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Can we settle just one point before going off in 27 other directions?

Nov 25, 2001 09:38 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Brigitte you wrote in part:

> Swedenborg learned about Tibetan and Chinese Yoga from Swedish 
> soldier-scholars, who had been prisoners of war in the Siberian and 
> Tartar areas of Russia and returned to Sweden in the 1720s. In his 
> Spiritual Diary, Swedenborg drew on the travel journal of Philip 
> Strahlenberg, a Swedish officer and former prisoner, to describe 
> spiritual relation between the Tibetans, Tartars, Chinese, and 
> Siberians, Chinese and Tibetan Tantrism .
> See also: Philangi Dasa, Swedenborg the Buddhist; or, The Higher 
> Swedenborgianism, Its Secrets and Thibetan Origin ,Los Angeles: 
> Buddhistic Swedenborgian Brotherhood,1887.

Brigitte at this point in your narrative, you then write:

>Note that Blavatsky and Olcott where still living in the US at this 
> time, and would move to India the following year and 
> become "Budhists".

"At this time"? Brigitte, what does this mean? "At this time" is in 
reference to what? 1887?

WHEN were Blavatsky and Olcott still living in the US? 

Then you go on to write:

>Blavatsky and Olcott . . . would move to India the following year 
>and become 'Budhists'.

But what does Blavatsky and Olcott being in the US "at this time" and 
then moving "the following year" to India, have to do with either 
Swedenborg or with this 1887 book?

I have read the pages of text by Brendan French but I am asking you 
about what you have written. A straightforward answer would be 
appreciated by those of us who are trying to understand YOUR 

Daniel H. Caldwell

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