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 Krishnamurtis
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
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
and a Hidden School: Towards the Peeling of an Onion.