RE: Theos-World Actual malice (libel on theos-talk)
Nov 11, 2004 02:24 AM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck
Nov 11 2004
In THEOSOPHY the human mind is considered to be dual.
1 The Higher Manas which considers virtuous matters, and
2 The Lower Mind which considers selfish and personal matters.
It is this latter the Lower Mind that might be "brainwashed" if it is
passive and allows that to happen to it. The active and self-possessed mind
will not permit brainwashing to occur.
From: Morten N. Olesen [mailto:global-theosophy@a...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Actual malice (libel on theos-talk)
A view to consider:
I would like to refer to the following page:
"THE MANIPULATED MIND
Brainwashing, Conditioning and Indoctrination
Malor Books, 2000
Most of us cherish our values of individual freedom of thought. Yet after
the Korean War, American POW's fell greater victim to Chinese brainwashing
techniques than those of other nationalities. Some made bizarre and even
The Manipulated Mind explores the pioneering research that, sparked by this
issue, developed into one of the most provocative fields of current
psychology. Today brainwashing is no longer seen as merely a special
subversive technique, but rather as the clever manipulation of unrealized
influences that are continually operating in all our lives.
The Manipulated Mind helps us to see how manipulated we really are. And in
doing so, it offers us an opportunity to become more self-directed."
( http://www.ishkbooks.com/database/MAMI2.html )
Please do not consider this as an attack on anyone in this debate.
I just thought it could be worth while considering.
M. Sufilight with peace and love...
----- Original Message -----
From: "kpauljohnson" <kpauljohnson@y...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 6:31 PM
Subject: Theos-World Actual malice (libel on theos-talk)
> Here is a site with some information on libel.
> I don't know whether I could be considered a public figure, but the
> things repeatedly said about me on theos-talk by Dallas rise to the
> standard of libel of public figures, which is higher than that of
> private individuals: actual malice. Here's the definition: "Actual
> malice is the act of publishing or broadcasting statements with prior
> knowledge of the inaccuracy of the statement or a reckless disregard
> for the truth."
> The record of theos-talk archives, the evidence in my books
> themselves, and testimony of everyone who knew me during the time I
> was researching and writing about HPB shows the accusations made
> about my motives to be inaccurate. The record also shows that its
> inaccuracy has been repeatedly made clear by myself and others to the
> accuser. Therefore the repetition of the accusation is now done both
> with prior knowledge of its inaccuracy AND reckless disregard for the
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