Compare Coulomb's "Explanation" with the Actual Testimonies
Feb 28, 2009 08:06 PM
Anand quotes from the Peter Washington book the following:
> " [Blavatsky's housekeeper, Emma Cutting, demonstrated] how she and
> HPB had made a doll together, which they ... manipulated on a long
> bamboo pole in semi-darkness to provide the Master's alleged
> apparitions. Emma had also dropped "precipitated" letters on to
> Theosophical heads from holes in the ceiling...
And then Anand adds this annotation:
"We can see how talented our founder [HPB] was."
Who knows what point Anand is trying to convey to Theos-Talk readers
but this may be a good opportunity for some Theos-Talk readers to
actually compare and contrast what Emma Coulomb and Richard Hodgson
wrote to explain away/debunk the appearances of the Mahatmas with the
actual testimonies of the witnesses who encountered the Mahatmas.
First consult what Coulomb and Hodgson wrote. This can be found on our
The Testimony of Emma Coulomb & Richard Hodgson Concerning the
Appearances of the Mahatmas
Then read the actual testimonies of the witnesses. I have compiled
many of those on our website at:
A Casebook of Encounters with the Theosophical Mahatmas
Does Coulomb's and Hodgson's supposed "explanations" actually even
start to explain the appearances of the Masters as given in the
testimonies by the various witnesses????
One might also read and study what Walter Carrither wrote about
Coulomb's "doll" and also what I wrote about the paranormality of some
of these appearances.
The Doll, "Christofolo," and Apparitions of Mahatmas by Walter
Paranormal Features of Some of the Appearances of the Mahatmas by
See also Annie Besant's defense of H.P. Blavatsky on our website:
H.P. Blavatsky and the Masters of the Wisdom by Annie Besant
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