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Old Diary Leaves 1893–6

Old Diary Leaves 1893–6
The Only Authentic History of the Theosophical Society


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108072922

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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. In this polemical volume (first published in 1932), Olcott describes his view of the history of the Society between 1893 and 1896: conflicts and long-standing tensions had led to a split in 1895, precipitated by a clash between Olcott and William Judge, Vice-President of the Society in America. After the split Olcott carried on travelling widely and lecturing, having established a study centre in Chennai, India, for the movement now known as the Theosophical Society – Adyar.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108072922
    • length: 556 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Buddha Gaya and Sarnath
    2. Extraordinary case of psychopathic healing
    3. The parliament of religions
    4. Max Müller on esotericism
    5. Welcoming Mrs. Besant
    6. Mrs. Besant's first Indian tour
    7. The convention of 1893
    8. Mrs. Besant's tour in Bengal
    9. Mrs. Besant's tour in the United Provinces
    10. Mrs. Besant's tour in Punjab
    11. Impressions of Mrs. Besant's tour
    12. The Judge affair
    13. The Judge affair continued
    14. The fourth European Convention
    15. After the Convention
    16. The Buddhist Boycotting Bill
    17. Australasian section formed
    18. W. T. Stead on H. P. B.
    19. Mr. Judge denounces Mrs. Besant
    20. Convention lectures inaugurated
    21. Report of the Convention
    22. The Society at twenty
    23. The American section secedes
    24. Spain, London, and Holland
    25. Changing the constitution
    26. More details of the secession
    27. Mrs. Mitchell and hypnotic experiments
    28. First visit to Berlin
    29. Psychometry and Ākāshic readings
    30. Vivekānanda, Bombay, Panchamas
    31. On Zoroastrianism
    32. American visitors and the Convention
    33. The Maha-Bodhi
    34. The healing pentagon
    35. International jugglery
    36. Mr. Judge's death
    37. A Rajput wedding

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    Henry Steel Olcott

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