Mahatma Letter to Mary Gebhard - MHM No. 26

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Mary Gebhard
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: September 1884
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Elberfeld, Germany
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 26 in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas. Mahatma Koot Hoomi sends Mary Gebhard words of encouragement and praise, and urges her to maintain a friendship with Laura C. Holloway.

Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

The germs that you have been nursing in your innermost heart for thirty years are now rapidly ripening. The harvest time is come. Thus is your hour of opportunity and your crisis. Falter not, sister, when the goal is in sight. Else you will lose much that you have gained. The guests who have thronged your house and burdened you with trouble and anxiety, were gathered here by us for a purpose, and it will be accomplished. And see how Chitteragupa is remembering you already - - - in the cases of your children and even of your husband! He so long near you in body but so distant in spirit, until of late. Aye a flood of light, of the sunlight of Theosophy, has entered your house, thro' the physical and moral gloom of Elberfeld. Keep it shining on the mirror of your "Soul," sister, wherein you gaze to scan the future. With L.C.H. be friend and sister, she is staunch, true, pure and brave. Her gold is purifying in these furnace fires. So is yours and Mohini and that of all of your.

Blessings and thanks.




  • Chitteragupa or Chitra Gupta is the deva who reads the account of each Soul's life when the soul appears before the seat of Judgment.

Context and background

After Mary Gebhard joined the Theosophical Society, she frequently entertained members at the family home in Elberfeld, Germany during the years 1883-1886. She provided a warm refuge for Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Other guests included Mohini Mohun Chatterji, Laura C. Holloway, Colonel Olcott, Babaji, Francesca Arundale, Patience Sinnett, and A. P. Sinnett.

Physical description of letter

The location of the original of this letter is unknown. The transcription published in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas is from a copy in the personal library of compiler Daniel H. Caldwell.

Publication history

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

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