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Who is the Buttercup (Shelagh Rouse) referred to in the text? She is referred to as if she were a "conected person" of the article's subject matter - eg: a child or a follower - but the name only appears the once & so there is no obvious context. Sitush (talk) 04:27, 9 December 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Some info about Sheelagh Rouse and a photo are here. She is described as "Lobsang Rampa's devoted secretary, companion and friend for the entire span of his writing career. Referring to her by the nickname 'Buttercup', Rampa considered Sheelagh to be his adopted daughter." Some more detail could be added to the article here.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 15:17, 9 December 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Obviously you haven’t even bothered reading the books of Dr. Rampa; else you wouldn’t make such a crass remark. Buttercup was her nickname and she was Dr. Rampa’s secretary and companion for many years, later adopted as his daughter. Buttercup is the only family member alive today. user:tlrampa —Preceding undated comment added 09:27, 28 March 2009 (UTC).[reply]

Bewildering blind oversensitivity and touchiness in your response, by virtue of the fact no "crass" element is present in either of the preceding comments. Given that your username incorporates "rampa" one concludes a connection/ investment on your part. Possibly you are the aforementioned Sheelagh Rouse. Ho hum. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:54, 28 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Interestingly, all references to Sheelagh Rouse in connection to Rampa appear to originate in connection with a book written by Rouse, a memoir of her time with Rampa. Is there any reliable and unbiased source which makes reference to her prior to this? No mention of "Sheelagh Rouse" nor "Buttercup" appears in connection with Rampa per Google books, nor a general search, so even if she had been his secretary and had lived with Rampa and his wife, there may be an element of over-egging the pudding here, particularly, one hesitates to observe, when selling a memoir is involved... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:00, 28 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
A great start'd be read all hus books if y really want more truth! (talk) 13:03, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Truth, strewth! (talk) 15:24, 6 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]



I have found a 33rpm long-playing record entitled "Dr T. Lobsang Rampa instructs the listener in the art of Meditation", copyrighted to The Henderson Co, 1969, and published by A. Touchstones Ltd, 33 Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. The aides are labelled AR887A and AR887B and there is a note the "A. Touchstones Ltd have world rights for the distribution of Dr Rampa's Tranquiliser Touch-Stones"

Did he often refer to himself as "Dr"? Was he the holder of a doctorate of some type from a recognised educational institution. Did he have any connection with Henderson or with A Touchstones Ltd? Should there be a reference to the fact that he apparently recorded at least one record for sale? Sitush (talk) 04:27, 9 December 2008 (UTC) Dr. Rampa held many recognised educational doctorates; which are detailed within his many books, and goes on to explain he designed the TouchStones but has nothing to do with sales. (User May)[reply]

Thanks for the detailed info on the record. The audio clip in the article comes from a record that Rampa made. Off the top of my head I cannot say for sure it is the one that you have described, although it seems to be. Rampa is described as a medical doctor in his books and at his "official" site at [1]. His "alter ego", Cyril Hoskin, had no such qualifications.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 15:17, 9 December 2008 (UTC) I don't recall him ever mentioning an "official" website, all website have been created by followers of Dr. Rampa and certainly none are endorsed by him. (User May)[reply]
Cheers for the additional info in this section & also re: Buttercup. I'm deaf so I think the record is heading towards EBay or similar! Sitush (talk) 02:33, 15 December 2008 (UTC)[reply]
I don't recall him ever mentioning an "official" website, all website have been created by followers of Dr. Rampa and certainly none are endorsed by him. (User May)
Since he died in 1981 there is no "official" or personally endorsed website. The largest fansite is http://www.lobsangrampa.net/, and it may have some endorsement from his followers.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 14:09, 14 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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My Visit to Venus/Agharta


Lobsang Rampa - New Age Trailblazer says "My Visit to Venus, an anthology of Rampa chapters which had been rejected from earlier books, was published without authorization in late 1958 or early 1959 by Gray Barker, an American who ran Saucerian Bulletin." In Feeding the Flame (1971) Rampa writes "I definitely, definitely, definitely do not recommend that 'book'. It is just a few pages containing some articles which I wrote years ago, and it contains some -well-, I consider them offbeat illustrations not done by me. This book containing parts of my work and filled out with a lot of blurb was published entirely without my permission and entirely against my wishes." My Visit to Agharta, based on the hollow earth theory, does not seem to have been published until 2003 and is said to be based on newly discovered out-takes from Rampa's work.[2]--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:53, 19 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hoskin or Hoskins?


Re this edit: His birth name is definitely Hoskin and the sources that say Hoskins have got it wrong. Hoskins would be the more common English spelling, eg Bob Hoskins, but Cyril Henry Hoskin is correct.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:46, 10 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Here is the birth certificate of Cyril Henry Hoskin. Scholars such as Donald S. Lopez, Jr. have got it right [3] but numerous online sources have muddied the waters by saying Hoskins.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 09:03, 10 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]