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144 Madison Ave., New York, Dec. 3, 1894.
COMPANIONS AND FRIENDS: --- In accordance with order received from the Master, I hereby declare that [H.P.Blavatsky's] Instructions I, II and III of this School are no longer secret, with the following exceptions:
To the members of the E.S.T.
The above four are not relieved from privacy and cannot be discussed with non-members.
The books should not be shown to non-members. Members of the E.S.T. who have not accepted Order No. I of November 3d, may be made aware of this release of secresy whenever it may seem fit to you. Freedom of use or discussion of Instructions I, II and III should not go publicly to the extent of giving out the books or reading from them; but references to them and their contents, with absolute regard to the exceptions noted, is permissible.
If the source of statements or ideas derived directly from those three Instructions be asked for, it may be stated that they are from the teachings given out in the E.S.T. which it is now permitted to make public.Fraternally yours,