So this guy convinced other major religions (as i'm sure this englishman was a jesus lover), Hindu, Buddhism, etc to add in the '3rd eye part'???
Please read the thread linked to. There is no third eye in any eastern tradition. All forehead marks are either bindhu, puja, or caste marks. It was invented 100 years ago by someone who was a part of a known fraudulent society. He invented the idea that it has to be opened for a meditator to become enlightened.
But okay, let's give him the benefit of the doubt. He found something that Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, all missed. Something that's never come up before in over 2, 500 years of spiritual practice. But if we say that he was right and that we have to accept his word we also have to accept the rest of what he and Theosophy said; that the third eye began as a real eye on the back of the head, then migrated to the top, then to the front of the forehead where it withered and died. No human is meant to be able to open it, it had gone long before modern man appeared. So, anyone trying to open it can not.
No human ancestor has ever been found with an eye-socket in the back of their skulls or on top of it.
If you believe that he discovered the third-eye then you also have to believe him when he claimed that he could travel backwards and forwards in time at will, shrink down to the size of an atom or virus, enter the minds of anyone he wanted in any era. He claimed to have been in the mind of Jesus....
I think this all speaks for itself. That it's a widespread idea now isn't surprising. Theosophy was the start of the 'western occult system' that we in the west tend to follow - which pretended that it was a part of an ancient eastern tradition of thought, but was in fact totally invented by Theosophy. It was the first popular 'woo-woo' material and sold very well. It influenced tens of people - and sadly too was one of the reasons for the Holocaust.
But it was all invented. The idea that we were once jelly-beings with four arms (another claim of Theosophy) was once acceptable as we didn't know any better, but nowadays there's not a lot we can say about it as an idea:)
That snakes have a light sensitive organ on the forehead doesn't equate to it being a third eye unfortunately.
Edited by MelT, 07 February 2012 - 03:50 PM.