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									             IJE:~r irtilnortal depth of the Soul be predominant; but all the eyes
             Extend upward.
             Stoop not down to the dark lvorld,
             Heneath which continnallv lies a f:titliless depth and Hades;
             Dark all over, squalid, delighting in Images unintelligible,
             Precipitous, craggy-a Depth always rolhng,
             Always espousing a n opaclue, idle, breathless body,
             And the l i g h t - h a t i n ~
                                           world and the indi ding cllrrents
             I3y which Illany things are swallowed up.
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                                        OCCULT ARTS.
                                                      No.   I.


        H E I\\-osd" precipitation " means to tllron~upon or within.
            'Phis term is used in chemistry to describe the fa& of a
substance, held or suspended in fluid, being made to disengage
itself from the intimate union with the fluid and to fall upon the
l ~ o t t a z ofi the receptacle in which it is held; in the use of applied
ele&ricity it may be used to describe the throwing upon a metal
or other plate, of particles of another metal held in suspension in
the fluid of the elecCtric bath. These two things are done every
day in ncarly all the cities of the world, and are so common as to
be ordinary. In photography the same effea is described by the
word "develop ", which is the appearing on the surface of the
sensitized gelatine plate of the image caught by the camera. In
chemical precipitation the atoms fall together and become visible
as a separate s ~ ~ b s t a n c e the fluid; in photography the image
made by an alteration of the atoms composing the whole surfacc
appears in the mass of the sensitized plate.
    1 1 both cases we have the coming forth into visibility of that
which before was invisible.             In the case of precipitation of
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a substance in the form of a powder at the l ~ o t t o ~ n the reccpt-
acle containing the fluicl, there is distinklly, ( t r l l~efore  the oper-
ation an invisibility of a mass of powder,                   applying the
sinlple means for precipitation the sudden conling into sight of
that which was before unseen.
    And precisely as the powder may be precipitated in the fl uicl,
so also from the air therc can be drawn and precil~itatecl tlic
various metals ancl substances suspended therein. This h a s 1)een
so often done by chenlists and others that no proofs are ~leeclccl.
    T h e ancients :und a11 the occultists of past ancl present have
always asserted that all metals, substances, pigments, and mater-
ials exist in the air heltl in suspension, and this has been admittecl
by moclerll science. (;old, silver, iron and other metals may be
volatilized by heat so as to float unseen in the air, and this is also
brought about every day in various mines and:fafiories of thc n-orlcl.
I t may therefore be regat-decl as established beyond controversy that
as a physical fa& precipitation of substances, \vIlcther as nlerely
carbon or nletal, is possible ancl is donc every c1:~y. 1J-e can then
take another step with the su1)jeCI.
                                                  ancl use o f o c c ~ l l t1 , i \ \ - \
    Is it possible to precipitate 1,y will-l~onrel-
upon a surface of ~-0clc1,p:tpei-, metal, stone, or gl:~,ss a nlnh\ of
substance in lines or letters or other collll~inations as to l~rociucc
an intelligible pi&ure or a legible nlessage? For motlern science
                                                               been done,
this is not possible y e t ; for the Adept it is possible, 11~1s
and will be still performed. I t has also been done u~lintelligently
and as mere passive agents or channels, arllong mediums in the
ranks of European ;ind American spiritualists. But in this latter
case it has the value, ancl 110 more than that, of the operations of '
nature upon and with natural o b j e a s , to be imitated by conscious
and intelligently-accting man when h e has learned how, by what
means, and when. T h e medium is only a passive controlled agent
or channel \vho is ignorant of the laws and forces employed, as
well as not knowing what is the intelligence a t work, nor whether
that intelligence is outside or a part of the medium.
    T h e Adept, on the other hand, knows ho\v such a precipitation
can be done, what materials may be used, where those materials
are obtainable, how they can be drawn out of the air, ancl what
general and special laws must be taken into account. T h a t this
operation can be performed I know of m y own knowledge ; T have
seen it done, watching the process as i t proceeded, and have seen
the effe& produced without a failure. One of these instances I
will give later on.
    Precipitation of words o r messages f r o ~ l l Aclepts has been
    much spoken of in the Theosophical Society's work, and the gen-
    erality of persons have come to some wrong conclusions as to
    what they must be like, as \\re11 as how they a r e done and what
    materials may be and are used. ;\lost suppose as follows;
        I . T h a t the precipitated messages are on rice p a p e r ;
        2 . T h a t they are invariably in one or two colors of some sort of
    chalk or carbon ;
        3. T h a t in every case they are incorporated into the fibre of the
    paper so as to be ineradicable;
        4. T h a t in each case \vllen finished they came from Tibet or
    some other distant place invisiblj- through the air.
        5. T h a t all of them are done by the hand of the Adept and are
    in his handwriting as commonly used by him or them.
        'i'l'llile it is true in fact that each of the above particulars may
    11;~r.e   been present in some of the cases and that every one of the
    a l ~ o v eis possible, it is not correct that the above are right as
    settled facCts and conclusions. For the way, nieans, methods, con-
    ditions, and results of precipitation are as m r i e d and numerous
    as any other operation of nature. T h e follorving is raid clown by
    some of the masters of this a r t as proper to 11e kept in mind.
        (a), A precipitated picZure or message may be on any sort of
        ( b ) , I t may 1)c in black or any other pigment.
        (c), I t may be in carbon, chalk, ink, paint, or other fluid or
        (d),I t may be on any sort of .surface or any kind of material.
        ( e l , I t may lje incorporated in the fibre of the paper and be
    thus ineEacable, or lie upon the surface and be easily eradicated.
        ff), t may come through the air as a finished message 011
    l1aper or otherr~isc,or it may be precipitated at once a t the place
    of recel)tion on ;111y liind o f sulxtance and in any sort of place.
        (g), I t is not necessarily in the handwriting of the Adept, and
    may be in the hand comprehended by t h e recipient and a language
    foreign to the Adept, or it may be in the ac'tual hand of the Adept,
    or lastly in a cipher known to a few and not decipherable by any
    one without its key.
        ( h ) , As matter of fact the majority of the messages precipi-
    tated or sent by the i2depts in the history of the Theosopllical
    Society have been in certain forms of English writing not the
    usual writing of those Adepts, but adopted for use in the Theo-
    sophical movelnent because of a fore-knowledge that t h e princi-
    pal language of that ~nover-rlentwould for some time be the
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    Some messages have been written and pst'cil)~tateclill Hindi or
r r d u , some in Hindustani, and some in      pe~-fnFtl~-   unin-
telligible to all but ;Lfen- persons. rl'l~cbsea s c r t i o n \ 1 m:lke upon
personal knowledge founclccl on ol )ser\l;~tic , c jn csontirnl:~tion
through a n inspe&ion of messages, ;1nc1 on 1o~ic;il        tled~ictionmade
from fa&s and philosophical propositions. In the firqt place, the
Adepts referred to-and        not including silent ones of 1:ur-ol)ean
birth-are     Asiatics whose languages a l e two dift'erent 1ncli:in
ones: hence their usual handwriting is not 'Ei=nglishand not Koman
in the letters. ,Seco/zr<~, it is a f a a long suspeftecl and to many well
known both in and out of the Theosophical Society that the Fra-
ternity of Adepts has a cipher which they employ for many of
their communications: that, being universal, is not their hand-
writing. TiP/li/-rib!, order to send any one a precipitated message
in English it is not necessary for the Adept to know that language ;
if you know it, that is enough; for, putting the thought in your
brain, h e sees it there as your language in your brain, ancl llsi~lg
that model causes the message to aplw:u'. 1:l:t if 1 1 is ::ccluaillted
with the language you use, it is all the c:l.iiei- fol- tllc A \ ( i t , j > t to
give you the message exaEtly as he form\ it in llis 111-sin at first
T h e same law applies to a11 cases of 11recipitxtion I,!- 311 allegec!
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spirit through a meclium who does not k n o ~ t - ~ a11 11( it i < done:
in such r~ case it is all done ljy natul-nl ant1 chietlj- irsespc)nsible
agents who can only imitate ~ h a is in the. l)~-:iin\     concci-ned in the
    These points being co~~siclered, cl~iest
                                         the                          I1o1v is it
                                                   ions s e ~ l ~ a i n ,
all done, what is the process, what al-e the standards of juclgrnent,
of criticism, and of proof to the outer sense, is impositic)n possible,
and, if so, how nlay it be prevented?
    As to the last, the element of faith or confidence can never be
omitteci until one has gotten to a stage where within oneself the
true standard and power of judging are clel~eloped. Just as for-g-
ery may be done on this physical plane, sc also may it 1)e clone on
the other and unseen planes and its results sho~vnon this. Ill-
disposed souls may work spiritual wickedness, and ignoran; living
persons may furnish idle, insincere, and lying models for not only
ill-disposed souls that are out of the body, but also for mere
sprites that are forces in nature of considerable power but devoid
of conscience and mind. Mind is not needed in them, for they
use the mind of man, and merely with this aid worli the hidden
laws of matter. But this furnishes some psotefiion illustrated in
the history of spiritualism, where so many messages are received
that on their face are nonsense and evidently but the work of ele-
 mentals who simply copy what the nlediurn or the sitter is vainly
 holding in mind. I n those cases some good things have come,
 but they a r e never beyond the best thought of the persons who,
 living, thus attempt to speak with the dead.
     Any form of writing once written on earth is impririted in the
astral light and remains there as model.             Anel if it lias been
used much, it is ail the nlore cleeply imprinted. Hence the facZ
 that H. P. Rl:~vatsl;y, w h o once was the means for rnessages
 coming Ero~litile living ,I(lepts, is dead and gone is not a reason
 ~ h j the sitnle ~vritirlg
          -                 sl~oulcl  not be used again. I t was used so
 m11c11 in letters to 111'.   Sinnctt from which Esot~n?-ic filrddhisrn was
 written alicl in many otlier- letters from the same source that its
model or nlatris is cleeply cut in the astral light. For it would be
 folly ancl waste of time for the Aclepts t o make new models every
 time ally one diecl. They would nat~lrallyuse the old nod el.
I \
  I here i s no sl~ecial sanctity in the l~articulnrmodel used by them,
a n 6 any good clairvoyant can find that matrix in the astral light.
 Hence from this, if true, two things folloiv: ( a ) , that new corn-
 munications need not be in a new style of w r i t i ~ ~ g , ((I), there
 is a danger that persons \v11o seek either- ciaisvoyants or mezmer-
 ized Zz~cin't7smay 11e imposecl (111 axld lnade to think they have mes-
sages from the ,idepts, m h e ~ lin fa& they have only imitations.
 'L'he safeguard therein is that, if these new messages are not in
 concordance with old ones known to be from their first appointecl
 ch:~nnel, they are not genuine in their source, however phenonl-
 enally m:~de. Of course for the person who has the power inside
 to see for himself, the safeguard is different and more certain.
 'l'his position i~ccords  with occult philosophy, it has been stated
by the ,Idepts the~nselves, is supported by the fa&s of psychic
investigation inside the ranks of Spiritualism, of Theosophy, of
human life.
     I t is well known that mediums have precipitated messages on
slates, on paper, ancl on even the human skin, which in form and
macner exafily copiecl the hand of one dead and gone, and also
of the living. T h e model for the writing was in the aura of the
encluirer, as n o s t m e d i u ~ n sare not trained enough to be able
independently to seek out ancl copy astral models not conne&ecl
with some one present. I exclude all cases where the physical or
astral hand of the nlediuin wrote the message, for the first is
fraud and the second a psychological trick. I n the last case, the
medium gazing into thc astral light sees the copy or model there
and merely makes af~risinlide of what is thus seen, but which is
invisible to the sitter. There is no exemption from law in favor
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of the Adepts, and the images they make or cau\e to be made in
astral ether remain as the property of the race: i~ideedin their
case, as they have rt sharp ancl vivid power o f engsal-ing, so to
say, in the astral light, all the images n~aclc these b ~ them a r e
deeper and more lasting than those cut by the 01-dinar>-          nncl weak
thoughts and a&s of our undeveloped hutnanity.
    T h e best rule for those who happen to think they are in com-
munication with Adepts through written messages is to avoid
those that contradik? what the ildepts hax-e said before; that give
the lie to their system of philosophy; that, as has happened, pre-
tend that H. P. K. was mistaken in her life for what she said and
is now sorry. All such, whether done with intention or without
it, a r e merely bo~~rbitza~zsT'nctlo, sound that has no significance,
a confusion between words and knowledge clelusive and vain alto-
gether. And as we know that the ildepts have written that they
have no concern with the progress of selfish science, it must be
t r u e that messages which go on merely to the end of establishing
some scientific proposition or that are not for the furtherance
especially of Brotherhood cannot be from them, b u t are the pro-
duct of othcr minds, a mere extension t h s o ~ i g h c c ~ i l t
                                                     o          natur;ll 1 x 1 ~
of theories of weak men. This leads to the proposition t h a t :
    Precipitation of a message is not per se evidence t h a t it is frotn
one of our White Adepts of the Great 1,odge.
                             ( t o he conliilzted./

                        T O A THEOSOPHIST.
          TVe do not know that we have lived before;
            We can but hope that \x7e shall live again,
          Unless the grief that stings though it be o'er
            Subdue submission's fain but faint amen.
          So dark the chance of life, the chance of death
            T o darker issue still tnay lead the way,
          Like some black angel with a torch whose breath
            Crimsons a night more dread than dreadest clay.
          Bnt yet, if it be well we should have been,
            I t will be xvell sholild we not cease to be
          Until, through deathful life, u-e enter in
            Where life and death are tuned to ecstasy.
          Ah, friend, in that long birthday may tve meet,
            T o bless the bitterness that ended sweet.
                                      ALL~LRT  EDMUND    L,\KCASTER.

