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Re: Theosophical Doctrines (HPB)

May 21, 1998 06:45 AM
by Pam Giese

> Dallas offers:
> The attempt to "date" HPB's writings with the stigma (?) of the
> time in which they were written "Victorian," etc ...  Why not
> take them on face value ?  The moral condition of the world and
> its philosophical evolution are to be considered on the basis of
> what is being offered -- in terms of verity, or accuracy of
> description.  The "age" of the language, and the slight change in
> colloquial expression in 100 years has very little to do with
> those concepts.

It is not HPB's writing that I was criticizing. I believe they stand on
their own.
What I keep wondering is how has this extraordinary basis of occult
knowledge been enhanced within the last 100 years? The availability of
Eastern writings and philosophy has increased greatly over that time.  We'd
had advances in physics, chemistry, biology, and psychology that have
reshaped the general western view of the whole.  Recent communication
revolutions have made the world a much more connected place.  How have
these changes been incorporated into the TS body of language?  I see an
organic progression when I read Alice Bailey.  How is this tradition being
expanded  today?  When I last scanned the TS section of the Quest Bookshop,
I had trouble finding anything philosophical (excluding interperative
history) that was written after 1940.


"Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light..."

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