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'''This is Letter No. 119 in Barker numbering.''' See below for [[Mahatma Letter No. 109#Context and background|Context and background]].
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This is '''Letter No. 109''' in ''' [[The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett (book)|''The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett'']], 4th chronological edition'''. It corresponds to '''Letter No. 119''' in '''Barker numbering.''' See below for [[Mahatma Letter No. 109#Context and background|Context and background]].
 
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== Page 1 transcription, image, and notes ==
 
== Page 1 transcription, image, and notes ==
  
 
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Give Mr. Sinnett my salams — and ask him to comment upon the slip enclosed. He may know what I mean him to write upon the subject editorially. Tell him also that time is short and precious and ought not to be wasted.
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Give [[Alfred Percy Sinnett|Mr. Sinnett]] my salams — and ask him to comment upon the slip enclosed. He may know what I mean him to write upon the subject editorially. Tell him also that time is short and precious and ought not to be wasted.
  
K. H.
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*'''Salām''' is the word for "peace" in Arabic, often used as a greeting.
  
 
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The following may lead later on to a curious confirmation of our "obscuration" doctrine which so puzzles my friend — the Editor of the "Phoenix."
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The following may lead later on to a curious confirmation of our [[Pralaya#Obscuration|"obscuration" doctrine]] which so puzzles my friend — the Editor of [[Phoenix Venture|the "Phoenix"]].
  
 
Will you kindly and likewise, comment upon it and oblige thereby,
 
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Yours,
 
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[[Koot Hoomi|K. H.]]
  
 
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Sir John Lubbock's opinion confirms or endorses the conclusion long since put forth by some of the most eminent astronomers, namely, that there are now in the solar system, or firmament, many dark bodies — that is, bodies which now emit no light, or comparatively little. He points out, for example, that in the case of Procyon the existence of an invisible body is demonstrated by the movement of the visible stars. Another illustration which he cites relates to the notable phenomena presented by Algow, the bright star in the Head of Medusa. This star shines without change for two days and thirteen hours; then, in three hours and a half, dwindles from a star of the second to one of the fourth magnitude; and then, in another three and a half hours, resumes its original brilliancy. According to the view entertained by Professor Lubbock, these changes must be regarded as indicating the presence of an opaque body, which intercepts at regular intervals a part of the light emitted by Algow.
 
Sir John Lubbock's opinion confirms or endorses the conclusion long since put forth by some of the most eminent astronomers, namely, that there are now in the solar system, or firmament, many dark bodies — that is, bodies which now emit no light, or comparatively little. He points out, for example, that in the case of Procyon the existence of an invisible body is demonstrated by the movement of the visible stars. Another illustration which he cites relates to the notable phenomena presented by Algow, the bright star in the Head of Medusa. This star shines without change for two days and thirteen hours; then, in three hours and a half, dwindles from a star of the second to one of the fourth magnitude; and then, in another three and a half hours, resumes its original brilliancy. According to the view entertained by Professor Lubbock, these changes must be regarded as indicating the presence of an opaque body, which intercepts at regular intervals a part of the light emitted by Algow.
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== Physical description of letter ==
 
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The original is in the British Library, Folio 3. [[George Linton]] and [[Virginia Hanson]] described the letter this way:
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KH script in blue pencil on a sheet of [[The Pioneer (periodical)|''Pioneer'']] letterhead, paper size 5" X 8" <nowiki>[</nowiki>12.7 X 20.3 cm<nowiki>]</nowiki>. The addressee in not indicated but may have been [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|HPB]] or [[Damodar K. Mavalankar|Damodar]]. The second note signed by KH is in blue pencil on a sheet of paper bearing the letterhead of "publication office,The Theosophist,Beach Kandy, Bombay, India." It is presumably addressed to [[Alfred Percy Sinnett|APS]].
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A newspaper clipping is pasted on the same sheet of paper, beneath the note.<ref>George E. Linton and Virginia Hanson, eds., ''Readers Guide to The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett'' (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972), 176.</ref>
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Latest revision as of 03:14, 1 March 2020

Quick Facts
People involved
Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Damodar or H. P. Blavatsky
Sent via: unknown
Dates
Written on: unknown
Received on: probably March 1883 - see below
Other dates: unknown
Places
Sent from: unknown
Received at: probably Madras, India
Via: unknown 

This is Letter No. 109 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 119 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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< Prev letter Barker  Next letter Barker >

Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Give Mr. Sinnett my salams — and ask him to comment upon the slip enclosed. He may know what I mean him to write upon the subject editorially. Tell him also that time is short and precious and ought not to be wasted.

K. H.

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NOTES:

  • Salām is the word for "peace" in Arabic, often used as a greeting.

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The following may lead later on to a curious confirmation of our "obscuration" doctrine which so puzzles my friend — the Editor of the "Phoenix".

Will you kindly and likewise, comment upon it and oblige thereby,

Yours,

K. H.

NEWSPAPER CUTTING

Sir John Lubbock's opinion confirms or endorses the conclusion long since put forth by some of the most eminent astronomers, namely, that there are now in the solar system, or firmament, many dark bodies — that is, bodies which now emit no light, or comparatively little. He points out, for example, that in the case of Procyon the existence of an invisible body is demonstrated by the movement of the visible stars. Another illustration which he cites relates to the notable phenomena presented by Algow, the bright star in the Head of Medusa. This star shines without change for two days and thirteen hours; then, in three hours and a half, dwindles from a star of the second to one of the fourth magnitude; and then, in another three and a half hours, resumes its original brilliancy. According to the view entertained by Professor Lubbock, these changes must be regarded as indicating the presence of an opaque body, which intercepts at regular intervals a part of the light emitted by Algow.

109-2_7222_thm.jpg


NOTES:

Context and background

Physical description of letter

The original is in the British Library, Folio 3. George Linton and Virginia Hanson described the letter this way:

KH script in blue pencil on a sheet of Pioneer letterhead, paper size 5" X 8" [12.7 X 20.3 cm]. The addressee in not indicated but may have been HPB or Damodar. The second note signed by KH is in blue pencil on a sheet of paper bearing the letterhead of "publication office,The Theosophist,Beach Kandy, Bombay, India." It is presumably addressed to APS.
A newspaper clipping is pasted on the same sheet of paper, beneath the note.[1]

Publication history

Commentary about this letter

Notes

  1. George E. Linton and Virginia Hanson, eds., Readers Guide to The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972), 176.