N    ET'EK was there an age more prone to confusion of thought
       than our own. I n the rush and hurry of our "progressive
civilization" men seem to have n o time to think clearly, ancl they
heap together incongruous thoughts ancl label them hastily, and
then work on as though t h e labelling had been done after consci-
entious analysis. This superficial and mischievous habit has
sllon-11 itself very clearly among the members of the Theosophi-
cal Society, sonle of ~ v h o n l are unable to distinguish between the
holcling of conviEtions and the desire to dogmatise as to the convic-
tions that should be lleld by others. And by a quaint b u t not un-
comnlon turn of fate, the very people who proclaim most loudly their
detestation nncl fear of dogma are those who nlost dogmatically seek
to impose their own vagueness of thought ul1o11 others as a thing
necessary to salvation. .'TVhosoever will 11c saved, it is above all
things necessary that h e hold no belief with convicCtion and that
h e speak n o belief with definiteness ". So runs the modern ver-
sion of the Athanasian Creed, and alack! I an1 among those
doomed to perish everlastingly, for I not only have conviclions
and do not scruple to declare them, but I :dso hold the yet more
damnable heresy of thinking that a life xvll~cllis to be a force for
good must believe firmly and speak clearly.
   LI 'convitlion" is a proposition held clearly and definitely in the
nlind, anything of the truth of which we feel sure. On such cer-
tainties we build our condu&, we mould our lives. By such cer-
tainties ~ l l e n ' s
                     chara&el-s are formed. I t is such certainties, ancl
not all the cl~ifting    Inass of thoughts that pass t h r o ~ l g h 11s nlinds,
that make us what we are. T h e y are the anchors of the soul.
Persons tvho have no certainties are swayed by every gust of feel-
ing, changed in condu& by every passing phase of thought,
swept hither and thither by every streamlet of opinion. Hence
the enormous importance of right beliefs, for error in belief will
inevitably bear fruit in error of c o n d u a , ancl the usefulness of
our lives bc marred by intelle&!2ual~ n i s t a k e
                                                  and spiritual l~lindness.
   So also we see that all real science is built on certainties. Only
when a f a 3 is definitely established and its reality becomes a con-
viaion, can it be of value to the world. A man of science, ex-
lx~uncling  scientific truths to the people, does not say, " I t may be
so, think as you like " : h e says, "It is so ; disregard it a t yo~zr
peril ". All that still awaits verification in the realm of may-be
200                        T H E PATH.                      [October,
can s e n e as hypotlicsis, as speculation, as 11e~ll:ll)sin tei.esting ;lnd
sti~llulating material for thought, but it ofTers no \ I I I - ~ basis for
the guidance of ~ n e n ' s
   UThatis a d o g n ~ a I n one sense of the \\-ortl it is notliin,q n1ol-e
than a formulatecl statetnent, a clean-cut, definite presentti~entof
a fa&. I t is a teaching put forward by knon.ledg-e, r:ot n h ~ - p o t h -
esis but a certainty. I11 this sense every science consist,. of :I set
of dogmas fringed rouncl by hypotheses, and the :tcl~-:~~lcetlele-   (11-
nlentary stage reachecl b j - the science depends on the !IS( )l)i)]-ti(   )I]
which its dogmas bear to its hypotheses.
    But the word ''clog~na''has come to bear an evil connotation,
and has come to mean in the popular mind an assertion which is
forced on others, insteacl of t h e clear presentation of a truth.
And in this sense dogma is bad, a barrier to true knowledge and
n hindrance to progress. If truth is to fruEtify in the mind, the
mind must welcome it, assimilate it, become one with it. A truth,
however true, which is authoritati1-ely forcecl upon the mind 1111-
prepared for it, and which remains alien amid its surr-ounclil~~s,
such a truth is not only useless but is a positive soul-cc o f t i a ~ ~ ~ c r - .
I t cramps and fetters mental aEtion, it psocluces l ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i ~ ~
                                                      ancl ,
and confusion; instead of educating i t d ~ ~ ~ : ~ r f s it beats 11ac.k
mental calmcity instead of drawing it forth. Such a clogtii:~            c:~n-
not 11e L convi&ion, it can only be an assertion, and its sei'teration
only increases its benumbing force. No 111~111      lias a right to en-
force his conviaion on another, to demand assent to his state-
ments, submission to his certainties. T r u e to his own convi&ions
h e may be, hold to them, live by them, die for t h e m : b u t force
them on others-No.          Not though they be the truest of truths,
the most certain of certainties.
   And here, as it seems to me, comes in the rule of right con-
du&. When a Inan has found a truth, or thinks h e has found one,
which is calculated to be of service to mankind, 11e should speak
it out. Without such speech no intelleaual progress is possible,
and, historically, a11 pioneers of thought have taken this course,
and by clear and unhesitating affirmation of what they know to
be true they have helped mankind to make a forward step. Alen
are struck by the clear assertion; it may awaken in them some
response ; they feel stimulated ; they enquire, they investigate,
they become convinced. But while the pioneer should thus speak
out, h e should not endeavour to coerce others into acceptance of
his truth. L e t him speak it out clearly; whether others accept it
or not shocld matter not to him. H e is, for the nonce, the mouth
through which T r u t h speaks, and his mission is fulfilled in the
                CONVICTION A N D DOG3IATIS3I.
speaking. L e t him tell forth the truth, lot him she\\- its bearing
on life, the consequences of its acceptance or rejeEtion. Having
thus done, llis d ~ l t y dischargecl, ancl the n-orcl s l l o ~ ~ lbe left to
                              is                                           d
go on its way, to be freely accepted or frccly scjectecl 1,. each
who comes in contact wit11 it.
    But, it is so~netinies        argued, if L truth be not capable of gen-
eral demonstration, it should not l ~ e              pl~blicly  stated. Why not>
K O truths, salve t l ~ emost elementary, can be denionstratcd to
ever\- one. Each science has its ;tbtsuser verities that can only
1)e clcmo~lstl-atcd tllose proficient in it, but none the less nl:t)- it
state tllese I-critics, assel-t t11cn1 on the authority of the rnasters
in science, state that the dc:-uon\tr-ation is 11cy01lcl the reach of
all s:t\-e :lti\-:u~cedstuclel~ts,ancl 1c;~ve        them to be acceptecl by the
u11len1-ned a s re:~sorlal)le 111-potheses, c o n ~ r u o ~ zwit11 accepted
tr-url15. or-if       tlie unlearned b o 111-efer-to 1~ c,t~st     asicle as un\-cri-
l i e          'l'he cliscovery and the assertion of cliscoverecl truth
are not to ? ~ llelci back to suit the mc:lgse efforts and capacities
o f the indifferent and tlic slothful; they ! ! ~ \ - c . their riglit of re-
j e a i o n ; let that suffice tlleln.
                           of                                     of
    Tlie apl~lication a11 tllis as rcgarcls 1ne1111)ers the ?'hcO\c)i~ll-
ical Society is clear. l y e have no right t o la)- do\\rn clog111a, to
1\:hicl1 we demand assent, be it es1)iicit or- iml~licit w e ha\-e no ;
right t o treat as less worthy metlll~cr-s            t11,t11onsselves an)- o f o:ls
l~rotller-s ~ 1 2 0disagrcc fl-on1 our view\ :t~lcl\\-1lo I-cjec2 oul- :,tate-
:~;cnts. 1:~:t we 11:~s-e        the right to clearly and clcfirzitelj- utter our
convictions, \\-het!lel- or not they are capal~le denlonst1-atic,l1tion
                                                              of                  to
el-erj- oi1e on \\-llosc c:~t-s tllej- may fall. 'I'lle clt.monstration is
                  1,y                    to                     ,
attainnl~le ,111 \\-llocl~oose devote e n e r y , ~time, cnclea\-ollr, to
                               c            ici;
grither the ~leccssnry a l ~ ~ ~ c i t :lnci 1;notvIedgc : tllose ~ r l l o(10 11, ,t
so choose-at:d           sul-ely silcll are ivitllin their ~-i~;ht--ha\~e110 c1,~im
to 1ilal;e t l ~ c i rlack of capacity acd knowledge the measure of oul.
    And let it 13e clearly unclcrstood that there are truths the clemon-
stration of tvhich must be disec2ecl to the spirit and not to the
intelletl, and that the e\rolutioii of spit-itual faculties is as rigor-
ously necessary for their comprehension as the evolution of intel-
IeEtual faculties is necessary to the comprehension of intellc&-
u;tl truths. Every one adniits that the demonstration of a tlifi-
cult 1)llilosophical proposition ca~lnotbe appreciated by an un-
trained mind, and that intelleaual capacity ~ i i u s t educed ere   be
such a demonstration can be understood.                        It is equally true
that the demonstration of a spiritual truth cannot be effe&ively
made to anyone in whom t h e spiritual faculties have not been
202                                    T H E PATH.                                    [October,
educed and trained. T h a t there is hesitation in accepting this
fa&, that there is a general claim of abilitj- t o appreciate evi-
dences addressed to the spiritual faculties wher-elis a11 men ad-
mit that training is necessary for the intellectual, i \ pxrt of that
scepticism as to the reality of the spiritu:ll life which i:, charac-
teristic of our generation. Ii the s1)isitual life be a reality,
then there must bc conditions for its evolution, and uritil tllc~se
conditions are fulfillecl, the life will not manifest. To take b u t
one illustration : the existence of the Masters can 1je pro\-en to
the spiritual faculties, arid their existence czs Masft,?-s cannot 1)e
proven on the physical ;ind intelleEt11a1 planes. On the physical
plane the existence of certain men with certain p o ~ v e r s                  could be
shown; 011 the intellec'tual plane, their possession of certain
kno~vleclgct but the l l a s t e r is a spiritual life, the spirit trium-
phant, ant! only to the eyes of the spirit can He, as such, be s h o ~ v n .
1,et those who ha-\-e been happy enough to catch but one g-limpse
of Him keep that nlemory el-el-, and t)c willing at fit ti111est o 1)enl-
reverent witness to TIin1. 1;11txvhat C:LII c ~ i - : ~l ,~~ lo i - c l \ (,11 tl1i5 11 igIl
theme ? T h e eyes of clel-otion alonc (.:~1i l~ier-cctile ( l ; i i - l , ~ t s ~ .      \:lit
verily the dawn shall come ancl w e ~ 1 i : ~scc.
                                                           -'I\\II           T;I - . \ Y 1

        E-II~II is so 111ucli discussioli going oil just 11ow in the T1leosophic:tl ni!)re-

T          ~ n c n ta s to the valuc o f the S'cr r-c.f L)ocf?-/iit>, to the amount of aid
           given to H . P. ]{la\-atsl;~ the compilation of it, nuti as to her position
as :t 'I'eacher in Occult n~nttel-s, h a t it ayil)c;~r-s :is that the repul~licationof
ali oltl letter-pul)li>l!eti ill I >.:b:--\~llich  ~~~~~~s oli tliehe questiutis, is pec~:linrl\-
t~il;el\., ant1 m a y be o f service to ~nrln!~      \\.lie (lid iiot have the o p l ~ o ~ - t u n i ~ -
rt~atlingit on its jisst issue. 'l'lic letter is, (ti course, o f no authority for those
~;;e~libers the 'l'.S. n-lio d o 11ot share our sentiments of sevesel1c.e f o r . t!le
lI:~stcrs,b u t f o r those who 110, the interest of it ~vill p a t . I t \\-a:,
                                                                   be                       receivcd
i l l ~nitl-ocean   1)y col. ( )lcott, IJ.'l'. was origi~lallypublishecl wit11 liis con-
                                            S., ancl
sent in a s m ~ ~ 1 1  p:unpl:let enti!led " A n 1~sl)lanationimportant to all 'I'i!eoso-
phists ", issued b y 13.1'. 13.
                                                                      A N S I II~ P : s A ; ~ ' I ,
                                                                      TY1~,1,1.4~1 J L.I)(;k:.

  llisuncierstandings haye grown u p between Fellows both in
London and Paris which ilnperil the interests of the movement.
You will be told that the chief originator of most if not of all
these disturbances is H.P. H. This is not so ; though her pres-
ence in England has, of course, a share in them. But the largest
share rests with others, \vllose serene u~lconsciousness of their
own d e f e e s is very marked ancl much to be blanled. One of tlie
most valuable effefis o f Upasika's ~nission that it drives Illen to
self-study and destroys in theln 1)lind servility for persons. Ob-
serve your own case, for example. But your r e ~ o l t gootl friend,
against her "infalli1~ility"-as you once tlloug-ht it-has gone to,                               )

far, and you ha\-e 1)ecn unjust to her. . . .
  . . . T r y to I-emove sucli misconcel~tiona you will fincl, 11y lii~iil
pessuasiori ancl an appeal to the feelings of loyalty to tlle cauhe o f
truth, it' not to us. llalie ( I / / these nlen feel that we have no fav-
orites, 1101- a f f e c t i o ~ s 1x1-sons,ljut only for their good aCth and
liuni,~nity a ~vhole. I{ut \ye enll~loy
            as                                   agents-the ljest av;~ilal~le.
Of illese, for the last thirtj- years, the cliief h a s heen tllc 11e1-so11-
     I;no\\-n as 14.1'. H. to the wosltl (but otiicrn-ise to us). Inl-
perfect and very "troul~lesonle" 110 d o a l ~ tshe 1,rox-es to \oine;
nevertheless there is no likelil~ood f 0111- filtling a l ~ e t t e solic for
years to come, ancl your Tllcosopllists sllouitl be mntle to under--
stand it.
   . . . Since 1 8 S j I ha\-e not ~vrittctlnos caused to be \\.!-itterj
save through her agency direct 01- ~-enlote letter or a line to an)--
1)ody in Europe or L4~llerica,                                                      ed
                                                       nos c o m n l ~ l n i ~ : ~ torally \\-it11 01.
through ail>- third partj-. Theosopllihts ~lloulcllearn it. \-OIL
\\-ill unclcrstand lrt~ci-the significance of this d c c l ~ ~ r a t i o so keep           n,
it in mir~cl. . . . 1 Ier tidelit!- to our \\-o~-1;                    11ei11g                    her-
                                                                                 l:onst:uit a ~ l d
suffer-irlg,ri5 i a r 7 i ~coriic. upon Iler tllrollgll it, ~leitllci- nor clther of
                1          l~-                                                      I
I      r o t es                   1           s        t or s        t1          ,1s I once 1)efol-e
re~l~;~rkecI, tz/iL/((!(, i, not anlong 011s vices. . . . 'L'o 11~11)you
in your present pesplesitj-, TI. 1'. B.lias n e s t to no collcel-!i wit11
aclministl.:~ti~-e     detail., alltl sliould 1je kept cle::~-of tllem .,o fal-as 11c.1-
strong nature can 1)e con tl-ollctl. But t l ~ i jo:c ~lccc.\t ii~il t7N; 7cfit/r       to
ocizrlt ~ntrii'zt-s she htzs t'; E I J i / l l / < y to iio. . . . \I-e i1Li1-c 1/01' " ;l?~~nc!-
o~lecllier ". She is / I O ~" given over to c1iel;~s                     ". She is o u r dl')-eit
t            I warn 5-011 ;lg;~instl~ernlitting                your suspicior~s        and resent-
~ i l c n tagainst ller '. iiianjr follles " to bias )-our i ~ l t u i t i s ~ c         loyalty to
her. I n the ;~djustnlent this T<uropean huhiness you will haye
tn-o things tc) consiclel-,-the estesnal an(! ;~tl~lliilistl-~~tl~-e,                       ancl tlle
i~ltesnal     and psycllical. Keep the f o r ~ n e s                uuc;c\i. youl- control anti
that o f your most prudent associates jointly ; / r ~ t r ir T the l'tritc.~- to / l ( * i - .
Yo11 L1i. left to de\-isc the p1-:~6tical                   details.
204                               T H E PATH.                       [October,
    I have also noted your tlloug-llts about the .St.r-).rf Oocft-itle. Be
assured that 11711at she has not annotated fro111 scierltific and other
~ ~ o r k s have given or suggestecl to lies. I:\-er-j- mistalie or
erroneous notion correFtec1 and explained by hel- i r c m the works
of other Theosopllists 7~lnsral-reciert' 4 1 1 1 ~ ~ zo~iit'r 111) I'/ISJI,ZIC~I;~TZ.
I t is a more valual~lework than its 1x-e(lecessor,--an e p i t o ~ n eof
occult t r u t l ~ sthat u-ill make it a source of information a n d inhtl-uc-
tion for the earnest stuclent for long years to come.
   . . . (This letter) . . . is merely given you as a n - a r n i ~ ~ g    and
a guicle; to others as n warning only; for you may use it dis-
creetly if needs 11c . . . Prepare, ho\ve\-el-, to have the authen-
ticity of the present denied in certain quarters.
                                                         (S<yneit7/ K. H.
   [ E x t r a f t ccorefily copiccl-H. S. Olcott.]

                              FACES OF FRIENDS.
    ( ; Y A K P , > ; ~ , I < 1 X I I I T CH \ I < R 11- \ I < I 1's p i c : ~ ~i s ~
                                                                                  5 gi\-e11 l l : > :nont11

a little out o f osder beca~iscof his \.isit to tllc I' 12c.!ig-            (       1'
ions as clele:~?te to the Tlieosol~l~icnl                             Socictj-'5 C'on~r-c..\. i r ~ c l of
course nlorc for the 1,cneiit of ITestel-n re:it?cs\ tli;~ll ,111- 111clian            (

