Re: Theos-World On changing headers, toxicity, etc.
Nov 11, 2004 12:07 PM
by Jerry Hejka-Ekins
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
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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