Theosophical Siftings (Volume 4)
by Theosophical Publishing Society
ISBN 115396287X (1-153-96287-X)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... quiet, without a single apprehension about the future of the Theosophical movement. My share of the work has always been the practical executive one; Madame Blavatsky has been the writer and the teacher, and I have been simply the pioneer in breaking new ground, visiting new countiies, forming branches, and carrying on generally the executive management of the Society. The growth of the Society some time ago led, or rather, forced me, to group our branches into sections according to countries, giving these sections autonomy. The experiment, which began in America under the able management of my old colleague and friend, Mr. William Q. Judge, who will address you presently, has become a perfect success, and is just now being applied on a lajge scale to the whole of Europe. We have adopted a Constitution during the Convention of the last two days, have made all the necessary arrangements for carrying on the work in Great Britain and other European countries, and we are beginning this new chapter in our history under what seem the most favourable auspices. Among the most potent agencies which have greatly helped the spread of the movement has been the writing and circulation of the works of my old friend, Mr. A. P. Sinnett. When his first book appeared letters came pouring in to him from all parts of the world wherever English speaking people were found, and the book attained an immediate success, and his second book, " Esoteric Buddhism ", has also spread everywhere and has been translated into various languages. The other day, an American publisher asked permission to get out an edition, and his first issue was 3,250 copies, which, considering the metaphysical character of the work, is certainly a testimony to the prevalent interest in this subject. Mr. Sinnett's...
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