Crosbie: "I BEGAN TO GET BACK THE TOUCH I HAD LOST"
Dec 01, 2006 06:31 PM
Robert Crosbie wrote: "I BEGAN TO GET BACK THE TOUCH
[with W.Q. Judge that] I HAD LOST"
In a previous post, I have asked:
"Who gave Crosbie in 1909 the authority to ignore the pledge
of 'inviolable secresy' as regards 'all confidential documents' and
disseminate to new people the esoteric documents of HPB?"
One ULT correspondent has suggested that it was the "deceased" W.Q.
Judge who gave Crosbie the authority.
BELOW are some selected extracts from Crosbie's bionotes. Notice
especially Crosbie's words I have put in CAPS.
These words show that Crosbie believed he was in some form
of "communication" with the deceased Judge.
. . . Judge came to Boston soon after; I was introduced to him
together with other members, and had no other notice from him until
after the meeting when we had parted at the door, he, going with some
members to his hotel, and I in another direction. We had got some
distance apart when I heard him call out "good night Crosbie, I've
got you on my list", I sad "good night" but was much exercised at the
rest of his remark. Something however happened then; a veil was
lifted. A TIE WAS FORMED which has never since been broken. He
frequently came to Boston and stayed at my house, and I frequently
went to N.Y. I was made President of the T.S. in Boston. . . .
I think that I have told you that my connection with Judge was
INTIMATE ON INNER LINES; these cannot be explained, but to me they
are THE ONLY REAL ONES. . . .
At the time of the passing of W.Q.J. the members of the T.S., and
particularly of the E.S., knew that they had been in personal touch
with the messengers of the Great White Lodge, so that their minds
were more than ready to receive a successor in that line. . . . The
idea being in their minds that there must of necessity be an occult
successor, and concurring in the opinion that Mrs. Tingley was
indicated, they send out a circular to the E.S. that Judge had
appointed her as such. The minds of all, being in the receptive
condition I have mentioned, accepted everything as stated by the few
in New York, but those at a distance had no inkling of the true state
of affairs and kept on in full confidence. . . .
As to my part in it--I was in Boston, and saw no reason to doubt the
statements made of those in N.Y. whom I believed to be sincere and of
good training and judgment. I should have known BY OTHER MEANS the
true state of affairs,--but this had happened--when Judge passed out
of life, I LOST TOUCH WITH HIM; doubtless I relied on him too much,
and had not exercised my own intuition; from later events my
comprehension is, that THIS LOSS OF TOUCH was purposely done in order
that I might strengthen my weakness in that direction. I went to
Point Loma at Mrs. Tingley's urgent request to assist in the proposed
work, and was there for two years, helping to prepare the way for the
expected developments, BEFORE I BEGAN TO GET BACK THE TOUCH I HAD
LOST. I am slow to turn back from any task I have set myself, and am
prone to excuse inconsistencies and deviation in others, so that
although I had begun to doubt, and to see, it was more than a year
afterwards before I saw so clearly and unmistakably that I took
occasion to tell Mrs. T. the facts as I saw them, and to state my
intention to withdraw from all connection with her. She tried of
course in every way to change my determination, but finding me
unchangeable, she let me go, and as I afterwards heard, gave out that
she had sent me away for "bad conduct"--just what I do not know. . .
Daniel H. Caldwell
BLAVATSKY STUDY CENTER/BLAVATSKY ARCHIVES
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