Mahatma Letter to Hübbe-Schleiden - LMW 2 No. 69

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People involved
Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Wilhelm Hübbe-Schleiden
Sent via: Henry Steel Olcott
Written on: unknown
Received on: 1885
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: unknown
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 69 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi instructs Dr. Wilhelm Hübbe-Schleiden on aspects of chelaship, and that he should listen to advice from Henry Steel Olcott on the subject.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

I wonder if this note of mine is worthy of occupying a select spot with the documents reproduced, and which of the peculiarities of the “Blavatskian” style of writing it will be found to most resemble? The present is simply to satisfy the Dr. that – “the more proof given the less believed”. Let him take my advice and not make these two documents public. It is for his own satisfaction that the undersigned is happy to assure him that The Secret Doctrine when ready, will be the triple production of M, Upasika and the Doctor’s most humble servant.





Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided this foreword to the Hübbe-Schleiden letters:

THE four letters which next follow were received by Dr. Hübbe Schleiden, one of the first members of the T.S. in Germany. I have copied them direct from the originals which are in Germany, and which were kindly loaned to me by Herr Driessen to whom they were left by Dr. Hübbe Schleiden. The first letter was received in the train, on August 1, 1884, as he and Colonel Olcott were travelling to Dresden. It is evident that the other letters were received after the issue by the Society for Psychical Research of their report charging H.P.B. with forging the script of the Masters.[3]

On the reference to The Secret Doctrine in this specific letter, he made this comment:

The first recension of The Secret Doctrine. This original manuscript of the first volume is in Adyar. The work as published was expanded by H.P.B. to several times the original draft.[4]

Physical description of letter

The original of this letter was in the possession of Herr Driessen as of 1925. It is not known whether the letter is still extant.

Publication history

Commentary about this letter

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 123, 126.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 126.
  3. C. Jinarajadasa, 123.
  4. C. Jinarajadasa, 126.