Re: on past history
Jun 15, 1997 06:04 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <199706152311.TAA02142@ultra1.dreamscape.com>, "liesel f.
deutsch" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
>with his reliability as a source of
>teaching, as in the case of his claim to clairvoyance, wildly inaccurate
>in, for example, his description of life on Mars.
>To which I wish to remark that the inaccuracy of CWL's Mars description has
>been quoted a number of times. If, with all the clairvoyant descriptions CWL
>did, this is the only inaccurate one, which I don't know either way, but
>it's the one everyone harps on, then I'd say he was pretty accurate.
With all respect (which is a lot, Liesel) the Mars account is used as
being the most obvious. Other dubious instances are CWL's alleged
manipulation of the "Lives" as reported by his own secretary, Ernest
Wood. I have been told by an E.S. member that much of his work is today
considered to be "unreliable" - which is why many of his publications
have been seriously abridged, some never reissued, and others of his
"school" quietly shelved, such as Jinarajadasa's ~First Principles of
The only way to check on CWL's or anyone else's clairvoyance is to
develop one's own abilities as fully as possible. Anything else is only
ever a working hypothesis - which remains true even if we *do* develop
our own "third principle" siddhis etc., etc.
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