My Dear Alexias: Letters from Wellesley Tudor Pole to Rosamond Lehmann by Elizabeth Gaythorpe lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Neville Spearman, 1979, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: The letters of Wellesley Tudor Pole, founder of the Big Ben Silent Minute, of the Chalice Well Trust, author of The Silent Road, A Man Seen Afar, Writing on the Ground etc. , to Rosamond Lehmann, the well-known novelist.
Rosamond Lehmann writes: I was privileged to be his friend, confidante and collaborator during the last six years of his life. He wrote to me never less than twice a week. Apart from their liveliness, humour and affection, the letters reveal a wealth of teaching on deeply serious metaphysical and spiritual matters sometimes startlingly unorthodox and, no doubt, controversial. I feel that the time has come to share with others what he entrusted to me of the truth and meaning of a portion of his earthly mission. 1 do this in fulfilment of a promise made to him before his death.
Who was the man known to his many friends as TP? I dont know: no one, presumably, will ever know, except for certain fellow-initiates and Elder Brothers. Obviously he was a Master: an incomparable Seer, infinitely adept in out-of-the-body travelling; also an ordinary man with wide business interests, an Intelligence officer in World War I, lover of animals and of trees; a man with a practical interest in archaeological research and a surprising grasp of alchemy and ecology. He warned repeatedly of the threats of planetary pollution many years before this became the subject of general concern. In short, a man of formidable authority, as enigmatic as he was accessible.
In one letter he writes: I am only a visitor to this particular planet not one of its regular denizens. And again: I come and go when commanded so to do I am a modest and anonymous ambassador from elsewhere.
Introduction by: Rosamond Lehmann
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the panels. Leans. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 221 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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