0 1 1 ~ 5 . I I e is             tilcn~bel-o f the 13rancll at ,\ll;\hnl)acl, Inclia, was
1)rouglit to all interest in tllc n l o ~ - e l n c i ~ t his ~ ~ ~ i c:~ncljoined           lt.,
t l ~ eSociety in l l a r c h , I S;, at C:in-llporc, in the Clio11;~nT. S.
    Alnlast all tlie places of l ~ i l g r i m a ~ e Sortllerll India 11n\-e
been xrisitecl 1))' Dro. Cha1;r-avasti, 1)11tnot on l~ilgrimage. I I e 11as
been to Hard\\'c?!. ;lnd firishelieslla and T a p a ~ a n a the latter where          ,
l)hruva is said to have pcri'ol-lnccl his topa.
    H e was born in I3en:~l-es(I<:~si)on the 6th of July, 1863, and is
;t Brahnlan of the Sandilya Gotra.                                  Ilis birtllclq 1s the same as
that of T'amana (dwarf) Avatar. This means that his Rra11rl1a11-
ical descent is frotu the sage Sandilya. His education began i11 a
mission scllool at Benarcs. Later h e passed the entrance exnnli-
nation of Calcutta University in 1877 high in the list, then joined
the IIuir Central College a t Allahabad, which is the best college
in the Sorthn-estern Provinces. H e took the degree of ;\laster of
Arts ~ v i t hfirst-class honors in physical science, and received a
medal and a prize of I O O rupees. A t present he holds the chair
of Alathematics in the Muir Central College, Allahabad. For
seven years h e was Professor of Physical Science in the college a t
Bareilly. I n January, I 893, h e took the degree of L. L. B., stand-
inx fir.;t and gettilig the highest clcgsee ta1;en by :Lnyone since the
L-niver-sit)- was established, and joined the 1):\1- a t ,\l lalli~l in       )ad
Alpsil, 1893.
    ITllen tlie project of having a C ' o n ~ r c ~ i the 'L' S. 'LT tlic Par-
lia~ilentof Religioils in Chicago nssulnetl cleiiliite s!~.:l,e .it t l ~ e
April Conr.cntion of the ,lrne!-icatl SeFtion, tlle clue-tion :Lr-Oie :IS
to how we coulcl secure :L R:-allniixl to represent Ilic'iia : ~ i ~ c 'i'lleo\-
ophy there a t the sanle iilnc. Era. Eertrani lieightlej- n-x? the11
in S e w \-oi-k and s~iggestecl oar asking I'rofcshor Ch:~i;l.a\-arti.
Tlli5 n a, clolie axel : ~ t ill-st it seenied that lie could not c < , ~ l : cin-
dectl thxt iiiccouraging c:-el,l~-         xvas scceivecl. But in J ~ u l c c o x -
                                             i          c,
sentctl :it the risk o f I o \ i ~ ~hx \ L ' ; ~ s ~and stxrted for 1,onclo:l.
'l'11el.e hc>met 1::-other- 1 )l~:t:-nl:t~~;~l;t, IZesant, and lliss 17. I I .
,\Iiillet-, all colxing to the C'o~igress,ancl tl-a\-elled ~vitlltliem to
                        . .
S         o         r           0 1 1    2   I ' Sel~tennbei-. S o t oriiy is lie a
clele2.:tte irolll I n d i ; ~to the Coiigress, but also was secluested 1:y
the _\I'111a~er-s the n.ho1e i':u-li:~lnent to :~ttcrlilits formal opell-
ing- on the I rtll of Septeinl~cr. I t adds to the strcngtll o f t h e
~ h e o s o p h i c a lCongress as :L p u t of the COILXI-css, as 11-care
i n f o r l ~ ~ e lle is tlie only Brahmin ;~sl;ecI to speak in the gener:il
opening- exel-cises of the Parliament
    IIence 1-erj7Eortu~l;~tc n l ~ l ~ r o p r i a t e
                                      and                 i~ldeedis the fa& that,
before leaving India. three ortiioclox Urahn1:rnical Societies con-
stitutcd our Brothel- C1inl;ravarti a&;theis sl~ecinlclelegate tci rep-
resent Erahinanisni at tllc Par1i:~ment. 'l'liese :~pl)ointmeiits              xvere
made \vitll our 'i'heosophical Cvngress directlj- in view, Icnon-ing
Iiitn to lje a Tlieosophi~t,          and it is, n-e believe, the first time tliai
1Brahnlanic;~lreligious l~otiiesliarre done ~ 1 1 ~ 1 1 thing. I t is well
known that I~salinianism is exclusive ant1 cloes not indtllge in
missionizing.             'l'lle names of the Societies which m:dc tlie
appointment are ; IIal-i Ehakti Psoclayi~li S:~bliao f Ca\vnpore ;
the Varn3shr:in?a Dlinrnla Sablia of Delhi ; tlle Sanatan L)11:~rnla
Rakhshanee Sabha of l l c e r u t .
    As Inany Western rnern1,ers will wish to know x ~ h a telse may
be said of Prof. C11al;ravarti personally, we will say that
he is light in color for an inhabitant of the tropics.                            111
figure he is above rnecliurrl height and is by no means thin but
quite rotund. His manners are gentle, though strongly suppor-
ted by reserved force and quiet dignity. A black observing eye
marks the man who sees all that passes, and when in private he
speaks with you on metaphysics his impressive words are carried
forward by a firm voice, which, however, is not strong, although
with considerable carrying power. T h e language which he uses
2 06                           T H E PATH.                         [( >fi-iober,
ib the s-esy best classical English, c1e1-oicl of flnn-s, pronounced
~vithb11t a slight accent, and in public aclclresses it rises to elo-
quence. il slight rhythm marks his clelii-ery, and his evident sin-
cerity gives power to a11 his public T h e c ~ s o p h i c ~ ~ l
                                                           speeches. TJTe
nlay with truth say that among the ~liernbershe has met here
many love him, and llardly any are these who do not accord him


T              personal equation begins with the descent of the monad
        I!" into matter. I t lies brooding in the rocks: it glares or
 1)eanls in the beauty of plant and flower: it snarls and devours in
 the animal: and it struts in pride, envy, and conceit, svhilc criti-
 cising and condemning others in man. I t x~rtnishes only at the
 supreme nloment of renunciation, svhen man lose5 self and I-elill-
 quishes all for humanity. T h e Indi\-idual 11avi11g           then com1)letel~-
 absorbed the Personal, Higher hlanas heconles a center of Power-
 in which the lower self has n o share.
     Now we may not all have reached that point ; certainly the pres-
 e n t writer has n o t ; b u t may not one of fair intelligence grasp at
 least the philosophy, see the truth of it, and work toward it?
     I n the ordinary affairs of life this personal bias works in two
 ways, viz; in self-seeking d i r e a l y , as in lust and greed, and in
 detraEtion and spoliation of others. T h e latter form is often the
 more objeaionable and dangerous because subtle and concealed.
 People often indulge in harsh or unkind criticism of others, un-
 conscious that their motive is simply to bring their own unchal-
 lenged virtues into greater prominence, when, in fa&, they are
 themselves open to criticisin on the same points. Hence it fol-
 lows that we have no end of talk about charity, brotherhood, etc.,
 etc., b u t when it comes to the daily test amid the petty trials and
 annoyances of every-day life, where real charity and cot~siu'e~~atiorr
f o r the zlenkrzesses and igtzorance o f others a r e the test o f cizarnrter, we
 are found wanting. This was a trait specially marked in H. P. B.
 If we a r e really wise we shall not expet3 of others that which we
 know, or ought to know, they are incapable of performing.
 What folly is all our talk and writing regarding occultis~ncom-
 pared with that of the Secret Doctritze, and yet how careful was its
 author to encourage and help each and all in their attempts to
I   Sg;.]           P E R S O N A L E(LCATI0IS.                    20j

understand and to explain, c o r r e a i n g only when g-laringly false
to principles o r misapprehending truths.
   But perhaps the most insidious and sedu&ive form of the per-
sonal equation is that which distorts intelligent appreciation and
open loyalty to teachers and earnest workers into hero-\vorshil),
and which seeks under the cry of " No Popery" to belittle and
detra&. Consciously or unconsciously the effort is thus riiade to
shame to silence all appreciation and loyalty to the real ~vorkers
for the world's progress.         " O h you are a hero-worshiper, and
blinded by zeal or personal regard. " Independence ! T'iberty !
Eyu;~litj-!these are the real virtues! Have not these dwelt on
the lips of red-handed murder also? Such a position is the very
apotheosis of Egotis:n.      I t seeks to hide a knock-kneed allegiance
and n flal~byzeal under the bluster of persolla1 liberty, and would
recluce the nror-ld to a mediocrity of indifference. H e who nlost
highly appreciates loyalty ancl self-sacrifice is he who best knorvs
w1l;~ttile\- cost in self-denial and eternal vigilance, and instead of
being blind to the ~veaknesses       and foil~lesthat :may co-exist with
these virtues, h e is the very one who sees them most clearly, be-
cause he is also conscious of them in himself. If h e really desires
to see the truth triumph, h e will welcome every service and honor
all who serve it, and not count to the last poor scruple every little
weakness till the service of truth and the truth served are buried
out of sight.
    I t hence occurs that the very worst form of the personal eqtla-
tion is this everlasting harping on personalities; and the surest
road to Popery is the cry of No Popery! This is one of those
 " paradoxes of the highest science ", as Eliphas Levy mould put

it. Those \\rho are really independent and able to stand alone,
are not everlastingly prating about liberty. T h e y just do as they
please, and please to do right and say nothing about it, but it
never occurs to any one that such a person can be enslax-ed.
T h e r e is a silent convittion that that would be a useless if not a
hazardous experiment. How, then, is confidence to be inspired
in others? I answer, Z a e e , l l g and not by prating about it.
                          y ' s ? ~ i rit,
When it has been thus earned by conflic2, neither an army of de-
tra&ors nor the "hosts of hell" can destroy i t ; least of all, those
weak-kneed, timid souls who are afraid of their personal free-
dom. We might as well remember that while Brotherhood is uni-
versal there is a kinship of souls and cycles and circles in all
human associations and relations. Each is drawn to his own
circle by Karmic l a w ; the tyrant and the sycophant each obey
t h e law. Those who are earnest ancl at heart loyal ~ v i l l
                                                             not bother
al)out trifles, but go ahe:rd with the \\-orIi in 11:~11cl. '1'11cj~arc n o t
blincl el en to trifles, 1111tthey assign t l i ~ i tlieir. t~ 11 .,-lilue iristc:ld        .e
of dl\-elling on theln ailel magnifying. ITe l I c t ~ , ? I ~ L'1(11 t ? i c ~ ic\ \ ~ ~ e k       ~
in tile past, and the!- n i l l come again :11:(1 ;!q:!~i? '1'11i1- (10 :lot
af~ect   the Cause 01- the norkers ~naterlail!, t l l i 1 1 ~ 1t1l , e \ 1 1 1 ' ! \ -                                  //i
tc~ do so for ;L time. 1,ook at the effort\ io 1,1i; ii;e '1' C: n ; o ~ - e -
ment. Sonlc tllrc 1ig11 dcsign, some t h r o l : ~ l ~ ~ ~ cl ~ - t I-t\ i P : , : V ,
                                                                                 ;            t a11t1
some insj:i~.ed 1 ) ~1)lintl conceit or Il::il-l,l ained r o i 1:;.                                           T\*?int c:-ii
they acconlplihl:? T h V y l ~ n r n ~ e d        only tlleis originator> ~ : l i c : sx 11.-
                           b             ~~e
pathisess, sin111l~- e c a ~ t!:ese 11 ere al~vnys                           some ;it t h c head i ~ l i , ,
tool; tllc l!actcr-s as faFt^th:~ilclideals, arlcl had c t e ~ o t e d                                    tlicmse11-es
to t11t.111 a( theis ~vorl;7 ~ ~ I ' f h uLl Tf t ~ ] I . ~ J C /i l l f l ' ~ ? ? c f / i r l f t ~ ' f 7 ' . Did they
             n!                                  !                               /

insist that others s110111cl agree with the111 or come to their
col~cl~!sicillc? S e v e r ! They just ~ ~ o r l < e cancl I\ )!.,KF I ) , and     l,
TV( )KKEl) ! r-eady to hell) ;1ny and all, patient and pains-t:tlring
        t ;
~ ~ i :ill h ancl indivicl~lally they l ~ o u l dstaliil to the work if every
one el\e clexc.rtec1 it.
   How many sl~cli             does it take to c o l i ~ t i t ~ l t c inr-inci1)lc gu:~l-d
nlith 'l'ruth and AInsters back o f t l ~ e n i ? \ 7 c ! . ~ feu-,                     -      :,I?-            tiley :ii-c
few,         yet n-ithout thesc f'cw thc 1x,oi' o!(l '1'. S.                            \I-(                   I(
                                                                                                    111!(i 1111: ,I;,,
har-e gaineel the l i m l ~ o f other cell t ~ i ~ . i c s .
   T h e clue^thtionn o longer scgartls f:~illir-e, least i:ei.c 111 , l t i ? e ~ . i c ~ ~ .
Tlic ci~wstion h o w many are ~ - e ; ~ do -~ ( : 1 ' ! i \\ i ~ l ~ o l cletl.:ict~orl
                    is,                                      tj                                              lt
of other \ \ c ) I - ~ c I - s ? FIOIY 111;~lij- ill sticl: t o iclvals, ; i i l l i \ , f:iFt\,
and-~vor:~;?                             o
                     'I'hose ~ l l calincot or wi!l not ;lsc not to 1)e an:ltlle-
~m;~tized,   ncitlier will they guicle tlie \vo~lior nleasusc it. 'i'hey
n-iil simply becotlle camp-followel-s first ancl deserters later on.
Left in the rc:ir the\- can wrestle \\-it11 their own l<arma. I 11old
tlie ;\lasters to be f:~c)?s,          cletei-mined by the sequence of all evolu-
tion, by history, by diseft testimony o f 11.P. R. ancl mnnj- other
witnesses. Hc ~ ~ callso this l~eliefor canelid statement clogmatic
or- blinclly creciulous, sitmply con\-ic?s h i ~ ~ i s e lof ignorance of                 f
principles, and even o f tlie mealling of ivords. H e can accept ol-
reject n y conclusions as lie ljleases, and I have no nrar wit11 him
till 11c misco~lceir-es n i i s r e l ~ r e ~ e n111~'       t s position as being- otliel-
than it is. Dog-matisln builds idols, but it never conceives Icleals.
Ideals are the 11101-ing fiery chariots of the Gods: the Crow11
Jewels of the Hierarchies: the themes of the heavenly symphon-
ies : tlie ztZfi?lln th2rZe of hulna11 e ~ ~ o l u t i o n       : something to strive for,
work for, die for if need be, and every royal servant of T r u t h
embodies and gives life to an Ideal such as are the A~AS'I'ERS.
                                                                                                 J. D. R U C K .
              BEFORE A M E R I C A N

S   0 many persons have come to suppose that Spiritualislll tool.;
       its rise tlirough the ral~pi~lg-s ICoc'rlcster undes the mctli-
umship of the Fox si5tc.1-s,it inaj- l)e 11rofit:ll)le to ~-epl-int f e \ v:

descriptions of hpiritualistic st:tr//rls which h a d place                      l~
                                                                       l ~ u n cc(1
jTc:t~-s ago In E'r:ince, (Germa~~r-, other 1311rcjpean countries. ,It
that t i r n c b there, were \-ei'y 11i;inj- incluiring nliilds lookinq for the
truth. They livecl at n tilile ~vlleuthe Cll~irchhacl coniplute pow-
er, except perhaps in France, as in the latter country the Revolri-
tion was in the air. illuch of the i n c l ~ ~ i rwas tinFttured with
prevailing religious thougllt, and at the sanle timc s~'cz~z~rs              IVCSC'
hclcl very privately. But enough leaked out ancl \\'as I - C C O S C ~in~ ~      ~
various ways to indicate that 11luc11 more of the same Icin~ltnust
have gone on. These extracCts are takcn from the 7'hr~c1.\~>~/llc~tr/
Corl-es-oizrdetzce betw.-ccn Count Saint ilIartin ancl Baron T,iel)i5torf,
beginning in I 7 9 2 .
            . .
      iTe\ertheless, as I 1)elieve I speali to a man of tnoderation, calm a n d dis-

creet, I will not withhold fro111you that in the school through n~hich1 pnssetl,
                                                                  of / ~
 more than twenty-five years ago, c o r / c / / l / ~ ~ z 1 . ~ ~ z ' I hall skinds n-ere nun~erous
anci frequent, in tvhich I hacl I I I ~ sil:ire, like 1 1- 1 y vthers; and that, in this
                                                             1 :1 1
share, every sign indicative of the Itepairer was present. S o w you li110\\- the
 Ke~):liser,a n d active Cause, arc one. Severtheless, as I n-as introtlucecl 1)y a n
 lnitiation, and the d a t ~ g e r all initiations is lest \ye should be delivcl-ed over
 ?o tl:c violetlt spirits of the ~vorl(1, 11al)pened to Aclann m.hen he ir;iti:itecl
                                                     jcl past, I z
11imwlf i n his imagination ~ I I z z ~ z Y J z ~ ~ ~ ~ ; ) vi. , I ) , aucl hi.; desire is
 [lot all of Gotl, I cannot ans\ver that the fornis u.hic1: showed thelnscxlves t o
rile may not have been assumed forms, for the cloos is ope11 to :dl illitiations,
ancl this is \vh,zt niakes these \\.a\-s so faulty and silslicious. I kllo\r that Gcr-
 Inany is full of these initiatioris; I l;~lo\\- that the Cabinet of Berlirl is g~zide(l.
and leatls its King' l)y their ~neans-anti, hiiherto, \\-ithout much profit to 1)oast
o f ; 1 know, i11 short, that the whole east11 is full of these prodigies; but, I re-
l ~ c a t ~ ~ i l l ethings come from the centre itself I clo not give tl-lem m y conli-
          ,          ss
deuce. I can assure you I have receivecl by thc in\\-nrd \vay truths and joys
;L thousand times higher than those I have reccivetl from without.
                                             3-   *   -%

