False Accusation About My Website
Jan 05, 2007 01:20 PM
The statement has been made that:
"...there is a rather generalized perception among long-standing
Blavatsky students t hat one should not rely on Daniel Cadlwell's
editions (IN THE INTERNET or in paper) of theosophical texts." caps
Notice the phrase: IN THE INTERNET
I assume the writer of this statement wants readers to believe that
all the primary source documents I have on the internet (WWW) at
Blavatsky Archives are not reliable and are edited, abridged,
tampered with or silently edited.
Please readers, see the following 2 lists of all the historical
documents I have reproduced for the benefit of readers and students:
These hundreds of historical documents have been reproduced /
transcribed from the original sources with no silent editing of the
text, no abridgement.
Of course, there may be a few typos from time to time in a few of the
documents which I always correct as they are found. I even have paid
a proof-reader and still typos sometimes slip thru.
Now in my book THE ESOTERIC PAPERS OF MADAME BLAVATSKY, I wanted to
present the most accurate copies possible so when at all possible I
gave photographic facsimiles of the original material.
And on my internet website I even tried sometimes to give
photographic facsimiles of the documents, for example, HPB's ES
Instruction NO. 1 (the 1890 edition). See:
Of course, in some of MY OWN compilations I have sometimes edited the
text. Such as in the following one:
A Casebook of Encounters with the Theosophical Mahatmas.
But in this compilation I ALSO tell the reader:
"In this paper I have compiled most of these testimonies in
chronological order. The narratives have been transcribed from the
original sources but material not relevant to the subject has been
silently deleted. The original texts, however, can be found from the
source references. Explanatory words added by the editor are enclosed
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