Re: Theos-World Dennis Kier: Looking for books on the history of the Theosophical Movement.
Jul 20, 2001 04:39 PM
by Dennis Kier
Thank you very much for the List. I already have many of them, and I
save many of the Very Long posts that Dallas sends along. (to continue
I am printing this list out, Some of the new ones I am ordering. It
seems the Email list is getting longer as I study Dallas' posts. And I
have all the Collected Works of HPB.
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From: Blavatsky Archives <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 8:34 PM
Subject: Theos-World Dennis Kier: Looking for books on the history of
the Theosophical Movement.
> Dear Dennis,
> It is impossible to recommend JUST ONE BOOK or even two or three
> (taken as a totality) that gives a fair, accurate, detailed
> and comprehensive overview of the history of the modern Theosophical
> Movement. Such a book has not yet been written.
> If you are really interested in this subject and interested in
> educating yourself in the pros and cons, you would need to read and
> study many(if not all!) of the following books and articles. I'm
> sure I'm leaving out some other good titles!
> The Theosophical Movement: 1875 - 1950. 1951 ed.
> HPB: the extraordinary life and influence of Helena Blavatsky,
> founder of the modern Theosophical movement /by Sylvia Cranston.
I have this one.
> Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky. Compiled by Daniel H.
> Caldwell. 2000.
I have this one - and enjoy reading and re-reading it.
> The Elder Brother : A Biography of Charles Webster Leadbeater by
> Gregory Tillett. 1982.
I have this one.
> 100 Years of Theosophy: A History of the Theosophical Society in
> America by Joy Mills. 1987.
> Old Diary Leaves by Henry S. Olcott. 6 volumes.
I have all 6 volumes.
> B.P. Wadia: A Life of Service to Mankind compiled by W. Dallas
I assume that this is the long post just posted the last couple of
days. Saved to the hard disk.
Thanks for the book list. I also found HPB Tibet & Tulku, and refer
to it often.
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