    A remarkable instance of this kind, which I heard of about t\vo years ago,
i i what occurred a t the consecration of tlie I':g:ry~~ti,~n         IJodge a t Lyon5,
27th July, 5 5 j ~according to their reckon~ng-~trh~ch belleve to be incorrect.
                   ,                                       I
'rhc i,xbor\ la5ted three clays, and the pr, hfty-tour Ilouri, there were
twenty-seven in the m e e t ~ n g . \Y111le the members \\-ere 1)s:~)
                                                                    11ig to the Eternal
to manife5t 1x1s approbation by a vliiblc: iign, at~cl  the lldster nra\ 111 the mid-
dle of his ceremonies, the R e p a ~ r e r                                       rs
                                          appeared ancl blessed the ~ ~ l e m b eassem-
bled, He came down on a blue cloucl, which served for vehicle to this appar-
i t ~ o n gr:id:;all~-1:c ascentlcd again on thi5 c101:tl. \: liic.l>,~ I . O I ~ tile nlonient of
        :                                                                          I
his descent from ]leaven to eartl:, accjuircd ;\ sl11e:irl~~i- ( ! ; i 7 7 i i 1 1 ~ that a young

girl. C . , who was present coul(1 not bear- its l i ~ 1 1 1 . 'I'litt ti\.() qreat ~ ) r o p h e t s
a n d the lan-giver of Isrenl also g a v e signs o f tlicil. l~t.~it,:.oiv!~c.c ap111-ovnl.
\Vho could reasorlalily t1oul)t t!ie fervor and piety of ~!l(~sc:      ti?-e:it\--hevc.nrncsn-
hers? . . . I repeat m y cluestion: d o you 1,elieve in physic,;tl (,onir~lil~l~c:ttions.
emanating from or ~)roducctlin the centre? I call centre, i l l the povcrt!. of'
m y nomenclatur.e, the interior of our sonls: 1,111I k!~o\\-       not 11.htl11tl-pcrceptioi;
of a n y sort can penetrate to i t ; yes or no?
                                                      ?C    3-
     I found som : oltl acclunintances at Pale, n-ho, to m y surprise, \\-ere verg-
advanced in the. theory ancl practict. of c c n ~ n ~ u n i c a t i o n s . h e y told m e o f a n
event which had just occusrecl to a cclel~rateclr.cclesiastic of Zurich whom I
formerl~        1;11e\v: his n a m e is IJavater. I-Ie has scceivecl a n invitation to go to
see some persons of tfie l~igllestr a n k in a northern court; not the one you
mentioned in one of your letters, whose Cabinet would not move a step with-
o u t physical consultations (I3cr.lin-Ti<.] ; the one in question is farther north
(~Copenhagc~~--T~~.]            I,avater arrivecl there last s n m m e r ; h e m e t with men of
education engngecl in pu?)lic 1)usiness a n d living in t h e world, occupying high
positions-nicn of acknowletlgetl pr-ol~ity,              n.110, in inviting him, could have n o
motive b u t one o f good~less,for they even deft-aytcl th(1 expense of his journey.
These m e n ass11l-e him t h a t they liave i n - i n l e t l i n ~ ~ n ~ m n n i c a t i o i ~ s     \vitli t?le
active intelligent C':tuse: they assure. l l i ~ nt l l z ~ tO I I ~oi' l l i i t'sicl:tii, (i<':tri -on:e
time ago, will, tllrough his n~ecliuni,                                          c i ~
                                                  cr!ter i?icir ~ r r ~ ~ rI'l~t:-*.x . I I I V I I ~ I - I I I I I I G ~
t o e n l i g l ~ t e nhim 011 su1)jec.t~ lipon \vhic!: hc. llac! ~)sn?-ccl !ixht for
                                                                                 for                         lo?^^
\rhile--on         the doctrine o f t h e l:e:~i,enly f'oor!, tllc ;~t,:xt nly..;ler.j.. . . . ' T ! l ~ y
tell him also, what is very r e m n l . l ~ ~ ~ lthat ,\i.l!c.rie\-er they m e tozetlier they
have a mo5t intimate esperitwcc of the truth o f the prr~mise " l1711en t ~ or                                     o
three a r e met toqether in m y narllc, there a m I in the niidst of t h e n ] " . i.111~e
then a cloucl, \\-hite a s sno\v, dcscenci-. :tr;ct for about h ~ ~ arl h ~ u rests u l w n         s
them. T h e y were convinceti illlit t ! l t . - : s                            tio~~s
                                                       ~ ~ ~ a n i f e ~ t : i15-ere signs a n d ernan-
ations of the active a n d intell~gelltC ' i i i ~ ~ e
     ( I ) Because these comniunic.ntioi~s \:.ere al\\-:i~;sh a d a f t e r prayer hacl beeti
offered to t h a t C a u w , a n d t h e ans\\ ers calnc i~nmecliately            after t h e petitions
     ( 2 ) Because these n~anifestnt:orlsenjoinecl their love for t h a t Cause.
     (3) Because the m:tnifestntion :vhich they called I,ord, Spirlt of t h e I,ord,
I ~ n a g e a n d Syrnbol of the I,ostl, received their adoration, which no good vir-
tue would have claret1 to do.
     (4) Because the anslvers \\-ere given ;it the same time, in many places, tc,
different persons, ancl in t h e same m:iIlner
     (j) Because it judged t h e m with severit\-, a n d on their sincere repentaxce I:
immediately blessed them, anel that visibly.
     i 6'1 Because \\.henever they :~slicdit "Art thou the active intel1ig:rent C'ause?"
they were ar~s~st-reti I r e s ", n.hic.11 n o power, good or bad, n.o~ilrilln\.t: tlared
to say
     (7) Because they \Yere cluite able to d i s t i n g ~ ~ i shinl fro111 the good a r ~ d                  evil
irlternlediate beings which surrouncled 1i11il.
     I thank you for elucidating the neyi branch of intercourse going on i11 t h e
S o s t h . T h e g r e a t dificulty remains a s to t h e conclusions of our Zuricher.
' < A r tthou t h e active intelligent Cause? " T h e y ansn-ercd " Yes', w/lzi/l no
fizterltrerZz'aie powrr, good or lincl, . ; L ~ O I/ ~r/, i~( 3 t / t t ~ e c /to s ~ z J . ' " . IS this con-
                                                          I, t /
clusion right or not?-that's the question.
  3               ]                                    SPT
                        BEFOIIIS r l l I 1 ~ R I C A \ S lZ1'I'lTA\T~TSl'f.      211

    'l'he father, not\vithstancling his attachment to these snb:iltern initiations,
has been gradually led rouncl to 111y \vay of thinking 1-,) his r1:~ughters. TI-hat
comp:etely gained me the confidence of these ! L I I I laclie<, \\-110 nlny yet ope11
                                                   ~      ~
all their soul to the truth, was reading the twelftli'anc! thirteenth chapters of 1
Zurtiztht'ans, which the eldest of them opened accidentaliy. Iiut ivith t h e
                                                  are lnen of a ceri~iiiiage, noth-
other m e n , nlembers of this society, and i ~ h o
ing of consequeilce can be donc. 'l'lley are iilfected with the ii1e:t o f the pre-
ogative of having this tlircct interconrse wit11 the po1vers.

     I have receive(1 a quire-full of cletails of the experiences a t Copenhage11.
'l'hey >till glorify themsel\-es in the belief that the light, which, after their
cjuestions, gives out the big11 " yes" or no ", is : \\-hitish phosphoric color,
ant1          red, l~ecnuserecl, or the color of fire, I\-ould be a bad species. . . .
J nst ns if it was not ns easy to a1)e a \vl~itish             color as n fiery color.
     Sometilnes they see n st:ts by the sicle of the light ~vhicliis their oracle:
they know this star represents :t i ~ i r f l ~ ~ ~ . they ask: ' <Llare it remain
there?'' Accorcling to the :t~lsn-er Yes" or " So", the scholars order, the
star obeys.
    They sometimes p u t questions 011 points of doctrine; for instance, they as!;:
         Is there a passage in Scripture which indisputably proves the nletempsy-
chosis? "
        Yes a n d no."
    Some uilderstanrl this to mc:in that such passaqvs may be found in the Olri
 l'esta7rze?zt, and they agitin a s k .
         Is thcre any in the ,lTe;t~I ' t ~ s t n t n ~;' "z f
       & '

     .' I n the four Evangelists? "
     ' ' Yes."
      & 6       In St. ,lflrtthew I "
       b    ' XTes."
           I11 tile tirst chapter?"
       h  So."

      ' $ 111the seconcl?"
      . . Xo."
      ' ' 111the fourtll? "
      ' ' So."
        111 the
      6 c              eleventh?"
        In the         four first verses? "
      s X0.l'
      " In the         four next?"
        I n the
      1 .              fourteenth?"

   I n this record we fiild support for certain conclusions. First,
that t h e / I L U ~ [ L So)e/'~z~zrGi \vas the same then as it now is in Anier-
ic:~tl spiritualis~n. Second, the alleged spirits sho~veda t that
time the same ig,rnoraiice ancl want of progress which they have
given cviclence of ever since. There the comrnu~licating                spirits oi
 1 7 9 2 , including the "Great First C:-lusc ", xl)okc in line with the
philosophic and religious views of the 11elic1-er-s,     going no further
and knowing no more about God, S a t u r c , or ,\3:111 than the ques-
tioners. T h i s is exnfilj- what is provet1 b tlle ~ecosclof forty
years of American Sl)iritu;llisn~. If to this I Y V adcl the fiiCrt, S O
well known, that the old Glkek spirit1:alists obtained from their
mediums a t the Temples of the Oracles precise an\\\-el-:, t o thcir'
questions, confirming their on-n views, we must admit that .1)1?-it           -
ualism of no matter \vhat kind, in every time, and :tmo~~,g rla-       a11
tions, will gain fro111 the linseen powers giving reports and c o ~ n -
munications no more in respe& to philosophy, religion, and the
laws of nature and man's constitution than corresponcls with the
most advanced thought of living believers.              In other M-ords,
man's true teacher and initiator is himself in the body, and 11ot
any intelligence devoid of a body.                        I I
                                                    W I I ~A R I K K IH O \ .

         THESE RFFEKENCES A R t TO PA(JES I N 1 H t C ) K l ( ~ l h - \ lt~ l l l lO\

   I n Volur~ieI :
   Evolution of '14. r 7 ;
   Illahat, A[., and Egoism, 7 5 ;
   Relation of .lf. to the sellses, (16;
   ,PI. corres~)ondsto the * ' \ ~ o r l d
                                         stuff", the iiftll and sixth cosn~ic prln-
ciples, ror;
   M. and the Planetary Chain, r 53 ;
   T h e Rlanasic factor in the triple evolutionary \theme, I S I .
   h'nnzn X z r j n , the crcatioli of the Astral plane without ,I/.       , rc,?,
   M., AIakar-a, and the Pentagram, 2x9;
   ilf. and the crococlilc sj-n~bol, 2 0 ;

   Egyptian symbolism, Survival of A I . , the ' ' Soul Bircl " , 2 2 7.
   Jivn, the <'Sparkw h ~ hangs from the Flatne" ; the Rlonatl in conjuuctloll
                              ~ h
\Vlth .!If., ;
   T h e seven principles accortling to the Kaballah, 242, 24 j ;
   Polarity of Rrattcr and Spirit.       AT. the linking iiltelligcrlt principle. 24; ,
     The Dhynsz Chohrrns; Chifknl'a, or Jlanasic entities, 2 3 s ;
    Cosmic ideation nlailifcsts through the vehiclcs of .?I. and Rudtlhi, 2 ~ (; j
    M. "which is, and is not ", springing fro111 1'1iiversal Sclf-Consciousneh.;
is the creator of the mallifcsted tTniverse, through the five " subtile elements
of form, 334;
    11f, and the three ' ' Gunas " , 335 ;
   1)ualitj- of - 1; IJunai- a n d Soiar, qr)j, ~ ( ,; 0
                 1. T,ucif'er, the f:~llen illlgel, the    .%ti')-~rf//ctr.   5I .:
   -11'. the tllrice purifietl gold in the S o r s c ni!-th~, i f )gy.      2.1

   /<I/(!?.(?   a1:cl JI., 54s ;
   ,li.:lnd the five-l)ointccl star,    jjb;
                               a/lt?//(z >lI.,5 7 0 ;
   AF(1u~lz li111~ ) c t ~ ~ c c i i
         the     1                    a11(1
  'l'he l;uman Principles; the 'I'riatl a n d the C,untcsrnas!- :inti                  tiit.   c.c~~.~.c.\-
ponclence of the lr~tter chemical elenier~ts, c ) j ;
   I~zrll-n, the IIintlu T'antllcon, is ,IItrhnt, or ,2/'., 1)oth a s ~.oilr:ectc.(l\\.it11
h'zttltlhc' and a s dragget1 do\\-11I>! h ; r / / c t r , o r 4 ;
    .If. correspo~l(lsto " Set)" j11 the Eg!-ptinn tli~ision, ;   632
    I<clations of 111. s~-m1)olizetl the J l o o n , the sl~iritual
                                      11).                          S1111, the 1;orcst. ant1
the Tsce xi-ith its fruit, etc., O:IO ;
                   ations on the cle~eloprnento f L\totn Souls, 0;
   llotlern spetr111                                                              I.

                                   AN ALLEGORY.

w          AI,KISG within the garden of his heart, the pt~pllst~ddelli!
            came upon the Master, and n-:L-;xiad, f o r lle hntl h u t j11-t
finished a task in His service w11ich he hastened to la>-at IIis feet.
      See, ?\laster," said he, "this is d o n e : now give me otlier teacli-
ing to do."
   T h e Master looked upon him sadly yet inclulge~ltly, one might
upon a child wllich can not understand.
   " T h e r e are all-cady many to teach intellefiual conceptions of
the T r u t h ", h e replied. "Thinkest thou to serve best by adding
thyself to their n u m l ~ c r"?
   T h e pupil was perplexed.
   LkOught.~;s-e to proclaim the T r t ~ t h        from the very housetops,
until the whole ~ v o r l d shall have h e a r d ? " he asked.
   " ,ind then-"

   ' k T l ~ ethe whole worlcl will surely accept it."
      S a y ", replied the Master, " the T r u t h is not of the intellect,
11ut of the heart. See ! "
   T h e pupil looked, and saw the T r u t h as though it were a White
Light, flooding the 1vhole e a r t h ; yet none reaching the green and
living plants svhich so sorely needed its rays, 13ecause of dense
layers of clouds interveniug.
   $ . T h e clouds are the human intellect ", said the illastcr.
  Look again.          "

   Intently gazing, the pupil saw here and there faint rifts in tllc
clo~~db,                                                     (l
           through whlcll tlle I,12?lt s t ~ - ~ i g g l cill llroken, feeble
1)eanls. Each rift was c:il~setl?)ya little vortel o f vil~rations,and
10, ,king clown through the ol~enirlgs              n1,ltle tlit' p111)ill~erceived
that each vortex had its origin in a hunian 1ie:~l-t.
   b s Only by adcling to and e ~ l l a r g i n gthe rifts will the 1,igllt ever
reach the earth ", said the Jlastcr. " I s it l ~ e s t .      then, to pour out
more 1,ight upon the clouds, or t o establish n vortex of h e a ~ -forcc?    t
'The latter thou must :tccomplish unseen and unnoticed, and ever1
t~nthanked. T h e fosnler will bring thee praise and notice a n ~ o n g
rncn. Both :tre necessary: both are (311s work; but- the rifts
a s so I      ! ,lrt strong cnough to forego the praise anci make of
t hyscl f n lieart ccntvr of 1,:irc' inlpc~-son;~l    force? ".
    'I'ht p1113il sighetl, for i t :i sol-e clue~tion.
                                                              FIII:RO\I I I TI

