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Precipitation of a Koot Hoomi Letter witnessed by C.W. Leadbeater

Nov 03, 2002 07:22 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell

C. W. Leadbeater
October 31, 1884

Even at that hour a number of devoted friends were gathered in Mrs. 
Oakley's drawing room to say farewell to Madame Blavatsky, who
seated herself in an easy chair by the fireside. She was talking 
brilliantly to those who were present, and rolling one of her eternal 
cigarettes, when suddenly her right hand was jerked out towards the 
fire in a very peculiar fashion, and lay palm upwards. She looked 
down at it in surprise, as I did myself, for I was standing close to 
her, leaning with an elbow on the mantelpiece; and several of us saw 
quite clearly a sort of whitish mist form in the palm of her hand and 
then condense into a piece of folded paper, which she at once handed 
to me, saying "There is your answer." Every one in the room crowded 
round, of course, but she sent me away outside to read it, saying 
that I must not let anyone see its contents. It was a very short note.

[Quoted from: Leadbeater, C. W. How Theosophy Came to Me. Adyar, 
Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1930, reprint 1948, pp. 

An excellent facsimile of this note from Koot Hoomi precipitated in 
Madame Blavatsky's palm has been reproduced in C. Jinarajadasa's 
The "K.H." Letters to C.W. Leadbeater [ See ] 

Daniel H. Caldwell

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