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1554PORTOFINO1933

There were now ten people traveling with him.

They arrived at 2:00 P.M. in Dover and were met by a few Western lovers. Elizabeth Patterson drove Baba, Minta, Will Backett and Herbert Davy to London while the others went by train. They reached London on the evening of the 9th, and stayed at Hygeia House, a vegetarian boarding house, at 37 Warrington Crescent.

Intense activity began the next day. "All the birds gathered near their heart's Treasure," Age recorded. "And this time a few more flowers and blossoms appeared in the Garden." Stephanie Haggard, Charles Purdom, Delia DeLeon, Will and Mary Backett, Margaret Craske, Elizabeth, Kitty, Norina, Ruano and Quentin had already begun singing. And during this stay in London, a few more persons came into Baba's intimate contact.

The next day, after lunch at Stephanie's (93-A, Brondesbury Road), Baba met several new people. Among them was Dorothy Greenside, an author of spiritual books, who told Baba, "I felt within myself an inspiration which enabled me to write; but all of a sudden, the power seemed to diminish and was lost. I have no desire to write anymore."

"These were mere glimpses," Baba replied. "They are always temporary and fleeting. But I will help you. You are not to blame; it was not your fault that this inspiration and power have gone away. The reason is that it was not the time.

"The time was not right for you to have that power, for it to appear and for you to retain it. It is no fault of yours. But with my help, you will have the inspiration. You will regain it and it will then always be with you. One day you will be able to help humanity much through your writings."

Baba's words were so reassuring that Mrs. Greenside felt comforted and happy, firmly believing that she would regain her power of vision and intuition. Later she sent Baba one of her books and asked for some spiritual practice she could do to "purify" herself so that she might be worthy to be one of Baba's disciples.

Another noteworthy contact during this visit was a young woman named Winifred A. Forster. One day she was sitting at Baba's feet and, gazing at Baba, thought, "I do love you, Baba." Although Baba was surrounded by other people, he glanced at her, picked up the board and spelled, "That is why I do not have you near me."

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