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Part 2: Master Koot Hoomi in the Mayavi Rupa: Testimony of Bhavani Shankar

Mar 30, 2002 05:24 PM
by Daniel Caldwell

Bhavani Shankar
July 13, 1881
Bombay, India

In a bright moonlight, on the night of the 13th July
1881, we were engaged in a talk with Madame Blavatsky
as usual in the same verandah. Monsieur Coulomb and
Madame Coulomb were present on the spot as also all
the persons of the house and Madame Blavatsky's
servant. While we were conversing with Madame B., the
Mahatma, known as Mr. Sinnett's Correspondent and the
Author of the letters published in the "Occult World,"
made his appearance in his "Mayavi Rupa" or "Double,"
for a few minutes. He was clad in the white dress of a
"Punjabee" and wore a white turban. All of those, who
were present at that time, saw his handsome features
clearly and distinctly, as it was a bright moonlight
night. On the same night, a letter was drafted to the
"London Spiritualist" about our having seen the
Mahatmas. As we were reading the letter in question,
the same Mahatma showed himself again. The second time
when he made his appearance, he was very near us, say
at the distance of a yard or two. He then came into
Madame B.'s room and was heard talking with her and
then disappeared. The figure in coming up to Madame
Blavatsky's room was seen by us "to float through the
air," and we also distinctly heard it talking to her.

Quoted from:
Theosophical Society. Report of the Result of an
Investigation into the Charges against Madame
Blavatsky Brought by the Missionaries of the Scottish
Free Church of Madras, and Examined by a Committee
Appointed for That Purpose by the General Council of
the Theosophical Society. Madras, India: Theosophical
Society, 1885, pp. 75-80.

[Note: The above extracts have been transcribed from
the original source but material not relevant to the
subject has been silently deleted. The original texts,
however, can be found from the bibliographical
references. Explanatory words added by the editor are
enclosed within brackets.]

Daniel H. Caldwell
"...Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at
their right value; and unless a judge compares notes and
hears both sides he can hardly come to a correct decision."
H.P. Blavatsky. The Theosophist, July, 1881, p. 218.

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