talk being limited [at the International Theosophical History Conference, where she presented “Cyril Scott and a Hidden School,” ed.], I dealt mainly with something I thought would be entirely new to my hearers, and this did not give me any to spare for making more than a glancing reference to his misconceptions concerning Krishnamurti--which I believe he got from Anrias. But no real Master would have spoken in the manner that makes “Sir Thomas” speak. I think it rather naughty of you to have quoted “Sir Thomas” as a Master without mentioning he was a character in an obviously fictional tale by Scott. I do not despise Scott, though I think he went badly wrong over Krishnamurti.

You might have added to the names of Radha Burnier and myself (in group 1 of your Occasional Paper [referring to those who think that the World Teacher project with Krishnamurti was genuine and successful, ed.]) that of Hugh Gray. At the International Conference of the Theosophical Society at Chalfont-St. Giles in 1988, one of the talks was about what the Society should be doing for what remained of the century. Hugh Gray, then General Secretary of the Society in England, got up and said what the society should be doing for what remained of the century was assimilating the teaching of Krishnamurti.

Jean Overton Fuller


Response from Govert Schüller to Ms. Fuller's letter.


Mrs. Fuller is a writer and Theosophist. Among the many books she wrote are Blavatsky and her Teachers: An Investigative Biography and The Comte de Saint-Germaine: Last Scion of the House of Rakoczy.

Theosophical History published her paper Cyril Scott and a Hidden School: Towards the Peeling of an Onion.





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