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Brigitte's latest recommendation PLUS my recommendation

Feb 16, 2002 11:43 PM
by danielhcaldwell

Brigitte wrote:

> And those on the theos talk list who really want to know who the 
> Theosophical Masters are should read Paul Johnson's two University 
> New York books on the subject expecially TMR.

Readers should certainly read these two books by Johnson. But before 
one naively accepts many of Johnson's statements especially 
concerning Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi, one should ALSO read and 
compare what is said in the following critiques:

 Caldwell, Daniel H. K. Paul Johnson's House of Cards?: A
Critical Examination of Johnson's Thesis on the Theosophical Masters 
Morya and Koot Hoomi

 Caldwell, Daniel H. Methinks Johnson Has "Shot" Himself in 
the "Foot": Daniel H. Caldwell Replies to Some of K. Paul Johnson's 
Rebuttal Remarks

 Pratt, David. The Theosophical Mahatmas: A Critique of Paul 
Johnson's New Myth.

 Also see:

 Also see:

Read both sides of the argument instead of only one side as Brigitte 
is suggesting.

Even Blavatsky herself wrote:

". . . Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at their 
right value; and unless a judge compares notes and hears both sides 
he can hardly come to a correct decision." The Theosophist, Volume 
II, July, 1881, p. 218; reprinted in H.P.B.'s Collected Writings, 
Volume III, p. 225.

Brigitte is apparently terrified of Blavatsky's wise advice to 
readers to compare notes and hear both sides.

Also I will be more than happy to discuss in detail any of the 
subject matter specifically on the Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi that 
Johnson deals with in his books. Brigitte's new stated policy is to 
avoid any such discussion in this public forum. Why is Brigitte so 
afraid of readers comparing notes and hearing both sides? 

Daniel H. Caldwell

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