Does anyone have any idea about credibility of Paul Johnson's theory about "mahatmas" described by H. P. Blavatsky and H. I. Roerich?
The idea is that Koot Hoomi and Morya are in fact Sikh political leaders who tried to get support of Russia for making India free from the British. Possibly they had support from Tibet in face of Tashi-Lama's group.
Some info is here:
And other materials on the same site.