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Claims of being in Contact with H.P.B.'s Masters

Sep 14, 2006 08:09 AM
by danielhcaldwell

In 1884, the Theosophist A.P. Sinnett, who was the major recipient 
of "The Mahatma Letters," believed he was in contact with the Master 
Koot Hoomi, INDEPENDENT of H.P.B. acting as mediator. 

Sinnett wrote in his book "The Early Days of Theosophy": 

"About this time [early July 1884] Mrs. Holloway, a wonderfully 
gifted American psychic came to stay with us. . . . .She used to get 
vivid clairvoyant visions of the Master [Koot Hoomi], - could pass 
on messages to me from K.H. and on one occasion he actually made use 
of her to speak to me in the first person." p. 27 

But the Master K.H. (in a letter received by Mr. Sinnett on July 18, 
1884) pronounced Sinnett's claim FALSE and UNTRUE:  

"You ask me if you can tell Miss Arundale what I told you thro' Mrs. 
H[olloway]. . . . . .[But] I have never . . . communicated with you 
or any one else thro' her. . . . . She is an excellent but quite 
undeveloped clairvoyante. . . . ." The Mahatma Letters, 2nd ed., p. 

During this same summer, Master KH wrote to Mrs. Holloway:

"Your vivid creative fancy [imagination] evokes illusive Gurus and 
chelas, and puts into their mouths words coined the instant before 
in the mint of your mind, unknown to yourself. The false appear as 
real, as the true, and you have no exact method of detection since 
you are yet prone to force your communications to agree with your 
preconceptions. . . . "  "Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas," Letter 17.

Despite this emphatic denial by K.H., Sinnett persisted in searching 
for another "channel" to the Master INDEPENDENT of H.P.B.  

In "The Autobiography of Alfred Percy Sinnett," he wrote: 

"On the 26th of April 1886. . . we went . . . to the Albemarle 
Club . . . to meet a lady who was . . . desirous of making my 
acquaintance . . . . . I will give her a fictitious name and call 
her Mary. . . . shortly afterwards I tried a mesmeric experiment 
with her (in accordance with her wish) and obtained remarkable 
results - she went very easily into a trance in which she became 
unequivocally clairvoyant. . . .I became convinced that she 
clairvoyantly saw the mountain region in Tibet where the Master K.H. 
resided. . . . . It became obvious that Mary might become a link 
between myself and the Master. . . . . Mary came to stay with 
us . . . in February 1888 and our regular mesmeric sittings were 
resumed almost every evening, the Master [KH] talking to me through 
her in most cases. In this way I gathered a great deal of 
miscellaneous occult information. . . . . Mary left us to go to her 
own home in May 1888 having had mesmeric sitting almost every 
evening while she was with us, at most of which the Master spoke to 
me, - or rather dictated to her what he wished to say. She would 
pass into a higher condition in which she could be in touch with him 
and be enabled to repeat his words to her in reply to my questions 
or remarks." pp 33 & 38-39 

Again Master KH in a letter (dated August 22, 1888) to Colonel Henry 
S. Olcott DENIED Sinnett's claim: 

"Since 1885 I have not written, nor caused to be written save thro' 
her [HPB's] agency, direct or remote, a letter or line to anybody in 
Europe or America, nor communicated orally with, or thro' any third 
party.  Theosophists should learn it." 

"You will understand later the significance of this declaration so 
keep it in mind. Her [HPB's] fidelity to our work being constant, 
and her sufferings having come upon her thro' it, neither I nor 
either of my Brother associates will desert or supplant 
her." "Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom," Series I, 1973, p. 

Mr. Sinnett also ignored this warning preferring to believe that he 
was in contact with the real Master K.H. thru the same individual 
(Mary) mentioned above.  

After H.P. Blavatsky's death in 1891, numerous other individuals 
have claimed to be in contact with her Adept Teachers and have 
stated that they were new "messengers" of the Masters conveying even 
more esoteric teachings from the Masters. 

Blavatsky Study Center

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