William Quan Judge
William Quan Judge (April 13, 1851 – March 21, 1896) was a mystic, esotericist, and occultist, and one of the founders of the original Theosophical Society. He was born in Dublin, Ireland. When he was...
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Max Heindel
Max Heindel, born Carl Louis von Grasshoff in Aarhus, Denmark on July 23, 1865, was a Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic. He died on January 6, 1919 at Oceanside, California, ...
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Robert S. Corrington
Robert S. Corrington (born May 30, 1950) is an American philosopher and author of several books exploring human interpretation of the universe as well as biographies on C.S. Peirce and Wilhelm Reich. ...
Boris de Zirkoff
Boris de Zirkoff (1902–1981) was the editor of the Collected Writings of H. P. Blavatsky. He was a grand-nephew of H.P. Blavatsky and a student of her work. He moved to Point Loma, California in the e...
Guy Ballard
Guy Warren Ballard (July 28, 1878 – December 29, 1939) was an American mining engineer who became, with his wife, Edna Anne Wheeler Ballard, the founder of the "I AM" Activity.Ballard was born in Newt...
Claude Fayette Bragdon
Claude Fayette Bragdon (August 1, 1866 – 1946) was an American architect, writer, and stage designer based in Rochester, New York, up to World War I, then in New York City.The designer of Rochest...
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Peter Hahn
Peter von Hahn (1799–1875), member of the Russian nobility, remembered in the United States mainly as the father of Helena Blavatsky.
Son of Lieutenant-General Alexis Gustavovich von Hahn an...
Govert Schüller
Govert Schüller (born 1959) is a Dutch-American author who writes about Jiddu Krishnamurti and theosophy. He studied philosophy at the University of Leiden and the University of Amsterdam. He has also...
Andrew Willatsen
Andrew Willatsen (8 October 1876 - 25 July 1974) was an architect chiefly remembered for bringing the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School to the Pacific Northwest.
Andrew Christ...
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Hodgson Report
Report of the committee appointed to investigate phenomena connected with the Theosophical Society, commonly called the Hodgson Report was an 1885 report by the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) on...
Marie Russak
Marie Russak (also well known as Marie Hotchener or Marie Barnard) was born on October 7, 1865 in the small city of Four Corners, Butte County in northern California.She studied music at Mills College...
Gottfried de Purucker
Gottfried de Purucker (January 15, 1874, Suffern, New York – September 27, 1942) was a Theosophist, author and leader of the Theosophical Society Pasadena (then headquartered at Point Loma, California...
Katherine Tingley
Katherine Augusta Westcott Tingley (born July 6, 1847, Newbury, Massachusetts; died July 11, 1929, Visingsö, Sweden) was a social worker and prominent Theosophist. She was the leader, after W. Q. Jud...
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Coulomb Affair
The Coulomb Affair refers to a conflict between Emma and Alexis Coulomb, on one side, and Helena Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society, on the other.Blavatsky met Emma and Alex in 1871 in Cairo. They...
Grace F. Knoche
Grace F. Knoche (February 15, 1909 – February 18, 2006) was leader of the Theosophical Society with international headquarters at Pasadena, California from 1971. The Society was founded in 1875 in N...
Planes of existence
In esoteric cosmology, a plane other than the physical plane is conceived as a subtle state of consciousness that transcends the known physical universe.The concept may be found in religious and esote...
L. Frank Baum
Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919), better known by his pen name L. Frank Baum, was an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wr...
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Will Levington Comfort
Will Levington Comfort (February 17, 1878 - November 2, 1932) was a U.S. writer, known primarily for adventure novels such as Apache. Three of Comfort's works served as the story for feature films. So...
The Theosophist
The Theosophist is a theosophical journal. It was founded in 1879 by Helena Blavatsky, who was also its editor, and is still being published. The journal features articles about philosophy, art, liter...
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Ella Young
Ella Young (26 December 1867 – 23 July 1956) was an Irish poet and Celtic mythologist active in the Gaelic and Celtic Revival literary movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. Born in Ir...
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Root race
Root races are stages in human evolution in the esoteric cosmology of theosophist Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, as described in her book The Secret Doctrine (1888). These races existed mainly on now-lost...
Lucifer (magazine)
Lucifer was a journal published by Helena Blavatsky. The first edition was issued in September 1887 in London.
The journal was first published by Blavatsky. From 1889 until Blavatsky's death in Ma...
L. W. Rogers
Louis William Rogers (1859-1953), commonly known as "L.W.," was an American teacher, railway brakeman, trade union functionary, socialist political activist, and newspaper editor. Rogers is best remem...
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Alvin Boyd Kuhn
Alvin Boyd Kuhn (September 22, 1880 - September 14, 1963) was an American scholar of comparative religion, mythology, Egyptology, linguistics and language. Author, lecturer and publisher, he was a kno...
Dora Van Gelder
Dora van Gelder Kunz (April 28, 1904 – August 25, 1999) was an American writer, psychic, alternative healer, occultist and leader in the Theosophical Society in America. Kunz has published around the...
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Blavatsky Lodge
The Blavatsky Lodge was an English Theosophical Society. The complete name is The Blavatsky Lodge of the Theosophical Society.
The Blavatsky Lodge was founded in May (July?) 1887 in London by 14 m...
Manly Palmer Hall
Manly Palmer Hall (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is best known for his 1928 work The Secret Teachings of All Ages.
Manly P. Hall was born 1901 in Pete...
Theosophical Society
The Theosophical Society is an organization formed in 1875 to advance theosophy. The original organization, after splits and realignments, currently has several successors.
The Theosophical Socie...
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Subtle body
A subtle body is one of a series of psycho-spiritual constituents of living beings, according to various esoteric, occult, and mystical teachings. According to such beliefs each subtle body correspond...
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Lucille Cedercrans
Lucille Cedercrans (1921 - 1984) was an esoteric (intellectual) mystic apparently influenced by ecumenical gnostic theism, particularly (neo-)Theosophy.'Lucille Cedercrans traveled extensively, develo...