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Re: theos-talk Update on Secret Doctrine Commentaries

Feb 19, 2011 11:00 PM
by MKR

Sorry I mistook. SD can be downloaded for free.

I feel that 99% of the material in the Commentaries are not even owned by
the publishers and the added work is marginal,  in the opinion of many
theosophists. That is why it is high time it is made available for free on
the Internet.

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 10:48 PM, Cass Silva <> wrote:

> I purchased a CD containing Vol1 and Vol2 Secret Doctrine for considerably
> less than this.
> Cass
> --- On Sun, 20/2/11, MKR <> wrote:
> From: MKR <>
> Subject: theos-talk Update on Secret Doctrine Commentaries
> To: "theos-talk" <>
> Received: Sunday, 20 February, 2011, 12:31 PM
> In the Internet, there has been discussions about how pricey the recently
> published Secret Doctrine Commentaries is - costing nearly US$100.00.
> The material is primarily the transcription of professionally recorded
> stenographic discussions that H P Blavatsky had in London Lodge and the
> value added by the author/editor and publisher is marginal, in the opinion
> of many theosophists, and makes many wonder who and how the pricey pricing
> model was developed and which is unworkable from a business standpoint
> considering the minuscule market there is for it because of the number of
> theosophists who can afford it.
> Since disseminating information to poor and eager student of theosophy
> should be the prime motivation of any theosophists at heart, attempts were
> made to see if an electronic file can be released for free or for a
> donation. This can be done at no cost since the book was prepared in
> electronic form for the printer to print it.
> It looks like electronic format availability is not going to happen any
> time
> soon as I read in a blog:
> âIt is rumored that the Theosophy Company of Los Angeles, California, may
> finally come out with their edition this year and at half the price.â
> While this may meet the needs of many who want to adorn a hard copy in
> their
> book shelves and many of those who abhor electronic editions and still
> stuck
> to print media, it still does not go to the heart of the issue of how to
> disseminate and distribute theosophically valuable information efficiently
> and effectively.
> Unless one removes the hat of a hard-nosed businessman/woman and puts on
> the
> hat of a theosophist at heart, one cannot open the eyes and see what is the
> right thing to do.
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