Re: theos-talk Volume III (1897) of THE SECRET DOCTRINE
Apr 24, 2011 08:26 PM
by John W
Who is alleged to have written that alleged Volume III, in 1897, of the Secret Doctrine, after HPB's premature death in 1891, if it was not simply assembled from an unpublished manuscript of hers? If not the latter case, could it have been "channeled" by her after her death through a medium, particularly an automatic-writing medium?
I know of one case in which an author is said to have completed an unfinished work after death: the occultist Dion Fortune, aka Violet M Firth, a member of the original Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn in England, as well as of the London Lodge of the Theosophical Society. A few years after her death in 1946, she is supposed to have completed her unfinished last book, the occult novel (based on fact) "Moon Magic", by handwriting through an automatic-writing medium, being first published in 1956. Of course, the organization that she founded, the Society Of The Inner Light, which still exists in London, was heir to her collection of unpublished articles and manuscripts, some of which can now be downloaded as PDFs, and others of which have seen the light of day only in recent years; see http://www.innerlight.org.uk for a list of titles. Her about a dozen occult books (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dion_Fortune ) , much of which are compatible with
Theosophical teachings, can now be freely downloaded as PDFs (look for the titles on Google), due to the copyright on them having expired in most countries including the UK.
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Subject: theos-talk Volume III (1897) of THE SECRET DOCTRINE
Date: Monday, 25, April, 2011, 2:41 PM
I see on the web an article that has been written about the 1897
Volume III of the SD.
Unfortunately a good number of misstatements are to found
in the course of this article.
Readers who might want to know more about Volume III and its
genesis should consult the following article:
"The Myth of the "Missing" Third Volume of The Secret Doctrine."
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