Re: Theos-World Re: Katinka: "HPB put most of the third volume to the flames before her death."
Sep 16, 2003 03:50 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
Hi all of you,
This is just some reflections on Daniel Caldwells conclusions and work on
the so-called Secret Doctrine volume III:
I will suggest, that the interested reader of the socalled volume III of the
Secret Doctrine follows Blavatskys view, when she in her almost contemporary
book The Key to Theosophy answers the Enquirer:
"ENQUIRER. Which system do you prefer or follow, in that case, besides
THEOSOPHIST. None, and all. We hold to no religion, as to no philosophy in
particular: we cull the good we find in each. But here, again, it must be
stated that, like all other ancient systems, Theosophy is divided into
Exoteric and Esoteric Sections. "
So read Volume III - while you cull the good you find in it - and reject
what is no good.
Or maybe better read something else - which you might benefit more from
Or make a comparative study of the mentioned volume and other books -
theosophical or not - dealing with the mentioned adepts, mysteries and
magical aspects etc...
Let us us call it a view.
M. Sufilight with peace and love...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Katinka Hesselink" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:17 AM
Subject: Theos-World Re: Katinka: "HPB put most of the third volume to the
flames before her death."
> Hi Daniel,
> 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"
> <danielhcaldwell@y...> wrote:
> > Katinka,
> > 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.
> > Daniel
> > --- In email@example.com, "Katinka Hesselink" <mail@k...>
> > wrote:
> > > Hi Mauri,
> > >
> > > Did you read that material Daniel put together and I provided the
> > link
> > > 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
> > gather
> > > it went.
> > > The so called third volume is a combination of 'miscellaneous
> > material
> > > found in HPB's desk' (this is in the preface as well I think) and
> > the
> > > 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
> > to
> > > check the editing.
> > >
> > > Katinka
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