Re: Precipitation of a Koot Hoomi Letter witnessed by C.W. Leadbeater
Nov 04, 2002 08:06 AM
by Steve Stubbs
--- In theos-talk@y..., "Daniel H. Caldwell" <comments@b...> wrote:
> C. W. Leadbeater
> October 31, 1884
Thanks for the precipitation stories. The Theosophical sources say
that some of the letters were precipitated and that most were not.
Your comments seem to fit in well with those statements.
There is still one challlenge - more difficult than collecting
preicpitaion stories - which has not been dealt with: how to argue
from an unbiased perspective that the mahatma letters did contain the
actual thoughts of the mahatmas and not those of the amanuensis
chelas who produced them? Unfortunately, precipitation stories,
however interesting, do not relieve us on this point because even if
we grant that Blavatsky could produce a letter out of thin air, that
does not constitute reason to believe the letter she produced did not
contain her own thoughts rather than someone else's. I am not saying
the problem cannot be solved, only that the stories do not solve it.
So suppose someone like Paul Johnson or Brigitte Muehlegger were to
suddenly profess belief in the mathatmas and precipitation but
express doubt that the mahatmas wrote the letters, how could one
answer that difficulty?
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