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Re: Hargrove's ES

Oct 31, 2006 06:42 PM
by ek_carl

Dr. Tillett,
Thank for your background information.
May I ask you two things? Do you think that Julia may or could have 
been the O.H., for it seems too have been quit possible? Did 
Hargrove wrote his letter to Mrs. Tingley, where he tells her 
that "by Order of the master you have ceased to be the outer Head of 
the E.S.T.", before or after Mr. and Mrs. Keightley when over to 

And do know if the materials of the four courses are available in 
printed form, or one could order copies from some where?

One other interesting thing, when we talk about the Hargrove's TS, 
is the Theosophical Society in Germany which was founded by Dr. 
Franz Hartmann in 1897. I have noticed in there old magazines that 
there was a connection between these two Society's. Do you know 
anything more about this? 


--- In, gregory@... wrote:
> I do not know if Julia Keightley was the OH - as far as I know, 
> identity was not disclosed. But I can provide a little background 
> Hargrove's ES.
> Following the death of W.Q. Judge on March 21, 1896, Ernest temple
> Hargrove appeared to lead the campaign to bring Katherine Tingley 
in as
> his successor, but shortly afterwards broke with Tingley, and 
resigned as
> President of the Theosophical Society in America in 1898, and led a
> breakaway of some two hundred members from the Society which Mrs 
> then headed.
> The Society which Hargrove established, and then led, had its own 
ES, and
> he wrote to Mrs Tingley telling her "by Order of the master you 
> ceased to be the outer Head of the E.S.T. in the interior and true 
> The Outer Head to follow you has already been appointed by the 
> In 1908 this Society became "The Theosophical Society with Its
> Headquarters Based in New York", and published "The Theosophical 
> and "The Theosophical Quarterly".  The Society remained active 
until it
> underwent "indrawal" in 1935.
> The ES was administered from December, 1898, by a Reference 
> consisting of A.P. Buchman, J.D. Buck, George Coffin, C.A. Griscom,
> Charles Johnston, Archibald Keightley and William Ludlow.  The 
identity of
> the OH was never made known to the members, although ES documents 
> by him or her were distributed to them.  These included Aids and
> Suggestions (following the 7 papers previously issued by Judge) and
> Subsidiary Paper D (follow Judge's Subsidiary Papers A, B and C).
> In September, 1900, the Reference Committee proposed four courses 
of study
> for members: "The First Course provided a comprehensive knowledge 
> Theosophical philosophy by means of studying the exoteric 
Theosophic works
> in the light of E.S.T. Instructions 1, 2 and 3. The Second Course 
taught a
> more advanced philosophy based upon "The Secret Doctrine" and other
> metaphysical work with the study 	being based upon the E.S.T. 
Aids and
> Suggestions. The Third Course will use Instructions 4, 5 and 6 of 
> E.T.S. plus other papers to be issued to the School plus some 
> letters of the Master K.H. The emphasis in this course 	was 
to the above
> with the Upanishads, Veda, Puranas, Bible and other sacred texts. 
> fourth Course was to be based upon the devotional side of 
	Theosophy and
> was to study "Light on the Path", "The Voice of the 
Silence", "Letters
> That Have Helped Me", "Through the Gates of Gold" and other 
> texts.  This course was intended to lead to the development of the 
> Man."
> An examining Board sent examination papers to members, and 
assessed the
> results.
> At the Theosophical Society Convention held on April 30, 1905, it 
> reported that the School  had moved from the phase of Instruction 
> HPB and WQJ to that of Discipline under the present OH. The School 
> to have followed the Society into its period of "indrawal" in 1935.
> Dr Gregory Tillett

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