To Best Look Like Scholars
May 03, 2006 11:07 AM
Interesting posting by Sufiight, below.
I have many friends deeply involved in Universities, and I can say that academic are honest people who never get around circulating things they
KNOW to be false.
So if Daniel, Katinka, Algeo, P. Johnson and others want to look like scholars, they must first of all examine their sources, then admit that V. Soloviof, Eleanor Sidgwick and Alexis/Emma Coulombs are all liars, and finally start to stick to facts.
Three good examples these people could follow are Leslie Price, Michael Gomes and Ernest Pelletier -- who have different positions/opinions, but all respect facts and examine their own sources.
his is just a friendly advice from one who has many friends in academic life.
Best regards, Carlos.
Data:Wed, 3 May 2006 20:00:22 +0200
Assunto:Theos-World Is blavatskyarchives just promoting ordinary Scholary research?
> Hallo all,
> My views are:
> Is blavatskyarchives just promoting ordinary Scholary Blavatsky-research?
> You will have to make your own conclusion. The below text might be helpful,
> when you compare it with the website in mention.
> Do not be mislead by the scholars:
> Real theosophists never have followed scholars, though they have frequently
> equaled or excelled scholars in scholarship.
> Theosophists can do this because they do not regard scholarship as an end
> but as something useful: with the advantages and limitations corresponding to
> this function.
> Scholars, quite often, do not show signs of understanding that there is
> anything beyond scholarship, and therefore they are incapacitated -- while they
> remain at this stage -- from being able to have a higher objective. One must always
> have an aspiration higher than one's actual status in order to rise, even in an
> existing field.
> Such scholars, because they cannot move beyond their conception of
> scholarship, are driven to believe and to practice two things:
> 1. They tend to make themselves believe that scholarship is of. the
> highest nature among things and that scholars are a high, even special,
> product with some kind of property-interest in truth or even a peculiar,
> perhaps unique, capacity to perceive it. The historical records of scholars
> in this respect, not to mention their individual experiences in being
> refuted by events, do not daunt them.
> 2. Because they know inwardly that this posture of theirs is not
> true, those of them in the appropriate field are compelled to resort to the
> study of the work, of their opponents (the Theosophists ). This is why
> scholars study the works of Theosophists, but Theosophists do not have to
> study the works of scholars, as one Theosophist has cogently remarked.
> (Rewritten a bit from a text by Idries Shah)
> What we have is, that Scholars often are not aware of the fact, that their
> activities are quite limited.
> What would it be to you, if one of the Mahatma letters later on was changed
> by the very same Mahatma behind it , when it got be published?
> Just doing this to suit the prejudices of the Scholary theosophical researchers
> and medicore theosophical seekers.
> - - - - - - -
> Certain Theosophical emotional emailers seems to forget the following
> very important statements by Blavatsky in her article
> "LODGES OF MAGIC" written october 1888.
> "The whole difficulty springs from the common tendency to draw conclusions
> from insufficient premises, and play the oracle before ridding oneself of
> that most stupefying of all psychic anæsthetics--IGNORANCE. "
> I will one more time repeat what Blavatsky said.
> An excerpt:
> THEOSOPHY OR JESUITISM? written by Blavatsky
> "Theosophy and Jesuitism are the two opposite poles, one far above,
> the other far below even that stagnant marsh. Both offer power--one to the
> spiritual, the other to the psychic and intellectual Ego in man. The former
> is "the wisdom that is from above . . . pure, peaceable, gentle . . . full
> of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy," while
> the latter is "the wisdom that descendeth not from above, but is earthly,
> sensual, DEVILISH."3 One is the power of Light, the other that of Darkness.
> . . ."
> http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/TheosophyOrJesuitism.htm (Published
> in Lucifer 1888)
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