HPB SAYS WHO IS SOLOVIOFF
Jan 04, 2007 01:15 PM
Mr. Daniel Caldwell has an evident admiration for V. Solovyof.
Now, what does H.P.B. have to say about Solovyof?
In a private letter to Alfred Sinnett which Caldwell conveniently forgets to take into consideration, she traces a moral portrait of Solovyof which makes me think of Caldwell :
“Solovioff has turned out a dirty gossip, a meddler, a bully. He, whose skirts were dirtier than those of any one else, arraigned himself as though in ‘virtue’ against Mohini, sold me like a Judas, without cause or warning ; went to Petersburg, got intimate with my sister and her family, set every one of them against me, learnt all he could learn of the dirty gossips of old (especially about that poor-child story) returned to Paris, sold us all, etc. Then wrote to me a most impudent, threatening letter, as you know, threatening also my aunt, who, upon learning how he had deceived us all ‘with his wife’ (who has now turned out to be his unmarried sister-in-law, his other wife’s sister that he seduced, it now appears, when she was only thirteen) wrote to my sister that she, the supposed Madame S. whom you saw, was no fit companion for her unmarried daughters...”
In the following page of the same letter H.P.B. calls Solovioff “the Iago of Theosophy”, referring to the traitor who acts against Othello, in the famous Shakespeare’s play.
In another letter, HPB writes:
“Soloviof has turned a blackguard and a blackleg of the blackest dye.” (2)
This is the man Mr. Caldwell, Mr. Green and his other aliases consider a good source of historical information about HPB.
By the way, Soloviof had to wait for HPB to die, so that he could publish his slanders without going to prison, as H. S. Olcott correctly said in his ‘Old Diary Leaves’ (third series, TPH, 1972, p. 185).
May good Karma law give each one what he duly deserves,
(1) “The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to A. P. Sinnett”, T.U. P., Pasadena, CA, USA, 1973, 404 pp., see Letter LXXX, p. 192.
(2) ) “The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to A. P. Sinnett”, T.U. P., Pasadena, CA, USA, 1973, 404 pp., see Letter LXXXIX, p. 207.
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