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'''G. H. Fechner''' is mentioned in [[Mahatma Letter No.  18]], on page 13--14:
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'''G. H. Fechner''' is mentioned in [[Mahatma Letter No.  18]], on pages 13-14:
  
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<blockquote>I may answer you, what I said to G. H. Fechner one day, when he wanted to know the Hindu view on what he had written — "You are right; . . . 'every diamond, every crystal, every plant and star has its own individual soul, besides man and animal . . .' and, 'there is a hierarchy of souls from the lowest forms of matter up to the World Soul' . . .; but, you are mistaken when adding to the above the assurance that 'the spirits of the departed hold direct psychic communication with Souls that are still connected with a human body' — for, they do not."<ref>TS Wiki [[Mahatma Letter No. 18#Page 13|Mahatma Letter No. 18, pages 13-14]].</ref>
I may answer you, what I said to G. H. Fechner one day, when he wanted to know the Hindu view on what he had written — "You are right; . . . 'every diamond, every crystal, every plant and star has its own individual soul, besides man and animal . . .' and, 'there is a hierarchy of souls from the lowest forms of matter up to the World Soul' . . .; but, you are mistaken when adding to the above the assurance that 'the spirits of the departed hold direct psychic communication with Souls that are still connected with a human body' — for, they do not."<ref>TS Wiki [[Mahatma Letter No. 18#Page 13|Mahatma Letter No. 18, pages 13-14]].</ref>
 
 
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Charles J. Ryan, in an article in [[The Canadian Theosophist (periodical)|''The Canadian Theosophist'']], sought to correct Mr. H. R. W. Cox's idea that the individual mentioned in the letter was psychologist [[G. T. Fechner|Gustav Theodor Fechner]].<ref>Charles J. Ryan, "An Important Correction," ''The Canadian Theosophist'' (December 15, 1936), 326-329. Accessed online at Blavatsky Archives [http://blavatskyarchives.com/ryancorrection.htm]. See also Cox's work, ''Who Wrote the March-Hare Attack on the Mahatma Letters?'' Victoria, British Columbia, Canada:  H.P.B. Library, 1936.</ref>
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"G. H. Fechner" refers to psychologist and Spiritualist [[Gustav Theodor Fechner]].
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==

Latest revision as of 16:31, 14 June 2019

G. H. Fechner is mentioned in Mahatma Letter No. 18, on pages 13-14:

I may answer you, what I said to G. H. Fechner one day, when he wanted to know the Hindu view on what he had written — "You are right; . . . 'every diamond, every crystal, every plant and star has its own individual soul, besides man and animal . . .' and, 'there is a hierarchy of souls from the lowest forms of matter up to the World Soul' . . .; but, you are mistaken when adding to the above the assurance that 'the spirits of the departed hold direct psychic communication with Souls that are still connected with a human body' — for, they do not."[1]

"G. H. Fechner" refers to psychologist and Spiritualist Gustav Theodor Fechner.

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