"No proper identification"
Apr 17, 2006 10:53 AM
Daniel Cadlwell published lies against the Masters and HPB without proper i=
Only in the final pages of his sad book he made commentaries admitting thos=
e "texts" were likely not authentic.=20
The average reader does not read bibliographical notes.=20
Even well-informed readers often don't -- and when they do, they do so AFTE=
R reading the text, when part of the subconscious damage is already done. =
The average reader will not even remember who is Emma Coulomb, or who are t=
he other slanderers whose lies Daniel Caldwell called "testimonies" and pub=
lished in a book supposed to be true and authentic.=20
So the average readers will believe and get disgusted at the lies published=
by irresponsible editors like Daniel Caldwell.=20=20
It is a fake book. I hope Daniel will see this in the future and start doin=
g a better job with respect for true facts.=20=20
(By the way, what is the practical purpose and real aim of publishing well-=
known lies against HPB and the Masters? Even if properly identified)=20=20
Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline=20
Data:Mon, 17 Apr 2006 16:00:36 -0000
Assunto:Theos-World Carlos on "The Esoteric World of Pseudo-Theosophy"
> Notice what Carlos writes:
> This -- "The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky" -- is an=20
> unfortunate book. In it lies and truths are mixed without proper=20
> identification. Open slanders are called "testimonies" in such an=20
> unhappy volume.=20
> If Daniel Caldwell, the editor of this book, is more than a=20
> troller, and if he has any true respect for HPB, or for the truth,=20
> he must some day do an honest self-criticism about this.
> Now I ask readers of this to pay special attention
> to what Carlos says about lies and truths being mixed WITHOUT PROPER=20
> Now exactly what Carlos means may be subject to interpretation but I=20
> did warn the reader in my book about these testimonies. Please,=20
> please notice and read what I say on the following pages in my book.
> In some of my editorial notes
> attention is called to the conflicting testimony and
> even to the falsity of the charges against HPB:
> p. 185: "Her phenomena and the reality of her
> teachers were both controversial matters, eliciting
> both believing acceptance (sometimes with independent
> confirmation) and skeptical rejection, as the
> following selections will illustrate."
> p. 205: "Emma Coulomb later claimed that she
> collaborated with HPB at Adyar, as she had earlier in
> Bombay, in producing false phenomena; however, her
> descriptions of what she did are not consistent with
> the observatations of others, who witnessed the
> phenomena, both Indian and Westerners, as some of the
> following selections demonstrate."
> p. 263: "Meanwhile, a vicious attack on Blavatsky by
> two of her staff members at Adyar, Alexis and Emma
> Coulomb, was rapidly building up....She wished to sue
> the couple, already dismissed from Adyar for their
> gross libel concerning her supposedly fraudulent
> production of psychic phenomena...."
> p. 264: "The Coulomb attack, as was later evident,
> had no solid foundation whatsoever. It was based on
> forged and partially forged letters, purporting to
> have been written by H.P. Blavatsky, with instructions
> to arrange fraudulent psychic phenomena of various
> p. 264: In 1963, Adlai Waterman....refuted Hodgson's
> contentions against Madame Blavatsky....Another
> refutation of some of Hodgson's charges against HPB is
> Vernon Harison's article...."
> p. 406: "In May 1884, the Coulomb couple were
> expelled from the Theosophial Society for theft,
> attempted extortion and slander...."
> p. 415: "At first, relations between the two were
> friendly but Solovyov turned against HPB and wrote a
> book....in which he attempted to protray HPB as a
> fraud."....Hasting, SOLOVYOFF'S FRAUD....
> Again notice what Carlos wrote in another one of his articles about=20
> my book:
> "In the disgusting volume The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky =97=20
> while believing the editor has selected truthful documents =97 the=20
> reader will bump into many of the lies written against HPB. There he=20
> will see two texts by Emma Coulomb (pp. 35-36 and pp. 210-215) with=20
> no word from the 'editor' Daniel Cadlwell admitting he is publishing=20
> documents which have no trace of truth in them whatsoever."
> Please pay attention to what he writes; NO WORD FROM=20
> THE 'EDITOR'....
> Now Carlos is asking me to have an "honest self-criticism about this"
> matter so I ask in turn please Carlos have an "honest self-criticism=20
> about" whether you are telling your readers the truth about this.=20
> NO WORD???
> Please reread what I quoted from my book.
> For example:
> "The Coulomb attack, as was later evident,
> had no solid foundation whatsoever."
> No word???????????????????
> I would also suggest that readers consult the review of my book in=20
> the pages of THEOSOPHICAL HISTORY.
> And maybe even Jerry HE will give his opinion of my book since he=20
> once was writing a review of it for some magazine.
> Also I am very pleased that my book was listed for further suggested=20
> reading in the Blavatsky biographical article appearing in the=20
> definitive multi-volume 2nd edition of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION.
> And let me say that I know Carlos is no doubt a very sincere student=20
> of Theosophy and Madame Blavatsky's writings and teachings and I=20
> know he means well but apparently he cannot see the larger picture=20
> or see that other equally sincere students might see things=20
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