The Theosophist; A Magazine of Oriental Philosophy, Art, Literature and Occultism, Volume XIV, Nos. 1 - 12: October, 1892 - September 1893. H. S. OLCOTT, authors.
The Theosophist; A Magazine of Oriental Philosophy, Art, Literature and Occultism, Volume XIV, Nos. 1 - 12: October, 1892 - September 1893.

The Theosophist; A Magazine of Oriental Philosophy, Art, Literature and Occultism, Volume XIV, Nos. 1 - 12: October, 1892 - September 1893.

Madras: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1892 - 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Large thick octavo. Modern beige cloth with printed paper spine label. Issues are consecutively paginated, this volume contains vi + 770pp + 90 pages supplements at rear. A complete year, twelve issues with index and supplements bound in. 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, correspondence etc by various members of the Theosophical Society. This issue includes the parts 6 -18 of Olcott's "Old Diary Leaves", an essay by Golden Dawn stalwart J. W. Brodie Innes and much else. Some of the material includes: Old Diary Leaves 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 1-11, 1-12, 1-13, 1-14, 1-15, 1-16, 1-17, 1-18, The Weapons of Ancient India by SE Gopalacharlu, Varieties of African Magic (II) by MH Korahon, The Nature of the Aura surrounding Inanimate Objects by Cyril Travers, The "Cunning Man", Once More by Frederick William Thurston, The Hermetic Philosophy: The Esoteric Key of East & West (1, 2) by JW Brodie-Innes, A Fragment of an Osage Tradition by Percival Graham, Theosophy & the Society of Jesus by Annie Besant The Indices to the Vedas by SE Gopalacharlu, Some Further Cases of Black Magic by PJG, Three Thousand Years Ago - Hypnotism & Electricity in Ancient Egypt (with 7 figures) by Franz Lambert, The Babis of Persia (compiled) by NDK, Od & Electricity (1, 2) by (a German Physicist), True Welsh Ghost-Stories (I, 2, 3, 4, 5 ) by John M Pryse, Occident & Orient (1) by JD Buck; Psychometry (1, 2 ,) by anon; Balzac on Music by Pestanji Dorabji Khandalevala; Instructions of a Spiritual Master to his Pupil by ND Gangull; Modern Indian Magic & Magicians (1, 2); The Bodiya Bajikar by CP Hogan; Old Diary Leaves 1-14 by HS Olcott; Aphorisms on Karma (1) by E Desikacharya; Fetichism & other Customs as Practised in British New Guinea by EG Edelfelt; Sorcery - Mediaeval & Modern (2) by WR Old; Second Sight by anon Divination & Augury in a Modern Light (1, 2) by FW Thurston; India & her Theosophists by William Quan Judge; Trial by Ordeal in Ancient India by Siddheshur Mitter; Astrology: A Talk on the Roof 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, light vertical creases to pages, closed edge tears and a few minor bug nibbles. Still, in lovely condition given its age. Overall VG+ copy. Quite scarce. Item #67953

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