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Re: theos-talk Mahatma Letters - Scanning them

Aug 18, 2012 10:00 AM
by John W

In that case, how many of the Mahatma Letters To AP Sinnett were omitted from the Adyar volume compiled by A Trevor Barker? What about Mahatma letters to other persons?
John W.

--- On Sun, 19/8/12, MKR <> wrote:
From: MKR <>
Subject: theos-talk Mahatma Letters - Scanning them
To: "theos-talk" <>
Date: Sunday, 19, August, 2012, 4:00 AM



      Recently, the color slides of Mahatma Letters to A P Sinnett provided by

British Museum has been made available on the Internet. Many theosophists

are unaware that British Museum can provide color slides of materials in

their possession and they should be congratulated. I am looking forward to

the time when they make scans available on Internet which is also the best

way to protect the originals.

I am sure there are many originals of letters from the Mahatmas are in the

archives of various theosophical organizations as well as possibly in

private collections. With todayâs color scanners, it is very easy and

inexpensive to scan them into digital images. Once done, they can be made

available on the Internet.

Publication of Mahatma Letters Series I and II by Adyar confirms that the

most of the originals are in their custody. We also do not know how many

unpublished letters are in their custody. They all can be scanned and made

available on Internet. In addition, this is the best way to preserve copies

of the originals for posterity.

In the past publications, there are redactations justified at that time

that they refer to people still living. All of them are now dead and no

harm will be done.

I hope people who have custody of any Mahatma Letters, consider their

scanning very seriously both for preservation as well as benefit



PS: Unredacted 1900 letter to Besant from Mahatma KH was not published

until 1984, which points out the great reluctance of sharing the letters

with theosophists. Even unreadacted portions do not contain any serious

material that needs redactation. You can judge for yourself.


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