Peter Merriott on the "silent editing" of H.P. Blavatsky's writings
Jul 25, 2006 08:39 AM
In 2001 on Theos-Talk, Peter Merriott wrote about
the CORE ISSUE underlying the "silent editing" of
H.P. Blavatsky's writings by any publisher Theosophical
Speaking for myself, I would rather have HPB' writings
as they were completed and published by her. I don't want
somebody in-between correcting the text according to his
own ideas of what HPB *might* have put if she had
reflected upon it later.
While HPB's says all her works contain mistakes I would
not want to be the one who decides what they are and
corrects them on her behalf, nor would I want to decide
for others what is a service to them by changes I might make
to the SD. Even with the mistakes, my many years of studying
her works has left me feeling confident in them as they are.
That is not a feeling of confidence I would be willing to
place in Boris de Zirkoff, though I admire the work he has done
collating the material for the Collected Writings.
Quoted from: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theos-talk/message/1614
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