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Irish Theosophist

The Irish Thesophist


The Irish Theosophist edited by Daniel Nicol Dunlop, ran in five volumes from 1892 to 1897.  It included articles and poetry from prominent theosophists some of who also happended to be prominent Irish literary figures.  You can find articles by the American theosophist (Irish born) and founder of The Theosophical Society, William Q. Judge, writers Charles Johnston, Charles Weekes, G. W. Russell and others.

The Irish Theosophist is also noteable as a public record for certain aspects of what has come to be known as "The Judge Case".  The Judge Case is the "occult test" provided to the Theosphical Society by the Theosophical Society, where it is argued by some that the forces of materialism eventually chased from the Society the spiritual core prepared for the Society by H. P. Blavatsky and her teachers.  They argue that this battle whose spiritual champion was W. Q. Judge, fighting against the great political orator and champion of materialism, Annie Besant, ended in the eventual ruin of the Society.  This battle is admirably detailed in Ernest Pelletier's work, The Judge Case: A Conspiracy Which Ruined the Thesophical Cause.

For a chronological list of the articles and their authors, readers can look here.  A cumulative index for volumes I-V can be found here.

The volumes in pdf format can be accessed below.