Chart Showing the
Four Step Process of Discovery as applied to Case F
OLCOTT'S ACCOUNT OF MEETING MORYA IN CEYLON IN SEPT. 1881
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
|"...on the night of that day [Sept. 27th, 1881] I was
awakened from sleep by my Chohan (or Guru, the Brother [Morya] whose immediate pupil I
am)....He made me rise, sit at my table and write from his dictation for an hour or more.
There was an expression of anxiety mingled with sternness on his noble face, as there
always is when the matter concerns H.P.B., to whom for many years he has been at once a
father and a devoted guardian. . . ." (Quoted in Hints On Esoteric Theosophy,
No. 1, 1882, pp. 82-83.
|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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