Concerning Master Serapis
Nov 10, 2004 07:00 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell
A.P. Sinnett had a remarkable encounter with the
Master K.H. Sinnett wrote in a brief note of the
"I saw K.H. in astral form on the night of 19th of
October, 1880, --- waking up for a moment but
immediately afterwards being rendered unconscious
again (in the body) and conscious out of the body in
the adjacent dressing-room where I saw another of the
Brothers afterwards identified with one called
'Serapis' by Olcott, --- 'the youngest of the
chohans.' " The Mahatma Letters, Letter No. 3a in the
first three editions.
Some four years later, while William Judge was in
London and on a visit to Mr. Sinnett's home, the
following interesting conversation ensued. Mr. Judge
"I asked him [A.P. Sinnett] about his sight of K.H.
and he related thus: 'He was lying in his bed in India
one night [see above], when suddenly awakening, he
found K.H. standing by his bed. He rose half up, when
K.H. put his hand on his head, causing him to fall at
once back on the pillow. He then, he says, found
himself out of the body, and in the next room, talking
to another adept whom he describes as an English or
European, with light hair, fair, and of great beauty.
This is the one [adept] Olcott described to me in 1876
and called by name -------. Please erase that when
read. . . . S[innett] says he [the European adept] is
very high. . . ." Letters That Have Helped Me,
Theosophy Company edition, p. 196.
Notice that this adept called Serapis is described as
"English or European, with light hair, fair, and of
In 1883, Colonel Olcott was healing people with his
mesmeric "power". He relates the following
"On the day in question, while under treatment for his
eyes, upon which business my thoughts were closely
concentrated, [Badrinath Babu, the patient] . . .
suddenly began describing a shining man whom he saw
looking benevolently on him. His clairvoyant sight,
had, it seemed, become partially developed, and what
he saw was through closed eyelids. From the minute
description he then proceeded to give me, I could not
fail to recognise the portrait of one of the most
revered of our Masters. . . .[Badrinath] described to
me an individual with blue eyes, light flowing hair,
light beard, and European features and complexion. . .
. The description...fitted accurately a real
personage, the Teacher of our Teachers [KH and M.], a
Paramaguru, as one such is called in India, and who
had given me a small colored sketch of himself in New
York, before we left for Bombay. . . ." Old Diary
Leaves, Volume III, 430-1
It is on record that the Master Serapis gave Colonel
Olcott "a small colored sketch of himself in New
York." See Letters from the Masters of Wisdom, Series
Concerning Colonel Olcott's mesmeric healing, Master
Koot Hoomi wrote to A.P. Sinnett:
"This [healing] is all done thro' the power of a lock
of hair sent by our beloved younger Chohan to H. S.
This is KH's comment on a newspaper article titled
"Cures Effected by Colonel Olcott in Calcutta by
Mesmeric Passes" that was published in the Calcutta
Indian Mirror. See The Letters of H. P. Blavatsky to
A. P. Sinnett, Appendix III,
Confirmation that the Superior or Master of both
Masters Koot Hoomi and Morya was Serapis is again
found in this statement by Henry Olcott:
"One of the greatest of them, the Master of the two
Masters [KH and M] about whom the public has heard. .
. . , wrote me on June 22, 1875:
'The time is come to let you know who I am. I am not
a disembodied spirit, Brother, I am a living man;
gifted with such powers by our Lodge as are in store
for yourself some day. I cannot be with you
otherwise than in spirit, for thousands of miles
separate us at present. . . . .' " Old Diary Leaves,
Volume I, p. 237.
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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