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Re: Theos-World On changing headers, toxicity, etc.

Nov 11, 2004 12:07 PM
by Jerry Hejka-Ekins

Hello Paul,

OK, I'll change the header when I reply to Dallas' last. But I have no idea how to go about changing the headers on the previous posts. Perhaps only Eldon can do that, and I suggest that you ask him.
I would choose the title "Theosophy in the Post Modern Generation" or something like that. Would that title work for you? This title actually describes the subject I'm trying to get Dallas to respond to, but I've had less success than I had anticipated, though I still have hopes. I think he is really trying to figure out what the heck I'm talking about. Perhaps others will chime in with ideas and observations. I really would like to explore this subject and get a variety of views. I would even say that the future of Theosophy depends upon this kind of dialoguing.
Regarding libel: I don't think Dallas is so much out to defame you, as he is vested in protecting his notions about the Masters and HPB from other interpretations that might threaten his. I think he has clearly made his point that he is deeply offended by conclusions you came to in TMR and would like someone to come forth and prove them wrong. This, of course is the very modernist view that I'm trying to get him to see through and get past: i.e. that there is the right view and the wrong view, and there is nothing outside of that binary. I think most readers of these posts can easily see through his reasoning, and therefore are not going take any of Dallas' defaming remarks about you very seriously. This is all a generational thing. I believe that each generation has something to learn from the other, if we make the effort to do so. For instance, Dallas' point of identifying and making use of source material is well taken, and something many students of the PM generation need to learn. I'm not thinking of you in this example.

The bottom line is that Dallas' objections to you and TMR are his problem, and there is nothing to be gained for you to make it yours.

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