Serapis Bey was an Adept who was the chief of certain Egyptian Brothers belonging to the "Ellora Section" of the Brotherhood of Luxor. He helped with the direction of the early work of the Theosophical Society.
Despite of the young age of his body, Master Serapis is said to be among the highest Adepts – "One of the greatest of them" according to Colonel Olcott. In 1883 the Colonel described him as:
The Teacher of our Teachers [Master K.H. and M.], a Paramaguru, as one such is called in India, and who had given me a small colored sketch of himself in New York, before we left for Bombay. . . ."
Letters to H. S. Olcott
- Serapis Bey at Theosopedia
- William Q. Judge, Letters That Have Helped Me, (Los Angeles:The Theosophy Company, 1946), 196.
- Vicente Hao Chin, Jr., The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett in chronological sequence No. 3a (Quezon City: Theosophical Publishing House, 1993), 10.
- Henry Steel Olcott, Old Diary Leaves First Series (Adyar, Madras: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1974), 237.
- Henry Steel Olcott, Old Diary Leaves Third Series (Adyar, Madras: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1974), 430-431.
- C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom Ser. 2, No. 27 (Adyar, Madras: The Theosophical Society, 1977), 68.