Jul 24, 1997 08:27 PM
At 08:54 PM 7/24/97 -0400, Dr. A.M.Bain wrote:
>In message <email@example.com>,
>>In spite of all of this, let us give credit where it is due (in spite of
>>potential flames), many came to Theosophy via CWLs writings and/or have been
>>benefitted by them and I believe even today the book on Chakras is one of
>>the top sellers of TPH publications.
>Amen. I came via Jinarajadasa, which is almost the same thing <GRIN>.
>For chakras I prefer Ernest Wood's well-researched info in his book,
>"Yoga" (A Penguin/Pelican book in the UK).
I have not seen Wood's book. Should try to get hold of one and I am sure it
is going to be interesting and informative, knowing the background of Wood.
BTW, more than 20 years ago, I gave Jinarajadasa's book First Priciples of
Theosophy to a well known Professor dealing with General Systems Theory and
who was brought up in the Southern USA as a Baptist, and it was very
enlightening for him. His narrow training as a Baptist helped him to
appreciate Theosophical view and even though he never became a member of TS,
he was indeed affected by Theosophy as I could see his outlook on life and
his very helpfulness towards his acquaintances and students.
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