Re: More Blavatsky/Mahatma Material in the Inner Group-Coryn Manuscript
Jun 02, 2012 06:42 AM
by Mark Jaqua
Thanks for putting this Coryn/Inner Group manuscript online. This early material is always fascinating and enthralling and historically important, even tho' they might not add much to the corpus of Blavatsky's writings. Lord knows nobody else would make the effort to put it online for the general Theosophist.
Thanks also for the biographical information on Sidney and Herbert Coryn. Zirkoff has a short bio of Herbert on pp. 410-11 v9 BCW, and probably knew him also, as also being a Point Loma person. He says there was a 3rd brother, Edgar, also a Theosophist. What little I've read of H. Coryn's probably few dozen articles in the 45 vols. of "Theosophical Paths," I especially like because of his frequent psychological angle and insights. He was also editor of Point Loma's publication to Prisoners and Hospitals called "The New Way."
- jake j.
2. More Blavatsky/Mahatma Material in the Inner Group-Coryn Manuscript.
Posted by: "Daniel" danielhcaldwell@W7ZBjOUQgFS3u5fnpQk1OK4NPr8ymoxRI6kNdLCUSuJPUWX9N-fgesHm9NObB5fklkge4HQ3pNiKnkehzR7_fg.yahoo.invalid danielhcaldwell
Date: Thu May 31, 2012 12:34 pm ((PDT))
>More Blavatsky/Mahatma Material in the Inner Group-Coryn Manuscript.
>Since my new book MRS. HOLLOWAY AND THE MAHATMAS contains a number of rare and never before published Koot Hoomi and Blavatsky letters ( See http://tinyurl.com/6rvn9tp ), I want to mention again other rare Koot Hoomi / Blavatsky letters, etc. now on my website.
>On April 17, 2012, I posted on Theos-Talk info, etc. about the above Coryn material.
>I repeat below what I wrote then also adding in this new posting some biographical data about Mr. Sidney Coryn, etc.
>First the link to the Inner Group-Coryn Manuscript:
>I am happy to publish at Blavatsky Archives this old document containing certain Blavatsky and Mahatma material --- some of it NOT contained even in the 3 standard
volumes of Mahatma letters and in the Collected Writings Series of Madame Blavatsky.
>I discovered this material some time ago and within the last year decided to publish it. This document is provided courtesy of Point Loma Publications Archives, San Diego, California.
>In a letter dated after HPB's death, Mrs. Alice Cleather writes that the members of HPB's Inner Group were all given copies of certain Mahatma letters. And also Blavatsky material, letters, etc. for their personal use and study.
>It is my WORKING hypothesis that this typscript is that material or at least most of it.
>Now I give below brief bio sketches of Sidney AND his brother Herbert. Both were Theosophical students and HERBERT WAS A MEMBER OF BLAVATSKY'S INNER GROUP.
>126.96.36.199.3 SYDNEY GLASSON PIERCE CORYN (1865-1921). He was born in 1865 at Liskeard. He married Agnes Sophia Horne in Lambeth in the third quarter of 1888. He was a Fellow of the Theosophical Society, and contributed a letter on theosophy to the National Review. He moved to California in 1902 and was closely involved with the Theosophical colony at San Diego. He was an authority on Egyptology, and a writer of book reviews and literary criticisms. With Alfred Holman, he was co-editor of The Argonaut He was also editor of The Crusader, a theosophical monthly first published in 1897. The Bodleian catalogue also mentions works by Sidney G.B.(sic) Coryn on Canadian railways.
>188.8.131.52.2 HERBERT ALFRED WILLIAM CORYN (1863-1927). He was born on 18 May 1863 at Liskeard. He also became a surgeon, attending University College, London, and distinguishing himself there by writing a prize essay on "The Moral and Physical Advantages of Total Abstinence" in 1886. He qualified on 23 March 1888. He continued his writing by contributing articles to The Internationalist (later called The International Theosophist), a theosophical monthly. He was co-founder and co-editor of this journal, which was published in Dublin between 1897 and 1904. He also contributed an article on "Mind as a Disease Producer" to the National Review. In 1894 he was at 153 Acre Lane in Brixton. In 1898 he emigrated to the U.S.A., and moved to Point Loma, California. He was deeply involved in the Theosophical Society there. He also worked as a surgeon during the Spanish-American War. He died in California in 1927.
>For readers who may have a copy of my book THE ESOTERIC PAPERS OF
MADAME BLAVATSKY I would suggest that they compare this Coryn Manuscript with E.S. Instruction No. 6 in the back of my book. http://esotericpapers.net
>Some of the material in my book is also at my website. See:
>Daniel H. Caldwell
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