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Re: Theos-World Evidences from 1993 on

Jan 03, 2007 04:55 PM
by Cass Silva

Quite frankly Carlos your words are nauseating.  Daniel has "openly" produced evidence concerning his motives.  Paul Johnson was the wagging tail on the dog and as we all know, just because a dog is wagging it's tail, doesn't mean it is loyal and trusting.


carlosaveline <> wrote:                                  Friends,
 The only thing interesting here (below)  is that already in 1993 the sincerity of Mr. Caldwell was already under discussion. 
 Since then, evidences against him have continuously grown.
 Data:Wed, 03 Jan 2007 17:43:05 -0000
 Assunto:Theos-World Paul Johnson's First "Ad Hominem" against me....
 > In January of 1993, Paul Johnson first wrote to me asking me for 
 > certain input on his first self-published book about Madame Blavatsky 
 > and the Mahatmas. He had seen the short annotation I had written 
 > about his book in my own book OCCULT WORLD OF MADAME BLAVATSKY.
 > My annotation about his book reads:
 > "Highly speculative with numerous unwarranted conclusions not 
 > supported by evidence; poor research methodology; interesting reading 
 > but only creates another 'myth' concerning the Masters."
 > I took the time and effort to reply and write to Mr. Johnson an 18 
 > page letter and added appendices of relevant material concerning his 
 > thesis on the Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi. In this letter of mine I 
 > gave SPECIFIC EXAMPLES to illustrate what I had written in the above 
 > annotation.
 > Yet after receiving just this one letter/critique from
 > me and not knowing anything about me other than that I had written 
 > THE OCCULT WORLD OF MADAME BLAVATSKY, Paul Johnson wrote back in a 
 > letter dated April 14, 1993 and questioned my motives and sincerity.
 > In my reply to that 1993 letter of his, I wrote the following:
 > " is not my intention to be adversarial with you. No doubt, you
 > are a sincere individual who has devoted alot of hard work and money
 > to your research. I can and do appreciate that. But if you want my
 > honest opinion, then I must give it to you."
 > "Also in your letter to me of April 14th, you seem to think I have
 > not been fair and objective in my criticism of your book; you also
 > question my motivations. On this score all I will say is that I have
 > given my criticisms of your thesis and you should be able to assess
 > the validity of my criticisms, regardless of my own motivations."
 > Yet even AT THE VERY BEGINNING of our correspondence in 1993 it 
 > appears that Paul Johnson wanted to assign to me some kind 
 > of "negative" motivation although Paul Johnson was then and has been 
 > incensed since then by theosophists who have ascribed to him various 
 > negative motives for writing his books on Madame Blavatsky and the 
 > Mahatmas.
 > At the time and to this very day, I could care less what his own 
 > motivations were for writing his books on HPB and the Masters. I 
 > simply critiqued his statements, etc. that he had made about the 
 > Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi. I was hoping that he would stick to 
 > the historical subject matter about HPB and the Masters and yet he 
 > preferred to direct attention to what he supposed and imagined were 
 > my motivations, etc. etc.
 > In other words, he went "ad hominem".....
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