Afghanistan, Hume, and secret groups behind the early TS?
Oct 20, 2001 09:07 AM
"unless you put your shoulder to the wheel yourself Kuthumi Lal Singh
will have to disappear off the stage this fall." Unsigned Mahatma
letter to Olcott, June 1883" and seemed to indicate (see my previous
mail and editorial 1+2 on;
http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a7502210/index.html) that the Mahatma
wanted Olcott to help with the distribution of the mahatma letters, as
is indicated by other remarks around the same time.
This was at a time when,Thakur Singh planned to go to England and
Mohini apparently went in his place to see Dalip Singh.Later on Thakur
also managed to go and had a meeting with the Queen of England.
In Late Victorian Holocausts by American Historian Mike Davis mentions
that Alfred Russel Wallace , who jointly put forward the theory of
evolution with Darwin, agreed with radical journalist William Digby
that the unnecessary deaths of millions of Indians would be the
greatest monument to the British Raj.
Kipling's myths of heroic Britishers saving the starving natives are
total myths where historical records show that the British obsession
with maintaining free trade at all costs sacrificed millions to
starvation in the famines of 1876-7 in southern India when Lord Lytton
was Viceroi. Lytton and later Viceroys secretly used funds earmarked
for famine relief in India after protests to fund the invasions of
Maybe that is part of what coused the "seeding unrest" that Hume
mentioned, and led to him being shown the secret "7 volumes" (becouse
they knew Hume was both friendly to the Indians and also close to
Lytton) in the same year as Olcott and Blavatsky where forging
contacts in India, A.O. Hume later explained in a memorandum to the
next Viceroy when I proposed to start the Congress, that he had been
shown "seven volumes of secret reports" in the summer of 1878 which
convinced him of the existence of "seething discontent" and "a vast
conspiracy to violently overthrow British rule." Hume to Lord Ripon,
11 Jan. 1884, Ripon Papers. Add. Mss. 43, 616. ) Hume claimed that
though Blavatsky and Olcott had proved untrustworthy they had helped
in the first instance to reunite him with a network of mystics
with whom he had had brief contact in Paris in 1848, just prior to his
coming to India.
Hume maintained that the Theosophical founders were working with a
lower Association' which the "friends" (Advaitists) with whom he was
now associated "did not acknowledge or approve because its principles"
were not "at all as rigidly pure, nor its objects as elevated."
"Peace, order, brotherly love, freedom and progress" he assured Ripon
were "thekey-notes of our people." Hume explained however that his
Association had effectivly against the European revolutions of 1848
and the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny (Indian/Sikh rebellion against the british),
an was now eager to prevent an outbreak of violent revolution in
Hume wrote of "legions of secret quasi-religious orders, with
literally their millions of members, which form so important a factor
in the Indian problem" led by gurus who "through their chelas or
disciples, are fully informed of all that goes on under the surface."
These gurus approached Hume for assistance because of his interest in
"As soon as I made a little real progress in occultism, and fell into
the hands of real occultists, I learnt the truth about the
head-quarters tricks-Amongst the channels by which it was expected to
disseminate some vague conception of occult matters, the Theosophical
Society has to be reckoned. They started under the direct influence of
Brothers of an inferior school, who at one time at any rate believed
it to be a child of their own; it really came from a higher source. It
was one of the seeds that they more suo flung out, and left to
germinate and bear fruit, or perish, as natural causes might
determine. Those who took it up, and set Madame B. to act as
gardener,at first at any rate, wanted it pushed to full growth. They
instilled into her the necessity of success, but except in helping her
now and then, and now and again putting a stopper on her frantic
activity, have since, I believe, left her pretty much to her own
Hume must have been referring to an esoteric/masonic system. These
mostly high degree, systems however where either royalistic like some
organisations in France started by the Stuarts in exile the previous
centurry . Or the revolutionarry organisations that where limited to;
a) the esoteric/masonic organisations started by Buonarotti, but he
whas a Socialist Revolutionary in the line of Babouf, later Bakunin
and Marx. b) The organisations lyke the later generation of Carbonari
run by Mazzini /Garibaldi and some of the Memphis or and Misraim
shisms for some time.
There was the partly revolutionary "Societe Hormonique" with its
various brances based on Mesmeric principles. b) the esoteric/masonic
Philadelphians,their interborrowing between monarchists and
republicans in common opposition to Napoleon began with the "infernal
machine" (a cart loaded with gunpowder) detonated in the rue Nicaise
in Paris by royalists appears to have imitated an earlier machine
designed by Jacobins. The intellectual discussion group that took
shape at the same time on the rue des Marins brought together elements
of the two extremes and gave birth to the Philadelphians, who mixed
royalists and republicans. The Philadelphians followed the Babeuvists
in idealizing from the Left the grass-roots heroism of the Vendée on
the Right. Their first real organization appears to have been the
Conspiracy of the Alliance, formed in opposition to the crowning of
Napoleon as emperor by the Pope in Notre Dame Cathedral on December 2,
1804. The group contemplated kidnapping Napoleon as he passed through
the Jura on his way to Milan to receive the crown of Italy in March
1805. Later the Philadelphians made an alliance with Memphis Misraim
and the Carbonari of Garibaldi/Mazzini.
Non of the known organisations matches Hume's description however,
or what would you say ?
I checked if it could have been Garibaldi's masonic group, becouse he
was supported by the British, so it would be possible he in turn would
support British rule in India.Garibaldi was also a member of a lodge
with french revolutionaries in
England. But there then again are other aspects that don't fit in with
Hume's political description of the Association.
Something similar to Hume's story, that there was a first "Kut Hoomi"
and then a second person hidden behind the persona of K.H. that was in
reality a "Russian spy", showed later up in "The Transcendental
Universe" by C. G. Harrison.
This book has always has been a bit of an enigma among esotericists,
Rudolph Steiner jumped on it , although as Friedrich Eckstein a
friend of Steiner (Steiner run afther Eckstein and got a lot of
information from him) testified, Steiner at first was a firm believer
in the Mahatmas, and till the end of his life kept his own version of
the Master myth. (Steiner told his inner group that the goal of the 3e
class he was going to establish was, to make contact with the
Masters, but then he died while he was still working on the 1e class)
Godwin claimes informer of Harrison was Massey, but since Massey had a
different view of K.H. as Steve Stubbs
(http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a7502210/discussion.html) pointed out.
A more likely candidate as an informant for Harison might therefore be
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