Theosophy in the nineteenth century an annotated bibliography by Michael Gomes

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  • Blavatsky, H. P. 1831-1891 -- Bibliography.,
  • Theosophy -- History -- 19th century -- Sources -- Bibliography.

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Includes index.

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Other titlesTheosophy in the 19th century.
StatementMichael Gomes.
SeriesGarland reference library of social science ;, v. 532, Religious information systems ;, vol. 15, Religious information systems series ;, vol. 15.
LC ClassificationsZ6878.T4 G65 1994, BP530 G65 1994
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Paginationvi, 582 p. ;
Number of Pages582
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1425895M
ISBN 100824080947
LC Control Number93036932

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At the turn of the nineteenth century, a movement in art emerged that was a response to higher awareness of cosmic truth. Modern abstract art was the visible manifestation of spiritual ideals professed through the teachings of Theosophy and other wisdom lore. Theosophy in the nineteenth century book The artists Theosophy in the nineteenth century book this movement were scribes who painted what words could not say.

In the last quarter of the 19th century Mme. Blavatsky, Col. Olcott, and a group of like-minded people, founded the Theosophical Society, thus bringing the term back into light again. They claimed the work of the TS was a continuation of previous Theosophists, especially that.

Theosophy is the essential knowledge about Life that has been expressed by remarkable people in different times and cultures. Helena Blavatsky rediscovered this perennial tradition at the end of the 19th century and since then many thinkers have made their own contributions and modern science corroborates and expands this vision.

Theosophy, occult movement originating in the 19th century with roots that can be traced to ancient Gnosticism and Neoplatonism. The term theosophy, derived from the Greek theos (“god”) and sophia (“wisdom”), is generally understood to mean “divine wisdom.”. Forms of this doctrine were held in antiquity by the Manichaeans, an Iranian dualist sect, and in the Middle Ages by two groups of dualist.

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He responded with a series of newspaper articles that were soon published in book form as The Ocean of Theosophy. From Death to Rebirth by Pekka Ervast. Pekka Ervast (–; P.

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This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch. Philosophers such as Emanuel Swedenborg and Jacob Boehme are commonly called theosophists. The word was revived in the nineteenth century by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky to designate her religious philosophy which holds that all religions are attempts by humanity to approach the absolute, and that each religion therefore has a portion of the truth.

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Theosophy book. Read 25 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It is a mish-mash of Neoplatonism and Vedanta expressed in 19th century scientific jargon. Steiner is a key figure in early 20th century spiritualism and his writings are important background in the study of the New Age movement.

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In the 19th century, some Masters belonging to the Trans-Himalayan Brotherhood taught, trained, and prepared a Russian woman named Helena Petrovna Blavatsky () to go forth into the world to give out as much of that Teaching as was permitted.

In so doing, Madame Blavatsky literally changed the face of world spirituality forever. Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai is organizing a public lecture by Gauri Viswanathan, Class of Professor in Humanities and Director of the South Asia Institute at Columbia University, on the role of Theosophy in making classical Sanskrit texts available to a range of nineteenth-century readers in Britain and India, and influencing their perceptions of Hinduism in both metropole and colony.

The Theosophical Society, founded inwas probably the most influential spiritualist organization of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. Theosophy was a highly eclectic mixture of religious, philosophical, and occultist ideas.

During the late 19th century, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky () pointed to that Source of Wisdom. She called it the Ancient Wisdom and gave to it the Greek name of Theosophia or Theosophy ("Divine Wisdom" or "the wisdom of the gods"). H.P. Blavatsky stated that there is an ancient school of Adepts or Masters who know directly.

“It is sometimes difficult to appreciate the impact that the late-nineteenth century (and ongoing) occult movement called Theosophy had on global culture,” Mitch Horowitz writes in his introduction to the newly republished Theosophical book, Thought impact manifested “spiritually, politically, and artistically” in the work of literary figures like James Joyce and.

“Theosophy is a religious philosophy with definite mystical concerns that can be traced to the ancient world but is of catalytic significance in religious thought in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The movement has been a catalytic force in the 20th century revival of Buddhism and Hinduism, and a pioneering agency in the promotion of greater. In this definition, occultism covers many esoteric currents that have developed from the mid-nineteenth century onward, including Spiritualism, Theosophy, the Hermetic Order of.

At the age of 17, rejecting nineteenth-century materialism, Helena Blavatsky () left her native Russia and traveled through India, Tibet, Egypt, Europe, and the Americas seeking out the sources of ancient wisdom as a key to spiritual truth. In in New York, she co-founded the Theosophical Society for the study of occult traditions.

Concerning Swedenborg and Theosophy, The Theosophical Society in England states The modem revival of esotericism extends from Romantic Naturphilosophie to nineteenth-century occultism involving Swedenborgianism, Mesmerism, spiritualism, the ancient wisdom-tradition, and ceremonial magic and para-masonic orders.

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Hours with the ghosts, or, Nineteenth century witchcraft: Illustrated investigations into the phenomena of spiritualism and theosophy. newly possible in the wake of the explosion of research on Theosophy and the occult in the last twenty years.

Taking my own current work on religion and the sciences of sexuality in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Britain as a point of departure, I illustrate not only the historical but also the historiographical impact of this work. Reprinted from "Kabalah and the Kabalists at the Close of the Nineteenth CenturyLucifer Vol X (May, ), Available at Hathitrust and Canadian Theosophical Association.

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