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Re: ?Look at Mrs. Holloway. Do you still admire her?...?

Jun 04, 2006 12:36 PM
by robert_b_macd

Again, context is so important.

As pointed out before, K.H. wrote:

"We had found Mrs. H. in America, we impressed her to prepare for
the writing of the book she has produced with the aid of Mohini."

This is a clear signal from K.H. that Judge was the Master's agent in
America -- "We had found . . .".  It suggests that the work Judge was
doing with Holloway was on their behest.

When Judge met Holloway, no doubt she had sat for friends and family
as a medium.  She had come to certain understandings about what she
was doing, understandings that made her a valuable tool for the
dugpas, as all mediums are to some extent.  Judge then worked with her
in order to open up her sensitive nature so as to be sympathetic to
spiritual influences.

When this second training was done she was sent to Europe for a test.
 Would she revert to mediumship or would she embrace and understand
what Judge tried to impart to her.  Would the Europeans encourage her
spiritual nature or her mediumistic nature.  In the end both she and
the Europeans failed the test.  It is never asserted anywhere that
Judge was duped by her.  Perhaps he had high expectations and HPB was
aiming a jab at him for being too hopeful.  That is all I read in
these few lines below that are woefully lacking in any context.  When
taken by themselves they seem to say one thing, when placed in a full
history they lose most of their force.


--- In, "danielhcaldwell"
<danielhcaldwell@...> wrote:
> In 1885 HPB wrote to Judge:
> "He [Hartmann] believes like Olcott used to and you sometimes also 
> that I am usually a `shell' which becomes good for something only 
> when some one else enters it. Believe what you please. But know that 
> I am ever faithful to my friends & remain grateful for the little 
> they may do for me even when they become enemies. Oh gods what a 
> dirty world what false people!" 
> "Look at Mrs. Holloway. Do you still admire her?..."
> Quoted from:
> Judge replied:
> "What I wrote about to Hartmann is [concerning] a ridiculous message 
> about Holloway which if it emanated from a Mahatma showed lack of 
> knowledge to say the least.  But let us drop that?."
> "As for L.C. Holloway enough said.  I have not seen her since I came 
> back except to deliver a pair of [drawers?] Miss Arundale bought her 
> in London.  She does not like me?."
> Then in 1886, H.P.B. wrote her estimation of Mrs. Holloway to Mr. 
> Sinnett:
> "...The first bomb-shell from the Dugpa world came from America; you
> welcomed and warmed it in your own breast. . . . The Dugpa element
> triumphed fully at one time -- why? because you believed in one
> [Laura Holloway] who was sent by the opposing powers for the
> destruction of the [Theosophical] Society and permitted to act as
> she and others did by the 'higher powers,' as you call them, whose
> duty it was not to interfere in the great probation save at the last
> moment. To this day you are unable to say what was true, what
> false...." The Mahatma Letters, No. 141.
> Daniel

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