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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.]

Issued under the Authority of the Theosophical Society. [Bombay, India]
Second Edition, July 1882.   Printed by the Calcutta Central Press Co., Ld.   131 pp.

Table of Contents
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Prefatory Notes

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
       [pp. 126-131]

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