Attached to Proofs of Letter on Theosophy. Received August 12th, 1882.
Letter 71 (ML-19)
Mahatma K.H. - A.P. Sinnett
12 August, 1882
Covers - 1. Pages - 2.
Yes; verily known and as confidently affirmed by the adepts from whom —
"No curtain hides the spheres Elysian,
Nor these poor shells of half transparent dust;
For all that blinds the spirit's vision
Is pride and hate and lust..."
(Not for publication)
This verse is a modified version of the original, appearing in the poem "A Hymn from the Inner Life" by Spiritualist Thomas Lake Harris, published in 1848.
Non-verbatim versions of the verse were later published, unattributed, by Randolph in his book Seership (1870), and by Henry Kiddle in his book Spiritual Communications (1879).