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William Quan Judge (1851-March 22, 1896 New York) was one of the founders of the original Theosophical Society. He was born in Dublin, Ireland. When he was 13 years old, his family emigrated to the United States. He became a naturalized citizen at 21 and passed the New York state bar exam, specializing in commercial law. 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 22 March is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The Theosophical Society was the organization formed to advance the spiritual doctrines and altruistic living known as Theosophy. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ...


Although merely a young man, he was among the seventeen who first put the Theosophical Society together. Like H.P. Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott, he stayed in the organization when others left. When Olcott and Blavatsky left the United States for India, Judge stayed behind to keep the Society's work alive, all the while working as a lawyer. Helena Blavatsky Helena Petrovna Hahn (also Hélène) (July 31, 1831 (O.S.) (August 12, 1831 (N.S.)) - May 8, 1891 London, England), better known as Helena Blavatsky or Madame Blavatsky was the founder of Theosophy. ... 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. ...


Judge wrote theosophical articles for various theosophical magazines, and also the introductory volume, The Ocean of Theosophy in 1893. He became the General Secretary of the American Section of the Theosophical Society in 1884, with Abner Doubleday as President. Seal of the Theosophical Society Theosophy is a body of ideas which holds that all religions are attempts by man to ascertain the Divine, and as such each religion has a portion of the truth. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Abner Doubleday Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893), was a career U.S. Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. ...


After Blavatsky died in 1891, he became involved in a dispute with Olcott and Annie Besant over his allegedly forging letters from the Mahatmas. As a result, he ended his association with Olcott and Besant in 1895 and took most of the Society's American Section with him. He led his new organization for about a year until his death, when its leadership passed to Katherine Tingley. The organization arising from the faction led by Olcott and Besant is today based in India and known as the Theosophical Society - Adyar, while the organization led by Judge is today known simply as the Theosophical Society, but often with the clarifying statement, "international headquarters, Pasadena, California." Annie Besant Plaque on house in Colby Road, London SE19 where Annie Besant lived in 1874. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Katherine Augusta Westcott Tingley (1847, Newbury, Massachusetts - 1929) was a social worker and prominent Theosophist. ... 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. ... Pasadena is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...


After his death, other organizations split off from his, including the Temple of the People (whose library bears his name) in 1898 and the United Lodge of Theosophists or ULT in 1909. Halcyon, California is an unincorporated community of approximately 125 acres (0. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The United Lodge of Theosophists, or ULT, was founded in 1909 by a disgruntled Theosophical Society member, Robert Crosbie (1849-1919). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


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Founders of the T.S. Helena Blavatsky - William Quan Judge - Henry Steel Olcott
People George Arundale - Alice Bailey - Annie Besant - Radha Burnier - John Coats - Arthur L. Conger - Robert Crosbie - Abner Doubleday - C. Jinarajadasa - Grace F. Knoche - Jiddu Krishnamurti - C.W. Leadbeater - James A. Long - G.R.S. Mead - Gottfried de Purucker - Nilakanta Sri Ram - Helena Roerich - Nicholas Roerich - Katherine Tingley - B.P. Wadia
Theosophical texts Isis Unveiled - The Key to Theosophy - Mahatma Letters - The Secret Doctrine - The Voice of the Silence - More...
Theosphical philosophical concepts Etheric body - Etheric plane - Mental body - Mental plane - Round (Theosophy) - Septenary (Theosophy) - Universal Brotherhood - More...
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William Quan Judge - definition of William Quan Judge in Encyclopedia (298 words)
William Quan Judge (1851-1896) was one of the founders of the original Theosophical Society.
Judge wrote theosophical articles for various theosophical magazines, and also the introductory volume, The Ocean of Theosophy (http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/ocean/oce-hp.htm) in 1893.
After his death, other organizations split off from his, including the Temple of the People (whose library bears his name) in 1898 and the United Lodge of Theosophists or ULT in 1909.
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