Re: Theos-World 1885 "The Occult World", written by A.P. Sinnett is published.
This reminds me of Robert Crosbie's confusion in the
"At the time I joined the T.S. H.P.B. was in India,
and had started "The Theosophist" magazine there.
Judge had begun the publication of the "Path". There
was little else in the way of Theosophical literature.
"Man--Or Fragments of Forgotten Truth" came next; this
was later expanded into Esoteric Buddhism; "The Occult
World", "The Key to Theosophy" came in rapid
No, "Man" was NOT later expanded into "Esoteric
Buddhism." "Esoteric Buddhism" by Sinnett was first
published in 1883 and "Man" by Mohini Chatterji and
Laura Holloway came two years LATER in 1885. "The
Occult World" (1881) did NOT come in rapid succession
AFTER "Man" and "Esoteric Buddhism". It is true that
HPB's KEY was later published in 1889. There are even
more confusion in this quoted statement by Robert
I know all of this is somewhat trivial but it is
important to set the record straight even on minor
You are quite right, Daniel, there are other errors, too in Crosbie's
statement. Another example would be:
"At the time I joined the T.S. H.P.B. was in India, and had started "The
Theosophist" magazine there. Judge had begun the publication of the "Path".
That is not correct. The Theosophist was started in October 1879, but Judge
started his Path in April 1886, seven years later, btw, when he returned
from his final initiatio in South America.
But what is more important than these mere minor errors are Crosbie's
misunderstandings of some teachings. I'll present some examples in the next
time as time permits.