PERSECUTION AGAINST JUDGE
Apr 13, 2006 11:27 AM
It is most likely that the search for political power was the real motive behind the 1890s Case against Judge – with charges of false communications from Adept-Teachers. The accusations were based on a campaign of rumours. No actual, valid proofs were ever presented against Judge. The Judicial Committee appointed to examine the matter declared it could not decide on the issue. It did not even consider the charges.
Yet Judge was never declared innocent by the leaders of the Theosophical Society, Adyar. Historians still treat him like a man who forged messages from the Masters. Gravely misinformed, the greater part of the Adyar TS members honestly believe that William Judge was a fraud.
As any social institution, Adyar T.S. is accountable for what it does and doesn’t do. Just like any private industries or government officers around the world, the T.S. must be open to accept truth and to admit its mistakes, especially if such mistakes create a public injustice.
It has been more than 110 years since W. Judge’s persecution in 1894-95. The absence of proofs or evidences against Judge is remarkably complete. His informal condemnation in the 1890s was entirely based on hearsay and depended on the political power of his accusers. But this is not all.
There are also clear indications that before dying both Henry Olcott and Annie Besant – the most prominent leaders of the “process” against Judge – at least partially repented from the injustice done to him. Their feelings were publicly documented, even if they themselves did not come to the public to repair the damage caused.
Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline, from Brazil.
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