THIS month ends the year and gives us, for
examination and review, seven months of experience in theosophical work. Las
April, after the Boston Convention, there were some who had fears that great
difficulty, perhaps disaster, was soon to come upon the work. It was a sort of
superstition for which they could hardly account-a superstition connected
solely with the mere framework of an organization. In the general mental
development of the world there could be found no basis for the notion that
Theosophy was decaying. So the superstition was connected with forms as a ghost
is with a house. But there were others who had no fears and no sort of
superstition. They perceived the truth of the idea thrown out by others wiser
we that the unity of the movement depends on singleness of purpose and
aspiration and not on a world-wide single organization. By the time the fears
of the first must be allayed and the hopes of the second justified.
W. Q. J.
Path, October, 1895