"MK, in my experience the copyright owners are rarely asked before their intellectual property in purloined - and pdf files made out of their works, I merely point out the dilemma of taking someone's property without permission - how…"
"MK of course the mechanics of pirating an electronic version of a book have long been known. It is the morality that I am referring to. Just because a book is out of print it does not mean that the copyright has lapsed. In some cases…"
"MK, admittedly this is a grey area which our world society has not yet fully sorted out yet. It is of course great to make things available for free, and if it is your own property you can do with it whatever you want, but if you make other…"
"Thank you for that statement MK. I remember discussing the republishing of Geoffrey's 2 volume Lecture Notes from The School of the Wisdom with him at that time - he told me that he was in discussion with the T.P.H. Adyar on the matter. In the…"
"MK, If you can can find the statement I would be happy to comment on it. Otherwise, I would have thought that the Adepts would have favoured a spiritual author who had something to say selling his books and people who wanted to hear the…"
"All too often free sharing is due to the graciousness of the copyright holders who decide not to prosecute or issue a take down order. However, I have noticed an increasing number of removal of items on Google and YouTube lately where…"
"MK and Capt. Anand you are welcome, but it was Kirk Walker who found the link and anyone who cannot afford the book should be particularly grateful to him. For many people, perhaps those mostly on the theosophical line, this book…"
"Well MK and other interested parties, here it is and kind acknowledgements to Mr. Kirk Walker who found the link to the pdf file for Light of the Sanctuary - The Occult Diary of Geoffrey Hodson. Now, nobody who is interested in the process of how…"
"MK, Light of The Sanctuary - The Occult Diary of Geoffrey Hodson was initially made available by The Theosophical Publishers in The Philippines at a very reasonable and affordable price, it is not their fault that the second-hand book market seems…"
"Anyone who understood the implications inherent in Light of the Sanctuary - the Occult Diary of Geoffrey Hodson and authored by his wife Sanda Hodson, relating to the pinnacle of human training and achievement known as The Path…"
"Service and sacrifice bring people to the jumping off point in the spiritual life, culminating in eventually forcing their adept teacher to accept them as pupils - the point being that they have already rendered themselves teachable by that time.…"
"MK two interesting themes here: 1) It is indeed hard to be embodied in the physical world without actually acting upon one's own understanding and judgement, even if one at times gets it wrong. What I was hinting…"
"The Way, the Truth and the Light. Humanity's challenge in our time is to render itself teachable. At which time an Adept Teacher - a Master of the Wisdom or his appointed representative - will come to your aid, give individualized…"
"Thank you Dr. Ramanujachary, I like your style. Your philosophy is much deeper than the sort of philosophy that is taught at university because it incorporates Theosophy. Many years ago I invited Professor Kovesi, a professor of Platonism to speak…"
"Totally agreed Daniel - I believe in time we will get our act together. More than likely the transnational companies will eventually come round to see it is in their own interests to act in concert with spiritual evolution rather than opposing it.…"
"Thank you Daniel for expressing your thoughts out loud, which also summarize thoughtful opinions of other people, which are spread more widely across the Internet and indeed the world. Going to the heartland of these issues may I offer some…"
I have had the chance to see the Occult Diaries of Hodson published in Philippines. It is currently out of print and from what I hear, there are no plans to reprint it. Currently a few copies are available in the market and the asking price is US$600.00. I feel that the recent publication of two vol collection of all his writings do contain very important and useful information and it too is expensive for the average theosophist; The list price is US$58.00. I am wondering if you are aware of any move to make electronic copies available to theosophists around the world? At these high prices, if nothing is done, the most likely scenario is for someone to scan them and create pdf files and they being circulated between friends. Your feedback on this would be helpful.