To Frank: A Mahatma Letter Received by Sinnett after H.P.B.'s Death???
Sep 07, 2007 07:49 AM
Look at Letter 33 in the first 3 editions of THE MAHATMA LETTERS.
You can see a transcription of that letter at:
Is this a real KH letter received during the time period 1880-1885
or does it date to 1894 and was it received by Sinnett thru Maude
See related material about Mrs. Besant and Mr. Sinnett at:
Mrs. Besant Meets Mr. Sinnett
Notice that in the chrono. edition of the Mahatma Letters as well as
in the 2 editions of THE READERS GUIDE TO THE MAHATMA LETTERS that
the letter is undated for the simple reason that it doesn't easily
fit anywhere in the years 1880-1885.
Later after I co-authored for THEOSOPHICAL HISTORY an article about
Mary (that is, Maude Travers), I was discussing Maude with a well-
known Theosophical historian. It was suggested that the note added
by Sinnett could be more readily understood if the M. was Maude.
Sinnett's note added to this Letter 33 reads:
"K.H. Letter received through M. shown to A.B."
which said historian suggested might mean:
This K.H. Letter was received through Maude and I [Sinnett] showed
it to Annie Besant. That is, in 1894 Sinnett was still receiving a
few physical letters from KH (apparently thru Maude) and this Letter
33 received in 1894 was shown to Mrs. Besant when she met Sinnett
This would make the following part of Letter 33 much more
understandable and immediate:
"Meanwhile use every effort to develop such relations with A. Besant
that your work may run on parallel lines and in full sympathy; an
easier request than some of mine with which you have ever loyally
complied. You may, if you see fit -- show this note to her, only."
If this is such a letter, then is it really from the Master KH???
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