April 16th, 1870
I write to collect my thoughts. I´ve tried today the “meditation techniques” taught to me by Madam Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, a very intelligent woman that I´ve met a month ago in the Middle East. The circumstances of our meeting are to remain solely on my mind, as written text can so easily fall into the wrong hands.
Madam Blavatsky made reference to a Teacher that sent her in a journey of inner and outer discovery around the world, crossing Europe, Constantinople, going as far as India and Tibet. She has revealed many things to me about the Mayahana Budhism and Tibetan occult knowledge. This knowledge and the impression she imparted to me, the glimpses of her mission that she revealed, have shaken me to the bones. Such a strength of personality and willpower coupled with an acute mind and a determination to learn what has been kept in close secret for centuries.
I will now consider an example and take her mission as my own as well. Therefore, I´ll accept my good friend Dr. Van Helsing´s invitation to accompany him to Brazil, as South America has so far escaped Madam Blavatsky´s attention. I can only imagine what secrets remain hidden in the African traditions, Native rituals and a transplanted European court in that tropical land. It is said that when the student is ready the teacher presents himself, or herself. I wonder who I will meet there.
Now, before you reply to Dr. Van Helsing, you must choose in what you BELIEVE.