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


The following account has also been sent to us through Dr. Hartmann.  The paragraph marked 4 seems of importance in establishing the fact that the handwriting of Mahatma Koot Hoomi can occur independently of the agency of Madame Blavatsky.


“Having been asked to give an account of the phenomena that have occurred during the absence of Madame H. P. Blavatsky, I beg to state as follows: ---

1. “In a few days after my arrival at the Headquarters, when Madame Blavatsky was at Ootacamund, and Colonel Olcott was on his Southern tour, Mr. P. Sreenivasa Row, Judge of the Small Cause Court, Madras, came to the Headquarters, and after a few minutes’ conversation, wished to see the Shrine upstairs.  Messrs. Damodar K. Mavalankar, Babaji D. Nath, Babu Balai Chand Mullick and myself, went with him to the Occult-room and opened the Shrine.  Then he said he wanted to put a letter in it.  He did so, and the doors of the Shrine were shut and opened.  The letter gone and there was a reply in a Chinese envelope.  The time expired between shutting and opening may be two or three minutes.  To read that reply took him more than quarter-of-an-hour.

2. “On early morning of the 27th February, 1884, after Madame Blavatsky left India for Europe, I found a letter, addressed to me in the familiar handwriting of the Mahatma K.H., underneath my head in my own bed.

3. “Subsequently, on two occasions, I found a certain remark made by the Mahatma K.H. in newspapers, after I finished reading and putting them on my table for the scrap-book.

4. “On two occasions (I do not remember the dates) I found letters addressed to Mr. P. Sreenivasa Row, by the Mahatma K.H., on my table when I was doing my office work during the day.

 5. “In March, 1884, at about 10 a.m., there fell a letter in our office-room to the address of Mr. Navatamram Ootamram Trivedi, F.T.S., in reply to a letter given by him the previous day, when Messrs. Damodar K. Mavalankar, Babaji D. Nath, N. O. Trivedi, myself and a peon were present in the office.

6. “One morning, about 11 o’clock, I found on my table a letter addressed to Dr. F. Hartmann, Chairman Board of Control, in the familiar handwriting of the Mahatma K.H. containing certain instructions about the management of the Headquarters during the absence of Messrs. St. George Lane-Fox and Damodar K. Mavalankar, at Ootacamund.  I delivered the message to the Doctor.  Intuitively it struck me that there was something more from the Master.  There was none in the office.  I went to Mr. Babaji D. Nath’s table and just then saw a letter wrapped up by a covering letter to the address of Babaji D. Nath.  The enclosed letter, written by a Chela and approved by the Mahatma K. H., contained instructions to carry out our office work, supervision of the garden, &c.

7. “I have also witnessed several other phenomena that took place downstairs, though they did not occur on my table.  Therefore I have to say that phenomena, independent of the Shrine and Madame Blavatsky, have occurred where there could not possibly be electric wires, trap-doors, panels, &c.


     “Adyar, Madras, India,
          “24th September, 1884.”