Re: Katinka: "HPB put most of the third volume to the flames before her death."
Sep 16, 2003 01:17 AM
by Katinka Hesselink
Since your study of theosophical history goes a lot deeper than mine,
and I haven't taken notes while studying this stuff, I can only say
that there is a report by someone (I think Wachtmeister) that she put
a lot of papers to the flames. It is my assumption that that was the
material she already had for volume III. As you well know, this was
supported by many theosophists. On the other hand your own conclusion
that most of volume three is the origional volume one also makes
sense. In short I eat my words and refer back to:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Daniel H. Caldwell"
> You wrote:
> "HPB put most of the third volume to the flames before her death."
> Katinka, I would love to see your sources that led you to believe
> that she destroyed "most of the third volume" before she died.
> --- In email@example.com, "Katinka Hesselink" <mail@k...>
> > Hi Mauri,
> > Did you read that material Daniel put together and I provided the
> > to?
> > There wasn't a third volume to destroy. HPB put most of the third
> > volume to the flames before her death. At least, that is how I
> > it went.
> > The so called third volume is a combination of 'miscellaneous
> > found in HPB's desk' (this is in the preface as well I think) and
> > ES-material. Or at least a large portion of that.
> > She did edit some, but that is pretty standard procedure in
> > bookwriting. The only difference is that HPB didn't have the chance
> > check the editing.
> > Katinka
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