Some Random Remarks on one of Perry's Comments
Sep 15, 2004 10:11 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell
Thanks for your posting at:
I want to make a number of comments on what
you have written.
"Why does Adyar seem to disallow the critical
examination of these clear contraditions in its
publications when it claims it is really
concerned with free spiritual search and enquiry?"
But if Adyar is REALLY concerned with "free spiritual
search and enquiry" why not allow articles and
discussions on even a MUCH WIDER array of subjects?
Why not do studies on what different theosophical
writers have contributed? Take Bailey, Steiner,
Purucker, Prophet, etc. If the Society encourages truth
seeking then why not discuss all of these writers
and their teachings and even much more in the Society's
magazines, publications, etc.?
Why couldn't the Society put out a book on Leadbeater
and invite contributions from members and non-members
with diverse point of view? Maybe some writer (probably
not Pedro) could then clearly explain why a reasonable
person should ignore all the historical records
that indicate CWL was born in 1854. etc. etc. If
theosophists are really truth seekers, such a book would
at least provide interested seekers with much to
think about and ponder on.
Why doesn't the Theosophist as well as other theosophical
magazines do a better job of reviewing hundreds and
thousands of excellent books on many esoteric and
Every year scores of good books come out on such subjects
and I never see even a mention of them in theosophical
For example, any person calling himself a theosophist
should read the book titled IN SEARCH OF THE PRIMORDIAL
TRADITION AND THE COSMIC CHRIST by Father John Rossner.
A remarkable book and most theosophists I've mentioned
the book to know nothing about it and seem even less
interested in reading it!
I could list good books all day long....
I will end this post by commenting on the Tillett
biography of Leadbeater. As far as I know, THE
THEOSOPHIST never reviewed the book. Why? Here is
a book that deals with a major theosophical writer
of the Adyar Society. Shouldn't members be informed
about this book? If the Society really believes there
is no Religion (belief??) higher than Truth, why not
allow this book to be discussed in the pages of the
Society's official magazine. If Tillett has distorted
the historical record or has not given both sides of
the argument, then a lengthy book review setting the
historical record straight and showing where Tillett
made mistakes, etc., would seem to me to be a MUST.
I hope one day not too far from now Tillett's 1000 page
dissertation of Leadbeater may find its way into print
for interested theosophists to read.
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