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Re:Wheat and chaff

Dec 24, 1996 07:43 AM
by Nicholas Weeks

> I believe this is exactly what was denied by Rich.  (My email re
> A.Bailey was a response to Rich's, not to yours.) Here are some
> excerpts from his email of Dec 22 (emphasis is his, not mine):

My posting was not addressed to anyone in particular, which is
why it started out with no salutation.  Rich can speak for

> > Not having much confidence that devotees of AAB will wish to
> > compare closely the main principles, themes or keynotes of real
> > Theosophy with it shadow --
> >
> Please do come up with any comparative evaluations of real
> Theosophy and its shadow.

I will not write a great deal.  However, if one does want to see
the contrast and polarity between the two, the following four
methods will help.

> > 1) Compare statements of purpose, goals & objectives.
> >
> > 2) Determine & compare apparent shared key themes; such as the
> > nature and relationship to humanity, of the Occult Brotherhood.
> >
> > 3) Compare technical & doctrinal aspects.
> >
> > 4) Contrast the differing meanings of shared terminology.

It took many years of very reluctant investigation for me to even
want to resolve the conflict between -- and even more years to
see that there was a huge difference -- and then there was time
for research & thinking.  The 4 methods will help anyone who
wishes to do the same.  Max, dear one, I suspect you are not
going to do this anytime soon.  Which is fine.  But if the time
ever arrives, you and anybody else so inclined will have to do
your own research and thinking.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all!


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