A 2011 Open Letter to
Radha Burnier, From
“…During our present century and leading up
the next effort in 2075, the vitality and dynamism
of the movement may depend on all of us coming
together in unity around the three original founders
who remained loyal to the end; and as we hope to have
briefly shown, WQJ was pre-eminently one of these.”
Mrs. Radha Burnier
The International President
The Theosophical Society
Adyar, Chennai 600 020
Tuesday 12th April 2011
Dear Mrs Burnier
As we look around the many parts of the Movement, it seems there are a growing number of people – many of them serious students of the philosophy – who see the recognition and acceptance of William Judge as one of the keys to the future of its work.
You will know of course from other letters in past years that Mme Blavatsky wrote about Judge as “a part of myself for several aeons” and that he represented the link between the eastern teachings and the new nations of the western world, the bridge or Antahkarana between the
Himalayas in the East and the American West.
It is a shared view by many that his writings are of priceless value, in no small part because many of them were written during the life of Mme Blavatsky and so were subject to her scrutiny and comment… and as said by many commentators they are all in perfect harmony with each other, so much so that she said she trusted him “more perhaps than Col. Olcott – and myself.”
This trust of William Judge is also increasingly being reflected at a grassroots level among Theosophists all around the world, by students who are finding in his works great help and benefit in their studies – they seem to have an intuitive grasp and recognition of the genuine article.
Now it is with real pleasure that we report that in the
UK we see, in the first of the TS’s eight Study Papers on its website, that students are advised to read Judge’s superb book “The Ocean of Theosophy” as one of the principle texts to be taken up. This is a sound choice of our brother students, since it is an invaluable key to a deeper study of Mme Blavatsky works, such as the Secret Doctrine. UK
In his “Hidden Hints in the Secret Doctrine” we see another example of the lengths he went to – and his constant concern to provide clues to struggling students – so that the philosophy could be more easily understood by an ever-widening readership. This is typical of his concern that as many people as possible should benefit from Theosophy’s beneficent and healing message.
So one sees a growing evidence of the appreciation for his writings  ; it seems to be breaking out in all parts of the world: let me show you a few examples…
*In India there is a TS Adyar website that shows a most welcome appreciation of WQJ’s role and place in the movement, demonstrating real loyalty to his memory (and perhaps to his true identity? );
*In the Summer of 2010 the TS Adyar section in
held a seminar on WQJ; California
*At the start of 2011 the TS Editors of the theosophical website www.ning.com published the ten volumes of WQJ’s “The Path” from 1886 to 1896 as a fully searchable electronic text available on-line. This was announced widely in TS forums such as www.Theosophy.net and others;
*In February this year there was a new video about Judge posted on YouTube…
*… and this month, in April 2011, WQJ’s “Forum” Answers have been published in Russian in
Kiev and elsewhere in the former . USSR
And there are probably also many other activities that we are unaware of talking place elsewhere.
So one purpose of this letter is to help and show you, as one of the leaders of the Theosophical Society, to know a bit more about the tide of feeling running in the movement on what I feel is a deeply important matter. As such the Judge Case perhaps requires us all to seriously consider where we stand on it and how this may affect our collective future together.
We honestly feel that, during our present century and leading up the next effort in 2075, the vitality and dynamism of the movement may depend on all of us coming together in unity around the three original founders who remained loyal to the end; and as we hope to have briefly shown, WQJ was pre-eminently one of these.
THE GARDEN FLAT
President of the Theosophical Society McGough, UK
 Some of the writings of William Q Judge: “The Ocean of Theosophy”; “Echoes from the Orient”; “Epitome of Theosophy”; “Bhagavad Gita”; “Notes on the Bhagavad Gita” (with some chapters by Robert Crosbie); “Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali”;“Forum Answers”; “Theosophical Articles of William Judge” (a two volume series of over 200 articles). Many of the letters he wrote were collated into a two book series, which together with some of his famous “Occult Tales” are now published in a single volume titled “Letters That Have Helped Me”.
 Judge wrote a biographical note titled “In a Borrowed Body” in which he described his mysterious alter ego as a royal Rajah of a small Indian kingdom.
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