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Re: Theos-World Re: What does Bill Meredith think about Olcott's Experiences with the Masters?

Mar 29, 2002 01:58 PM
by Bill Meredith

My comments are imbedded throughout.

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From: "danielhcaldwell" <>
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Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 10:06 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: What does Bill Meredith think about Olcott's
Experiences with the Masters?

> Bill,
> Thanks for your comments at:

No thank you.

> Bill, AT LEAST you gave your estimation of Olcott's "claims".
> Thanks. But I can't say the same for that other person who considers
> herself a "neutral" scholar.

Why put the neutral in quotes? Does Brigitte consider herself a neutral
scholar or a "neutral" scholar?

> Concerning that same "neutral" scholar, you write:
> "Perhaps in refusing to respond directly to your incessant
> interogatories, she is being more honest and forthright than all the
> rest of us put together."
> Well, Bill, I guess that is your opinion and you're entitled to it
> but I don't think there is any proof - conclusive or otherwise - for
> that extraordinary belief!!! :) But if you want to believe that, go
> for it.

It is not my opinion and you would be wrong to assume it is my belief. It
is simply another possibility that is inconsistent with your stated opinion.

> You also write:
> "I do not need Olcott's testimony or your charts to validate my
> belief in extraordinary men and women capable of extraordinary
> accomplishments."
> Well, my charts don't count for much

Yes, I agree. (this is the type of selective editing you do regularly)

except to illustrate the 4 step
> process of discovery. As to Olcott's testimony, I am glad that he
> saw fit to give it so that others might possibly gain insight from
> his experiences.


> Mmm, "extraordinary men and women"? But we won't go into that.


> But again thanks for your hypothesis 6.
> Daniel H. Caldwell

That's it? You ask for my opinion and when I give it you ignore the
ramifications of it completely? My post was a complete thought that needs
to be addressed as a whole or is better not addressed at all.

Herewith are the parts of my post that you left out. What do you make of
> Below are four encounters Olcott had with the Masters:

Daniel, look carefully at how you phrase the above statement of fact as well
as your selection of a subject line. It is the Blavatsky-biased and
Masters-certain Daniel Caldwell who chose those words. A more reasonable
researcher, while trying to maintain a modicum of balance, might have chosen
words similiar to these: "What does Bill Meredith think about Olcott's
claim to have encountered 'masters'? and "Below are four historical events
in which Olcott claims that he had an encounter with a person or persons
whom he (Olcott) at times refers to as 'brother' or 'master'.

> There are at least five possible explanations of his
> encounters with the Masters:

Again Daniel, your statement above reveals your bias in presuming that
Olcott had an encounter with the Masters. Otherwise you might have written
"There are at least five possible explanations for each of these four


> 1. Olcott perhaps was simply lying and this whole
> experience never actually happened.
> 2. Olcott was perhaps duped by a confederate hired by
> Blavatsky to personate a Master.
> 3. Olcott was perhaps hypnotized by Blavatsky to see
> this "imaginary" adept.
> 4. Olcott was perhaps under the influence of drugs &
> hallucinated the whole experience.
> 5. Olcott perhaps met a real physical man who was an
> adept.

6. Olcott perhaps met a man whom he believed was a 'brother' or 'master' or
'mahatma' or 'adept.'

> Can we assume that Muehlegger agrees with Steve
> Stubbs' explanation concerning Olcott's encounters
> with the Masters?

You may assume whatever pleases you.
I have no desire to assume anything about Brigitte.

>What hypothesis do you believe
> best explains Olcott's encounters?

Yes, the most that can be achieved here is the adoption of a hypothesis
which one *believes* best in explaining the events. Thank you for
acknowledging that there is no _conclusive proof_ -- only *beliefs*.

> Do you agree or
> disagree with Stubbs' explanation?

While number 5 is very possible and I might hope that it is the correct
explanation and it clearly seems to fit in with Steve's personal beliefs, in
my mind number 6 is more likely to be a *better* i.e. _more believable_
explanation of the historical events in question.


Now, Daniel, I have done my best to explain. I do hope that it suffices.
Researching the accounts of various historical events for evidence that
'adepts' exist is a poor methodology which I am not inclined to pursue


Daniel, it is small wonder that few will engage in dialogue with you. You
seek to confront Brigitte at every turn. There is much each of you could
learn from the other. Only an arrogant claim upon the truth prevents it.
Brigitte is the obsessive to your compulsive. Without either one of you the
rest of us would be getting only one side of the story. Together you
balance and ultimately cancel each other leaving us with our own
self-devised methods. Thank you both.


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