Re: Wiki article on H P Blavatsky
Nov 12, 2010 00:26 AM
You say; "The important fact is that at last we have a Wiki about theosophical topics.", and I agree to an extent. The internet has
obviously become an invaluable tool for the sharing of information.
As to the legitimacy of the information, it is often questionable
and can come from an individual perception rather than an accurate
But as you say wiki is collaborative and hopefully it will be made
better every day, with a view to giving to the public a summarized account of (as S. Cranston puts it) the extraordinary life and
influence of Helena Blavatsky.
I can't help but be saddened every time I read a demeaning article
--- In email@example.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> It is nice to get a feedback. One of the unique features of Wiki is that it
> is collaborative. Anyone can add and/or edit the material; and of course any
> inaccurate statements will be questioned by others and many times gets
> The important fact is that af last we have a Wiki about theosophical topics.
> Let us all join in the effort and make it better everyday.
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:46 PM, nigel_healy <nigelhealy@...>wrote:
> > Hi MKR and all
> > Having just read the wiki article on HPB, I have to disagree
> > with you that it is "An excellent write up".
> > I fear it will only lead to some erroneous ideas about HPB and
> > is completely void of the true nature of HPB and her enormous
> > task. All this talk of marriage, did she/didn't she have a child,
> > was she a virgin, etc. etc., is nothing short of gossipy nonsense
> > and irrelevant speculation. Meanwhile the article fully ignores
> > the essence of HPB's life-work, as stated in The New York Daily
> > Tribune on May 10 1891; "for nearly twenty years she had devoted
> > herself to the dissemination of doctrines, the fundamental principles
> > of which are of the loftiest ethical character". Altruism, compassion,
> > the alleviation of suffering, aided and guided by a knowledge of
> > the operations and purpose of the Cosmos, somehow I don't get any of
> > this from this (to me) dreadful article.
> > "Mediumship...based upon the belief known as Spiritualism.....field
> > upon which Blavatsky based her career"!! Is it just me or is that not
> > very misleading, if the rest of the picture isn't given to the
> > newcomer to Theosophy.
> > Root Races is a vast subject and one of the most easily misunderstood.
> > Just throwing out a few lines and mentioning the Jews and the
> > Tasmanians etc. is (to me again) very damaging and in no way assists
> > the Theosophical Movement.
> > Kind regards,
> > Nigel Healy
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, MKR
> > <mkr777@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Here is the link for the wiki article on HPB:
> > >
> > > <http://theosopher.net/mw/index.php?title=Helena_Blavatsky>
> > >
> > > An excellent write-up.
> > >
> > > MKR
> > >
> > >
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> > >
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