Re: Theos-World Re: why did Blavatsky made so many mistakes? why?
May 08, 2009 08:37 AM
by Govert Schuller
You have to do your own work here too, especially when you make sweeping statements.
The mistakes, innacuracies, blinds, etc., which I might find in HPB might not mount to much or, if they do, they might not give substance to make generalizations, and if they do, there will be many possible interpretations, and even if there would be one unambiguous interpretation of a set of mistaken statements, its relevance will still have to be established, and even if its relevance can be established, what will be the legitimate use of such? Etc., etc.
HPB and the Masters might have tried to give us a path through the jungle of the occult, but for most of us their writings are still part of the jungle itself.
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Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:32 AM
Subject: Theos-World Re: why did Blavatsky made so many mistakes? why?
--- In email@example.com, Leon Maurer <leonmaurer@...> wrote:
> On Apr 24, 2009, at 4/24/097:26 PM, Anand wrote:
> > Blavatsky gives many references. Has anyone checked whether those
> > references are correct or not? Has anyone shown contradictions?
Few weeks back Govert said he checked few references from Blavatsky's writing and found that they were wrong. That prompted this interesting question whether anybody has checked references given by Blavatky. It is very strange that there is no popular book dealing with accuracy and inaccuracy of her references. For last many months my inner voice is telling me to do assessment of Blavatsky's writing. But you can imagine it is more convenient to see if anybody has done it already.
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