In this short note, we cover another distortion in this book which no one seems to have caught.
During their three month stay, Mirra underwent a profound inner development, but this was due more to Theon’s wife that to Theon himself. Madame Theon was `a marvellous woman from the point of view of experience,’ although her intellect was rather ordinary. Theon, on the other hand, had comparatively little experience, but an encyclopedic knowledge of things occult. A few lines from him was enough to inspire his wife to write pages and pages of what today might be called channeled writings. But these revelations, according to one French critic, were `written in such a bizarre manner that even the most cultivated men (unless they were themselves `Cosmic’) quickly abandoned the attempt to read them.’ Mirra was aware of the deficiencies of Madame Theon’s writing, but felt that this extraordinary woman was in contact with genuine sources of knowledge.”( page 253)In this passage, Peter Heehs, via the opinions of some French critic, has effectively dismantled Madame Theon's revelations. Did the Mother actually think Madame Theon's writing was deficient ? Let us go back to the primary source, which in this case is the Agenda.