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To Morten Sufilight: Through HPB's Agency

Sep 27, 2008 08:32 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Hi Sufilight,

Well, below is one graphic example of what "through her
agency" would mean:

The testimony is that of C.W. Leadbeater and relates to
the time period October 1884.  He writes:

...I knew of no way to send this message to the Master [Koot Hoomi] 
but to take it to Madame Blavatsky, and as she was to leave England 
on the following day for India, I hastened up to London to see her.

 It was with difficulty that I induced her to read the letter, as she 
said very decidedly that such communications were intended only for 
the recipient. I was obliged to insist, however, and at last she read 
it and asked me what I wished to say in reply. I answered to the 
above effect, and asked her how this information could be conveyed to 
the Master. She replied that He knew it already, referring of course 
to the exceedingly close relation in which she stood with Him, so 
that whatever was within her consciousness was also within His when 
He wished it.

She then told me to wait by her, and not to leave her on any account. 
She adhered absolutely to this condition, even making me accompany 
her into her bedroom when she went to put on her hat and, when a cab 
was required, declining to allow me to leave the room and go to the 
door to whistle for it. I could not at all understand the purpose of 
this at the time, but afterwards I realized that she wished me to be 
able to say that she had never been out of my sight for a moment 
between the time when she read my letter from the Master and my 
receipt of the reply to it. I remember as vividly as if it were 
yesterday how I rode with her in that hansom cab, and the bashful 
embarrassment that I felt, caused partly by the honour of doing so, 
and partly by my fear that I must be inconveniencing her horribly, 
for I was crushed side ways into a tiny corner of the seat, while her 
huge bulk weighed down her side of the vehicle, so that the springs 
were grinding all through the journey. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper-Oakley 
were to accompany her on the voyage to India, and it was to their 
house that I went with her very late that night?in fact, I believe it 
was after mid-night, so I really ought to say very early the next 

...Even at that hour a number of devoted friends were gathered in 
Mrs. Oakley's drawing-room to say farewell to Madame Blavatsky, who 
seated herself in an easy-chair by the fireside. She was talking 
brilliantly to those who were present, and rolling one of her eternal 
cigarettes, when suddenly her right hand was jerked out towards the 
fire in a very peculiar fashion, and lay palm upwards. She looked 
down at it in surprise, as I did myself, for I was standing close to 
her, leaning with an elbow on the mantel-piece: and several of us saw 
quite clearly a sort of whitish mist form in the palm of her hand and 
then condense into a piece of folded paper, which she at once handed 
to me, saying: "There is your answer." Every one in the room crowded 
round, of course, but she sent me away outside to read it, saying 
that I must not let anyone see its contents.


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