SOLOVIOF AND ALGEO
Sep 15, 2006 11:28 AM
Mr. Vsevolod Soloviof, the man who got famous by attacking the Theosophical Movement and was considered by H. S. Olcott in his "Old Diary Leaves" as being "50 times" worse than the Coulombs, was the real author of the "Russian Spy Letter", which he ascribed to H.P.B.
In that fake document, H.P.B. is presented as offering her services “to the director of the Third Department”, the secret service of the Russian government.
The clearly forged and libellous letter was published as authentic by Mr. John Algeo in his disgusting volume “The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky - Volume I” (TPH-2003).
Some 20 percent of the documents in that volume are fake. Mrs. Radha Burnier, the international president of the Adyar Theosophical Society, wrote a letter to me explaing she does not support the publication of those “obviously spurious” letters. “The Aquarian Theosophist” is now preparing an alternative volume containing the Authentic Letters of H.P.B. (1861-1879).
As to the “Russian Spy” theory, H. P. Blavatsky wrote in February 1887, in a letter to Mr. Alfred P. Sinnett, an Englishman:
"And to think (...) that your government here and in India is so stupidly short sighted as not to see, that not only I am not, nor even was a Russian Spy – but that the very prosperity, progress and welfare of the T.S. depends on everything in India being quiet for years to come. (...) I love my countrymen and my country dearly, but I love India and Master still more, and my contempt for the stupidity of Russian Govt., and diplomacy knows no bounds. (1)
H.P.B. herself commented on the letter which she was accused of having written to the Russian secret service:
"He [Soloviof] said that he had seen in the Secret Dept. documents in which I had offered myself as a Spy of the Russian Govt. (...) He pretends to have translated verbatim my Russian letters to him and Mad. De Morsier has them in a large dossier. Now I wrote to him only three letters from Würzburg in answer to his – and what Mr. G----d says about the text, is all invention from beginning to the end. Soloviof is either crazy or acts so because having compromised himself with his offer of espionage to me he is now afraid I should speak and compromise him at St. Petersburg. And so I will, I swear.” (2)
Then HPB reveals the level of personal ethics of Mr. Soloviof:
"I will make the story of the man who accuses me of immorality in my youth, known to the whole world – and show him living with his wife's sister whom he seduced, and passing her off as a legitimate wife!" (3)
Of course, John Algeo, Katia Hesselink, Daniel Caldwell, Paul Johnson and others CANNOT take HPB's words and testimony into consideration, not even H. S. Olcott's words.
If they did, they would not be able to slander her as they have been doing for years now.
(1) "The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinnett", T.U.P., Pasadena, California, 1992, p. 206.
(2) "The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinnett", T.U.P., Pasadena, California, 1992, p. 208.
(3) "The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinnett", T.U.P., Pasadena, California, 1992, same p. 208.
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