Theosophy News Worldwide 1st Quarter 2019

This issue was published on 2019-04-02 or 5 years 1 month ago.


Steven Otto

Dear friends of Theosophy,

the 21th Issue of "Thesosophy World News" includes again many references to articles and news about theosophical point of views. If You know websites I don't incorporate so far, then send me a hint.

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Steven Otto
Editor of Theosophy World News

Press outside the movement about Theosophy


The Garden Island published an article about Kauai-born Theosophist Augustus Francis Knudsen who met Olcott, Blavatsky and Besant personally.

One of's opinions is More Indians Need To Know About Jiddu Krishnamurti. Another article about Krishnamurti and Krishnamurti Foundation of America you can read at

Katherine Tingley is mentioned in an article named History Happenings: March 18, 2019 at

Point Loma’s largest Italian Renaissance mansion has a Lomaland-Connection, as the San Diego Reader reported

Bowdoin draws a portrait of Professor Fritz Koelln, a Theosophy.- and Antroposphy-inspired known teacher.

H.P. Blavatsky was nominated for The Bronx’s Hall Of Fame For Great Americans if we believe the AV-Club

In Gandhi and his India The Daily Pioneer mentioned also Theosophy.


The Art Newspaper reports Agnes Pelton was a visionary but little-known Theosophy-inspirated painter, you can see at Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, 9 March–8 September, as also Antiques and the arts reported.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's current program features works — Alexander Scriabin's “Poem of Ecstasy," or fourth symphony, and Gustav Holst's “The Planets” — that have their philosophical underpinnings in the spiritual worlds of theosophy and astrology, means Buffalo News

The Nation asked Where Does Art Belong? and within also Theosopy plays a role. About Klimt and the current Klimt exhibition in New York (we reported in our last issue) also Swarthmore College The Phoenix Online, San Diego Jewish World, The New Republic, The Brooklyn Rail, Artlyst, Highbrowmagazine and Foxlife reported. And the The Vassar College Newspaper means that Klint exhibit discredits patriarchal view of abstractionism

Brooklyn Rails connects the famous painter Mucha to Theosophy and Occultism.

In Elmwood School’s production of The Light Burns Blue also H.P. Blavatsky plays an major role, as Ottawa Citizen reported

And an article about the poet T.S. Eliot mentioned H.P. Blavatsky too.


One of the favorite books of Einstein was Isis Unveiled from HPB, as says. talks about artificial servitor spirit in regard to “Tulpamancy” and therfore also Balavtsky and Theosophy were mentioned, like also in an article about Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies, Gender Identity, and Sexuality.



An article at Den of Geek about Kindred Spirits mentioned Blavatsky and Theosophy.

The Indian city Chennai is called the seat of Theosophy in an article at The Hindu.

Quarz India anwsers the question where India’s freedom fighters lived in London and thereby mentioned Theosophy in regard to Gandhi.

Other articles that mentioned Blavatsky or Theosophy by the way are Greenery, genocide AND next generation, Doctor Strange and the Racial History of a Marvel Icon, A YEAR IN MUSIC: 1891, music hall’s boom-de-ay heyday, ‘Trust Your Angels’: Lessons I Learned From a Very Old Artist, On the border, Pagan Community Notes: Reported “Wiccan” accused of human trafficking, COMISS Network, and more!, Get Spooky: Lindsay Bowyer weaves art and the occult

False Allegations

Once more The New American spreads the stupid lie, that Theosophy inspired the (Top-)Nazis in Germany. Theosophy was forbidden during Nazi-Time in Germany! Hitler was no Pagan or Occultist, he was and is (never excommunicated) a "brave" catholic and his hate f.e. against jews is in "tradition" with f.e. Luther and the whole Curch, but for sure not to find in Theosophy.

Cause of the New Age exhibition in Bat Yam The Jerusalem Post mentioned Balavtsky

The article Training Wheels: The Chakras in The Reader is also about Blavatsky and more, Leadbeater

And in The Real United Nations Alice Bailey and therefore Theosophy is a topic for Canada Free Press.

The “Wisdom religion” is the inheritance of all the nations, the world over.

HPB, SD:1:xviii (Itroductory)

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News from Theosophical Societies

The Indian Section of the TS Adyar published its Revised Annual Dues for 2017

TS Adyar New Zealand announced the release of the new Geoffrey Hodson book: An Introduction to The Initiate Life and publishes also some video recording of some of the presentations at a Convention in January 2019

TS Adyar Australia invites to spend quality time with the international president as he tours australia

TOS published A Tribute to John C. Kern May 22,1925 –Jan. 20, 2019 Great man, great soul, great server PDF) and information bout the Adyar Theosophical Academy: Starting in June of this year, the Theosophical Society in Adyar will open the Adyar Theosophical Academy (ATA). The latest newsletter of TS Adyar you can read here

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To be true, religion and philosophy must offer the solution of every problem. That the world is in such a bad condition morally is a conclusive evidence that none of its religions and philosophies--those of the civilized races less than any other--have ever possessed the TRUTH. The right and logical explanations on the subject of the problems of the great dual principles, right and wrong, good and evil, liberty and despotism, pain and pleasure, egotism and altruism, are as impossible to them now as they were 1880 years ago. They are as far from the solution as they ever were, but. . . . "To these there must be somewhere a consistent solution, and if our doctrines will show their competence to offer it, then the world will be the first one to confess, that ours must be the true philosophy, the true religion, the true light, which gives truth and nothing but the TRUTH. . . .

From the article "The Theosophical Society: Its Mission and Its Future" by H. P. Blavatsky, published in Lucifer, August 1888 and especially this paragraph HPB has quoted from the so-called "Maha Cohan Letter".

Theosophical Magazines

The TS Point Loma (TSPL)

Lucifer - the Lightbringer
publisher, No. 1 in 2019 (pdf)


The TS (Pasadena) Australasian Section

Theosophy Downunder
Newsletter of the Theosophical Society (Pasadena) Australasian Section
publisher, March 2019 (pdf)


The Aquarian Theosophist

The Aquarian Theosophist
publisher, March (pdf), February (pdf), ''January (pdf)


United Lodge of Theosophists (ULT)

The Theosophical Movement Magazine
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The TS Adyar Indian Section

The Indian Theosophist Magazine
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New books

Theosophical University Press
H.P.B. The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky, Founder of the Modern Theosophical Movement - by Syliva Cranston & Carey Williams, Research Asssistant read online as html or download for free as PDF
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Articles from Theosophical sites

Theosophy Watch

Blavatsky News

Theosophy Forward

Montreal Theosophy Project

Book of Dzyan Research

Theos Talk

Nevertheless, personal immortality is conditional...

H. P. Blavatsky, Secret Doctrine Vol. III, p. 510, On Exoteric "Blinds" and "The Death of the Soul"

Letter to the editor

Oct 2018

Ana H.

Thank you so much for this important work for all theosophist

Ana H.


Oct 2018

Carlos C. A. via Mail

Dear Steve,

Thank you. Excellent. Shared in various places.


Oct 2018

Eric via Mail

Dear Steven,

Just got you new "Theosophy World News" from FB site, nice work! What immediately stood out was the personal pronoun "I" just published... I (we) hope you get some help in future!

Anyway, I just retired from my mundane profession and will be pursuing my Kundalini Laser hypothesis as rudimentarily outlined here. I just applied to membership at ITC and may go to this Summer's convention in the US (if we still exist and idiot president hasn't had a global tantrum). I chose "Idea for Project" because it easily translates... and I would like to follow up on my research by working with a hyperbaric chamber; that was what the Great Pyramid was was made for!

Thanks and Good Luck!

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