More New Examples of Twitchellian Plagiarism

Author: David Christopher Lane
Publisher: Alt.religion.eckankar
Publication date: 1996

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I wish to commend Steve for his continued skepticism of Twitchell's
alleged plagiarism. Why? Because such doubting simply forces one to
come up with more examples of Twitchellian appropriation. Even if
more examples will do little to convince Steve, it does allow the
reading public with a wider array of comparisons to see why such
plagiarism charges were made in the first place.

This past week, I have had an enjoyable time tracking down new
samples. Indeed, one of the most blatant examples of plagiarism was
discovered this week. I was going to write it all down, but I
realized I would be typing for a long time. Here are the proper
coordinates for anyone interested in seeing the comparisons for
themselves (perhaps in the future I will get the time to write it
down in total):

New Sample One:

Compare pages 171 to 175 of THE ECK VIDYA by Paul Twitchell (1972)
with pages 36, 38, 39, 41, 42, 45, 46 of THE GREAT INITIATES by
Edouard Schure (1961, but also published much earlier as well).

By my reckoning (and being conservative here), Chapter 11 of THE ECK
VIDYA alone contains over 5 pages or 20 paragraphs of plagiarized material.

Sample Two:

Compare pages 146-147, 148-149, 152-154, 161-164 of LETTERS TO GAIL,
VOLUME ONE by Paul Twitchell (1960s) with the following pages respectively
and in order: 343-345, 346-347, 348-357, 363-397 of THE PATH OF THE
MASTERS by Julian P. Johnson (1939).

Naturally, this is but a small pool.

more to come!

P.S. DIALOGUES WITH THE MASTER is the "Far Country" of Plagiarism.

Detailed analyses forthcoming!

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