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Re: theos-talk BRITTEN, Theosophy, Blavatsky, and use of pseudonyms

Dec 24, 2010 07:51 AM
by MKR

Thanks for the post. A lot of spiritual activity has been going on and we,
open minded theosophists, should open up our horizon and I am sure we all
can learn a lot. The powers be, behind the welfare of the Humanity used
multiple channels for this purpose and 'fundamentalist' theosophists should
keep this in perspective and not operate with a closed narrow mind.

So long as we all agree with the fundamental objectives of all the movements
- welfare of the Humanity - there should be no problem = of course
'organizational' theosophists may strongly differ and even resort to attack
using pseudonyms. But time will take care of everything.

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 8:43 AM, kpauljohnson <>wrote:

> Let me follow up the last post which might have seemed to focus on HPB by
> mention of 1884, but my current interest is Emma Hardinge Britten's use of
> pseudonyms which has created an amazingly intricate set of puzzles for
> scholars. Will we ever get to the bottom of the mystery of Chevalier Louis?
> Her biographer Marc Demarest will speak about her at the Church of Light
> biennial gathering next year, and Leslie Price and Paul Gaunt both have fine
> articles about Emma in the PsiPioneer for December 2010. Art Magic is one of
> the foundational works of the CofL yet its authorship remains as mysterious
> today as when it appeared in 1876. My blog post about these new Emma
> articles provides links, at:
> --- In <>,
> "kpauljohnson" <kpauljohnson@...> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In <>,
> Drpsionic@ wrote:
> > >
> > > The best way to handle such clowns is to treat them as clowns and
> banish
> > > them with ridicule. Do not argue with them, do not reason with them.
> > > Simply make fun of them.
> > >
> >
> > Simply offer a very clearcut alternative by participating in
> among a diverse group of scholars and inquirers fully
> devoted to Open Source Theosophy. Use of pseudonyms brought on the great
> crises of the Theosophical movement in the 19th century, and even now
> blogging about pseudonymous communiques of the early TS provokes another
> round in the 21st! Three, two, several, or one individual? People
> recommending their own writings while posing as disinterested appraisers of
> the evidence? Same issues/questions today as in 1884.
> >

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