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Comments on reviews of theosophical books

Jan 11, 2011 10:21 PM
by MKR

When browsing the reviews of some of the recent well known theosophical
books like the SD Commentary and Reflections on an Ageless Wisdom (ML to
APS), most of the reviewers have done an excellent job. As we all know these
recent books are pricey for the average âpoorâ theosophist especially in non
Western Countries.

None of the reviews I have come across about the above books have brought
out the critical issue of making them widely accessible to theosophists
around the world. Today, any book can be instantaneously distributed at no
cost around the world using Internet and it costs nothing to create a pdf

One wonders if there is no mention about the cost of these books in the
reviews, is it likely that the reviewers are not sensitized to the price and
distribution issues since they do not pay for it and do receive a free

Books like the above are almost exclusively read by theosophists and hence
the logic that applies to other books published for general audience is not
at all relevant. Unless the cost issue is addressed quickly, we will see the
same fate as pricy utility software faced in the past as cheap high speed
scanners have changed the technological landscape in the world.

Godspeed for making books available in pdf files.


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