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Helena Blavatsky
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Henry Steel Olcott Theosophy, literally god-wisdom (Greek: θεοσοφία theosophia), designates several bodies of ideas. ... Helena Blavatsky Helena Petrovna Hahn (also Hélène) (July 31, 1831 (O.S.) (August 12, 1831 (N.S.)) - May 8, 1891 London), better known as Helena Blavatsky (Russian: ) or Madame Blavatsky, born Helena von Hahn, was a founder of the Theosophical Society. ... William Quan Judge (1851-March 22, 1896 New York) was one of the founders of the original Theosophical Society. ... Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907), founder and first president of the Theosophical Society, is well-known as the first prominent person of Western descent to make a formal conversion to Buddhism. ...




Theosophical mysticism


Theosophical Society
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The Theosophical Society was the organization formed to advance the spiritual doctrines and altruistic living known as Theosophy. ... The Theosophical Society - Adyar is a successor organization to the original Theosophical Society founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and others in 1875. ... The Theosophical Society (Pasadena) is a successor organization to the original Theosophical Society founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and others in 1875. ... The United Lodge of Theosophists, or ULT, was founded in 1909 by a disgruntled Theosophical Society member, Robert Crosbie (1849-1919). ...

Theosophical texts

Isis Unveiled
The Key to Theosophy
Mahatma Letters
The Secret Doctrine
The Voice of the Silence
More... Isis Unveiled, a master-key to the mysteries of ancient and modern science and theology, published in 1877, was Helena Petrovna Blavatskys first major book. ... The title of a popular book by Helena P. Blavatsky first published in 1889 and still in print today, expounding the principles of theosophy in a readable question-and-answer manner. ... The Mahatma Letters are letters that were supposedly written by the mystical theosophical Mahatmas to certain theosophists. ... The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, a book originally published as two volumes in 1888, is Helena P. Blavatskys magnum opus. ... The Voice of the Silence is a book by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. ...

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Agni Yoga · Anthroposophy ·
Esotericism Agni Yoga, also called the Teaching of Living Ethics or (in Russian) the Zhivaya Etica, is an esoteric teaching founded by the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich (Nikolai Konstantinovitch Rerikh) and his highly adept empathic wife, Helena Roerich (Elena Ivanovna Rerikh). ... Anthroposophy, also called spiritual science, is a spiritual philosophy based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner,[1] which states that anyone who conscientiously cultivates sense-free thinking can attain experience of and insights into the spiritual world. ... Look up Esotericism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Dr. George Sidney Arundale (1 December 1878 in Surrey, England12 August 1945 in Adyar, India) was a theosophist, freemason, president of the Theosophical Society Adyar and bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Should not be confused with Surry. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... ... The Theosophical Society - Adyar is a successor organization to the original Theosophical Society founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and others in 1875. ... The Liberal Catholic Church is a form of Christianity open to theosophical ideas. ...

After his mother died, he was adopted by her aunt Francesca Arundale. At first he was privately tutored by Charles Webster Leadbeater. Later, he moved with Francesca to Germany, where he went to school. Returning eventually to England, he received a Master's degree from St John's College in Cambridge. Francesca Arundale (* 1847 in Brighton, England; † 23 March 1924 in India) was an english theosophist and freemason. ... C.W. Leadbeater (1847 or 1854-1934), English clergyman and Theosophical author, contributed to world thought mostly through his work as a clairvoyant. ... College name The College of Saint John the Evangelist of the University of Cambridge Motto Souvent me Souvient (Latin: I often remember) Named after The Hospital of Saint John the Evangelist Established 1511 Location St. ... Geography Status City (1951) Region East of England Admin. ...

In 1902 he moved to Varanasi where he became a history teacher at the Central Hindu College. He later became the head of the school. In 1917 he organized with Annie Besant and Rabindranath Tagore the "National University of India" in Chennai. 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... , Vārāasī ( , Hindi: , IPA: ), also known as Benares, Banaras, or Benaras ( , Hindi: , , IPA: ), or Kashi or Kasi ( , Hindi: , ), is a famous Hindu holy city situated on the banks of the river Ganges (Ganga) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Annie Besant Plaque on house in Colby Road, London SE19 where Annie Besant lived in 1874. ... (Bengali: , IPA: ) (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), also known by the sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, Brahmo Samaj philosopher, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... , “Madras” redirects here. ...

In June 1917 he was arrested together with Besant and Bahman Pestonji Wadia by British authorities, because he became involved in the Indian Independence Movement. The Indian independence movement incorporated the efforts by Indians to liberate the region from British rule and form the nation-state of India. ...

In 1920 he married Rukmini Devi, the sister of Nilakanta Sri Ram. The marriage led to a scandal, because Rukmini Devi was a Brahmin who was marrying a foreigner. 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Rukmini Devi Arundale Rukmini Devi Arundale (b. ... Nilakanta Sri Ram or Nilakantha Sri Ram (N. Sri Ram) (* 15 December 1889 in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India; † 8 April 1973 in Adyar, India) was a freemason, theosophist and president of the Theosophical Society Adyar. ...

In 1926 he became bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church in India. In 1934 he became president of the Theosophical Society Adyar. Also in 1934 he founded the "Besant Memorial School". They also invited Maria Montessori to India. She came to India where she worked as a teacher and influenced the school greatly. In 1936 Arundale and his wife founded the Kalakshetra dance school of Indian classical dance. He also worked for the World Federation of Young Theosophists. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maria Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician, educator, philosopher, humanitarian and devout Catholic; she is best known for her philosophy and method of education of children from birth to adolescence. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

He was also a Freemason since 1902 in Le Droit Humain, also known as Co-Masonry. American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... The position of women within Freemasonry is complex. ... Co-Freemasonry started in France in the late nineteenth century to correct a flaw in the interpretation of the traditional “landmarks,” which are the fundamental principles, of Freemasonry. ...



  • Freedom and friendship. Theosophical Publishing House, Madras 1935
  • Mount Everest, its spiritual attainment. Theosophical Press, Wheaton 1933


  • Wood, Ernest: Is this Theosophy. Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish 1999; ISBN 0-7661-0829-5

Professor Ernest Egerton Wood (* 18 August 1883 in Manchester, England; + 17 September 1965) was a noted yogi, theosophist and author of numerous books, including Concentration - An Approach to Meditation and Yoga. ...

See also

Christian mythology is the body of traditional narrative associated with Christianity. ...

External links

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  • George Arundale in Upasika.com (spanish)



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