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From H.P. Blavatsky to W.Q. Judge
Dated November 3, 1886
[In another hand]
private & confidential [?]
Ostende Nov 3 86
My dear Judge:
Your's received and Mr. Harte's papers read all carefully & with attention. What can I say? Only that I am with you heart & soul but I am not at one with Arthur who acts as no worst enemy could with regard to Olcott. That H.S.O. is a damned fool, with the best intentions is known; that he bows before Science & titles is also true, otherwise he would not be the Yankee he is, but that he is the best & the most reliable of friends & faithful to his word to the back bone is equally true. Once he sees his stupid mistake he will be allright again, that's sure. I sent him the papers with a letter that will make him sneeze & curse me. Well, I don't care. I know he is going against Master's wish in more than one thing & yet imagines he is following Their wish but mistakes the voice of his own flapdoodle Self for Master's voice. But he is honest & he never backbites. What he has to say he tells a man right to his face.
Please assure Arthur that he may be very wise in the eyes of his generation, but that nevertheless he is damned mistaken when he writes to his mother that the "O.L." was fooled by Coues. The O.L. was not. She never answered C.'s letters but over for twenty of his letters & she never wrote to him one line ever since the last letter written from Elberfeld. I did not tell right to his face that he humbugged & bamboozled simply because I did not want to make an enemy; & secondly because he is really a psychic and an crazy man in the bargain who will become a raving madman one of these days if he does not drop certain practices I know of. But the charge of his being with the Jesuits is foolish. He may be a Jesuit himself but he would never have made himself such a transparently idiotic fool if he were really under the advice of Jesuits. It's all Arthur's fancies.
One thing Judge private & confidential try to save the best little woman that ever lived: Mrs. Emily Bates of Philadelphia. She does not know him as we do; she pities him & has almost consented to marry him who feigns love only for her wealth. She stopped with me for over a month she is fully devoted to me & the Society. But if he gets hold of her she is lost. Once she knows who & what he really is she will not sacrifice herself. But now without loving him she imagines him a hero, a martyr & with womanly flapdoodle generosity has taken it into her head to save him from himself!! I saw the letters he wrote to her immediately after her divorce. Do a theosophical work Judge & try to save her. He is a blackguard in more than one way.
Well, there's an answer to the "Cables Brown" manifesto. If you will not, or cannot publish it in "Path" please send it to Adyar. I felt bound to say what I thought of W.T. Brown of Glascow. The fool changes ideas & Masters like match boxes & tho I do not name him he & others will recognize Mr. W.T. Brown in the portrait, too kind, too generous & too good for him. But he is a fool & I pity him.
Well, Sir[?] & my only friend the crisis is nearing. I am ending my S.D. & you are going to replace me or take my place in America. I know you will have success if you do not lose heart; but do, do remain true to the Masters & their Theosophy & the names. If you do not like my article send it back.
Thank Mr. Harte for his kind letters I swear I have no time to answer. I hardly find two minutes to answer you & Olcott. Funny things in preparation. May They help you and allow us to give you our best blessings.
I am offered any amount of money an income, board, lodging, all free to come to America & work without you. i.e. against.
Of course I sent them to Hell. I rather lose the whole American lot to the last man Arthur included than you. Perhaps soon now, you will know why,
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