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Re: An Insider's Perspective on Blavatsky, Judge, and Besant

Feb 11, 2007 05:48 AM
by nhcareyta

--- In, samblo@... wrote:
> Perry,
>    You know for 4 years I posted references to Alice Cleather books 
and for 4 
> years there wasn't a single response to it. It wasa deafening 
silence that 
> was continious. I was quite perplexed not really being clued in to 
the Judge 
> Lodge and the other factions. Finally I think it was mkr that 
posted something on 
> Cleather and then Daniel Caldwell followed with posts. But it took 
years here 
> to have it register even an indication that Alice Cleather ever 
existed. What 
> a strange surreal cloud misted over the value of her perspective 
that was 
> unique special in my view. It reminded of Party Politics. I was 
impressed when I 
> read her books and saw the Peking Lodge Group Photograph taken 
there in China. 
> Even today so many years later if you Google for the Guruda 
Necklace and Seal 
> of the Tashi lama there is zero listing. It appears Alice Cleather 
was the 
> only one who reproduced it for us all.
> John
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Dear John
May I add to your comments to Perry?
I have had two books by Alice Leighton Cleather for some time 
entitled H.P.Blavatsky As I Knew Her(1923) and H.P.Blavatsky A Great 
Betrayal (1922).
Each of these books provides fascinating insights into HPB and 
Alice's time spent with her. 
She directly challenges numerous historical accounts and events of 
the time from her privileged position as a member of HPB's inner 
group. She also challenges later historical accounts and events in 
like manner.
Her writing is erudite and appears to be a credible, honest and 
honourable perspective to be highly recommended for those who wish 
for such an objective, historical and personal account.

Kind regards

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