Mahatma Letter to H. P. Blavatsky - MHM No. 6
|Received by:||H. P. Blavatsky|
|Received on:||mid July 1884|
This letter is Letter No. 6 in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas. Mahatma Morya tells H. P. Blavatsky how to deal with Laura C. Holloway, to reduce the burden the situation is placing on Koot Hoomi. M. says to take her to see the portrait of K.H. being painted by Hermann Schmiechen.
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It is impossible for K.H. to trouble every moment for the most unimportant matters. This must stop. Why should she not have confidence in what you say, but needs must have autographs from Masters? She was told to publish it simultaneously here and across the water, but has still less confidence in herself. Had she been docile to advice given to her, had she avoided to fall daily under magnetic influence that, after first experiment, dragged her down from the lofty plane of seership to the low level of mediumship, she would have developed by this time sufficiently to trust in herself with her visions. All you women are "Zin Zin" fools to yourselves and to please a kind and affectionate friend, ready to sacrifice your own salvation.
The house Upasika will find that reverential friendship does not exclude pig-headedness, envy & jealousy. The Patal Upasika will soon ascertain the dangers during development of mixing a Western magnetism. Warn her once more, and if she does not heed – say no more. If advice is asked – then it ought to be followed. You may tell her that if she stops for some time entirely with you then I can help her on behalf of K. He surely has no time just now. Did not she herself feel that after she had sat near [[A. P. Sinnett|S.] for half an hour or so her visions began changing character? Ought be a warning for her? Of course she is serving a purpose and knew it in Brooklyn, but was made to forget by the other two magnetisms.
Take her with you to Schmiechen and tell her to see. Yes, she is good & pure & chela-like; only terribly flabby in kindness of hear. Say to S[chmiechen] that he will be helped. – I myself will guide his hands with brush for K's portrait.
Context and background
A. P. Sinnett had been using a magnetism technique or mesmerism to induce a trance in Mrs. Holloway so that he could use her as a means of communicating with the Mahatmas.
Physical description of letter
The original was written in red on several sheets, of which three are extant. 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.
This letter was was never published before its inclusion in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas.