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Re: theos-talk Some issues regarding discovery of SD owned by Einstein

Sep 15, 2010 01:14 PM
by Leon Maurer

If you can read it, then you can find the culprit and wag your finger at him/her. :-)

As for what Einstein wrote in the margins of his SD, I already know what it says -- since it can't be much different than what I wrote in mine. :-)

On Sep 15, 2010, at 9/15/103:46 PM, M. Sufilight wrote:

> I am seeking out the Akasha Records.
> They come in as being more valuable. (smile.)
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> From: "Leon Maurer" <>
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> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:02 AM
> Subject: Re: theos-talk Some issues regarding discovery of SD owned by 
> Einstein
> That's about as easy as trying to find a stolen DaVinci painting already in 
> the hands of a collector. We'll still keep hoping, of course.  But, unless 
> the current owner is an avowed theosophist and leaks out photocopies 
> anonymously, I doubt that any of us will see what Einstein wrote in the 
> margins in our lifetimes.
> I'm just interested in who could have copped it after it was delivered to 
> the Lodge in India?
> Leon
> On Sep 15, 2010, at 9/15/1012:32 AM, MKR wrote:
>> From the various sources, all available evidence points to the fact that
>> Einstein had a copy of Secret Doctrine and this should not surprise 
>> anyone.
>> Now many theosophists are interested to track it down. If it is to be 
>> found,
>> in all likely hood it would be in the library of an individual or that of 
>> an
>> organization. Even if we succeed in locating it, there are some very
>> difficult issues before it can see the light of the day. I feel this way
>> based on the discovery of the transcript of the discussions HPB had in
>> London Lodge. Let me share my analysis of the atmosphere in which
>> theosophists are operating.
>> It was in 2004 or 2005, I heard some vague comments in cyberspace point to
>> some material in some one’s archives. There was no inkling of the kind of
>> material and what the issues surrounding them were.
>> When the recent publication of transcription and explanation of the
>> discussions HPB was announced, and subsequent discussions on the 
>> publication
>> convinced me that the subject of the material was indeed HPB’s 
>> discussions.
>> The publishing industry had radically changed since the time of HPB. When 
>> it
>> became clear that the unpublished material is indeed genuine transcripts, 
>> no
>> one in the know made any attempt to alert theosophists about the 
>> discovery.
>> Those in the know kept it to the vest. In today’s Internet world,
>> dissemination of the information is quick and free. The theosophists
>> involved should have made all of us aware of the discovery.
>> Once the material is legit, it could have been photocopied and scanned and
>> uploaded to Internet for all of us read them. It was not done. No one 
>> knows
>> why. It is to be recalled that the discussions took place not among 
>> members
>> pledged to secrecy or confidentiality. Nor the material was marked as
>> Private or Confidential. I am sure HPB’s intent was to make her 
>> discussions
>> available to anyone interested in theosophy so she would not have objected
>> to their publication even if she is alive.
>> If the original material was available on the Internet, each earnest
>> theosophist who had the time an interest to read them, would have
>> contributed their interpretation and explanation for the benefit of
>> theososphists world-wide. Multiple source of explantion and interpretation
>> would have been lively and contributed much to theosophical literature.
>> Explaining and discussing the material while scholars and historians and
>> theosophists are good. However, discussion by an Intuitionist or an
>> Occultist would be more valuable than any one else because head learning 
>> and
>> simple intellectual analysis and explanation would have serious 
>> shortcoming
>> no matter how famous the theosophical author is.
>> It almost took five or more years to see the material in print. I am sure
>> there was discussion going on behind the scenes as to who should be given
>> the task of writing a book transcribing and explaining the material and of
>> course the typical political and business considerations would have been
>> integral to the decision about the author to be used and who should 
>> publish
>> it. Finally when it was published, it was too pricey to many theosophists
>> around the world living on modest means. Thus the book is going to reach 
>> not
>> many theosophists.
>> Today, with free availability of Internet, when the production of the work
>> was going on, it could have been serialized and distributed on Internet 
>> over
>> a period of time so all of us could be reading it in small chunks.  No one
>> in the top decision making chain seems to have considered this option. It 
>> is
>> a pity that a great opportunity was missed due to lack of creative 
>> thinking
>> motivated to disseminate information to widest possible audience.
>> The SD copy Einstein owned and perhaps made a lot of marginal comments, 
>> will
>> be a priceless one worth millions of dollars. So anyone who gets hold of 
>> it
>> is likely to store it in a vault for its material value and not what is
>> contained in it. Hence, as soon as the copy is located, I think the entire
>> book should be scanned into a computer file and distributed on Internet.
>> This would ensure that anyone interested in it would be able to access it 
>> at
>> no cost.
>> Let us keep look for the SD and hope we find it soon.
>> MKR
>> There is no religion higher than Truth
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