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vol. 3, p. 73
from Adyar archives of the International Theosophical Society
vol. 3 (1875-1878)


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Extracts from a Letter of M. Alexandre N. Aksakoff, Counselor of State, in the Imperial Chancellery of St. Petersburg, Russia, to Mme. Helena P. Blavatsky
This is also in Vol. I, p. 31


Appeal to Mediums


Lord Byron says :—

“ I merely mean to say what Johnson said,
That in the course of some six thousand years
All nations have believed that from the dead
A visitant at intervals appears;
And what is strangest upon this strange head
Is, that whatever bar the reason rears
’Gainst such belief, there’s something stronger still
In its behalf, let those deny who will.”

Alfred Tennyson says :—

“How pure at heart and sound in head,
With what Divine affections bold,
Should be the man whose thoughts would hold
An hour’s communion with the dead!”

Editor's notes

  1. Russia by Aksakoff, A. N.
  2. Appeal to Mediums by Aksakoff, A. N.
  3. by Byron, G. G.; Tennyson, A.