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The 1884 Report

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    WHO SUPPORTS THE ATTACKS TO THE MOVEMENT? Dear Friends, The 1884 Annual Convention of the Theosophical Society, in Adyar, appointed a broad Committee to advise
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 8, 2006
      WHO SUPPORTS THE ATTACKS TO THE MOVEMENT?


      Dear Friends,

      The 1884 Annual Convention of the Theosophical Society, in Adyar,
      appointed a broad Committee to advise H.P. Blavatsky as to the best
      course of action with regard to the Coulombs' attacks against the
      movement.

      Those were the same attacks which Mr. Daniel Caldwell and Mr. John
      Algeo have been publicizing for some years now.

      The Chairman of the 1884 Committee was Mr. Norendra Nath Sen. Its
      secretary, Alfred Cooper-Oakley.This is their Report, dated
      December 28, 1884:

      "Resolved: That the letters published in the Christian College
      Magazine under the heading `Collapse of Koothoomi' are only a
      pretext to injure the cause of Theosophy, and as these letters
      necessarily appear absurd to those who are acquainted with our
      philosophy & facts, and as those who are not acquainted with those
      facts could not have their opinion changed even by a judicial
      verdict given in favour of Madame Blavatsky, therefore, it is the
      unanimous opin ion of this Committee that Mdme Blavatsky should not
      prosecute her defamers in a court of law."

      [Signed:] "Alfred Cooper-Oakley (Secretary), Norendraneth Sen
      (Chairman), P. Iyaloo Naidu, Franz Hartmann, M.D., Nobin K.
      Bannerji, Rud. Gebhard, S. Ramaswamier, P. Sreenevasa Row, S.
      Subramani Iyer, Naoroji Dorabji Khandalvala, R. Ragoonath Row,
      Gyanendra Nath Chakravartti, M.A., T. Subba Row, H. R. Morgan, M.
      General." (1)

      So far, the document.

      The important fact in this report is that its clearly states the
      obvious reality : those slanders against HPB and the Masters of
      the Wisdom are only "a pretext to injure the cause of Theosophy".

      Also, it is said that the forged letters "appear absurd to those
      who are acquainted with our philosophy & facts". The Committee is
      clearly right.

      What are the motives, then (more than one century later) for John
      Algeo, Daniel Caldwell and a few others to try to adopt those
      slanders as if they had been written by HPB herself? I will leave
      that to the reader.

      The Coulombs at least had the trouble to forge the letters they said
      were written by H.P.B. But Soloviof didn't even present any
      forgeries. He just published the libellous texts that he himself
      had created, mixed up with some sentences from authentic letters,
      but he never showed any "originals". All his work of libels
      followed the same lines established by Emma and Alexis Coulomb.

      The Coulombs did received a bribe for their "pioneer" work. This is
      well-documented. They took at least 150 rupees.(2) Yet it is not
      known whether V. Soloviof worked "on a volunteer basis" for the
      Vatican and other powerful enemies of the movement, or if he
      received a bribe – and of how much.

      This is the stuff John Algeo and Daniel Caldwell have been making
      propaganda of, in the last few years.


      Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline




      NOTES:

      (1) Reproduced from "The Coulomb Case", by Michael
      Gomes, "Theosophical History Occasional Papers", Vol. X, Fullerton,
      California, 2005, 73 pp., see p. XV.

      (2) "The Coulomb Case", by Michael Gomes, "Theosophical History
      Occasional Papers", Vol. X, Fullerton, California, 2005, 73 pp.,
      see document at the p. 49, and footnote 78, at p. 29. See also pp.
      15-16.


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