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Re: Mrs. Holloway and Mr. Judge

May 27, 2006 08:59 PM
by danielhcaldwell


You write:

That being said, perhaps you could provide the relevant passages from
Carrithers where he makes his arguments for the case that the Masters
are referring to Holloway.  I am not at the stage yet where I want to
accept on authority any theosophical historian.

I assume you are referring to what H.P.B. wrote in the 
following "private letter" {!}:

"...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. [in first 3 editions of MLs]
caps added.

I will not quote from Mr. Carrither's paper on this since it is 
still unpublished.  I refer to Mr. Carrither's papers on the Judge 
Case.  Hopefully within the next year or two we will publish this 

But off the top of my head, take what HPB said in the above
quoted letter which dates from early 1886 and compare it to what
she wrote in Mahatma Letter 139. (in first 3 editions of MLs)

In the Chrono. ed. of THE MAHATMA LETTERS, you will find these two
letters as Letters 140 and 141.  On page 462 of Letter 141 which is 
the FOLLOWUP letter to Letter 140 (where the above words about the 
Dupga-world will be found), HPB writes to Mr. Sinnett:

"...Holloway WAS SENT, and was in the programme of trials and 
DESTRUCTION.  She has done you ten times more harm than to the 
Society but this is your fault entirely...." caps added

Compare the words in caps in this letter with what HPB said in the 
other letter.

I don't think we have to make too much of a leap to conclude that 
Holloway is probably the individual referred to in the earlier 
letter by HPB:

"...[Laura Holloway] who was sent by the opposing powers for the
destruction of the [Theosophical] Society...."

And reread once again what Mahatma KH wrote in these two private 
[!!] letters:

Here is what Master K.H. wrote about Mrs. Holloway and her
connection with elementaries:

"You cannot acquire psychic power until the causes of psychic
debility are removed. Your trouble is, that you "cannot take in" the
doctrine of shells. You have scarcely learned the elements of self-
control in psychism; your vivid creative imagination evokes illusive
creatures, coined the instant before in the mint of your mind;
unknown to yourself. As yet you have not acquired the exact method
of detecting the false from the true, since you have not yet
comprehended the doctrine of shells.

"Whether you sit for friends in America or London, or elsewhere as
medium  though you now hate the word  or seeress, or revelator,
since you have scarcely learned the elements of self-control, in
psychism, you must suffer bad consequences. You draw to yourself the
nearest and strongest influences  often evil  and absorb them, and
are psychically stifled or narcotised by them. The airs become
peopled with resuscitated phantoms."

".How can you know the real from the unreal, the true from the
false? Only by self-development. How get that? By first carefully
guarding yourself against the causes of self-deception, and chief
among them, the holding of intercourse with elementaries as before,
whether to please friends (?), or gratify your own curiosity."
Letter 17,

In another STILL unpublished letter from Master K.H. to Madame
Blavatsky, he writes the following concerning Mrs. Holloway:

"She labors under the very kind but erroneous & injurious notion
that since she has done it (consoling the elementaries) ALL HER
LIFE  she cannot be doing wrong in continuing to do so.  Fatal
error!  She has, she does wrong, a most serious one to herself:  for
she has thereby been for years systematically destroying her health.
This relationship during the course of which the unclean shells have
been constantly absorbing a part of her vitality brought her to
become the highly nervous & sickly sensitive.  The more they are
encouraged the more serious it comes for her, & they may even kill
her if she heeds us not.

"And let her be impressed with the fact that whenever she thinks she
sees a chela appearing with, or seeming to take an interest, or show
any connection with those astral vampires  she yields simply to the
cunning & crafty ways of the Shells.  No Gelukpa  chela ever meddles
with the earth-bound remnants of humanity, nor will any of our chela
[s]  high or law  encourage such an intercourse by his
presence. . . ." caps added.

And it should be noted that later in articles in THE WORD magazine, 
Laura Holloway was careful FOR HER PUBLIC RECORD not to include the 
Master's specific words warning her about her own mediumship and the 
detrimental effect of her contact with the elementaries.

"You draw to yourself the nearest and strongest influences  often 

But I realize that you may not want to consider all of this since it 
occurs in private correspondence.

But other readers may want to consult the following webpage for some 
of this correspondence:

And in the very near future I will publish a book with all this 
correspondence and even more private letters.


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