W.Q. Judge's Letter  to Mrs. Katherine Tingley on Communications from the Discarnate Madame Blavatsky

by David Green

Mrs. Tingley

Mr. Judge

The original of the following letter is in the handwriting of William Quan Judge and is
preserved in the Archives of The Theosophical Society, Pasadena, California. The
letter was first published in The O. E. Library Critic (Washington, D.C.),
October 1932 by the editor Dr H. N. Stokes. Mr. Judge's letter (addressed to Mrs. Katherine Tingley) is dated January 5, 1895.

Dr. Stoke's Oct. 1932 article is titled "A Letter from W.Q. Judge to Katherine Tingley."  After the transcription of the letter, a certification reads in part:  "The above is an exact copy made by me of an original letter in William Q. Judge's handwriting, written on two sides of one sheet of white paper. . . . " and is signed by Iverson L. Harris and confirmed by  J.H. Fussell, Helena Harris, Elsie V. Savage and Margherita Siren.

"[Jan] 5th [1895] on the train
[from New York City to Chicago]

Dear Purple [Mrs Tingley]

Just as I was leaving some foreign letters came & I sent his letter so you could see how he is. I wish you would get those glasses I spoke of as you do not like to read with what you have.  You ought to see how he is now, for he is either lying on purpose in the letter or speaking his heart. I think the latter. I do not know what proof he wants or would accept. You see he has not taken well what I said as to an
anonymous letter. He may tell it to all the rest & thus prevent their sending any. In the other letter is one from the printer who saw prince long ago-----I told you of him-----He tirades agst the Hdqr's crowd like anything.

Now about this Spanish idea. [See Judge's letter to Keightley and accompanying transcript of Blavatsky's message.]  It's a good one-----but it will raise a lot of ideas & talk. It will raise some jealousy. She [Blavatsky] was right in saying, as she said today that she did not mean to exclude the rest of Europe and that those now in the work in Spain had not used all efforts. They have not. Now the prominent man there has not accepted the order. Would it be well to tell him what she has said? It looks to me like a good idea. He does believe in HPB and R will certainly have no such message for him. If you think well of this plan I will write to him from Chicago.

They report that the R crowd in London are now beginning to pretend to hear from Master.   They will have revelations soon. They intend to try & show that HPB changed her opinion of me in 1891.

I shall have you in mind every day. Why dont you put down briefly things you get & not have them all lost.

Well the train jolts & I stop. It seems singular the Truth does not come. Why do you suppose

Good night

I forgot that small bottle for gargle-----as usual. But I [**] have the white oil. Nasty."

[** At this point in the letter Mr. Judge inserted the symbol for Aries (his astrological sign).]


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