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== Publication history ==
== Publication history ==
This letter was published in 1919 as '''Letter 32''' in the first edition of [[Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom (book)|''Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888'']], later known as the First Series.<ref>''Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888''. Adyar, Madras, India; London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1919. Foreword by Annie Besant; transcribed and compiled by C. Jinarajadasa.</ref>
== Commentary about this letter ==
== Commentary about this letter ==

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Quick Facts
People involved
Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Laura Carter Holloway
Sent via: unknown
Written on: unknown
Received on: unknown
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: unknown
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 32 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi advises Laura Carter Holloway about occultism.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

The fundamental principle of occultism is that every idle word is recorded as well as one full of earnest meaning.

I can do nothing unless you help me by helping yourself. Try to realize that in occultism one can neither go back nor stop. An abyss opens behind every step taken forward.




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

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), 75, 161-162.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 161-162.