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Re: Theos-World Re: WHEN TRUTH IS A LIE

Mar 17, 2006 05:40 PM
by Cass Silva

Haven't those esoteric papers since been published?
In H.P.B.'s magazine Lucifer, it was noted that       the reports of the Transactions (covering the meetings of Jan. 10 through June 20,       1889) were transcribed in "twenty-four large longhand folios." Lucifer,       October 15th, 1890, p. 165
       Part I of the Transactions was published as a book in London in March 1890 and       consisted of material discussed by H.P. Blavatsky at the following meetings:
                Meeting 1. January 10, 1889 [Stanza I, sl. 1-2]
         Meeting 2. January 17, 1889 [Stanza I, sl. 3-4]
         Meeting 3. January 24, 1889 [Stanza I, sl. 5-8]
         Meeting 4. January 31, 1889 [Stanza I, sl. 6-9; Stanza
         II, sl. 1-2]
         Appendix on Dreams
              Part II of the Transactions was published in       January 1891 and included material discussed by H.P.Blavatsky at the following meetings:
                Meeting 5. February 7, 1889 [Stanza II, sl. 3-4]
         Meeting 6. February 14, 1889 [Stanza III, sl. 1]
         Meeting 7. February 21, 1889 [Stanza III, sl. 2-4]
         Meeting 8. February 28, 1889 [Stanza III, sl. 5-8]
         Meeting 9. March 7, 1889 [Stanza III, sl. 10-11]
         Meeting 10. March 14, 1889 [Stanza IV, sl. 1-6]
              The above material is available online in an easily       accessible format at: Secret Doctrine Commentary       / Stanzas I-IV:  Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge 
       In February, 1891, Alice Leighton Cleather wrote:
       "The second part of the 'Transactions -- Blavatsky Lodge,' is now out, and the       third [part] will shortly follow." Theosophist, April 1891, p. 438.       Italics added.
       But H.P. Blavatsky died in May 1891 and Part III of the Transactions was never       published.
       It should be emphasized that the discussions in the published Parts I and II cover only       the first four stanzas of Volume I of The Secret Doctrine.
       Part III would, no doubt, have contained H.P.B.'s additional insightful and valuable       comments on Stanza V and possibly even on Stanzas VI and VII.
       What happened to the remaining unpublished Blavatsky material that was contained       in the "twenty-four large longhand folios"? 
       This unpublished material would have contained the       discussions held with H.P.B. at Blavatsky Lodge meetings from March 21 to June 20, 1889.       A total of 14 meetings!
       Several years ago I discovered the whereabouts of the       missing "large longhand folios". Several of the folios are still missing but the       majority survive.  At one point I was allowed to peruse the extant folios and       discovered that H.P. Blavatsky's discussions and comments on Stanzas V, VI and VII       survive. 
       I have written to the person now in charge of this H.P.B. manuscript urging him to publish       this remarkable literary treasure.  It is my sincere hope that the current       "keeper" of the folios will soon permit HPB's unpublished valuable comments on       Stanzas V, VI and VII to be published for the benefit of all Blavatsky and Theosophical       students throughout the world.  
       Since the above was written in the summer of 2002, the material in one of the unpublished       folio notebooks (i.e. for the meeting of April 25, 1889) has now been published as       a supplement to the       September 17, 2002 issue of The Aquarian Theosophist. 
       Since 2002, I have also been given photocopies of a few of these unpublished folios to       read and study.
       In the latter part of 2005, I have been informed       that all (or at least most of) these unpublished Transactions will probably be       published as a book in 2006.
       Blavatsky       Study Center
       "...Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at their       right value; and unless a judge compares notes and hears 
       both sides he can hardly come to a correct decision."     H.P.       Blavatsky. The Theosophist, July, 1881, p. 218.

Bart Lidofsky <> wrote: krsanna wrote:
> It is unfortunate for modern students that HPB did not reveal 
> informatmion given to her Esoteric Section, on whom she relied to 
> guide the TS, to Theosophists at large.  Bowen was a member of the 
> Esoteric Section and was with HPB during the last weeks of her life.
 Then why is his name absent from the membership list?


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