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First S.P.R. Report on H.P.B.
The first part of this extract is the account in Hints on Esoteric Theosophy, to which Colonel Olcott refers in his deposition, &c. _______
Hints on Esoteric Theosophy, No. 1, pp. 79, 82, 83.
One evening, at New York, after biding H. P. B. good night, I sat in my bed-room, finishing a cigar and thinking. Suddenly there stood my Chohan beside me. The door had made no noise in opening, if it had been opened, but at any rate there he was. He sat down and conversed with me in subdued tones for some time, and as he seemed in an excellent humour towards me, I asked him a favour. I said I wanted some tangible proof that he had actually been there, and that I had not been seeing a mere illusion or maya conjured up by H. P. B. He laughed, unwound the embroidered Indian cotton fehta he wore on his head, flung it to me, and --- was gone. That cloth I still possess, and it bears in one corner the initials (---) (1) of my Chohan in thread-work. . . .
I do not know whether or not there is any significance in the fact of my Chohans visiting me on the night of the 27th, but you may. He made me rise, sit at my table and write from his dictation for an hour or more. There was an expression of anxiety mingled with sternness on his noble face, as there always is when the matter concerns H. P. B., to whom for many years he has been at once a father and a devoted guardian. How I do hope you may see him! You would confess, I am sure, that he was the finest possible type of man.
H. S. OLCOTT.
(1) A peculiar monogram, which cannot be reproduced in type --- Tibetan, I believe --- which the Brother always uses. --- H.X.