Mark & Carlos on a Physical analysis of the original Mahatma Letters
Jul 11, 2006 11:25 AM
"Why haven't all these logicians yet submitted the original Mahatma
Letters to a physical analysis? I read that in some of the
precipitated letters it appears that the writing is WITHIN the
paper, instead simply upon. Surely with all our high-tech gagets
there may be some very interesting physical discoveries differing
them from conventionally- written letters. This would or could
solve the question if they were Special letters or not forever."
"I guess they do not do that for the same reason they do not talk
about the absurdities made by A. Besant and C.W. Leadbeaterin the
"As you know, not all researchers are independent from 'dominant
political powers'. Most of them are subservient. History has shown
Mark, you have a good question here. And Carlos I really don't see
how your vague speculative reply is relevant at all to what Mark
One has to remember that the originals of the Mahatma Letters now
belong (at least to my understanding) to the British Library.
To do the testing that Mark is suggesting would have to be done with
the APPROVAL of the British Library.
See what Vernon Harrison says about this subject in his book on the
"Fortunately most of the Mahatma Letters are preserved in the
British Library where they were deposited by Sinnett's executrix.
They are available for study on request in the Department of
Manuscripts (Additional MSS 45284, 45285, and 45286). THEY ARE
PRIMARY EVIDENCE. There are, however, difficulties in the way of
examining them in the British Library. The letters themselves are
bound in three heavy and bulky volumes so that side-by-side
comparison of different letters is often awkward or impossible. For
valid reasons one is not allowed to use pen, pencil, or drawing
instruments in the reading room. Photography is prohibited. Only the
use of a hand lens is permitted. Even a midget pocket microscope of
x30 magnification was viewed askance by the library attendants and
had to be put away discreetly in my pocket."
"...Negotiations with the Trustees of the Letters to have these inks
tested nondestructively by a university for their chemical
composition led nowhere; and now that the papers have been
strengthened by enclosure in archival tissue, further research on
this problem may prove impossible."
Hope this helps.
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