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Four Step Process of Discovery as applied to Case B
MORYA COMES ON HORSEBACK TO BOMBAY IN JULY, 1879 TO VISIT OLCOTT
What is your interpretation of Olcott's testimony about this encounter with this Master?
Hypotheses, possible explanations for experience
Evidence (collected & analyzed)
Interpreting and drawing conclusions
|"This same Brother once visited me in the flesh at
Bombay, coming in full day light, 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 [Morya] 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 to her knees and paid him
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."
[Extract from a letter written by Colonel Henry S. Olcott to A.O. Hume on Sept. 30, 1881. Quoted in Hints On Esoteric Theosophy, No. 1, 1882, p. 80.]
visit in body of the Sahib [Morya]!! [He] sent Babula to my room to call me to H.P.B.'s
bungalow, and there we had
|1. Olcott perhaps was simply lying and this
whole experience never actually happened.
2. Olcott was possibly duped by a confederate hired by Blavatsky to personate a Master.
3. Olcott was perhaps hypnotized by Blavatsky to see this "imaginary" adept.
4. Olcott was maybe under the influence of drugs & hallucinated the whole experience.
5. Olcott possibly met a real physical man who was an adept.
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Interpretations of Some of Henry S. Olcott's Encounters with the Masters