Old Diary Leaves 1875-8: The True Story of the Theosophical Society

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Cambridge University Press, 19/05/2011 - 530 páginas
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Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907), co-founder of the Theosophical Society, was a versatile man. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of American agricultural education and also served in the U.S. War Department. Later Olcott was admitted to the New York Bar and became interested in psychology and spiritualism, travelling to India and Sri Lanka with Madame Blavatsky to explore eastern spiritual traditions, especially Buddhism. This volume (1895) describes the first meeting between Olcott and Madame Blavatsky and the founding of the Theosophical Society in 1875. Olcott continued to practise as a lawyer (and supported the Society financially) while in the evenings he and Madame Blavatsky would entertain visitors or collaborate on the book Isis Unveiled. The author portrays his friend as a spiritual medium and describes how Madame Blavatsky's body was from time to time possessed by other 'entities'.
 

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Índice

First Meeting of the Founders
3
Madame Blavatsky in America
27
Facsimile of the Cover of a Letter Phe
36
Philadelphia Phenomena
40
Madame Blavatskys Second Marriage
52
Spiritualism
66
Oriental Disapprobation
82
A FlowerBorn Gold Ring
96
Early Days of the Society
298
Conflicting Views 34
304
Conflicting Views Continued
319
New York Headquarters 33
330
Various Phenomena Described
343
Hybrid SugarTongs Phenomenally Produced
346
Original Letter from M A Oxon
352
Precipitations of Pictures
358

Dr Slade
101
Theosophical Society Proposed
113
Formation of the Theosophical So ciety
126
Baron de Palm
147
The First Cremation in America
166
Putative Author of Art Magic
185
Isis Unveiled
202
Different Hypotheses
220
Apparent Possession by Foreign Enti ties
236
CHAPTER PAGB XVI Definition of Terms
255
Two Locks of Hair Cut by Author from
268
Reincarnation
277
Projection of the Double
374
Swami Dyanand
394
Madame Blavatsky at Home
408
Illusions
429
vatsky
449
A WallPicture in Dried Leaves
456
Madame Blavatsky Becomes
464
Caricatures on Playing Cards
471
American Citizen Formation of the British Theosophical Society
473
Last Days in New York
477
Index
485
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