Mahatma Letter to Holloway - MHM No. 17

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Laura C. Holloway
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: before 15 Aug 1884
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: London
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 17 in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas. Mahatma Koot Hoomi tells Laura C. Holloway to stop allowing A. P. Sinnett to "magnetize" her because it would be harmful to her development as a clairvoyant.

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I have written and explained the situation to Mr. Sinnett, my attitude towards both of you and had hoped that I would not have to return to the subject again. Your thought, however, clinging so persistently to that one question forces me to a still more determined course of action. I say plainly – if you care for your development you must say to Mr. Sinnett honestly and firmly this. His persistency to seek further interviews with you after I had told him that your magnetisms being so contrary – such interviews impeded your development and injured greatly its progress shows plainly that he cares very little for my advice.

I will not claim my right to "unswerving obedience" in everything concerning his spiritual progress. I never do: I will simply retire from this arena of [word missing] and stubborn opposition and say no more. As to yourself you are warned for the LAST TIME.

We have no time to lose in feeble controversies: either you desire further development under our guidance, or you do not. If the former you cannot meet Mr. Sinnett for some time ó not till next year probably. You ask me to explain to him your situation: I have nothing further to explain nor is it in our habit to take that trouble. Your actions will determine whether this will be the last letter of instruction you will receive from me or not.




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Physical description of letter

The location of the original of this letter is in The Winterthur Library, Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Materials on Theosophy, in Winterthur, Delaware.

Publication history

This letter was was never published before its inclusion in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas.

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