U L T book attacks W Judge's letters about dead Mrs Blavatsky and K Tingley
Jan 21, 1999 09:56 PM
by David Green
"The Theosophical Movement"-----1951
book for sale by United Lodge
of Theosophists-----offers [below]
commentary on purported messages
W Judge received from dead Mrs
>"In 1932, several years after
>the death of Mrs. Tingley, some
>of the 'notes' or pages from the
>'occult diary' [of W Judge] came
>to light in the pages of the
>'O.E. Libary Critic.' Dr. H.N.
>Stokes, editor of the 'Critic,'
>then expressed his own opinion
>that the 'notes' were in Judge's
>handwriting, but left the reader
>to conclude that this identifi-
>cation proves, not that Mrs.
>Tingley was properly chosen as
>Judge's successor in the
>'true line' of the Movement,
>but rather that Judge was
>deluded into thinking that
>he had received spiritualistic
>communications from H.P.B.!
>Now if Dr. Stokes suspected
>that Judge was a broken reed,
>the victim of such psychic
>follies, how could Mr. Ryan
>cite Stokes in support of the
>Tingley succession? Mr. Ryan,
>apparently, welcomed Stokes'
>judgment that the psychically
>received notes were in Judge's
>handwriting, but the price
>he paid for this vindication
>was the reduction of Judge to a
>dabbler in Spirtualism, a
>mere psychic dupe. Judge,
>whom H.P.B. called 'part of
>myself for aeons past,'
>needed a medium, a 'helper,'
>to get in touch with H.P.B.!
>What can succession to such a
>'leader' be worth?............
>The Theosophical 'succession'
>of Mrs. Tingley thus becomes
>lost in a morass of psychic
>delusion, of claims and
>counter-claims. If the
>'evidence' for it be accepted,
>Judge becomes a guileless psychic
>and virtual 'disciple' of Mrs.
>Tingley. If the evidence is
>rejected, Mrs. Tingley becomes
>at best a self-deluded woman, at
>worst a charlatan, and so, also,
>her close supporters." pages
Are W Judge epistles forgeries or
If authentic, Judge believed he was
receiving messages from dead Mrs
Blavatsky. If authentic, Mrs K Tingley
close friend of Judge.
U L T book fails to mention that W Judge's handwriting
in these letters and messages were examined by Stokes
& old friends of W Judge. Dr Stokes wrote-----
"I was furnished with photographs of most of these
forgotten and now rediscovered documents. These
I compared, with the assistance of old friends of Judge,
with unquestionably genuine and personal letters of
Judge in their possession and in the presence of a person
expert in examining handwriting, and the unanimous
conclusion was that the documents were actually
written by Judge."
"OE Library Critic" Novem----Decem 1934
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