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Nov 04, 2002 11:24 AM
by Steve Stubbs
--- In theos-talk@y..., "Daniel H. Caldwell" <comments@b...> wrote: > Steve, can you please give us your source for "Besant...said"? Of course I can. OK, OK, I'll tell you. I found this statement in the book THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT. This is from memory, Besant accused Judge of writing letters "in the handwriting adopted by HPB for mahatma letters." The implication was that the handwriting having been adopted by HPB it should not be adopted by anyone else. You posted Mead's article on the SD on your web site in which he indirectly quotes Judge to the effect that what he did, writing mahatma letters, etc., had been done before by HPB. When HPB died, Judge swiped the Chinese stationery from her desk which she used for mahatma letters and started using that himself for his own mahatma letters. I think Judge, Blavatsky, et al. all believed they were writing real mahatma letters - i.e., that they were sincere. The question is: were they right? > But why should we accept what Mrs. Besant said about this? It seems to be significant evidence since she was Blavatsky's heir apparent. > Yes, it is true that HPB did not "disguise" her handwriting because > this was simply one of her OWN letters to Sinnett. She did represent this as a comunication from her master whether dictated or not. It is significant and should be entered into evidence that this mahatma letter was written in Blavatsky script. > In light of what you have been writing, Steve, why didn't HPB > disguise her handwriting in this instance and write in the M. script > and give Sinnett another separate M. letter? You are asking me to speculate on the mind set of the madame without evidence, and that is not kosher. What I am trying to do is find evidence of undoubted authenticity which gives insight and not to speculate in a vacuum. > Perchance, Steve, you and I believe that D.K. actually appeared to > HPB and the scenario in her cabin outlined by HPB actually happened. I am not an anti-Theosophist, merely examining the evidence to see what insights I can glean from it.