A      1,TVAYS hilice the ti]-st l ) r o c I : ~ i i ~ ~. !l t ~ ~ ) ~ ~ P,la\-at\ky
                                                        i      I[::tlame
           xncl 11s. Sinnett of tlie csistencc il11tl \\o1.1<ot' >laster-.;, there
has c o ~ l t i n ~ ~ e contra\-ersy as to tlie Ilaturcb ;~11d sllficie~icyof
                     a d
the evidence. >lost persons ou thicle tlie '1'heosc)phical Society
reject the cloEtrine and tlesl>ise the evidence; many within it re-
                           sonle ~)!ausil)ilitj-,
g:11-d both as h a l - i n ~                      thougll to 1)e treated rat1ie1-
YLSa b 'pious opiniun" than :in nEtual fact ;      CL   few arc convinced thxt
llastel-s are an e v o l ~ ~ t i o n anecessity as u-ell as a certifiecl r e a i i t ~;-
and a still sr~ialler    number ha\-e had their bclicf fostifietl 1 ) ~a pel--  -
          l                                         To
s o ~ l a experience which is c o n c l ~ ~ s i v e . tlie first, Alastel-s are a
cllimer:~; to the second, a 111-cibability;to the third, n truth ; to the
fourth, ;i certainty. Is these any rcnson to suppose that t11e as-
surance of the last can be nlacle to estencl tc, the others, and, if io,
t~y  -\\?hat  ineans and u1x)n what lines? 'I'his raises the cjuestlon of
the evidence available in the specific case of 1lrt:t ers.       5
    T h e asserted fact is that there existi a 1)ocl~-f exalted men,
with faculties, pomTers,;lncl k~lon.ieclg-se~lorti~ously               tr:inscendi~lg
those we cognize, who, thougll usual1~-unseen, arc ceasele5xl~-
interested in t h e n-ell-11eing-of humanit!- and censelcssly \\-orking
to 1)romote it. I t is a11 assertion of nlucli the same kind , t11:~t          s
there are Angels, tliongli somewhat nlose ~ i n f ; t ~ n i l i ;ancl a not~r,
unnatural tendency to (listrust no\-eltj- 11ro111pt.s to exaction of
cxl~licit                                                              1)e
             eviclence. Such evidence in s ~ l c h case I ~ ; L ) T f t r j (lire&
sight, or ( b ) the execution of 111:~rvcls inl~)ossil)lc o r d i ~ ~ : ~ r ~
1lunl:iri beings, or (c) the clisclosure of truths u n k n o w ~ ~ human-
it!. on our le\.el, or ( t i ) a11 interior influence or jnll~ressionupon
t h e soul referable to no other source. And yet it is clear that
clireft sight vl7ould not of itself identify a Master, since Elis
pl~ysicalbocly is like that of other men, and also that :in interior
influence or impression \ ~ o ~ prove nothing to one not ~ilr-ciidy
convinced. IIence the evidence demanded is a visible appe:i!-:ince
of a blaster, couplet1 with a couclusi\-e display of Occult ljo-\i.\.er
or knowledge.
    R u t even this evidence, in the form of testimony, is pronounced
i~laclequate. Various ~\rituesseshave deposed to a sight of >lasters
-Col. Olcott having hat1 repeated interviews with Them, Occult
poivers have been exhibited, and no srnall part of the early Theo-
sophical literature is of letters written by T h e m upon matters
beyond the ken of any scientist or historian. T h e triple faFt has
received evidence copious in atnount, more so, indeed, than have
geographical explorations which the ci\-ilized world accepts as final.
It is r e j e a e d , however, by very tnany reaclers l~ecause       merely the
;~ssertion others and therefol-e not d e m c ~ n s t r a t i ~ e '. ' I n;ust see
for myself: if I a m to believc t11:lt 3Iaster.s exist. it must be hecause
one has Hi~llsclf al~pearedto me or otherwise evidenced ceri;~irll~-
His power. Testimony is not proof: only experience can be f/l(rt "
Ancl so :l frequent attitude is of entire incredulity until and
because a Master gives direc't and visible demonstration to each
separate critic.
    A t this point tivo questions arise: jr-st, to what class of persons
have Masters, in fa&, vouchsafed proof of their existence?; seco?zlt,
with what o b j e t i ? Inspecition of the cases shows that they were of
individuals avowedly intere5ted in the cause of humanity and a&-
ively a t work on its behalf; not curiosity-seekers, not scientists
examining a theory under test conditions, not indifferent menlhers
of the T. S. And the class cliscloses the o b j e a of their selection ;
z)iz. that they should be equippecl with facTt needful for their
efficient \I-orl;, be assured that the work atlas acCtually fostesccl I,?
the real Founders, be strengthened ancl impelled by the conscioux-
ness of near relation. To reward for zeal and to enclonr ~vitll
certainty was the motive o f the clemonstration.
    If this has been the purport of sucll evidential disclosures oS
Masters as have been recorclecl in Theosophical literature, it is fair
to ~ n f e r that it I-ules in Iiiter cases and will persist 111lc!ia1lged.
T h e primary objeFt is not to ful-nish tested examples whereby an
incredulous world m:ty be coerced into acceptance, or even to
satisfy l u k e w a r ~ n'l'heosophists that there is more in the d o a r i n e
  than they are J-et ready to concede. TVl~ethcra scoft'er or an in-
  differentist believes in the existence o f llasters c,\tl hard:>- be a
              of                                                fol-
  n ~ a t t e r moment to >lasters '1'11e111selve~;, tile al)\erlce of in-
  terest makes needless an attem1)t at conviciio~l. T,',71~!- \110111cl
  Master concern IIirnself with ticnlonstrating a f a 3 fol- \vIllch the
  recipient is unprcparetl, for xv11ic;l he cares nothing, a12ti I)!' ~vliich
  h e would make no use? TYhj- shoulcl a! power espe~lci~tsclf on
  a soil suspicious of it, un~vi!llng-to secei\-e it, ~~nfitteci Titi:. / e !I?  to
  .lnd if it be us:-ed that ir-refrag_l;~ble       proof is the first rc.cili:?-ei!let:t
  from agents soliciting an inte1leFzu:~l con\-iction, the :ir,\\-es 15
  that 1l:tsters solicit notlling; if that there can be no l ~ l , ~ n itc                   o
  douljt unremoved by el-iclence, tl:e atlsxver is that no 11lntl:e h"s
  been irnputecl, no ci-inlinality incurred. T h e evitlence has Ixen
  to a sl~eclfic   class, for a specific purl~ose no one outside of it ha.
  m:iterlal for griex-ance.
      Since the d e l ~ : ~ r t u r e 11.1'. 1:. the e s l ~ i l ~ i t i o n s JIasters' act-
                                  of                                       of
  ivity in the Society, an(: ex-eu o f Their interest in incli~idual
  members, seen1 to have 111c1.easingI~- ~~ltipliecl. n the 1~ul)lisIlccl
                                                    ni                    I
  writings of those nearer to our- Cnseen I'roteFtors than are we
  ordinary members, there are 1-erj- strililng inclieations of :t loosen-
  ing of reserve, a freer tlisclosure, a nlore explicit statenletlt, t h a n
  has ever yet been ever] supposed possible. Eyes not specialiy
  quick to discern have perceived 111;lr-ksof a changing polic~-,                        ;inc!
  are prepared for still fuller revelations iil a future vel-y ;:ear-.
  Kay, on lower levels, in quarters where no favors hacl l ) ~ ~anti-                    i?
' cilxlted or ex-en col-etecl, this enlargen~ent f ~ I d e p ~ n a n i f c s t : ~ t i t ~ ~ l
  has 11:id place. T h a t in certain remarkable instances I i m e r i c c ~
  slioultl lately ha\-e 1)cen the scene need S L I I - ~ I T ~no one 11-110 re-
  nlcnll)el-s 11. P. E . ' s 11sol)hecics o i its fntu:-c. If no l~roclamatiori
  of facts has startled the Section, if no details have crept t h r o u g l ~
  the ranks, this means 0111~-that the purpose of such manifestation
  is now, as ~t was formerly, :t sen-ard to faithful workers ancl an
  aid to theis better ~ v o r k .
      Certainly it is conccix-a11le that there :ire epochs in org-anizec!
  l a l ~ o rand in individual career wllen extraordinary measures of
  help are fitting. Crises in work, crises in chasaccter, crises in
  time arise, n7herefrom niay come a permanent issue for goocl if
  all can b e guided rightly.              I t may be that the turning-point
  means a sudden e ~ o l u t i o n energy invaluable in the mission of
  the Society; or that a wounded spirit, weakened by suffering,
  needs succor from the Masters of Compassion ; or that a group of
  united workers have reached the stage of fuller union ancl richer
  labor. T o the Wise Ones all forms of want in Their servants ap-
                           T H E PATH.
peal, and in the vast treasury of Adept resource is found every
means to meet them. Counsel, synlpathy, stl-engthening, help,
re\-elation of the past and of the future, el-cry necessary aid is a t
Their disposal ; and whether it is transnlittecl in nlessages or let-
ters or audible sounds, \\.hat matters it if the source is certain and
the end secured?
    I n the more recent, as in the earlier, manifestations of llasters'
interest, the recipients and the motive remain the same. I t is t o
Their zealous, faithful servants and friends that the delnonstra-
tion comes, and it comes as a reward for ~ v o r k , encouragement,
a stimulus to more ~vorlr. Even if in no one mind had ever moved
a doubt as to the assertion " We always help those who help
us ", there might have been in inany a need for help,-and          then
the help came. Rut it canle on the lines of the assertion.
    This very simple truth is filled with a lesson for all Theosophists.
There is heard a t times a question as to the reality of Masters, or
of the sufficiency of its proof, or of Their a & t ~ ~manifestation in
the Society. RIen say that they will not believe unless they see
with their own eyes and test with their own organs. Very 1x11 ;
let it be so. But then they must furnish the condition to the
~nanifestation. I t is not intellectual interest or critical acumen
or even open-mindedness to proof: it is that sincere and unselfish
devotion to the Theosophic Cause, that co~ltinuousand n-hole-
souled labor on its behalf, which identifies them in spirit with
hiasters and makes relations fitting. When they have demon-
strated that identification, and when need arises for distinCt dis-
closure, it will be given. Anyone solicitous for proof of Masters
should first test his claim to it, and it is easy to query in himself
whether he and They are so far alike in aim and effort that it is
proper they should meet. If the life is indolent, indifferent, self -
seeking, what have the two in common? Why should be con-
ceded to curiosity what is avoweclly reserved for service? But if
the searching question sho\vs identity of purpose and of zeal, the
co~llmunity characrter is assured, and then manifestation in the
hour of need becomes a pro~nise. I t may not be to the eyes, and
i t may not be in phenomena or marvel, but it will be abounding
and conclusive, and the enriched soul, filled with peace and abid-
i n g trust, will rest as upon a rock, doubts and misgivings :ind
 forebodings p o ~ ~ e r l e forevermore. ( 'Though i t tarry, wait for
i t ; because it will surely conle, it will not tarry. " " TVe AL.\VAYS
help those who help us."
                                     ALEXXSIIPK   FUI,I.ERTOS, T . S
            THE NAME                   "   AMERICA " INDIGENOUS.

T      HERE were two articles in the August 1'1         I T H about Sanscrit
          derivations of the name " America ", co~ltaining
that are far from being convincing. Passing over the geograph-

ical error that the Orinoco river, flowing through T'enezuela,
 South America, is in Central America, we find one of the contrib-
utors making deductions as to the prehistoric condition of the
Ke~v     Tt'orlcl from the fa& that it will in the far future beconie
the 11ome of the sixth sub-race of the Fifth Root-Race: which is
har-dl!- :tdn~issible.
   ( ) f course the S e w TVorlcl was know11 to the Initiates of India
-as well as of every other country-in             ancient times, some of
wllo~nmay have paicl \-isits to the I\lahatm;~s      here, as a l l a h a t m a
of Central ,Imerica (T'otan) ditl t o those of the Old TTorlcl long
beiore the appearance of the concluering Spaniards.' But to say
that the word " America was deri~-eclf r o ~ nthe Sanscrit " R a m -

yana ", or even from " Amra ", seems to add what has not suffi-
cient support.
   According to profane historians the origin of all ancient races
of America is involved in darkness, while even agreeably with
esoteric information, India cannot be their cradle.' T h e roots
were in Atlantis, for they were the descendants of survivors of
the great cataclysms.
   We must therefore look to the languages of the New World for
a solution of the problem, since the derivation of "America                                                 "

from the name of its supposed first discoverer, Amerigo Yes-
pucci, has no historical ground upon which to stand. Y t has onlj-
a si~nilarity sound. I t has frequently been pointed out that
if the New World were to be named after him, the surname T'es-
pucci would have been used.
   I n Isis U ? z u e i l P r l T . P. I3. said :
   Americ, Amerrique, or Amerique is the name in Kicaragua for the high
land or mountain range that lics 11etween Juigalpa and I,ibertad, in the pr-ov-
ince of Chontales, and which reaches on the one side into the country o f the
Carcas Indians, and on the other side into the country of the Ramas Inclians.
    'In an ancient Tzendal manuscript, called "Proof t h a t I am,,a Serpent ", ~vhicliT'otan
is said t o h a v e produced, he speaks of having "passed happily to t h e Oltl IT'orltl " I>\- an
open path, seeking for his brothers, t h e serpents ", a n d t o h a v e witnessed t h e building o f
:i ~nagnificent      temple, presumably a t Rome. ( Vide Ranking's H z ' s i o ~ i c aResrir)-ches o i l t h e
              oy t
C ; ~ ) z q z ~ t ~Perzr.)
    V t is t h e mankind of t h e S e w TVorld-one by f a r t h e senior of o u r Old one, a fact rnen
had forgotten-of           P2tBl2, (the Antipodes, or t h e Xether \XTorld, a s Xrnerica is called i n
India), whose mission ancl Kartna it is, etc.-Secret D o c t ~ i n e voL. h, 9.
                                                                      ,          446.
    SHow America came t o receive its n a m e from him is not clear, b u t i t is certain, f r o m
Humboldt's investigations, that Ainerigo himself h a d nothing t o do with it.-C/ln??z. Eliclo.
    4TTo1. i. p. 50
220                                           'I'IIX       l)ilrTII.                                   [October,
    'I'his is tlo~ll~tless estract from the ~11-iicle 01-ig-inof the                        "

    Tile names of places in t h e Indian dialects ot' C'er?tr:il .?!:ic'.i, ; i (!!tell ter-
r n ~ n ~ i in " i q u e " or ic" , \vI;ic.h seems to tlleaii " xre:it ". , . c : ~ c . \ . . c : ~ . ~ ,    . ;)ro~!i-
                                                                                                          > .
            te                 "

i11ciit ", a n d is :dn-ays ayy~lictc!to n1ount:tin ranges.

tile s:ilne as they were n-hen C o l o ~ n l ~ o visited : l ~ c ~ ~ i ,c?
                                                       lit-st             i:; r
'I'his tl~eorj- the de1*i\-:~tion the n-c,rd has l ~ c e r I I I I I , i l - t i t -
bated su bjct-t. V F o l - e ~ : ~ r n i , l e , the Eig1:th Illtcrllat~oil:ll C'oll-
gress of ~Iniei-ica~iibts,     lieiti i l l I ' a ~ i s in 1890, it n-as 1-i;u:'t:usl\
cliscassecl. -1s siii(1 i n the Atnt,/ i~-'z?z L I T ~ z f / ~ ) : '
     'The first cluestio:; . . . \\-it.; t!i:~t ~ : r e s c ~ i t ei dl I ?; j ant1 discussed a t nearly
el-cr!- Con~g~.ehsi n c c : ~ v h e t l ~ e h e n a m e " ilnieric:l" given to t h e Western
                            s                    tr
c o i i t i ~ i e ~\i-:ls not t:il;ctl f~.orrithe cilain o f n~ount:-tinsof :I similar Ilamt: \\.hich
for~n      COI.(~~!~CI.;IS between I ~ k S i c a r a g u s a n d t h e Jlosquito Coast, r a t h e r that1
i'ronl 111e discoverer, rlr?lericl~s           T'espucciilsl
    S t r : ~ n g e s:ij-, the presiding- oficer- decicled in fa\-or of the Int-
t el- ; but even thoug-11the theory rejeFtetl at this C'onx~-itss                      11:~s   not
111 ucll iiistoi-ical s u l ~ l ~ o r t , 1 1 2 ~ 1 conficlen t!! I ( 01, t g I tile I:?ias for
                                     \Ye            ~-
               one. " i1111esica
;I l ~ e t t e r                                 \pellc(l I-:LI.~(II:\IJ- :, - - r I I I : I ~ \
                                                 "                        i ; ~:l)e
ant1 docu~ncnts, : " ,lmar-3c.a ", ' " ,\n~esicco ;:I!(? , ' *\t;lc~ . I O C ; I .
                        as                                                           "                                  .'

