Fulfilled Judge Prediction
- Fulfilled Prophecy by Judge
The following para is by Judge in
his "The Path's Fifth Year" (Path, April,
1890) on the magazine going into its fifth
year, and contains a prediction of what
would happen during the 10th year of The Path.
"....The year just closed has been a
pleasant one, revealing new earnest
hearts and willing hands. Let us press
forward with new energy in the work of
the next four years, for when the second
fifth is reached an important era for
theosophists and the world will be at
hand, when the result of again being
weighed in the balance of events will
be more serious than it is now."
Judge should have said "next five
years" instead of "four years," but his
prediction turned out true during the
10th and last volume of The Path. During
Vol. 10, no. 1, (April, 1895) the American
Theosophists by a vote of 190 to 9 at
the Boston convention withdrew from the
Adyar Society, and became an independent
Society (along with much of Europe, and
many Australians). During the last
number of The Path, Vol. 10, no. 12,
March 1896, Judge passed away on March 21st.
The Path really created the Theosophical
Movement in America, or provided the catalyst.
With its inception in April, 1886, there
were only half-dozen or so Lodges in the U.S.
Only four years later there were 34 Lodges.