Mahatma Letter to H. S. Olcott - LMW 2 No. 22

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Written by: Serapis Bey
Received by: Henry Steel Olcott
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: unknown
Other dates: none
Sent from: unknown
Received at: probably New York
Via: none

This is Letter No. 22 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. In this brief message Mahatma Serapis Bey mentions the Cagliostro Jewel.[1] This letter is grouped with number 21 by the compiler, Mr. Jinarājadāsa.

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

The lost one is restored in its proper place.

The gueburs made it invisible out of malice.

Brother mine, he who cares for the opinion of the multitude will never soar above the crowd.



  • lost one refers to "The Rosicrucian Jewel of the 18th Degree, which H.P.B. possessed, and which she [later] gave to Dr. Annie Besant. It is said to have belonged to Cagliostro."[2]
  • The specific meaning of gueburs has not been identified. Guebur is a surname in Spanish and Portuguese, and also a Cornish saint.

Notes on back of Page 1

Temporary loss of
locket. 302 W 47th St



Context and background

No background information was provided by Mr. Jinarājadāsa.

Physical description of letter

According to Mr. Jinarājadāsa, the original of this letter is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India.

Publication history

Commentary about this letter

No commentary was provided by Mr. Jinarājadāsa.

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarājadāsa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras,India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 46.
  2. C. Jinarājadāsa, 46, in a footnote.