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First S.P.R. Report on H.P.B.


This is another account by Colonel Olcott of an interview which he describes
in his deposition before the Committee.

From “Hints on Esoteric Theosophy,” No. 1, p. 80.

“This same Brother once visited me in the flesh at Bombay, coming in full daylight, and on horseback.  He had me called by a servant into the front room of H. P. B.’s bungalow (she being at the time in the other bungalow talking with those who were there).  He came to scold me roundly for something I had done in T. S. matters, and as H. P. B. was also to blame, he telegraphed to her to come, that is to say, he turned his face and extended his finger in the direction of the place she was in.  She came over at once with a rush, and seeing him dropped on her knees and paid him reverence.  My voice and his had been heard by those in the other bungalow, but only H. P. B. and I and the servant saw him.

“Another time, two, if not three, persons, sitting in the verandah of my bungalow in the Girgaum compound, saw a Hindu gentleman ride in, dismount under H. P. B.’s portico, and enter her study.  They called me, and I went and watched the horse until the visitor came out, remounted and rode off.  That also was a Brother, in flesh and bones; but what proof is there of it to offer even to a friend like yourself?  There are many Hindus and many horses.