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A few Questions for Carlos about "Invisible Editing"

Jul 20, 2006 03:52 PM
by danielhcaldwell


I ask you:

[1]  Do the words BELOW from Dallas APPLY to the Theosophy
Company's edition of THE VOICE OF THE SILENCE??  And if not, why not?

[2]  Notice that Dallas BELOW refers to "invisible editing" of HPB's 
text.  Is the Theosophy Company's edition of the VOICE ALSO a 
product and an example of "invisible editing"?  And if not, why not?

[3] Did the editor of the Theosophy Company's edition 
carefully  "IDENTIFY and FOOTNOTE" the changes made OR did the 
editor CONCEAL "those changes made in the ORIGINAL" and "thus 
tacitly" attribute "those new and  interposed changes to the Author

Dallas' words follow:

Personally, I have a great pity for those who have made
alterations and invisible editing in such an important work. I
include all who may have done this in my mind. On the opposite
hand: I feel gratitude for those who have offered "corrections
needed in the ORIGINAL" and that they think will be helpful to
students, but who have been careful to IDENTIFY and FOOTNOTE
their changes so that the said student has a choice.

By what amounts to "concealing" those changes made in the
ORIGINAL (yet using the Original Title) and thus tacitly
attributing those new and interposed changes to the Author - who
has had no chance to agree to them -- they may have blurred or
obscured some meanings. Just how important those altered
meanings and changes are, need not be a subject for restudy if
one deals with the ORIGINALS to begin with.


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