Re: theos-talk Some of My Observations on E. Pelletier's THE JUDGE CASE.
Apr 08, 2011 11:23 AM
While it is good that we have a review of what Pelletier did in his book,
would it not be good to be able to get hold of his book and read it for
ourself and come to our own conclusions.
Today it is easy and quick to make a pdf file available. I am wondering
about the mindset of theosophical publishers who put out pricey books. From
what I understand, many theosophical leaders and writers get free copies
from the authors and hence they are not sensitive to the pricing issue.
After CD/DVD and Internet came on board, music Industry has seen a downturn
on the sales of CDs and DVDs. We will see the same for hard copy books as
I hope soon we will find a pdf file so that we can read the books even
though it may take quite a bit of time.
On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 9:44 AM, Govert Schuller <schuller@szd60sPQpmGqeKB2eej17Dyu1IUdEePHPeeT8a8oDhRuQd6gAuWQOU7HqT8tGluu71_tRefbnaOYDDOvbA.yahoo.invalid>wrote:
> Dear Daniel,
> Thank you for your notes. Very much appreciated as not many people have the
> money, time and analytic capacity to subject the book to a critical reading
> and report the findings.
> Your conclusion merits reproduction:
> As I have read and carefully studied the narratives written by Pelletier in
> this book I have come to the conclusion that Pelletier
> employs (as much as Paul Johnson ever did) speculative possibilities with
> little or no documentation whatsoever.
> No doubt, Pelletier devoted hundreds if not thousands of hours to
> collecting the documents reprinted in this volume and in doing the extensive
> chronological survey and all students of Theosophical history owe his a big
> thanks. But the above mentioned "gaps" and "speculations" make the book less
> than useful especially to students who may not know much about the subject
> but would like to know more. [bold words in original]
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Daniel
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 3:08 AM
> Subject: theos-talk Some of My Observations on E. Pelletier's THE JUDGE
> On the webpage listed below, I have tried to give some
> of my observations concerning the book titled THE JUDGE
> I have more notes and observations but I need to
> collate them and will do that as soon as I can.
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