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  • In March 1891, Madame Blavatsky wrote to W.Q. Judge that Annie Besant was "not psychic nor spiritual in the least -- all intellect, and yet she hears Master's voice when alone, sees His Light, and recognizes his voice from that of D----. Judge, she is a most wonderful woman, my right hand, my successor, when I will be forced to leave you, my sole hope in England, as you are my sole...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 17, 2003
  • Concerning H.P.B.'s occult status, the following quotes from the Mahatmas indicate her SPECIAL position in relation to them: "... imperfect as may be our visible agent — and often most unsatisfactory and imperfect she is — yet she is the BEST available at present. . . . " The Mahatma Letters, 2nd edition, Letter 2 "This state of hers is intimately connected with her occult...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 17, 2003
  • H.P. Blavatsky in her "Collected Writings," Vol. XI, p. 78 wrote about the "oblong square": ". . . the same reverence is paid in Christian and Masonic architecture to the Orient (or the Eastern point) as in the days of Paganism. Ragon described it fully in his destroyed volumes. The princeps porta, the door of the World, and of the 'King of Glory,' by whom was meant at first the...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 17, 2003
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  • Wes, you wrote: "What might be open to interpretation would [be] Dallas' view that changes made by William Q. Judge to a work originally published by H.P. Blavatsky are acceptable. It really comes down to how one views their relationship, and what value we place on Mr. Judge's works. HPB's writings contain a great many statements that indicate quite clearly that she held Judge in...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 15, 2003
  • Students of Theosophy might carefully consider what H.P. Blavatsky wrote about "free and fearless discussion" in one of her "Lucifer" articles: "Open your columns to free and fearless discussion, and do as the theosophical periodicals have ever done, and as LUCIFER is now preparing to do. The 'bright Son of the morning' fears no light. He courts it, and is prepared to publish any...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 13, 2003
  • 2 Classics on H.P. Blavatsky: Richard Hodgson and V.S. Solovyoff Paint Mme. Blavatsky as a Fraud Serious students of Madame Blavatsky's life and work will want to carefully read and study the following two titles available from Ayer Company Publishers: ----------------------------------------------------- The Society for Psychical Research Report on the Theosophical Society. Edited...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 13, 2003
  • ...a difficult decision to make since I like (!!) those ellipses but I finally decided that since I primarily designed my book for inquirers and new students of Theosophy, I had to take into serious consideration the readability issue. In the new edition, there are enough...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 11, 2003
  • In the book titled THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT [both 1925 and 1951 editions] in the chapters on Katherine Tingley, the anonymous ULT writer tries his best to throw doubt on certain quotations attributed to William Q. Judge. These quotations can be traced back to the E.S.T. circular headed "To the Members of the E.S.T." and dated "April 3rd, 1896." Looking on page 9 of this circular...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 10, 2003
  • James Santucci, in an article on The United Lodge of Theosophists for "The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects and New Religions" (Prometheus Press, page 503), wrote: "In 1909, [Robert] Crosbie, with these same interested acquaintances who shared his views that only the Source Theosophy of Blavatsky and Judge should be studied, formed the United Lodge of Theosophists in Los Angeles. What...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 10, 2003
  • Gregory Tillett wrote: "Within the ULT a separate ES, claiming continuity with that of HPB, was established in 1909 with the title 'Dzyan Esoteric School'. . . . The first DES group was established in Los Angeles by Robert Crosbie in November 1909, and extended to San Francisco in 1911, by which time it had only 11 members. By 1923, however, the DES had extended to other major...
    Daniel H. Caldwell May 10, 2003