Carlos on Harrison
Sep 25, 2006 10:26 AM
Carlos, you write:
. . . Daniel. . . should know that V. Harrison never claimed to know
much of the inner side of the movement, or even about the History of
the Movement. Just because he did ONE important thing does not make
of him an infallible "Authority" on things he did not study. He did
not claim being any sort of Central Authority.
Carlos, I don't think anyone (certainly not me!) claimed that
Harrison was "an infallible 'Authority'" or that he is a "Central
Authority". I don't know where these thoughts -- that you bring up -
- come from...
But I do believe he was a KNOWLEDGEABLE examiner of documents and
handwriting and in light of his CAREFUL and EXTENSIVE study of the
handwriting of the Mahatma letters and also in light of his
SIGNIFICANT and IMPORTANT conclusions concerning H.P. Blavatsky in
relation to the letters of the Mahatmas, his comments about the 1900
KH letter should give us serious PAUSE and reflection.
Again Carlos you write:
. . . The situation entirely changed with the publication of the
FULL TEXT in 1987. I dont think Vernon Harrison had any strong
idea of what the Esoeric Section was or is about. He cerainly did
NOT read the FULL text of the 1900 letter. Therefore his opinion
I would be very careful about making such pronouncements such as:
"He cerainly did NOT read the FULL text of the 1900 letter."
Some of my associates were in correspondence with Harrison in the
late 1980s and the full KH letter was known to him.
And Harrison's statement about the handwriting of this letter does
not depend on the full text. There was enough handwriting available
for Harrison to make an adequate comparison. He was even willing to
state that the letter was a FORGERY.
Again Harrison did not need to know anything about the esoteric
section in order to give his expert opinion about the handwriting
and style of the 1900 KH letter. His expertise was in documents and
handwriting and his opinion was on those aspects.
So readers might be somewhat cautious of your statement that "his
opinion is outdated."
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