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Old Diary Leaves 1878-83: The Only Authentic History of the Theosophical Society

Henry Steel Olcott

Published by Cambridge University Press
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Title: Old Diary Leaves 1878-83: The Only Authentic...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Paperback. 508 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.1in.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 volume (published in 1900) Olcott chronicles how he and Madame Blavatsky journeyed to India and Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in the years 1878 to 1883 to oversee the foundation of new branches of their Society. This is part classic travel writing in which the author gives breathless descriptions of the beauty of Indian nature, culture and philosophy and part characterisation of Madame Blavatskys psychological eccentricities as Olcott experiences them. To him she was and remained an insoluble riddle. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108072908

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Synopsis: 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 volume (published in 1900) Olcott chronicles how he and Madame Blavatsky journeyed to India and Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in the years 1878 to 1883 to oversee the foundation of new branches of their Society. This is part classic travel writing in which the author gives breathless descriptions of the beauty of Indian nature, culture and philosophy and part characterisation of Madame Blavatsky's 'psychological eccentricities' as Olcott experiences them. To him she was and remained 'an insoluble riddle'.

Book Description: In this 1900 publication Olcott chronicles how he and his co-founder of the Theosophical Society, Madame Blavatsky, lay the foundation for new branches of their Society in India and Sri Lanka in the late 1870s. The author shows himself to be fascinated by the people and philosophy of India.

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