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Theosophy and the Theosophical Societies

Oct 07, 2008 09:29 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Dr. James Santucci writes:

The modern theosophical movement is represented today in the
United States primarily through six organizations: the Theosoph­ical 
Society, headquartered in Adyar, Madras, India; the Theosophical
Society, headquartered in Pasadena, California; the United Lodge of
Theosophists, formed in Los Angeles, California; the Temple of the 
People, with headquarters at Halcyon, near Pismo Beach, California; 
the Word Foundation of Dallas, Texas; and Point Loma Publications in 
San Diego, California....All claim to disseminate Theosophy, a term 
popularized and defined by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) to 
denote the Wisdom of the Ages, embodying "higher esoteric knowledge" ?
hence, a "Secret Doctrine"....

Quoted from Dr. James Santucci's article titled "Theosophy and the 
Theosophical societies", page 270 in ODD GODS: New Religions and the 
Cult Controversy. Edited by James R. Lewis; Prometheus Books, 2001.

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