The Theosophical Society

Author: Jeffrey D. Lavoie
Editor: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1612335535
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This peer-reviewed study represents a culmination of years of research into the history of the Theosophical Society. In this unique project which combines biographies with source analyses, Jeffrey D. Lavoie records a detailed history of the early Theosophical Society and examines its relationship with the modern Spiritualist movement between the years 1875-1891. Special attention has been paid to some of the neglected figures associated with these organizations including Arthur Lillie- the Gnostic-occultist and early critic of the Theosophical Society; the Davenport Brothers- the Spiritualist mediums who developed many of the standard elements which became associated with modern Spiritualism; Alfred Wallace- the prominent scientist, Spiritualist, and supposed member of the Theosophical Society and many others. This work will appeal to a wide array of readers including those interested in modern religious movements, Western Esotericism, South Asian history, and Victorian studies.

Spiritualism Madame Blavatsky And Theosophy

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880109823
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The Spiritual Revolution of the twentieth century -- the "New Age" -- is unimaginable without the spiritualist movement and the formidable personality of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the creator of the Theosophical Society. Without these two, the work of Rudolf Steiner, G. I. Gurdjieff, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sri Aurobindo, and C. G. Jung, and could not have been what it was. In this fascinating volume on the Theosophical movement, Rudolf Steiner, one of its leading participants, tells his own story in his own words about the origins of the theosophical movement in spiritualism and somnambulism, as well as his own version of Anthroposophy's relation to Theosophy. Steiner also relates Theosophy to its historical ground in Western esotericism, above all Rosicrucianism. He reveals events from the seventeenth century that led to the emergence of Freemasonry and other secret societies, the hidden history of the creation of Theosophy itself in the nineteenth century, and conflicts that are still reverberating between Anglo-Saxon and Germanic occult streams today.

Spiritualism And Theosophy

Author: C. W. Leadbeater
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This is a new release of the original 1928 edition.

How Theosophy Came To Me

Author: C. W. Leadbeater
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A fascinating journey into the author's travels and introduction to theosophy; including his meeting Madame Blavatsky, travels to Greece, India and Burma and how he joined the theosophy movement. In Ancient Greece My Early Attitude Personal Investigations Spiritualism A Story of Madame Blavatsky "The Occult World" How I Joined Mr. A. P. Sinnett Mr. M. M. Chatterji Mr. Eglinton A Letter to the Master Practical Work Dr. Kingsford I Meet Our Founder Madame Blavatsky The Letter Answered My First Phenomenon Marching Orders In Quarantine We Meet Again An Abrupt Change The Khedive's Packet-Boat Ismailia A Message A Little Dust Another Abrupt Change An Elder Brother A Gruesome Ceremony She Knew Arabic Phenomena A Characteristic Experience

Theosophy Religion And Occult Science

Author: Henry Steel Olcott
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110807264X
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A foundational text of the theosophical movement and an indispensable source for research into nineteenth-century spiritualism and occult philosophy.

Theosophy

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880108495
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Written in 1904 (CW 9) Theosophy is a key work for gaining a solid footing in spiritual reality as described by Rudolf Steiner. It is organized into four parts. First, Steiner builds a comprehensive understanding of human nature: physical bodily nature; soul qualities; spirit being, or I-being; and the higher spiritual aspects. This leads us to Steiner's description of the human being as sevenfold: Material, physical body Ether body, or body of life forces Sentient soul body Mind soul Spirit-filled consciousness soul Life spirit Spirit body In the next section, Steiner offers an extraordinary overview of the laws of reincarnation and the principles of karma, as we pass from one life to the next. This prepares us for the third section, in which he shows the various ways in which we live--during life on earth and after death and in the three worlds of body, soul, and spirit. Finally, we are given a succinct description of the path of knowledge, along which each person can begin to understand the marvelous and harmonious complexity of the psycho-spiritual worlds in their fullness. Contents: Foreword by Michael Holdrege Prefaces by Rudolf Steiner Chapter 1: The Essential Nature of the Human Being: The Bodily Nature of the Human Being The Soul Nature of the Human Being The Spirit Nature of the Human Being Body, Soul, and Spirit Chapter 2: Destiny & the Reincarnation of the Spirit Chapter 3: The Three Worlds: The Soul World The Soul in the Soul World after Death The Country of Spirit Beings The Spirit in Spirit Country after Death The Physical World and Its Connection to the Worlds of Souls and Spirits Chapter 4: The Path to Knowledge Related Reading Index This volume is a translation of « Theosophie, Einführung in übersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung » (GA 9)

