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Sinnett Claims Contact with KH independent of HPB

Sep 04, 2007 01:04 PM
by danielhcaldwell

During H.P. Blavatsky's own lifetime,
Sinnett claimed contact with Master Koot Hoomi
(independent of H.P.B.).

When did A.P. Sinnett first try to establish some kind of contact and
communication with Master Koot Hoomi INDEPENDENT of H.P. Blavatsky
acting as mediator?

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

"About this time [early July 1884] Mrs. [Laura] 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) told Sinnett the following:

"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 K.H. wrote to Mrs. Holloway warning

"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. . . . "

Quoted from: "Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas," Letter 17.

Despite the emphatic DENIAL by Master K.H., Sinnett PERSISTED in
searching for still another "channel" to the Master INDEPENDENT of

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 [her real name was Maude Travers]...."

"...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 February 1888 and
our regular mesmeric sittings were resumed almost every evening, the
Master [K.H.] 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

This time in a letter (dated August 22, 1888) to Colonel Henry S.
Olcott, Master Koot Hoomi DENIED Sinnett's claim concerning Mary 
[Maude Travers]:

"Since 1885 I have not written, nor caused to be written save thro'
her [H.P. Blavatsky'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."

Quoted from: "Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom," Series I,
1973, p. 45

Mr. Sinnett totally IGNORED this warning preferring to believe that
he was in contact with the REAL Master K.H. thru Mary (Maude





for THE LATER DEVELOPMENTS in the 1890s when C.W.
Leadbeater returned from India and became part of Mr.
Sinnett's "inner group".


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