Mahatma Letter to Holloway - LMW 1 No. 41

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Laura C. Holloway
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: 1884 or 1885
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: unknown
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 41 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi tells Laura C. Holloway how to proceed with her book. It is one of a series of letters numbered 30 to 41 that communicate directly or indirectly with Mrs. Holloway.[1]

It was presented in the 1964 and 1973 editions as Letter XII, before the First Series was resequenced in 1988 to make it Letter 41.

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Courage and fidelity, truthfulness and sincerity, always win our regard. Keep on, child, as you have been doing. Fight for the persecuted and the wrong, those who thro' self-sacrifice have made themselves helpless whether in Europe or China. I will correspond with you thro' her, but not unless you keep to yourself faithfully the secret. You may show the letters but never reveal the way they come to you. You will have to pledge yourself solemnly to that effect before I begin. Blessings on you, child, and keep off shells.




Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this series of letters numbered 30-41. They were clearly written before Letters 4 to 20, which have reference to Mrs Holloway:

Miss Mary K. Neff was well known for her record of service to various Indian schools, and especially for her work during two years at the Theosophical Headquarters, at Adyar, indexing all the letters and documents which are in the Archives of the Society. She had dedicated herself especially to the history of H.P.B.'s movements and had published Personal Memories of H.P. Blavatsky.

She found in a magazine The World published in New York, articles by Mrs Langford in the issues of May and June 1912. These contain certain instructions received by her from the Master K.H... I publish these letters, as they contain much valuable instructions, for all who are preparing to tread the path to the Masters.[2]

Physical description of letter

The location of the original of this letter is not known.

Publication history

This letter was added as Letter XII in the 1964 edition of the First Series, and kept that designation until 1988, when the letters were resequenced. Then it became Letter 41.

Commentary about this letter

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 2011), 85, 161-162.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 161-162.