an authentic reproduction of h.p. Blavatsky's instructions to her students
Including the fateful warning with which Instruction No. 1 begins—
There is a strange law in Occultism which has been ascertained and proven by thousands of years of experience, nor has it failed to demonstrate itself, almost in every case, during the fifteen years that the Theosophical Society has been in existence. As soon as anyone pledges himself as a ""Probationer"", certain occult effects ensue. Of these the first is the throwing outward of everything latent in the nature of the man: his faults, habits, qualities, or subdued desires, whether good, bad, or indifferent.