 " Jlaraca "," " Alorac;~", ;is \veil        '         a \ " ,lmericrc ". !'I.( m I l u m -
boldt9~e                                                                         ~! t
                 learn tli,!t the first sett!cnlent o f S l ~ a n l n l . (,:I~ l l c ~t l l ' ~ i 1 1 -
land was at Arn:lr:ica-l~;~nn. T h e native ~vorcl" ji>Ln,t" II-,~~;,           ac-
cording to Sil-TTialter R ; ~ l e i s l the eclui\-:dent o f " c o u n t s ~". (See
                                        ~,                                  -
also Dcl Canto's A?-fe 1 hC-lrl/l~/trt I 6 1 4 1. T).) Iie sp01ie of the
' ' be~vtifulvalley o f ,-\rncrico-p:~n:~ ( )jeda, with ,2111erigo Tyes-
pncci as a passenger, esl~l(;l-ecl       this scc'tion, writing :in account of
it. IIcrrera" says that " finally lle arrived a t n port where they
saw a village on the shol-e-called Ilaraca-ibo by the natives ",
who gazcd " in a state o f stupefafiion" at the Spanial-[Is, and
upon their landing tseatcd the111 " as if they were ;uigels ". But
the unsophisticated ~itltivcs     hacl abundant occasion later ta alter
their estimate of their conquerors. Raleigh frequently nlentioned
tlie name as though it were derived fro111 the natives, 3.; fc)r e s -
ample :
      'JIarch, 187j, p. 291.
      2Otl1er articles on the subject under consitleration are to be found in .I I I J P I . I ~ - L I I I h'ihll;lp,
vol. i i p. -21) and vcl. i i ; 13. ( by I<. 13. Jlajor; in the U s ~ ~ z a c r u t A'(~z~I;~zC',o i . s \ . I , p. 4,,z,
                                                      I                             ic         v
a n t 1 ig ~'r,&inl- S C I ' I ' I Z ( - P , i j ~ l ~ t / ; lfor (I thinli) 1881.
      "Xugnst, 1893,p. 75j.
      4IIumboldt, vol. i , p. 3 2 4 .
      5Kaleigh,pp. 1 1 and 99.
    G'r~lufrbns Historiqzres, vol. i, p. 324.
             Histovj! of the U7est I?tdie.r, ~ o l i, p.
    !'Ge~e)-rrl                                     .            82.
   I \\-as informed of one of the Cassiclues [Chiefs] of the valley of Amarioca-
patla, which had buried with him, a little before our arrival, a chaire of golde
most curiously wrought.
    Some of the names of the Incarial cities were Pult-Limarca,
And-Amarca, Cax-Amaraca, Cassa-A~narca,                                  Cundin-Amarca, and
Cant-Amarca ; while some of the prol-ilices were called Xmarca,
Cax-Amarca, A n d - A n ~ a r c aCat-Amarca, and (French) 'I'atiiraqua,
according the maps of the fifteenth century.' A s another proof'
that these names came from the Incas m a y be quoted the work of
Don L ~ i i s   T:es~iandez I'iedrahita, Canon of the RIetropolitan Church
of I3c1got;i, etc., S e w (;ren,zcln, publislled in 1688,"that " Cunclin-
~ I I ~ ~ L I ~ ~ L z'hr ~I E ( ~ ~T / P I I S ctl// it-was
                    C ~ / - Y / S                              the 111ost important Icingdon
after Peru ;111d Jlexicu ". 1 1 ;11so i n f ~ r t l l sus that " wlle11 any
one died frc:nl the bite of a snake, the sign of the cross ~ v a placed                s
on t l ~ c  tomb".        This cross was, according to Icosny, "the ancicnt
Incxasi;~lsix11 for the n-ol-d " alnl~l-u anti -\vhich,n-it11 the addition
of tile ~vorcl' ' ca " ( " land "), represents the sacred national name,
    I\luch more such eviclence is to be found in the D i s c o ~ ~ ~ ogjqi h f           .
01'igilz o ihe il.-u7/1e o Amc~*ictr, 'l'hos. c:e St. Bsis, who is en-
            f                     f
titled to great credit for showing the falsity of attributing tlie
derivation of the word from the supl~oseddiscoverer of the ?;en.
~ r o r l c l ilmerigo T'espucci. Anlong other things he said :
     T h e chief liitigdom in the \vestern hcmisphe~-c,       \\-lie11Columbus Iantlecrl, ;vas
               a                  ,
A n ~ a r a ~or , ~ I m e r i c an.hose Inca kings ciai~nccldt::c,ent from tlie Ayt-nr~sarace
                      ~,                    of u
of A y i ~ i a s a c ;the e:u.liest k ~ ~ o ~ vthe esisting l)o:)uii~tion,froni whoin thece
rnonarclis--v Iio :.e.;enll)lctl them-got sollie of their arts ant1 religioas cercnioll-
ies. 'I'lie rlntion:~l Ilistory of Amer~cn       tinii?es " Saint ,Iri~aracaor Arne:-ica, t1;e
C'apital ", as the first citj. o f their empire. . . . 'i'lie I Z ~ i ~ a ror lloly cross oi
these people \\-as conspicuo~isthere, as in all tlic chief cities of [ancient] Amer-
ica. It \':as the central object of adoration in tlie ini~iienses~ci.etl             ruins :it
Palenca-from                        h
                       \ ~ l ~ i cthe continent was pro1)ablj- first called " 1,nnd of the
Holy Cross ". . . . Cassa-Amaracn \\-as tlie sacred royal necropolis, ancl near i t
is Pult-Al-nrtl-ca,\vhere tile sulphur springs are still called "the I<ings' 1:atlis".
Yan-Amaraca was their Elercules, from " yan" ("l~ehold"),tlie present indica-
tive of the verb y:~nlial" ( ' . to be "). ' ' Keholtl An~erica \\-as an appropriate
name for the Alnerican I-Iercules. 'l'here was \Tin-i2marca, in the gulf n-here
hlanco Capac, the prit~ce Atliesican legislators ant1 first Inca king, received
his divine vocatiotl. Then there n-ere the cities of Ang-Amarca, Chenpi-Am-
erca, Uria-Amaraca, Cat-Alnarca, Call-Amarca, and Pa-tinamit-Amarca, or
c c America the Capital", the only one which               appears in their ancient docu-
tnents and sacred history, as the foundation of their 1;ingdom. (pp. 90-84.)
     T h e most illustrious national name of America was therefore sacred to her
   1Vide Discovery of the Ortgln of the Name of America.
   PHzstovr'a General dr fizs Co)/quistasdel hrezrvo Reyno de Grenada.
   3h'ed~-athetn, 3, p. 17.
   4Les ~ c r z ' i u r e sp. 21.
                                                    T H E PATFI.                                                     [October,
people, wrttten in thelr pictorial writing by a 3na'ke cro\,lnq n \traight line,
a n d called Amaru, the great Sun. (p. 1 2 3 . )
    C a r e f u l research-for which I have not t h e t1111c.-11 ou!d d o u b t -
less reveal f u r t h e r p r o o f , but I trust that enough 1:a~?wen q i l - e n to
convince                                                                       s In-
          our Enst l l l d i a n brethren that f r o n l the c ~ r ~ c I l tc~~ t~ :
dians came the present name o f the K e n - TVorl(1. I t 15 l ~ l e ~ i s i ~ ~ ~
to note that " A m e r i c a " had a s a c r e d significance :' ancl 111,~~- 11e
a good omen f o r the t i m e n~he11            the p e o p l e o f the Sen-I\-osl(1
shall have evo1vc.d i n t o a " g r a n d e r and f a r more gloric 115 ;-ace
than any we k n o w o f at p r e s e n t . '
                                                                JOH\   11. PRY^^..

     '1'11ls interesting article throws a good deal of light on the origi:l of the
name " Anlerica" 1 ~ 1 tus, b u t ~ l i i e ~ glve its ultimate 0rigi17, a s i11 the cita-
                              h              not
tions there is no evidel-ce as to wherefrom canie to tlie Incas a n d otliers t h e
nanie. I t is ashumption to say they dlcl not g e t ~t from I n d i a : a11 that car1 lie
saic? is that the natives hat1 the name before the Conquest. If it is proven that
          is                               s,                       I
Inc!i~~ not the crnclle o f n a t i o ~ ~xi-e ~ n i g l i t~ I I C I?)e m f e i l l ihinkilig we 11acl
t h e ultimate source of our name, b u t :LS ttllc' ~i.eig!itot ol~i~lioll to-(l;i\--~~i!!il
cllanged-in                                 the
                  favor of India l ~ e i t ~ g ol-iyil~( i f ;;?ol~ie:111tlI-~::L!oII>. p;.e-            !e
sunlption raised from the ~ ~ h i l o l o g l cargL1il:c.llt out or' t i i t > : i : ; - ~ !.it ;:::bt.     -.,,~,ci
for the p1-esent.-ISrir-rol<.

 7 i ) ill? l<(iito?-(!f '+lip I'ATll:
      I ) E A K SIR:
            I n tlie ,August !'A,I.II yo11 refes to J l r s . IZesant as III!. '.friei~ci    :LII(? te:rcl:-
er". Friencl, 1 atn g1:ttl t o say, y e \ : 'I'cacller, no, except in tlle sense tllat all
1)eol)le learn i1.0111each other. For a gene!.atici~lIIOIV 1 llitve ha(! a settlecl !labit
of thiiiking a ( w o ~ l i i n g
                    n!              tliitiy;:.i o a t for ill!-sell'.     I \\.as n m:~teri:tlist years
before I 11e:lrcl o f 1Ir.s. lSes:lnt, a socialist long liefore she n-as. ~r;ici 1 ji,ii!eii t11t
'1'11eoso~ihi~:~l             1)efort: shc (!id.
                                                                      I ruly yours,
                                                                                 I '

      I,o.\IIo>,.~ I : ~ Y ~ L ~Yt ~h .
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       -1 i '          I I I            .    Incrcdihle :IS it 1n:ty seen]. ,.Oltl i :::i:-\- I,c:t\-cs
S \ ' I I" i.; tlot c o ~ i t r i l ) ~ ~131-d               IIodgson, 1 )I.. C o ~ ; e >01. . , l i . i . b u t
                                          t c 1Ir.                            .            '."
1 1 ~ -!I. T I:.'-; uo!lcague :~:i(! frieliti, ~ ! l e  co-I'ouncler o f tile 'i'. 5. ;  \            ~-;ltic~nal

      ' ' l ' l ~ rIl:ilnc of Amel-ica . . mx\- t ) n e ( l a y ljc f1lun11rno1.c closely !el:!ietl ( 1 ) .\Ie!.a. t:ic          L I C -
rt,-i I ~ I O U I I : in tlic. c e n t e r o f tile hc\-cli c~on!ii:cnt,,. t h a n t o X l l ~ e l . l \~ ~~~ li~ ~ : .i :'' -
                                                                                                         7c s                    1 it-
z,c //< < f <   7,oL. ?', 9. .yo/.
      < j t t c . r r t,!YL'C~TL'?IP,
                                    v01. i i , p. 446.
I   Y93.1                     AIIRROR O F T H E JIOJ'EJIEST.                                                                22   ;%

tlviense of polygamy is given in 6'011a Po(1rid:i" ; JIr. S. 1;. (;opalach:lrl:i.
I\-hose death is elsewhere announced, has a long ancl : ~ l ~re\-ie\v of I'rof. 1 1 ; ~ s
                                   f~'eLz:<~ibn JIr. ( )1clqs L c l ' r e ( l i c t i ~ c i l l I~i(lia" tells
1Iiiller's P s ~ f c h o L o ~ ~ i c a L      ;
of liis failure with Govintl:~Clictty ? I I I ~great success \?.it11 a !-oung 13rahniit1
in Klun~bakonurn rtnd . 1" IT. 'l'llurstan concludex liis paper 011 . . I )ii-ination
a n d Augury ill a Jlodern I,ightM, tlic tisst p:\ragrapll seeming rlatller hpecula-
tlve, not to say ~ m a g i n a r y tliall s1i1-e. Tlic IjOOli Reviews m.e un~i-t!ally full
a n d able. [A. F. ]
                         11. S .
     T ~ ~ ~ . : o s o l ~ r r r cI Ii I \ I , ~ , \-o1. \'I, S o . 0 . contalIis t111,ee articles cstructec!
from the 7'//t.clsoj1//isl,(,i \\hich tlie first, "Occult I'hysiology", is \.cry leal-lltd
a n d minute, alitl ~ i i a y less f:lnciful tliari n:iglit a t first appear. ' r l ~ e            supply of'
osi~iii:xl niatter seenib to 1)c running s1io1-t i11 the ~~~~~~~~~~y o f SlffricX,s. lY11!-
not take ti0\\-11stcnogral11iic;~llyant1 print some o f tlie addresses o f -\ITS. I<?.--
a n t . 11s. ?Ie:~ti.Kertrar~l I<ei;lit!c;y. :\nci others before the 13lavatsl;! I,odxe :                     ,
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Y>1:~11clic~i i g l ~ t l)l-c\e~?tet\ c:lcii oi the (?c!ex:~tcs. 0 1 1 l\*e(jnc,w::~y
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Pi-ofessol- anti 111.x. I3ei:itlt ?i?cta 11111iiI)er 'l'1ic~oso~)llists tlic :Ir\-::r: 1Ial:.
alicl rcplieci most intel.c.\tirigly to c;~:~s?io~:s.) I ) i':-itl:L)-, ncc.orl?~!ni~i~cl
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tlic (;enera: Sccr-et:~s)-,                                                                     to
                                     tile!. left f01- :1 1ec:ure in C'irlcili:~:~ti, go l l l ! . ~ : ~ :.: I~ ~
C1iica;;o. J1ls:i JIiillcr i h s1i;lit in ~ i g - ? ~ of ,e;~s!. :<i)               LLIICII;i~i(ll!. I~,:III:!~:.~
ancl gi-e:ttly pleased all n.llo met 1ic.r. I,c:i\.i~:~-o soo:~ f'or the ll:~~~i:t!::~fit
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l'nrm, her staj- \{-as sliort. A!s. 1 ) I I : ~ I . I ~ I L ~i~ : !tall, cl:lr!;, a ~ i ( lvery s1):Lry.

ready in English, aritl \;.it11 : 1)eculiarly coi-(li;~l
                                            L                       nl:tl friendly ~ l i a n ~ i e\r~,i : l n iliy,
lie:\rts e\-cry\:-here. 1 Ie i ! i t ~ > i i ~ ( I         'l':~ii~ilS I O I ~ L I S :111(1 the ~ c ~ i t v ~ ; c c s
                                                 \-:trii)~i~                                                    1dsc,tt
in thc t u k l ~ i g jir?'!, escit1:lg 11111clli~tc:.est. 1)rof. ~li~~li~:i\-::i.ti ~ L I ; ( !      is t:~!l
           liis                    ~ g l ant1 very C;~:LI-, y011?1g L I ~ C ~\vitl~o ~ i j y:L 5:1;:iil
s t o ~ ~ t , ~ o i ~ i l ) I e ~l i o ~ilt                    f:~ce                  :
n i o u s t ~ ~ c h1-oicc ~ i o t                          of             c                    ri       a
                                 strong but c:~l):~l)lc. ni~icli s p r e s s i o ~ ~s i l i ~ t t i l i ~ e s       to
al1ilo.t elocluence, tliis greatly assistetl I)!. liis remarkable fluency it1 T<n~!isli.
Iris bearing is tligniiiecl, yet so gentle, courteous, ant1 friendly tliat every ol:c:
felt for him a n-nrnl 11ersonal r e g n r i ~ . Singularly sl!iritual, ant1 col)iousl!- e;:
224                                   T I I E PATI-I.                                 [C)cZober,
do\\-ed \\-it11T11ec)sopliic 1;non-ledge and the results of Eclsterii training, the
emotion lie all-utlconsciously produces is (if reverence :tnil docility. As he
gently expounded tlie practical lessons of duty or intonecl tlic S;l:lscrit sacred
l):-ay~'rs, scemecl tlie \-cry type o f a n adl-meed mystic. 'l'o Iiave licard him
is ; privilege; to have met him, ;L l~enediction. Of JIrs. I<cs:i~:t 110 (lcscrip-
tion to an>- one in this age is necessary. 1,ilie that illustrioc.; l : ~ ( i y . i ~ coi-    cr
leagues bean1 with "gentle worthiness", the spirit of the truest. I;i~lc!ci:, niost
fraternal interest, \vliicli inst:lntly touches the Ileart ant1 soon \\-:LSII~S;~(l:iiir;t:ioli
                                                                         ~c ic,
into enthusiasm. Corclinl a n d unassuming a n d s ~ - t ~ ~ ~ ) a t lt.he tgl-:icic ) ~ i . - tric,
illustrate tlie 1)octrinc of the 1Tc:~rt
                 "                              ". If the Par1i:tment of I<clixioil- tliti
notililig elst, it brought tllenl to our' shores.
      On their \\-a\-fro111 Cl~icr~go Kesant and Prof. Chakravarti diverged for
lectures a t 'l'oleclo and 'I'oroiito, a n d on Sunclay, Sep. 24tl1, she lectured in
13rooklyn : ~ n dhe ill \\7aslii~igton, C. At tlie same date JIrs. I. C. Oakley,
coliling on f r o n ~Chicago, lecturetl in Boston. On Tuesclay evening, zGtIi,
they all, together with , \ l ~ s sI11iillcr, attented the ,Iryan regular meeting, ancl
~igniii cso\vtlecl house listened with cleliglit. ITl~oll close they boardetl the
 C'I;/1, ql l'rzvis, a n d early on tlie 27th were carried a\\-ay fro111 the lar~clthey
hat1 11lt.ssccl :~nc1the friends who 1,lessed them.
                                 THEOSOPHICAL (:ON(;KIfSS.

