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Old Diary Leaves 1883–7

Old Diary Leaves 1883–7
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: 9781108072915

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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 covers the period 1883–1887: Olcott tells of his meetings with many of the 'Masters' of the Society and considers what has been achieved since he and Madame Blavatsky met in Vermont in 1874. He is invited to Burma by its king, who is interested in hearing about Olcott's work; Madame Blavatsky resigns as Corresponding Secretary of the Society and goes into exile in Europe. The author, however, is determined to give a fair assessment of her invaluable contribution to the Society.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108072915
    • length: 466 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Official recognition
    2. Adept seen at Pondichéry
    3. The Master K. H. at Lahore
    4. Reception by Maharajah of Kashmir
    5. Mysterious disappearance of Damodar
    6. 'Coming events cast their shadows before'
    7. Phenomena and healing at Nice
    8. A struggle in the London Lodge T. S.
    9. H. P. B. and the S. P. R. Report
    10. Successful issue of Buddhist mission
    11. Reality of thought transference
    12. The painting of adept portraits
    13. German experiences
    14. The Coulomb Missionary conspiracy
    15. First visit to Burma
    16. H. P. B. leaves for Europe
    17. Concerning sibyls
    18. Final departure of Damodar
    19. In northern India again
    20. Progress of theosophy in India
    21. Phenomenal memories of pandits
    22. H. P. B. in exile
    23. Tender of resignation
    24. Cremation ceremony in Ceylon
    25. Establishing a Buddhist flag
    26. Founding the Adyar Library
    27. The opening ceremony
    28. More touring in Ceylon and Western India
    29. Thugs – the Prince of Wales in danger
    30. H. P. B. founds 'Lucifer'.

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    Henry Steel Olcott

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