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Steve Stubbs on Blavatsky's materializations & a question for Brigitte M.

Feb 24, 2002 08:12 AM
by Daniel Caldwell

I wrote to Steve:

"Steve, please briefly cite the TWO CASES regarding
Blavatsky's phenomena that you mentioned prior which
you think constitute 'scientific evidence'?"

Steve replied:

"One of them occurred at the Gephard house and is
outlined in Sinnett's INCIDENTS. It involved the
reported materialization of a letter and was very
carefully observed by a trained conjurer, who 
said he saw no evidence of chicanery."

"The other was reported by both Sinnett and Olcott and
described in great detail by both. It involved the
reported materialization of dishes which were dug from
the ground. Tree roots were said to have grown thickly
around the stuff in question, and the ground was 
undisturbed, meaning (1) the dishes were there for
some very considerable period of time, or (2) the
phenomenon must have been real."

"Both of those accounts impress me, which is another
way of saying THEY BAFFLE ME. Whether they would
impress David Copperfield or Doug Henning or Houdini I
cannot say. . . ." Caps added. Quoted from:

Brigitte, do these two cases cited by Steve ALSO
baffle you?

Daniel H. Caldwell
"...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."
H.P. Blavatsky. The Theosophist, July, 1881, p. 218.

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