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This series, in six volumes, relates the fascinating events that occurred in the founding and early days of The Theosophical Society. Col. H.S. Olcott, President-Founder, kept detailed diaries from which these books were written, covering the years 1874 – 1898. Olcott tells of his association with his co-founder, Madame H.P. Blavatsky, and their work together for the cause of Theosophy. He writes of their contacts with the Mahatmas, of travels in many lands, and of the growth of The Theosophical Society from its small beginnings in New York in 1875 to an expanding international movement spread through many parts of the world. To keep intact the true flavour of the early years of the Theosophical Society, Col. Olcott’s words are presented just as he wrote them . His comments include references to occasional differences of opinion with his close and trusted colleague, H.P. Blavatsky. These very human differences perhaps will cause the reader to react with a smile of relief, knowing that great leaders such as these were also subject to human frailty and to times of disagreement. Old Diary Leaves gives a personal evaluation only, and is not intended to represent an official history of The Theosophical Society. This book is an imprint of the Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, and is imported from India.

Old Diary Leaves, Vol. 3

  • Henry S. Olcott
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