Re: theos-talk The Blavatsky Corpus of Writings
May 15, 2012 09:04 AM
by M. Sufilight
Here is one or two to consider...
To The Members
of the E.S. of the T.S.
by H.P. Blavatsky
"Theosophical Head Quarters,
19, Avenue Road,
Regent's Park, N.W.
London, Nov. 19 1890
My dear W.Q.J.
I send you this as a warning, for all of us - the whole Society - in fact. Read carefully Olcott's last editorial in Theosophist. "The first leaf out of the History of the T.S." - & you will find perhaps, as I did where he is driving to. His position is that the T.S. was not founded as a result of Master's "order," that in fact he never received any "order" but the whole thing came to him spontaneously. Well, you know that he almostlies. Six months before we were talking & preparing for such a thing, I going against his "Miracle Club" & he unable to find any other name. He calls me in the article "a hypnotizing agent," puts himself to the front desperately, from the first line to the last, & mentions me in a very suggestively casual way. Now I will tell you why he does so. It is in consequence of Bert putting him squarely the question: Is he going to stick to the Master's programme or is he not? If so, how can he say he is devoted to the Masters but that he has lost absolutely every confidence in me? And this he says ever since I was placed by unanimous vote at the head of the European Section. The fact is, he is desperately jealous of me!!! And it is that infernal Harte who brought him gradually to such a feeling. For it is he who made him doubt me, made him believe that I was ambitious, vain, & sought to take his place as President! The fool!! If the whole T.S. demanded that I should step into his shoes (as T. Tatya does) I would refuse as I refused him. Olcott now tries to gradually cut my throat by diminishing in the eyes of the world my participation in founding the T.S. He goes back on himself forgetting what he had been constantly repeating to his audiences for the first ten years, repeating the same in print in his Lectures & articles. He will end by showing himself a liar, if we (you especially who know all) do not stop him. You know how many letters he already wrote with mild hints in them that I was only a medium hence irresponsible. It was his way of getting his own personality out of difficulty, by throwing in time a piece of my reputation to the hungry beasts that pursued us, in order to save his skin."
I have never seen this before, although I suspected that something like this occured....
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:50 PM
Subject: theos-talk The Blavatsky Corpus of Writings
Students of Theosophy and Mme. Blavatsky have now in 2012 access
to a much greater array of HPB's writings than ever before.
The following two web pages provide this substantial body of writings to
anyone who has Internet access:
Look under "Blavatsky."
Also consult these webpages:
Daniel H. Caldwell
BLAVATSKY STUDY CENTER / BLAVATSKY ARCHIVES
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