    'I'IIEsfiss~oxs the Parliament of Kc-ligio~lsof n-hicli tlie 'l'llt-o~opliical
Congress was a part \\-ere lielcl in a large grey sloi:e i>i~ilc\it!g    t.~ec!e!i i l l ;I >l!i:~ll
1)arl; on the IJalie front in Chicago, near \-:ill 1:uren street anti \\i11l:ii :L !e\\
feet of the tracks of the Illinois Central I<. I<. '1'11e i ) ~ ~ ~ l (is i r:i:!l.,(l t . 1 1 ~ A l s t
                                                                           l i~g
l'alace, aiid is intended for ljcr.ili:~iientuse LLSa picture gallci-\-. 1 1 ~i~cilj-     :L 111ore
noisy piace for any ~ L I S ~ O S ~ haye 11een sc-lectuti, : ~ s    e\-ery 11:l ,n:cilt tr:i:ns
\\-ere rushing b y , engines puiTing, anti bells ringi!ig. Sor~letiiileh         tlie \-(,ice(,i
the speaker n-0111tii ~ eutterly ulial)le to cope ~ v i i hthe l:e:i\~y snorting c ~ f freight
anci shunting engines a t jvorl; outsitle the \\-illcio\\-. 'I'lius the niateri'll civili-
zation of tlie clay, in the most rushing city of the IIYest,        put the l':irliament of
Religio~isa t a disadvantage. Two large lialls called respectively @6Columbus"
and "TYashington" were tlevoted to the (laill- J'arliaine~it, the other srilaller
lialls being uscc! for Congresses. 'I'lie large cilies tr)oli up the entire back of
the builtling, being, in fact, made by the use of a>~            partition in the
middle of the space. Temporary 1)ut s t r o ~ ; ggalleries were also constructed,
and eacll of these t\vo large hails seated tliree thousand. people.
    T h e delegates to the 'l'lieosol~hical Parliainent began to arrive a t Chicago
by the 11th. I'rof. Chaliravarti was invitetl by tlie manager of the Parliament
to attend the opening on tlie I I th, when the foreign delegates were received.
They met in the Art Builcling on tlie Lalie Front, down town near V:tn I3uren
street. A great crowd was present.            Hros. IT. Q. Judge ancl (2. X. Chakra-
varti were given seats on the platiorm, and thus on the first day tlie 'l'heosoph-
ical Society was fully recog~~ized.'l'liis may be taken as significant, especi:illy
when aclclecl to the fact that the Cliairnlatl of the Parliament ixiformed our
body that the violent abuse lieaped on 'Theosophy ant1 H. P.B. by the Psychi-
cal Congress of a few days before was unrvarrantable, wholly outside the
spirit of the Auxiliary, a n d contrary to the wishes of the president.
     A great deal o f time \\-as vasted by various speakers who really ran away
with the meeting, all of them being Protestants or Catholics. But a t the aftes-
 noon session our turn came, and Prof. Chakravarti boldly said he represented
the 'Theosophical Society, was brought by it, and was a Brahmin. H e made an
escellent speech of fifteen minutes in length, and created great enthusiasm in
the vast audience. While going out, hundreds rushecl forn-arc1 to shake his
hand. This ended our part in the general opening proceedings. Ken-spaper
reports of the meeting favorably a n d prominently mentioned Theosophy, so
that we may be assured that by no means have our efforts failed. but that
greater success has shown itself in the very beginning than we might have
hoped for. A reception was given to the foreign delegates on the evening of
the 14th. T h e business of arranging program a n d getting visltors settled took
up the r e m a i n ~ n g
    As our Congress \\.as not to sit until the fifteenth, a reception and general
meeting was held a t the Chicago headquarters in T a n Buren street, ~ r h e nthe
folloc-lng were present a s delegates to the Congress: Prof. G. S.Chakravarti.
willlam (2. Judge, Annie Besant, George E. Wright, Claude F. JVright. ISr
J. I). Buck, 1Irs. A . 11. Thirds, Dr. J. A. Anderson, Mrs. I. Cooper-Oaltley, aritl
Nits F.Henrietta hliiller. Reside5 these, there we e great numbers of members
from the city ancl all parts of the Y.S., so that all sectionr of the Society were

                                   CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION.
   Jlelegates a n d speakers met a t the Hall early September ~ g t h and Room
was assigned. This was packed in a moment, and, five minutes before the
hour for opening, the managers of the Parliament gave us Room 7 , able to
hold 1500 people. T h a t was completely filled very quickly, and the first ses-
sion began there. But such crowds catlie a n d so many were turned away that
the managers gave us two more halls for two overflon- nmetitlgs. T h e Chair-
man of the Local Committee, Rro. George E. Wright, opened the proceedlng5,
saying that the occasion Ivas an event of \ ~ i i i e~mportance and great signifi-
cance. H e then turned the Congses5 over to JTrilliam (2. Judge, a s \'ice-I'resi-
dent Theosophical Society, who tooh the chair. A cable message was receii-ed
from Col. H. S. Olcott, x~hich the chair requested Annie Besant to read

       Across seas wnd continents your Asiatic brethren salute you, mingling their congratli-
lalions wit11 yol.lrs tor this auspicious opportunity t o tell the representatives of Inany nations
a n d o f tlie ~ v o r l d ' s r e a t faiths tlie fraternal message of Theosol~liy. I:roin ancient telllples
a n d rock-cut fanes t h e voices of t h e ancient 'reachers once more utter the \vords c>f ~visdonl
t h a t sho\ved o u r ancestors the t r u e I'ntli to happiness, liberation, a n d spiritual peace. 3Iay
t h e blessing of t h e Sages be with you all, and rnay the t r u t h prevail.
                                                                               H. S. OILXY~'~', 7'.S.
E-Ieadquarters T.S., Adyar, hladras, India.
           September 14, 1893

    Prof. Chakravarti then addressed the audience, delivering a very good ad-
dress which was listened to with the deepest attention, especially his recitation
of several Sanscrit verses. A t several points he evoked applause. Mean-
while people were crowding every available space, and filled up the doors,
~vhile hundreds were turned alvajr. Annie Hesant follo~vedhim in a mag-
nificent oration which was applauded contin~iallp. She clxvelt on the l)er-
fectibility of man, and the fact that great Masters continually preserved the
Truth and promulgated it as needed. 131-0. Dharmapala was suffering from
cold and made but a few remarks. H e had been so over-I\-orkecl as not to be
able to prepare for the occasion. Miss Jliiller followed upon the Hebrew books,
but was unable to finish her paper in the time allotted.
                                   S E C O N D SESSION
     The scond session was opened by Dr. Uncli's paper or1 ~*'Theosopliyi11
 (;reek, C;nostic, anil ,\Icdi:r\val Philosophy", in 11-hich he shu\\-etlits presence in
all the times covesecl by those llistorical periods.        H e \\-as followed by hlrs.
I .
 1hirds ; but her \mice was hasclly able to overcome the constant racliet outside
on the railway, and she did not complete her paper.                 1Iss Isabel Cooper-
 Oakley folio\\-ecl upon the '.Constitution of Rla11 and the C'osnlos ", shon-ing
how the Septenary Ida\\-1)revailed throughout nature and \\-\-astaught in 'l'11t.0~-
o11hy to apply to l l a n ' s constitution. S h e used the idea of his being a 11liri-()r
very effectively. and was n~ucli       app1:iucled. T h e session \\-as closetf 1 I'rof.
Chal<ravarti, who esplaiiiecl the various states of consciousness as taught in
13ralin1anis111,and l~ointed    out that the evolution of the Soul proceeds along
these lines. 1)eep interest n a s manifested in this.
     This sessioi~ was as f u l l ;is the first. Crowds \\-ere constantly coming and
not being able to get in, accl the managers of the Parliament \\-ere beginning
to think that our Congress. \\-as attracting more attention than the whole
                                     THIRD SESSION
                                                  1                             as
    li'ritlay evening the third session opened 1 1 the same hall, c r o ~ ~ t l e d before,
and that long before t l ~ e    nieeting. T h e daily press had given much space to
our nieetings, ant1 great interest \\-as ar-ousetl. 1 )r. A~ltlessotlreatl a paper on
"Kcicarliation as applietl to the sexes", and Hro. Judge ant1 Ai~rlie Resant
 clenlt with " l < a r n ~ aand ~irotl~eshoocl".Annie Hesallt insistecl tll~tt m:tn re-
quired justice a n d not favoritism, \\-it11~vliichthe l~ackeclautlie~iceseei~lccl to
agree, as they al~plauclecl the echo after she said "It is not worth \\-llile t o be
saved unless all else are saved nit11 us". IIrs. Cooper-Oakley toc~liu p a p:xrt
of the sul~jectassignet1 to 1:ro. Judge, leaving llinl "Brotherhootl ".                She
shon-ecl that cleat11 haci really no terrors, a s it 1va.s only a naine for a change of
                                    FOI'RTH SESSION.

    Sessions of the sixteenth began promptly 111 Hall 7, which as before was
crammed long before the gavel fell. Bro. Judge referred to remarks a s to why
our Congres5 had no pr~tyer-s  and 110 cloxology. H e said the reason was in the
words of Jesus, xvho commailded men not to pray in public. This was nlucli
cheered. Claude I' Wright then managed to make a statistical paper very
interesting, and he read alio the matter sent by Col. Olcott, showing numerous
schools in Cej 1011and India uncler the auspices of the 'l'.S. He was fo!lometl
by Prof. Chaksavarti. who held that the mission of the T.S. is to unite Eabt
and TT-cst, to bring the heart from the E a i t , and join it to the head fro111the
West. On the subject of the absolute unsectarianism of the T.S., Hro. Judge
showed that such \\-as the law a n d fact, although each member was free to
state his own opinion. I-Ie said that the day when the T.S. should formulate
any doctrine but Vniversal Brotherhood mould be the day for it to d i e ,
it had, a s a Society, nothing to clo with civic affalrs, though its influence must
                                     obey the l a w ; hut laws were nonTin existence
be great in making it5 m e n ~ b e r s
unesecuted a n d evaded, enough to cure our civic troubles, but laws were useless
so long as men (lid not wish to follow truth. T h e oration of this sesslon was b y
Annie Besant on "Social Problems". Practically she showed her \170menhearers
how they evaded the la\\ a n d llelpecl oppression when they purchased cheal)
goods that could not lje snacle ~vsthout  oppressing the poor who made them. Shc
asked that the system of competition prevziling in l>us~ness nlld scliools shoulc:
be abolished. Earnestly she asked all to serve their fello\\-s and 11111s without
new laws to execute all and kill out hatred. ,A sonibre x-cin runs through her
speeches that now and then makes people feel that Theosophy offer-sonly mar-
tyrdom. But such is not the case, as renunciation is the messenger of joy. In
time she will present less of martyrdom ant1 more of joy.

                                   FIFTH SESSION
    T h e fifth session went according to progranl and \\-as as cron-(let1 as the
others, almost a s many as :~ttcndedbeing turned away. I t is quite certaitl that
if the entire building had been one vast room, our Cotigress would have tilletl it.
                                    LAST SESSION.
     T h e last sessio~l the Congress held in the great hall of Washington at 8
11. I". ~ v a s c r o ~ v d e d T h e hall seats three t11ous:tnd. On the platfornl were
Dr. Huek, Annie Besant, lZIiss 3Iiiller, JII-s.Cooper-Oakley, hIrs. 'l'hirds, I'rof.
(3hal.rravarti, TTilliam (2. J ~ i d g e ,George E. TT'right, Claude F. Wright, 3Irs.
liayer, Airs. and Miss I,eonard, and a gre:lt marly othcr members. 11s. Buck
presided. Bro. Juclge began \\.it11 an atldress on "Icarma, Re'itic:trnation, and
Hrotherhood" ; 11s. Ruck spoke on the lGOl~ject.s the T. ; Prof. Chakra-
                                                               of     S."
varti dwelt on the "Theory of Cosmogony" in a highly metaphysical address;
a n d Annie Hesant closed in a magnificent acldress on the "13rot11e1.lioocl of
Man". She illustrated the existence of Divinity in 1I:in 1)). L thrilling story
of a mining disaster in England \vhen the roughest of men fought for place to
give help to others.
                             SLINDAY EVENIN(; SESSION.
    So much interest had been slio\vn in our meetings, evidenced by the cro\vds
that ~ittetlcledthern, the crowds turned a\\-ay, ant1 the gr:ldual rise of the lic\vs-
paper barometer until the head-lines for reports of P:u.liament were all Tlieo-
sophic;~l, other l~odies getting only sub-heads, tliat the managers of the Parlin-
nient gave us the free use of IIall o f Washington for Suntlay night to say
\\-hat \Ye pleased on our sul~ject. At the same time the Presbyterians were
holding their sessions in the Hall of Colu~nbus, also having space for
Our h:tll was jammed with an auclience \vliich waited from S to 10.30 l).nl. 1)s.
Buck \\-as in the chair. Kro. Judge opened 1%-ith address on "Cyclic Tian-,"
holding that Keincarnation was an espressioli of Cyclic Law, and sho~ving        1io.i~
cycles prevailed in clay, month, year, thought, civilization, race, tllrougll life
ancl death. 111 the mjcldle of his speech the great joke of the I'arliament came
on. T>r. Harrows, chairman of all ancl a leacling nlinister in the city, came on
the platform and broke in upon the speaker in the middle of a word. He said
that the Presbyterians were to have met in that hall, but 11-ere changed to the
other one behind, that many ministers had come many miles to read papers,
and that cloubtless the Presbyterian autlience in the n-song hall; he asked
for them to have a chance to follo\~-   liim to the n e s t hall. Bra. Judge aslted
all \vho lvished to g o to do so, but not a person moved. llr. Bnrroivs went
out alo~ie, n d twenty-five more people came in. TTTeheard that less than one
hundred persons \vere in the other hall. This is a fair illustration of the great
success of our congress. T h e audience could not help but laugh a t Dr. Barro~vs'
predicament, for wllich the speaker \\-as sorry, but certainly it \\-as an assump-
tion that led him to think Presbyterians n-ould desert a 'l'heosophical m e e t i ~ ~ g
as soon as they should hear where a Presbyterian one was going on.
22s                                 T H E II'XTII.                             I OCtol)e~~,
     1)s. Atlderson spoke on the \\-song way materialistic civiliza.tion makes men
live; Miss Miiller, spealiing 011 " TYonlan and Theosophy", gave St. Paul
some hard slaps that made the audience laugh. Jfrs. Cooper ()akley ( l ~ c l t
~1110n" Devotion ", giving extracts from the ,L-ozc-e q / fht, . ~ ~ z ' / t ~ ? \\-hich were
eviclently of deep interest to the audience; L)h:trmapala spoke for Kuddhism.
He assurecl the people that he loved America. Prof. ~ ' h a k r a ~ a rsl~olie the     otl
" Higher and the Lower Self ", giving some beautiful             Hintlu ailegorie.: \\-it11
ex1)lanations. His sl~eeclllvas a good test of the interest, for it \\-a-                (1ui:c.
long and very mystical, yct not a person moved and applause close(! liis
speech. He referred to Mas JIiiller's assertion that there was n o esotvrici-nl
it1 the Hinclu l)ooks, ant1 saitl that Prof. Iliiller did not understancl the s u i ~ j c c t
at all and was not a coni1,lete master of Sanscrit; the Sanscrit 11-orks are full
of esoterlcis~nand every eclucated Brahmin knell7 it very well. 1 1 ~ s Hesallt        .
then \vound up the evening in a practical address. She spoke of evil lives led
by men and \\-omen, and how that reiicted on society, insisting on plain living
and high thinking, thus renciering full return for every service received, thus
Ilerforming every duty in life as Theosophy insists. Immense applause fol-
lowed, ancl it took the 3500 people present some time to disperse. Of course
llla~ly \\-anted to keep up the pernicious habit of shaking hands with speakers,
and especially with one quite exhausted. One xvoman actually stood about on
the platform to "get our vibrations", as she said. It is to be hoped she 111:~y
read these lines a1ic1 kno\\- that she is classed by us as 1 I~uman
                                                                  1             va~llpire,  an
ugly n.ortl, but that and sponge are just the s:tnie.
     hlembers of tlie Chicago T. S. Hrnnchcs I\-orkecl hard at tlic, C'ongsc\s in
distributing programmes :~ndtracts and selling books, keepi~igcloorh
      directing people. Many of them sacrificed themselves, as they coul(1 riot
hear the 1)roceedings at all. 13ros. L'ry, Smith, Leonard, ant1 othcrs, a ~ i d
Sisters Thirds, Kelly, and others all worked thus,              We name nonc: others
simply for n.ant of space. All worked hard; Bros. Jno. Pryse and Harding o f
the Arj-a11'I'. S. were also at worli there. Great credit is due, then, to the Chicago
lllembers of all parts of the city. And to Bro. Geo. E. Wright must be given
the palm, for he was not merely a fornlal chairman of the Local Conlnlittee ;
he was a real \\-~rIier    I\-110, kno\ving ~vellall officials, \\-as able doubtless to
Procure for us the great courtesy and kinclness the Alanagers accorded.
     A marked feature that made everything smooth and pleasant was the b o ~ ~ n t l -
less llospitality extended to the visitors. T h e delegates were entertained by
various members who gave themselves and their houses up to the \\-ork ; every-
thing was fraternal, :tnd no neeciless formalities interfered with effort; how
different it would have been had foolish formality or petty jealousies 11een
indulged in ! The beginning of the nucleus of Brotherhood may be regarclecl
as realized.
     In fine, to sum up, the unprejudiced observer must say that the real I'ar-
liament of Religions \\-as in fact the Theosophical Congress.
     Bro. A. S. Hrolley of Albany, assisted by Bro. Theo. S. Solomons of San
Francisco, volunteered as stenographer and took reports of the proceec1i:lgs.
     A complete verbatim report of the proceedings will be made up by the
General Secretary, and \\-hen ready, notice will be given. It is likely the
Executive Committee lvill order one free copy to go to each Branch in the
world, but quite likely a small charge \vill be made for others, as the size of
the report threatens to be greater than gratis distribution will permit. What-
ever the decision on this, members ought to see that the report shall have a
world-wide distribution.
     " H . P. B." T. S. Sunday evening lectures in Se11tetnl)er were. jcl, The
.Il'nsfers, Mrs. Annie Besant ; ~ o t h Rerrlt'fy ti2 Thcost~j/c_j~,
                                        ,                        Ales. Fullerton ;
I jth, 7Sitoso$/jl and Occ24l'fisnz, Jos. 11. Fussell; 24th, 7% C'o?z~~Ztzfi~~z.~
;T/leoso$hy, Alex. Fullerton.

