Re: Theos-World Re: Recommended Books & other sources of Theosophical Historical Info.
Jul 20, 2001 04:39 PM
by Dennis Kier
Thank you. Yes, I am aware that books published by the various
organizations are liable to have their own bias. Originally I thought
H.S. Olcott's characterization of Mr. Tingley as a Spiritualist Medium
was just bias, till I saw it in one of the posts here.
I already have The Elder Brother, and I have Kessinger's catalog, and
am interested in the many Leadbeater Titles, and Besant Titles that he
I will add Mr. Wood's book to the list. The Kessinger books are easy
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 10:13 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: Recommended Books & other sources of
Theosophical Historical Info.
> It should be kept in mind that books published by TS organizations
> likely to be biased to those facts which reflect well on them and
> mention those facts that may not look good on it. Of course this
> In view of this, I would suggest the following (which are not
> any of the theosophical organizations) - in addition, which would
> very interesting information and provide a better overall picture of
> 1. Is This Theosophy? - Ernest Wood; ISBN: 0-7661-0829-5; Published
> Kessinger Publishing; www.kessingerpub.com (Originally published in
> Rider & Co.
> 2. The Elder Brother; A biography of C W Leadbeater - Gregory
> (Hard to find, but still could be found)
> In addition to the above, very interesting information on TS
> both old info and recent info can be found in the archives of the
> theosophical maillists -- theos-l and theos-talk. Both these
> not moderated (censored) and are privately owned and hence not
> influenceable and influenced by any of the theosophical
> the participants come from all the TS organizations and some to none
> Personally I have come into various bits and pieces of info in these
> maillist discussions in the last 5 years that I was unaware of
> last more than four decades of association with theosophy.
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