What the Thesophy Company states about SD Volume III (1897)
Jan 05, 2007 02:36 PM
The Theosophy Company states that SD volume III (1897)
"forms NO PART of the original SECRET DOCTRINE written by H.P.B."
Unfortunately, the writer of this statement does not
give us either his reasoning or the evidence that would help us
to understand how he arrived at that conclusion.
But I invite the reader to consider the following evidence.
On pp. 129-137 of Annie Besant's Third Volume of
THE SECRET DOCTRINE is an article from H.P.B. titled:
"Appollonius of Tyana."
Was this article "part of the original Secret Doctrine"?
If you look in Volume I of the Wurzburg manuscript which dates from
1886 you find this article titled "Appollonius of Tyana" on pages
THEREFORE the Wurzburg manuscript is A WITNESS to the fact that this
article to be found in SD, Vol. III (1897) was in fact PART of HPB's
ORIGINAL Secret Doctrine Manuscript of 1886 and was also in
Volume One of this manuscript.
FURTHERMORE, one finds that the following articles that were in Vol.
III (1897) are also in Volume I of the Wurzburg manuscript:
"The Souls of the Star -- Universal Heliolatry"
"The Mystery 'Sun of Initiation'"
"The Trial of the Sun-lnitiate"
"The Hexagon with the Central Point, or the Seventh Key"
"What the Occultists & Kabalists Have to Say":
Other articles are also to be found in the two said volumes as given
Therefore, the Wurzburg manuscript is A VALUABLE WITNESS to the fact
that these articles were, in fact, PART of HPB's ORIGINAL Secret
Doctrine Manuscript of 1886.
See : http://blavatskyarchives.com/sdiiitab.htm
Now why are these articles in Volume I of the Wurzburg manuscript
ALSO found in Volume III of the SD?
The key to answering this question is found in the testimony of
Bertram Keightley which can be found at:
Bertram Keightley tells us that the order of the volumes of The
Secret Doctrine was rearranged. Volume I BECAME Volume III in 1887.
And MOST of the material found in the extant Volume I of the Wurzburg
Manuscript of the SD of 1886 is ALSO found in the SD Volume III of
Daniel H. Caldwell
Blavatsky Study Center
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