Re: Bias etc.
Aug 21, 1997 12:41 PM
by M K Ramadoss
At 03:05 PM 8/21/97 -0400, you wrote:
>The person in NYTS who said what he did about the Washington
>book was indeed a national leader, former board member in
>fact. I don't think the folks who heard him say that would
>take much note otherwise. OF COURSE there is no obligation for
>all Theosophists to read every book on Theosophy that comes
>out. However, I think anyone who claims a leadership role
>should be willing to read the biggest book of the decade on the
>subject, like it or not. This from a person who has cause to
>resent Washington for getting attention that might otherwise
>have been paid to more scholarly books on HPB/Theosophy.
>His book has major flaws but deserves to be read,
>I don't think there's a single reason to exclude Tillett that
>wouldn't also require exclusion of most Theosophical books.
>Except that is for the real reason, which is that ES folks don't like
>him for bursting their bubble, and don't want word to get out
What is going on is nothing new. It has happened before. For example, the
well known book by Ernest Wood -- Is this Theosophy.... which was published
in 1936, I did not get to find out about the book until a couple of years
ago. I had been to many TS Lodge Libraries -- some of them had books even
Adyar Library did not have -- and none of them had the book. I don't know if
you have seen the book.
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