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to Estrella, on past issues

Jun 15, 1997 02:25 PM
by liesel f. deutsch

Dear Estrella,

I want you to know that I personally knew 2 of Leadbeater's pupils, and have
read a letter written by a third one. They all say that all these nasty
accusations of CWL are completely false. He did no such thing. He wasn't
even interested in sex anymore. There are others who say just the opposite,
I know, but my 3 knew CWL very inimately from the time he was a young man
until he died, and I believe them. So do most of the people who belong to
the Adyar section. What is true is that these accusations were made when
people were still very straight laced Victorian. CWL had some much more
modern and healthier ideas about how young people should deal with their
nascent sex drives, and I think that his ideas were just misconstrued. You
must imagine that this was a time when women were so modest that their
babies were born while the women were covered with a blanket, and the doctor
delivered the babies by feel, because the women were ashamed of uncovering
themselves. A doctor in Buffalo New York, allowed his students to watch him
deliver a baby, always with the woman covered by a blanket. He was drummed
out of the Medical Association. It was also a time when nocturnal emissions
were considered an illness, for which the cure was castration. Think about
the accusations against CWL against that background.


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