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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
> London 

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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