Jul 28, 1994 11:06 PM
by OSMAR DE CARVALHO
> Dear Osmar,
> My research indicates that although HPB had established
> contacts with Indian adepts prior to coming to America, her
> main influences from 1873-1879 were adepts in Egypt, Europe and
> America. The characters I identify in this context include
> Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Sufis, etc. But after going to India
> she was predominantly influenced by Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist
When you say "adepts" you mean something as the "asekha" level
or just high members of those traditions?
I would like to know, Paul, what was the strongest evidence
you have found which indicates a "real" existence of such
kind of adepts of distinct traditions? There exists positive and
direct clues such as pictures, writings, etc?
> That they were all part of one big occult brotherhood
> is something for which I have found no evidence, and which
> seems most improbable.
From a historical point of view I do believe your conclusion
is very reasonable, but I can't figure out how deep this
perspective can elucidate an esoteric reality Blavatsky and others
talked about in his writings.
> Best wishes
P.S. Excuse some problem on my grammar. English is my third
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