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Troubled Emissaries

In 2016, Alexandria West, a non-profit based in Turlock, California, published Troubled Emissaries: How H.P. Blavatsky’s Successors Transformed the Theosophical Society from 1891 to 1895 by Brett Forray. The conflicts over spiritual authority leading to eventual breakup of the Theosophical … Continue reading

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International Theosophical History Conference, September 20/21, London

I am most grateful for the honor of giving in absentia the first presentation at this upcoming conference. Being in the midst of other commitments, I regret that I am unable to deliver the paper in person, especially since every … Continue reading

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Yearning for the New Age

Here is my 5-star Amazon review of a 2012 biography of Laura C. Holloway-Langford I recently enjoyed: As a biography of a long-forgotten but prolific author, Yearning for the New Age succeeds at several levels. Scholars will find here the … Continue reading

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David E. Dudley, MD

The person most likely responsible for the beginning of correspondence between Hurrychund Chintamon and the Theosophical Society was a fellow Freemason who had visited Bombay in 1877 and relocated there to live two years later. Olcott’s Old Diary Leaves describes … Continue reading

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The Early Theosophical Society and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor

“The Early Theosophical Society and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor” is the title of a presentation I gave in absentia in late June, at a conference on Esoteric Traditions in the Ancient and Modern World, held in Greece.  Most presentations … Continue reading

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The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor and The Theosophical Society

Emma Hardinge in the 1850s The shared roots of the Theosophical Society and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor have become better understood in recent years. In The Unseen Worlds of Emma Hardinge Britten, Robert Matthiesen draws a distinction between what … Continue reading

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