                            ~ London lectured before the Bandhu Rranch of Santa
   lI1:s. I. C. O A I \ I ~of Y
Crux, Calif., o11 Sept. 4th. H e r subject was " T h e Life and l'l'orl,s of 13. P.
Rlavats1~)-",  that ever-thrilling topic to Theosopllists. Por an hour after\vartls
she was occupied In responding to questio~is.

    I)], J i I<oJir, A. A\r)r-~:scih of San l~ranciscovisitel ,Iryan Branch, S e \ v
1-ork, on September 12t11, ant1 cleliverecl ;I 11 address on &ThePhilosophy of
T'iblation" n-hich \\.as one of the ablc5t a n d m o d interciting ever heard ~n its
career       1)s. Antlersoti's n-ordq, like Nrs. Bcsant's, shoul(1 never be lost, but
,houltl ?je stenographically taken down :~nd preiervccl in print for enduring
ed1fic:ttic )n.
   K I < O O ~ I T. S. Sunday e v e ~ ~ i l i g
            1s                                                          were. roth, R c z ~ z -
                                            lectures ~n S p t e n ~ b e r
inynufzbn, Ilr. J . A. A~lclersoti;
                                  17th, Mrol-k-rr-r&zj{  7'/lcffs~$/j~, A. Frccnlan.

  AI;\ \ \ T.S. Sunday evening lectures in Scptem1)cr w e r e roth, Esse7~fli2l'~
rf Theoso$/lic Yvoyress, Claucle 17. Wright ; I ;th, Ji'trrlifj~ ~ ~ ~ o s o $ / JA.,
                                                                 ti1              J
Fullerton ; a ~ t h 7x2 Pr'(prri/~ngco fhc. SozdL, J. FI. Pussell.
                    ,                f
     BI..\\-.\.I.sI~YS., \\.as visited l)y 31s. Hurchanl 1I:~rclillg on his l e c t u r i ~ l ~
tour, :tnd on August 2 7th listcneci to his ~ ~ d c l r c s s *"l'he I311man Soul", 1 5 0
1~ei-so11sffilli1ig roonis. ?'he 1,rescnce of so stci'ling : ~ n denergetic :t Theos-
ophist infusecl LL new and healthy glo\\. into the I<ranch n-orl;. Prof. Chakra-
\-:lrti lecturecl in the Opera House oti Sunday evening, September 24th.

    1 I     I  .  011 Septcnh)er rst, Mr. C. II. JI:~~chnietlt,      tllrough 11host.
xcnero,it\- the ",llaschmedt 1;arm" a t South Corintli. N.17., opened this
summer        a Theosophical Rest IIouse, a n d Miss 11nmie *I.    Kello\vs oi I3rook-
1) 11, \vho helpcd so greatly to malce it \uecessful, \I ere joined together in IToly
JIatrin~oliy t the latter's home. T h e good ~vishcs ninny \vho found rest in
the Home ancl pleasure in their society will help to n ~ a k e happy mllon
even happler. T h e event assures permanent reiidence a n d the continunnce
of the Home throughout the year, the e5tablishment of a Branch, a n d the
prosecution of the remarkable Theosophlc work heretofore reljorted. I 1 I q the
richest Karma ever follow these excellent I?  ?' S. '
    OBI-rvzr:~. Mr. J. Guilford n'hitc, President of the Hlavntskj- T.S., TI'asll-
ington, D.C., left this incarnation on the seconcl of September. Bso. \\'liite
1:ad long been bed-ridden fro111 consumption, a n d [luring his distressil~g  ~lltieis
his constant thought a n d care were for the well-being of the T.S. T h c end
was peaceful a n d beautiful, his last words being of cheering a n d 1;inclly advicc.
to his family ancl of loving messages to friends of liinlself he said but little.
His loss, following so closely upon that of the devoted secretary, Capt. Roush,
is hard to bear, but the Branch is resolved to double its efforts and to malcc
his gain ~ t s .
                                        PACIFlC COAST ITE,I'IS.
   SANFKI\I\'( T.S. has a rapidly growing atteniance at iti meetings, f r o n ~
sixty to seventy coming every 'l'uesday evening.
                                            has been in Australia, arri\red at S:m F r a ~ ~ c i - c o
   AIRS. Coo1 I l i - 0 , \ 1 \ 1 I \ , 1~110
on August j ~ s t a n d \va\ met by the Theosophists of that district \rltll enthu-
siasm. She a t once begall \\o11~              there. On the third of Sel~temlwr, l l t lei-
turecl a t Odd Fello\rs' Hall on " Theosophy and Schools of Occultism " I>nter
another Iccture was given by her a t Oakland, September 6th, in Mam~lton
Hall, on 3l1ne. Hla\-atshy, her Life and Work ". hlrs Cooper-Oaliley makes
              ' $

a very p1c:tsant impression on a11 the menlbers, and beyond cloubt will have
great effect in the way of further solidifying the ranks. Her clevotion is cer-
tain, a n d ~ n t ~ m a c 11 the past ~ r i t hH.P.B. has done the good that alway5
canle to those who knew ho\v to value that great nroman. On the fourteenth
of September, Mrs. Oakley attended the meeting a t Chicago as one of those
~vlioare to be a t our Congress.
                  l T. S
    WII,I..\.\~E~I,I . , Portland, Oregon, hacl pul~licSunday evening lectures

                                    z ~ /'
in September: 3d, S ; l / ~ ~ t i thc,; ~1 - 0 / , / ( ' 1 1 1 . ~ (y'- /*gjl,1 1 s ~ 11. E. JIartin; ~ o t l i .
I)zL(ILl f a ~ zAlartin Quinn ; I jth* 7 X 7 - ~ ( 7 / ~ ~ ( ? i ~ . . ~ , - . - l . < t ~ -A~7 r~lz,/ / / ( rh'z/ji(-,r t l , !
       l        ,                                                                                                     (
A ~ ~ < ~ ~ 1 ~ ~R. / Read ; 24t.11, l d ? ~ < L J / ~ ~ J . / ? ~ / /1J 1 d1 ~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ''/.L'LJ(!.s, IT.1 1,
             A. 7 l ? ,                                                   )                O         C ?,/i

   1,os A ~ G I I . ET.S. has, through no stnall struggle by the dc\-otecl O I I ~ \ .
secured large airy rooms, centrally located, ancl making t lecture-Ioom s e a t ~ n g
seventy or eighty people. I t 1s clel~ghtful hear that it has been nametl ldKla-
vatsky Hall", the very term to choose for a region where so much life and
work have been paralyzed by small suspicion5 of H.P.13. ancl unintelligent
carping on her personal pecu1i:tritics. There will be no such paralysis if the
now-active Los Angeles Branch keel,.; her name and image well to the fore,
imitating her devotion instcatl of pecking a t her character, a n d leaving the
clisaffected alone to revel in their grumbling. All things look 11romls;ng.
There is a Free Circulating Library; also a Friday evening class of study, and
a Wednesday evening Branch meeting.            Sunday evening public lecture5 in
September were 3d, l X e ff(z//l?/zer l'hur, G. TT. Aylesworth ; ~ o t h /)rczi/c
                                        of                                ,
- IVhenl.~?,   Mrs. L. E . Giese ; r 7th, O?ze Lzye or AZltz?zj~,
                                                                Dr. G. F. RIohn ,
q t h , The C'onz~nunS ~ ? Z S E TAeoso$hy, Mrs. Emily Penning.
                     Pacific Coast Lecturer, has visited AIcliinnville, Intlcpen-
denne, Salem (two lectures), Corvallis, Albany (two lectures), Oregon.         ~ \ t
Albany sonle twelve or fifteen ministers from the Xlethodist Confererce atten-
ded, the Risho;, having devoted his sermon to a denunciation o f fCheosophy,
and the Hall, ante-rooms, and even door-steps, were packed. One minister
attempted interruptions, but was put down by the audience. T h e ~vholecity
                   interest, ancl literature is eagerly demanded. On August 2 0 ,
seems agog ~ r i t h
Dr. Griffiths lectured in Eugene City to a gcod audience, a n d on Sel>tember st,
in Roseburg, where n Pres1,yteriau nlinister tried ridicule ancl only receivetl it.
On September 6th, the 1,ecturer spoke in Nedford. and both there and at
Jacksotlville a Quiz meeting was subsequently held. Dr. E. Icirchgessner,
formerly I'resident of Varuna Branch, Bridgeport, Coiln., now resides in hleci-
ford, anci it was his T.S. xvorb there xvhicll ol)ened t l ~ c   to I)r. (;riffith's
visit. There is hope of a Branch. 0 1 1 the c)tll, the lecture \\-as a t Ashlancl,
lvhere a n Orientalist attempted to combat it by re1:~tiug 1;:istern allegories to
show the absurdity of Eastern and Theosophical philosol~lly. 'J'11e lecturer
explained them and showed their identity with those in thc Bible, and the
audience coincided.

                                                   INDIAN NOTES.
                                        EXTRACTED FROM THEOSOPHIS7'.
   1 11     I   1I   I          I T S. Colonel Olcott 1)egs that all official busi-
ness shoultl be sent hi111 as \veil a s a11 r e ~ ~ ~ i t t a nfor sI-Ieadquarters, and states
that hereafter he will keep all 'Y.S. funtls in his o1vn custody.
       ,A T. S. H l z r ~ r Scrroo~ 1 o i c 13o\\ 113s 1)een estal~li?hetlat Pakur, the salary
c)f                                         by
      the reacher being contr~butecl the HI-aiich aucl it., I'resident.
   ,4.1 ZI,\ul\s\..\r,,~~.~.~;, tlai1~-     members                   111cctto read s ~ i c h           hooks as L c t f e ? - sthrcf
      j l t . / , . d ~ < i I I ~ P , 1 *cpdI'c L ~ z ~ . f ~ r r ~ . . c , f,'/rtr'<rtl;lrr(d-(;c'trr.
/Itr;it>                                                          ant1                                      There is also a
school-boys' class liere.
      311 I   I ICA   T. S. has translated Theowphical l~amplliets
                                                                 into the vernacular.
             H.P.B. CLURwas started ill 1Iay at Llldlli~~ila
   S.~UI)EATS'                                                where Bro. Kal
B. K. Laheri lives. They desire to Improve J o u n g rrlen ancl direct their
thoughts to Universal Brotherhood. 'I'heosol11lic:~l leaflets are distributed.
Comibatore was visited by IT. K. Oltl, n-ho stayed there three days lecturing
on Theosophy, on Hypnotism, Thought Impre\\lon, ant1 Yoga.
      T I I EIXDIANE C I O N reports a 1)alance on 11;lntl July
                  S    Y                                                                            21   of rupees         2,268 ;
10;    S.

   7'111.:' ~ ' I I I ; O ~ O I ~ ISOCIII'I'Y'SI I O O Iit~is repor-tecl, are to get govern-
                                   IIC.AI. SC            . ,
n~ent :\id, :ilthough missionaries tried to prevent it. 'I'he (;overnment Schoo!
:gent in his report c o n ~ p l i n ~ e nthe Society for- its school work. Seventeen
Schools are reportecl a s existing.
                                        THE LATE S . E. GOPALA CHAKLLT
    G O I ~ A L ~ \ A Iu~was the Recording Secretary and Treasurer of the Theo-
              CII :
sophical Society a t Atlyar Heactquarters until 111s cleat11 as allegecl fronl cpi-
lepsy on the 26th of J u l y ; the President reports that lie in fact committed snl-
cide a n d \\-as a heavy defaulter, not only to the Theo~ophical  Society but also to
others his friends, relatives, and acquaintances. T h e funds of the Theosophi-
cal Society were constantly going through his 11a11d5, and a t each Conventioll
he made a report to that body a n d arranged matters so that his accounts tvere
passed a s correct, no fraud appearing on the papers submitted. Rut the funcls
were abstracted by means of various devices, a n d no1v that he has passed
beyond our control nothing remains but to see h o w the losses can he 111at1e
good. Of course the deficit must come from Theosophists, a n d therefore when
the news was received in Ensland those xvl~ose      nanles appear on the follo~ving
documents took the steps ind~cated. T h e total sunl reported by the President
as abstracted amounts to Rupees 8,649 aild some fractions. About twenty
dollars only of the Permanent Fund was talcen. From the Subba Ko'iv nledal
f u n d there was taken rupees boo; from the H . P . R. hlemorial fiirld rupees
3,763 o d d ; from Col. Olcott's pension fund rupees 2,012 odd a n d rt private g i f t
recently sent to him. This memorandum is not exact, but is meant to show
the substantial facts and how so much of the money n-as rather permanent in
the character of fund than current Income.
                                                 T H E PATII.
                                                                      I , O S I I ~ I S .,1   I ~ < ; Jrtsf   zjth, 1393.
7u tht! ~ r e ~ z i l ' e ; l z t - ~ o z k ? l ( I ' ~ ~ ~ :
       Mu D E A R COI.ONAI.
          All here are deeply grieved a t the sad news of our Hrotller Gopala
Charlu's crimes against the Society ancl himself. Ilim we cannot aid ; but as
~ i - have learned from our Teacher, H. P. Blavatsky, that our cluty is to shield
and serve the Society a t all sacrifices personal to ous~elves,n-e take 011 our-
selves the defalcations of our Brother, and send yo11 a guaralltee of repayment,
sending also a t once two llundred pounds towards the discharge of the liability
thus incurred.
                                     Yours fraternally,
                                             for the guarantors,
                                                       (Signed) A S ~ I E
                                                                        UE>.\S I .

     ~ V I . : I . I ~ E I.SL)EKSIGSEI), hereby guarantee to make good to the Theosophi-
cal Society the sun1 or sums belonging to the said Society which have been
misappropriated by the late Pandit S. E. Gopala Charlu, its Treasurer, ant1 u7e
hereby make ourselves $erso~lcz/lyresponsible for the repayment to the said
Society of all such nionies on or before the first day of August, eighteen hun-
dred a n d ninety-five, and Lve have alreacly remitted the sun1 of two hundred
pounds (£zoo) in part payment of the same.
    I )ATEI) a t I,ondon, I+Cngland,on the twenty-fourth clay of August, eighteen
hundred a n d ninety-three.
     [I'cr pro. A. B. J (Signed) T5'1r.l.1,lar 0. J r !)(;E, I 7ice3-l',-es. 7 : S.
                                          13~:,<~1~l<.l~1       z
                                                            1.. I ; I I~rI>l~:Y, l l . .YL,L-;,) / , ~ ( I ' ~ ( .%~~-fio,/.
                                          G. R. S . l i i , ; . ~ ~ ) , S ' t ~ . ' jlyzl? O ~ L ~ ~ Z I ' L~ ~ ~ ~ f / i ~ ~ z .
                                                                                          f                b
                                          A K S I EI ~ F . S ~ % ~ T .
                                          A ~ < C : H I I LI<EI~;HI,I.~:\-.
                                          J U L I A ITT. I,. KKIGII             LI.I,;J-.
      We determlnecl to take this step in order to reintegrate the funcls of :he
T.S. which Irere, of course, in the charge of the President a c t l n ~t11rou::h
agents \rho have proven unfaithful; ~ v e     feel that such a he:~vy 1,urtlen ~houl(1
n o t be on his mind, ho\vever legally free he may 1)e f r o ~ nblame. ,And :tny
member in the American Section who feels as \re do and is able to spare any
tlonat~on  to\\?ard helping on tills end can send \vhatever is donated to me,
specially notifying m e for \rhat it is intended. T h e two hundred pountls
alreacly sent as per the above papers amount to about rupees three thousand,
thus leaving about five thousand rupees more.
                             TT11.1,1.l11 Q. J [ M r P . ,
                                         1 I'C~J-J'YL~S~EIE?L~
                                                  144 illadison Avenue, Xew \70rk.

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     1I I ~ .r\l:\\ a n d revi5ed edition of the .Secret /locfrtize, consisting of' two
     I \

large octavo volun~es         with a n Index bound a s a supplementary volunle, will
11e issued to the pul111c in America a t $12.50 carriage paid. 'I'he first volume
will shortly be rcady for delivery, a n d a n y one \\-I10 norv sends a sul15cr1l1tion
of will receive the first volume a s soon a s completed, a n d the secontl
       n index in clue course of publication. T h e second volume \\-ill prol1:~1)1\-
~ ~ the d
be issued soon after Christmas.
    T h e Index with a 1.ey sho\ving the relation of the n c ~ v    paging to that o f
the old eclition, \\-ill also be solcl separately, but the price is not yet fixed.
    'fhe P A L I will receive subscriptions for the new edition, a t the s u b s c r ~ l ~ t -
1011 lxice of $10. jo until December 31st, 1S93, only.

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