[On the Tantras]
Theosophist, June, 1883
Note by H.P.B. on an article by T. S.
For reasons of their own, the Aryas or the “reformers,” as they and the Brahmos call themselves, regard all the Tantras as the most abominable works on sorcery that inculcate immorality. Some of the Tantric works and commentaries are certainly prohibited on account of their dealing with necromancy (modern Spiritualism). But the meaning in the real old Tantras remaining a dead letter to the uninitiated Hindus, very few can appreciate their worth. Some of the “White” Tantras, especially the one treated upon in the present article [Mahânirvânatantra], contain extremely important information for Occultists.