[The Astral Light, a Record Book of All Things]
From Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky, 1886
Selection from Vera Zhelikhovsky’s Narrative | Note by H.P.B.
Her uncle . . . too the greatest interest in this mysterious work [of HPB answering historical questions via phenomena]. Over and over again he would, in his attempts to puzzle and catch his niece in some historical or chronological inaccuracy, interrupt the regular flow of raps, and ask for information about something which had nothing to do with the geneology . . .
And the answer, always correct, would invariably come without a moment’s pause. . . .
This lasted for months. Never during that time were Mme. Blavatksy’s invisible helper or helpers found mistaken in any single instance.1
1. Indeed not; for it was neither a “spirit” nor “spirits” but living men who can draw before their eyes the picture of any book or manuscript wherever existing, and in case of need even that of any long forgotten and unrecorded event, who helped “Mme. Blavatsky.” The astral light is the store-house and the record book of all things, and deeds have no secrets for such men. And the proof of it may be found in the production of Isis Unveiled. [Note by H. P. Blavatsky]