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Hints on Esoteric Theosophy, No. 1
Is Theosophy A Delusion? Do the Brothers Exist?
Written and Compiled by H X, [A. O. Hume]
[On Jan. 4, 1882, A.O. Hume wrote to H.P. Blavatsky about preparing this book or pamphlet for publication. See Hume's comments.]
Table of Contents
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Two Letters between G Y and H X [A.O. Hume] Discussing "Is Theosophy A Delusion?" and "Do the Brothers [the Masters, the Mahatmas] Exist?"
(1) Letter from G Y late F.T.S., to H X [A.O. Hume], F.T.S. [pp. 3-16]
(2) Reply [by A.O. Hume] to the Foregoing Letter by G Y. [pp. 16-71]
Appendix containing Documents referred to in the above 2 Letters
(a) Cover Letter dated Dec. 28, 1881 by H.S. Olcott to a Certificate signed by H.S. Olcott, Damodar K. Mavalankar and S. Ramaswamier [pp. 71-72]
(b) Certificate about the Appearance of the Master M. to H.S. Olcott, Damodar K. Mavalankar and S. Ramaswamier [pp. 72-73]
(c) Prefatory Note by H.X. [A.O. Hume] to a Testimony signed by Ross Scott and others concerning another Appearance of Master M. [pp. 74-75]
(d) Testimony concerning the Appearance of Master M. signed by Ross Scott, H.S. Olcott and others. [pp. 75-76]
(e) Letter from H.S. Olcott to H X [A. O. Hume] in which Col. Olcott recounts some of his own encounters with the Masters, especially the Master M. [pp. 76-86]
(f) Extract of a Letter from Mme. Blavatsky to H X [A. O. Hume] dealing with the claims of Spiritualism and her own mediumship as a child and teenager [pp. 86-92]
(g) Memo. by the President [H.S. Olcott] of the Theosophical Society. [pp. 93-97]
(h) Statement of John Smith about His Receipt of a Letter from the Master M. [pp. 97-98]
(i) Statement of a Canarese Brahmin [Bhavanishankar Ganesh Mullapoorcar] to the Existence of the Masters [pp. 98-99]
(j) Joint Statement of a reigning Indian Prince and other reputable witnesses concerning the receipt of a letter from Master M. [pp. 99-101]
(k) Statement of Mr. Kavasji Mervanji Shroff, a Parsi Gentleman, and others concerning the receipt of letters from the Masters [pp. 101-103]
(l) Statement of Martandrao Babaji Nagnath about the Appearances of the Masters in their Astral Bodies [pp. 103-106]
(m) Statement of Bal Nilaji Pitale concerning certain occult phenomena performed by Madame Blavatsky [pp. 106-108]
(n) Postscript to Second Edition of Hints on Theosophy about the "Vega Incident" involving the Masters [M and KH] and the medium William Eglinton, etc. [pp. 108-125] See in the Blavatsky Archives the related testimony of William Eglinton in the following two articles: Spiritualism and Theosophy and. Mr. Eglinton and "Koot Hoomi".
(o) Statement of Tholuvore Velayudham Mudeliar, Second Tamil Pandit of the Presidency College, Madras, India concerning the Existence of the Masters
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