All esoteric knowledge of reality is made up of facts received from the Planetary Hierarchy. Beginning in 1875, increasingly more facts were permitted for publication. They were eventually compiled into systems by a number of writers, Blavatsky, Sinnett, Besant, and Leadbeater, in the years 1875–1920. These systems are nowadays obsolete, due to the great number of new facts that were added in the years 1920–1950, correcting earlier misconceptions, which were inevitable due to the scarcity of facts. It is true of all the writers mentioned that they obtained their facts directly from the Planetary Hierarchy, which is not the case where other occult writers are concerned.
Blavatsky’s two major works, Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine, are studded with quotations from books and manuscripts in libraries all over the world. Only an esoterician can understand how these quotations were produced from books that Blavatsky never studied. The learning that is extant is accessible to a causal self whenever he wants to know it. What has ever been written is indelible in the globe memory.
Alice A Bailey (Knowledge of Life 3_4 Alice A Bailey)
Alice A. Bailey (A.A.B.) started as a missionary. When 35 years old she subjected the Christian dogmas to a critical analysis. Her latent learning (she had in a former life been a disciple in the second department of the Planetary Hierarchy) began to stir at her work of reflection. She got in touch with the Adyar theosophy, believing she had found the knowledge, but soon realized that she had “wandered into another sect”. It was soon (1919) clear to her that the Theosophical Society no longer had any connection with the Planetary Hierarchy. In 1923 she founded her own school in New York, the Arcane School, which was commissioned to publicize the new esoteric facts that the recently appointed secretary of the Planetary Hierarchy (D.K.) considered suitable at the time.
Many theosophists make the big mistake of rejecting Leadbeater because he made mistakes. All teachers do before they have become 45-selves. And even then mistakes are possible because of a split attention. Nobody has been able as Leadbeater was to compile superphysical facts methodically into a system which is comparably easy to comprehend. Blavatsky demonstrated that the knowledge of reality was extremely old, but Leadbeater made a comprehensible mental system out of this knowledge. He corrected many misconceptions there were in the older theosophy.
In her capacity as President of the Theosophical Society, Annie Besant eventually became something of a dictator for others. She invested her disciples with degrees that they could not attain. This is not said with the intention of detracting from her great contribution, but only to point out what risks all disciples run before they have become 45-selves. What in its turn protects disciples from embarrassing mistakes is their share in the great common consciousness of the planetary hierarchy.