A sceptical response
- Published: Monday, 12 June 2017 14:07
Leslie Price – England
Those who work on the powers latent in man are familiar with sceptics, that well organised community who assail any positive testimony to such powers on principle. They would like to be seen as meticulous and scholarly people in contrast to, well, anyone who does not adhere to orthodox views. Recently I was reminded of a case where this was not so, as I shall explain.
In 2014, I came across a sceptical book in which H.P.B. featured, and I wrote to the author Jason Colavito as below.
Subject: madame blavatsky
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014
Dear Mr Colavito,
As associate editor of the journal Theosophical History (www.theohistory.org ) I was naturally interested in your anthology Theosophy on Ancient Astronauts. I was surprised to read on p.x that Blavatsky material was channelled by her spirit guide. Truthfully or not, she always claimed that her Mahatmas, Brothers etc. were living men; though Olcott describes in his Old Diary Leaves what were clearly trances.