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Mar 03, 2006 07:44 AM
by Steven Levey

Dear Carlos,
      Fine reporting. These are evidences that open minds cannot dismiss. 
      It makes me think that we are totally responsible for the state of Theosophical affairs as they are today, and that our duty is clearly to work with our eyes open upon the present, with the addition of an occassional bit of hindsite to see that the traps of the past are always lurking in the present.

carlosaveline cardoso aveline <> wrote:

Dear Friends in Theos-talk,


The Coulomb’s and Solovyof’s Libels:



For several years now, the Adyar Esoteric School and the Adyar TS leaders in 
India have been doing nothing while “editors” like John Algeo and Daniel 
Caldwell try to incorporate into the theosophical literature the worst 
libels and lies created by the Coulombs and by Mr. Solovyof against H.P.B. 

For some reason, Adyar TS people in India seem to have forgotten that 
H.P.B. was the founder of the theosophical movement and of the Esoteric 

If you make an effort to clarify their position, perhaps you can get a 
personal letter from Mrs. Radha Burnier accepting the fact that those false 
letters ascribed to H.P.B. are “obviously spurious” – and kindly telling 
you that she considers herself free from any responsibility as to 
publishing those “theosophical” libels against the Messenger.

What is the meaning of such a thing? In fact, time is cyclic and this 
situation in Adyar is far from being entirely new.

When these very same forgeries and libels first appeared during the 1880s, 
H.P. Blavatsky had something to say about the Adyar leaders’ position in 
that occasion – an occasion, by the way, which was essentially similar 
to the one we live now, although everything was much more dramatic in those 
crucial times.

In a letter to A. P. Sinnett, H.P.B. asked herself:

“”Why should my best friends allow me to be so vilified!”” (2)

And then she commented:

““While my enemies tear me to pieces the Adyar people play at ‘hide and 
seek’ – they pretend to be dead – Oh! the poor miserable cowards!! (...) I 
tell you I suffer more from theosophical ‘traitors’ than from the Coulomb, 
Patterson or even the S.P.R.”” (3)

I wish I could say the situation has improved since the 1880s.

It hasn’t, so far. But I hope it can still improve – and I add; the sooner 
the better.

Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline, from Brazil.

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(1) This was done in their books “The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky, Volume I” 
(J. Algeo) and “The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky” (D. Caldwell). Both 
were published by the TPH in the USA.

(2) “The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinnett”, T.U.P., Pasadena, USA, 
1973, Letter XLVI, see p. 112.

(3) Same Letter, see Note (2) above, but on page 114.

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Copa 2006: Já está na hora de saber o que é ‘Freundschaftsspiel’ Clique 

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