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December 22, 1914.

You will remember that I was speaking to you on
our President's preface. We had come as far as
where she says that the teachings contained in this
book were given to Alcyone by his Master in prepar-
ing him for Initiation, and were written down
by him from memory slowly and laboriously, for
his English at that time was less fluent than it is
now.

There was at one time a good deal of doubt thrown
upon the authorship of this book. At the time of the
attack made upon our President through the law-
courts, one of the points which the opposition tried to
make against her was that this book was not really
written by Alcyone, as had been said. The judge
declined to take any notice of the charge, because
m any case the preface begins with the words:

» These are not my words, but the words of the
Master." He said : « It is useless for you te make
any pretence on the matter ; it is obvious that he is
merely repeating what he has heard/' But an
endeavour was made to discount the whole thing on