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Vol. 3 of the Secret Doctrine

Nov 07, 1993 05:32 PM

After reading Jerry Hejka-Ekins' comments on the 3rd volume of the
Secret Doctrine, I thought members of the group might be interested
in an unpublished article I wrote last year on this very subject.

For the past 5 years I have been doing a detailed analysis of the
Wurzburg MSS of the S.D. which is in the Adyar Archives of the T.S.
Also I have been going through all the primary source material on
the writing of the S.D. from 1885 through 1891.

Anyway, last year John Cooper of Australia wanted to know the results
of my studies, so I wrote up in rough draft form my conclusions.

My thesis is that Vol. 3 of the S.D. published in 1897 is more or less
what H.P.B. intended to publish as Vol. 3. [excluding the E.S. Instru-
tions appended at the end of vol. 3]. The Ms of vol. 3 did not

We have it in vol. 3 published by Annie Besant.

I sent copies of my article to a number of Theosophists.

John Cooper of Australia, Michael Gomes, David Reigle, Doss McDavid,
and Geoffrey Farthing of England all agree with my conclusion.

Dara Eklund, Ted Davy of Canada and Richard Robb all disagree with my

Further study since then convinces me even more of the correctness of
my thesis.

I will be happy to send a photocopy of my article to interested parties.
A copy of this article of 20 pages will be sent for $4.00 (includes
postage and handling.) My address is The Blavatsky Information Center,
P.O. Box 1844, Tucson, Arizona 85702. Check or m.o. should be made
out to Impossible Dream Publications.

Thanks. Daniel Caldwell at:

P.S. For those interested in a comparision between H.P. Blavatsky's
teachings and those of Mrs. Besant and Mr. Leadbeater, I have a copy of
a paper entitled "Misleading Mayavic Ideations: The Neo-Theosophy of
C.W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant." by Ray Morgan and published in 1976.
43 pp. A copy can be obtained from me for $6.00. This publication was
mentioned in Gregory Tillett's biography of C.W. Leadbeater.

Enough for now.

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