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From H.P. Blavatsky to W.Q. Judge.
Dated August [1890 probably around the 9th]
19 Avenue Road
Regent's Park, W.
My dear W.Q.J.
I answer you question re E.S. and Bert. If he has informed all the E.S. groups... that "they are to form the auric egg & are to do this by means of colors, and are to do this 7 times a day & so as until formed" then he has said that which has no more meaning than an order to form a sheep out of a goose's egg. If he added to this that "this was by my order" than he was either insane or he fibbed, not to use a worse word.
My opinion is, that he got [?] this alleged "order" through Mrs K. Sherburne (the second edition & supplement of M.C.) and went as mad over it as over his magnetised water for Mrs Gahan [?].
Now I beg of you to notify all the E.S. members at once of this: i.e. that I have never dreamt of giving any such absurd & idiotic orders. Moreover, issue a short notice to the effect that unless you, or any other I may send to represent me (which I will not do in a hurry) can show any such "order" signed with my physical hand, not the astral (damn these phenomenal orders!) I repudiate such a signature. More still: any one who after having been notified of the present accepts and acts upon such an "order" through a third person let it be Olcott himself I expell him from the E.S. as I do not want any fools in it.
All this K.S. (the defunct) "mesmerized water" in my name and "auric egg" by my ["]orders" have forced me, acting according to the rules, to suspend Bert. I cannot expell him for ever, as this would be to ruin him for ever but I suspend him for an indefinite period of time and I send him to India. He is to sail in three days. I do not want Olcott nor any one to know anything of his guilt or his suspension. I trust in him theosophically if not esoterically, & you know the difference. I leave him even the Instructions till No. 3 but he will receive no more; nor can he belong to the inner group & receive [?] it final teachings or have access to the "occult room" as those few of the inner group. If he succeeds in saving the situation in India where theosophy is falling into dreamless sleep & [indecipherable word] well & good. If not he will have to work until he has atoned for his sins. Yours ever the same.
Please see that none but the Councillors know of his expulsion. I write to Sherb[urne], myself & will try to pacify him. Oh, woe to me as the Head of the E.S.!
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