The Theosophist; A Magazine of Oriental Philosophy, Art, Literature and Occultism, Volume XII, Nos. 1 - 12: October, 1890 - September 1891. H. S. OLCOTT, authors.
The Theosophist; A Magazine of Oriental Philosophy, Art, Literature and Occultism, Volume XII, Nos. 1 - 12: October, 1890 - September 1891.
The Theosophist; A Magazine of Oriental Philosophy, Art, Literature and Occultism, Volume XII, Nos. 1 - 12: October, 1890 - September 1891.

The Theosophist; A Magazine of Oriental Philosophy, Art, Literature and Occultism, Volume XII, Nos. 1 - 12: October, 1890 - September 1891.

Madras: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1890 - 1891. First Edition. Hardcover. Large thick octavo. A complete year, twelve issues with index and supplements bound in. Modern beige cloth with printed paper spine label. Issues are consecutively paginated, this volume contains iv + 768pp + 110 pages supplements at rear. The journal was originally founded in 1879 by H. P. Blavatsky along with H.S. Olcott. At the time, Blavatsky called The Theosophist: "The largest international illustrated Theosophical Monthly" and it most likely was. Blavatsky initially took the role of editor which she later passed to H.S Olcott and subsequently to Annie Besant. Each issue contains a collection of interesting essays, relevant lectures, notices, book reviews etc by various members of the Theosophical Society. This volume includes as the front cover of the June, 1891 issue, the notice of Blavatsky's death on May 8, 1891 and of course there are numerous pieces about her in the following issues. It also includes a (complete) 5 part series on Obeah, a short essay on "the Vampire" by Olcott, and a contribution by F. A. Brodie-Innes, wife of prominent Golden Dawn member J. W. Brodie-Innes, and herself Cancellarius of Amen-Ra Temple. Some of the essays etc. include: Women in Ancient India (1 & 2)) by SE Gopalacharlu; The Serpent: Serpent Symbols in Religion (1 & 2) by Alexander Wilder; Some dangers in modern Education by FA Brodie-Innes; The First Leaf of TS History by HS Olcott; The Religious Aspects of the Early Tantras of the Hindus (2 & 3) by K Chakravarti; Buddhism, Positivism & Modern Philosophy by ED Fawcett; A Prophecy of Cataclysms by HS Olcott; The Rites of Cremation among the Hindus by Nakur Chandra Bisvas; The Spiritualists in Congress by AK (1, 1[a], 2 3 ); Fire Elementals by HS Olcott; The Spiritualists in Congress (II) by AK; A Total Cremation or "Green Funeral" on the "Blue Mountains" by GRB; Obeah! (1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 ) by Miad Hoyo-Ra Kora Heri; A Burmese Call by HS Olcott; Buddha in the Séance Room (Astounding Rubbish) by anon; Occult Physiology by Narrainasawmy Iyer; The Vampire by HS Olcott; Yoga-Kundilini-Upanishad of Krishna-Yajur-Veda (1 & 2) by (tr Kumbakonam TS); Religions & other Notes on Queensland Aboriginals by Archibald Meston; Australian Ghosts (rprnt) by WO Hodgkinson; Our Australian Legacy - a Lesson by HS Olcott; The Planetary Chain by GRS Mead; Retrogression in Re-birth by NDK; Vandalism on Buddhist Shrines by SE Gopalacharlu; The Ashes of HPB's Body by HS Olcott; Theosophy & Anthropology by C Carter Blake; Mrs Annie Besant in India by HS Olcott. Newer binding is fresh and unworn, page edges a bit browned, pages toned but internally clean and unmarked, occasional light edge chips and vertical creases, closed edge tears and a few minor insect nibbles. Still, in overall a VG+ copy. Quite scarce. Item #67948

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