Re: Hargrove's ES
Oct 31, 2006 06:42 PM
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 email@example.com, 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
> his successor, but shortly afterwards broke with Tingley, and
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> for members: "The First Course provided a comprehensive knowledge
> Theosophical philosophy by means of studying the exoteric
> in the light of E.S.T. Instructions 1, 2 and 3. The Second Course
> more advanced philosophy based upon "The Secret Doctrine" and other
> metaphysical work with the study being based upon the E.S.T.
> 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
> was to study "Light on the Path", "The Voice of the
> That Have Helped Me", "Through the Gates of Gold" and other
> texts. This course was intended to lead to the development of the
> An examining Board sent examination papers to members, and
> 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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