IMHO, Most revealing comments from Carlos
Aug 02, 2006 08:29 AM
Carlos, below you write some very revealing comments.
I quote them first and follow them up with my own
First your revealing comments:
When I first read Letter Seven and other idiocies in Algeo's volume,
in the first semester of 2004, I painfully doubted HPB. At first, I
just could not think USA TPH could publish a fake and slanderous
Then I stopped to think, went through the "sources" of that fake
text, saw it came from Soloviof, understood it all, and called from
my rural home and library in Brasilia to a friend, a long standing
editor in the English language (not a ULT member):
-- "Tell me, am I dreaming, or Soloviof cannot be taken as a source
of any historical information on HPB? Take a look at Sylvia
Cranston! What happened to Algeo and the TPH?"
And the person said:
-- "You are right. Soloviof can be no source".
Then I stopped doubting HPB. And still I checked that with Algeo
himself, with Radha Burnier, Dara Eklund, Joy Mills and many others,
before getting tougher.
So, I clearly put TRUTH and FACTS well above any current opinion of
Now my comments:
Your very first sentence is very revealing to me:
"When I first read Letter Seven and other idiocies in Algeo's
volume, in the first semester of 2004, I painfully doubted HPB."
Let me get this straight. Are you saying that only 2 and 1/2 years
ago that you, the great defender of HPB against all slanderers and
libel-propagators, had doubts about HPB?????
You even emphasize your doubt by saying it was painful:
I .......... PAINFULLY DOUBTED ............... HPB.
You don't say how long you had those PAINFUL DOUBTS.
Was it only for a few seconds or minutes or hours or days
BEFORE you stopped doubting and started thinking???
Furthermore, are you telling me that you knew so little about HPB's
life, about her life's work, about the controversies, about her
struggles, about her teachings, that such PAINFUL DOUBTS could
apparently overwhelm you or at least throw you off balance??
I do NOT know your specific situation, but it would appear to me
that possibly a more well grounded person would not have had such a
emotional reaction as you experienced.
Then you say:
"At first, I just could not think USA TPH could publish a fake and
But wait think about it....Carlos
Don't you believe that the teachings of Leadbeater are
basically "pseudo-Theosophy"...or even fake?
I don't exactly know what you think about Leadbeater's teachings but
many Blavatsky students are not shy in saying that they are simply
fake....that Leadbeater was a fraud pure and simple....
But if you consider his teachings "pseudo" however you may define
that word, then think: both Adyar TPH and Wheaton publish these
books of Leadbeater...
So why did you (naively??) assume that TPH Adyar or Wheaton would
NOT publish other questionable material????
Or in 2004 did you still believe in Leadbeater's claims and
So when you write:
"I just could not think USA TPH could publish a fake and slanderous
you seem to be placing TOO MUCH FAITH and TRUST in a publisher...or
at least so it seems to me.
Turning briefly to my own initial experiences:
When I came to Theosophy and Blavatsky in 1968, I did NOT have any
trust in any of these theosophical publishers. I'm not saying I
mistrusted them BUT how was I to know (being a complete newbie to
all of this) who was telling the truth about HPB? Was a
theosophical author telling me the truth about HPB and Theosophy?
Or was some non-theosophical writer telling the truth about all of
this? Some books portray HPB as a fake, others as a genuine
occultist. How is the newbie to know what is what?
Theosophical publishers could simply be pushing their own propaganda
or agenda. Doesn't society in general view Theosophy as just
a "cult"....one of many of those bizarre occult cults.....That was
the atmosphere in which I was introduced to HPB and Theosophy.
I wanted to know what I should believe...this view or that
view....how was I to know in 1968 who was telling the truth and who
was telling lies or pushing propaganda?
But in 2004 I assume you had more experience...you must have read in
previous years more widely in Theosophical literature....That you
had thought more about these subjects and had discussed some of
these issues with other Theosophical students....
Or is my assumption wrong? That is, in prior years to 2004 you had
NOT read widely and thought about all these things....
Later you write:
"Then I stopped doubting HPB...."
Peace at last???
At this point I won't comment on any more of your revealing comments.
So now it appears (at least to me) that possibly you want to help
produce a volume in which all the letters that caused you such
PAINFUL doubting are simply removed. That way, others will not have
to go thru such PAINFUL EXPERIENCES.... of doubting HPB.
And you do not want others to read in my book THE ESOTERIC WORLD OF
MADAME BLAVATSKY those disgusting testimonies by Coulomb and company
because they too might experience PAINFUL DOUBT of HPB....
I find this understandable if in fact this is how you view all of
More in my next email.
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