“The Mahatmas and Their Letters to A.P. Sinnett”

The Theosophical Society-Oklahoma City Lodge
International Lecturer Jon Knebel

March 17-18, 2017

Who are the Mahatmas?

The Mahatma Letters are an interesting body of correspondence between two ‘Mahatmas’ (two shadowy Masters of ancient wisdom) and a pair of Englishmen in British Colonial India. The correspondences record a discussion between a member of the then very young Theosophical Society and these Masters of ancient wisdom. They outline the philosophy that came to be known as Theosophy. Although the Letters were not made public at the time, the teachings were summarized in the book Esoteric Buddhism, which introduced Theosophy to the western world. Jon Knebel will introduce the correspondence and outline the teachings presented in the Letters.

Friday Evening (Unity Spiritual Life Center, 5603 N.W.41st; 6:30-8:30 p.m.) - Knebel will give a Power Point presentation offering an overview of The Mahatma Letters and how they came about.

Saturday (Unity Spiritual Life Center 10-4:30 p.m.) - Full  day workshop on The Mahatma Letters.

  • 10:00am -12 noon-  Will be devoted to Letter 47 (in the chronological version) from K.H. to A.P. Sinnett.
  • Lunch: 12-1:30 - Rev. Patrick will prepare a light lunch. (Suggested donation $5.00.)
  • 12:30-4:30 - After lunch we will turn to Letters 125 and 126.  

Biography:  Jon Knebel has been a student of Theosophy for over 20 years.  He led a Mahatma Letters study group at the Olcott headquarters from September 2011-until April 2014.  Jon has now taken on the responsibility for the compiling, editing and publishing of H. P. Blavatsky’s personal correspondence as part of the Collected Writings series.  Jon also serves on the board of directors of the Theosophical Order of Service and on the board of International Theosophical Conferences, Inc. (ITC).  
For more information and directions, contact:  Nancy Blott, President, TS-OKC - nancyblott1@gmail.com for directions (telephone - 405-412-1971).