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Carlos on "Algeo Archives On Line"

Sep 14, 2006 11:12 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Carlos, you write:

> Daniel,
> Sometimes it seems you should rename your  sudy center to "Algeo 
Study Center",  or "Old SPR Study Center".
> Why using Blavatsky's namein your "Archives"  and then sow doubts 
about everything she worked for?
> Just asking, Carlos.  

I have been a student of Theosophy and Blavatsky for more than 30 
years.  I have encountered inquirers, students, skeptics, etc. 
interested in Theosophy, the ideas, the claims, etc.  Students from 
many different Theosophical groups/schools or none.  etc. etc.  Many 
of the persons have questions, doubts, confusions, uncertainties, 

Over the years I have found it best to deal with doubts, questions, 
etc. in an upfront and straight way.

Examining "doubts" if done in a constructive manner can be helpful 
because there are always certain assumptions, certain ideas  
behind the "doubt".  If one can get to those underlying ideas and 
examine them and grapple with them, one can learn a great deal.

HPB in first book ISIS UNVEILED stated quite plainly:

"...none but the logician, the investigator, the dauntless
explorer should meddle with books like this. Such delvers
after truth have the courage of their opinions."
H.P. Blavatsky

or the courage to come to their OWN opinions or conclusions.

Certainly HPB in that very same book "sowed" seeds of doubt
about Spiritualism, Christianity, and Science.  And many of
her critics have taken her to task for it.  But if one can
work thru the doubts raised in her books, one can learn some
very valuable things!  OBTW I love ISIS.

So maybe I will put on my website those above words of
HPB so as to warn those who are faint of heart or who
so easily succumb to "doubts" to beware and maybe go to
some other site which "spoonfeeds" some simpler easier
version of Theosophy.

Please Carlos, don't meddle with my site if it so bothers you!

As to your "cute" little reference to me renaming my website
the "Algeo Archives On Line" much do I even have
on my site about Dr. Algeo?  Is this just a chance for you to
throw another negative remark out about Dr. Algeo?  How 

No I will keep the name of my site the same:


Most students of Theosophy love my site but apparently you don't.
Too my former boss at work used to quip.

You might also take to heart some other words of HPB:

"...Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at
their right value; and unless a judge compares notes and
hears both sides he can hardly come to a correct decision."
H.P. Blavatsky


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