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The Inner West: An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West

Sep 07, 2004 11:11 AM
by kpauljohnson


Just received the HPB Letters book as well as The Esoteric World of
Madame Blavatsky. I had wondered if new content in the latter
sufficed to make it worth purchasing for someone who had the earlier
version; the quality of the illustrations alone makes it worthwhile. 
As for the Letters, I can't imagine that anything was excluded on the
basis of showing HPB in an unflattering light, because there are two
that do so quite strongly. I knew of the Third Section letter
translated by Maria Carlson but not Letter 118 to H. Chintamon, about
which I will comment later. It's a doozy.

It was nice to see TMR listed in Daniel's Suggested Reading section so
I will respond by informing theos-talkers of a new book in which his
The Esoteric World is listed among "twenty essential books on the
teachings of the Inner West." (Godwin's Theosophical Enlightenment
also was included.) Here is a link to an online review for the new
book, with links to amazon etc:

It's mostly a "best of Gnosis" but with some new material. My
contribution is retitled "Blavatsky and her Masters" but is the same
piece that ran in Gnosis back in 1993 and became the introduction to TMR.


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