Hmm. This is where things get complicated.
Theosophy, by itself, may not necessarily indicate that something funky is going on.
What may be helpful is a concept, described by sociologist, Philip Jenkins, termed 'cultic milieu'--a social venue of alternatives to the mainstream, that is not itself cultic, but can sometimes serve to attract persons who are a little too willing to ta
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