Theosophy

Author: René Guénon
Editor: Sophia Perennis
ISBN: 9780900588808
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Since the late nineteenth century, the Theosophical Society has been a central force in the movement now known as the New Age. Just as the Communist Party was considered 'old hat' by peace activists in the '60s, so the Theosophical Society was looked upon by many in the 'spiritual revolution' of those years as cranky, uninteresting, and passé. But the Society, like the Party, was always there, and-despite its relatively few members-always better organized than anybody else. Since then, the Society's influence has certainly not waned. It plays an important role in today's global interfaith movement, and, since the flowering of the New Age in the '70s, has established increasingly intimate ties with the global elites. And its various spinoffs, such as Elizabeth Clare Prophet's Summit Lighthouse, and Benjamin Crème's continuing attempt to lead a 'World Teacher Maitreya' onto the global stage-just as the Society tried to do in the last century with Krishnamurti-continue to send waves through the sea of 'alternative' spiritualities. Guénon shows how our popular ideas of karma and reincarnation actually owe more to Theosophy than to Hinduism or Buddhism, provides a clear picture of the charlatanry that was sometimes a part of the Society's modus operandi, and gives the early history of the Society's bid for political power, particularly its role as an agent of British imperialism in India. It is fitting that this work should finally appear in English just at this moment, when the influence of pseudo-esoteric spiritualities on global politics is probably greater than ever before in Western history.

Modernism And Magic

Author: Leigh Wilson
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748672338
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Explores the interplay between modernist experiment and occult discourses in the early twentieth century

No Religion Higher Than Truth

Author: Maria Carlson
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400872790
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Among the various kinds of occultism popular during the Russian Silver Age (1890-1914), modern Theosophy was by far the most intellectually significant. This contemporary gnostic gospel was invented and disseminated by Helena Blavatsky, an expatriate Russian with an enthusiasm for Buddhist thought and a genius for self-promotion. What distinguished Theosophy from the other kinds of "mysticism"—the spiritualism, table turning, fortune-telling, and magic—that fascinated the Russian intelligentsia of the period? In answering this question, Maria Carlson offers the first scholarly study of a controversial but important movement in its Russian context. Carlson's is the only work on this topic written by an intellectual historian not ideologically committed to Theosophy. Placing Mme Blavatsky and her "secret doctrine" in a Russian setting, the book also discusses independent Russian Theosophical circles and the impact of the Theosophical-Anthroposophical schism in Russia. It surveys the vigorous polemics of the Theosophists and their critics, demonstrates Theosophy's role in the philosophical dialogues of the Russian creative intelligentsia, and chronicles the demise of the movement after 1917. By exploring this long neglected aspect of the Silver Age, Carlson greatly enriches our knowledge of fin-de-sicle Russian culture. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Theosophy Or Psychological Religion

Author: F. Max Müller
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108073263
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First presented as a lecture series, this 1893 publication argues for the necessity of historical method in understanding religious phenomena.

Earth S Earliest Ages

Author: George Hawkins Pember
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Theosophy And The Higher Life Or Spiritual Dynamics And The Divine And Miraculous Man

Author: George Wyld
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Fact And Fancy In Spiritualism Theosophy And Psychical Research

Author: G. G. Hubbell
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1901. A critical look at spiritualism, theosophy, and psychical research. The author does not altogether deny the existence of occult phenomena but finds most takes on it spurious. Contents: Madame Blavatsky, the nineteenth century mystic; Psychical research and a future life; The bearing of psychical research on modern materialism; Some facts about spiritualism.

The Theosophist

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General Catalogue Of The Public Library Of Detroit Mich

Author: Detroit Public Library
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General Catalogue Of The Public Library Of Detroit Mich First Third Supplement 1889 1903 1894 1898

Author: Detroit Public Library
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General Catalogue Of The Public Library Of Detroit Mich Supplement

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Contents: 1. 1889-1893.--2. 1894-1898.--3. 1899-1903.

The Spiritual Life

Author: Annie Besant
Editor: Quest Books
ISBN: 083563129X
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The key to living spiritually in the modern world, says this classic writer, "depends upon one's attitude." The principles Besant set forth over 70 years ago are no different today. She shows that the value of the spiritual path is not in the goal but in the striving, and offers clear principles for those with the courage to try.

Anti Christian Cults

Author: Arthur H. Barrington
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Steiner S Theosophy And Principles Of Spiritual Science

Author: Carl Unger
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1621480623
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In part one, Carl Unger outlines and unlocks one of Rudolf Steiner's most essential works, Theosophy: An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and in the Cosmos (CW 9). As a close personal student of Rudolf Steiner and a member of his esoteric school, Carl Unger gained deep understanding of Steiner's most profound works, especially Theosophy. For those who want to "crack" this book and are willing to work, Carl Unger's commentary will prove enlightening and help the reader penetrate beyond an intellectual understanding of Steiner's seminal work. In part two, the author guides the reader through the essential principles that underlay anthroposophic Spiritual Science. In his foreword to its earlier publication, Alan Howard wrote, "This little volume, though not the only work from Unger's hand, is the essence of what he did in this field. It is not everybody's book, nor, even for those who decide to take it up, an easy book. Each sentence builds closely on all that precede it; each is essential to all that follow. For those students, however, who seek a secure foundation in pure thought for the suprasensory realities of which Steiner speaks, and are willing to give it the study it deserves, this book will be a continuing reward and delight."