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The Theosophical Movement

by Charles Johnston

It will be best to treat my theme historically; and I may be pardoned, perhaps, if I speak of my own
observation of the Theosophical Movement, as it has been the most important thing in my life for
the last two and twenty years.

When I first came to know of the movement, much had already been accomplished since the foundation
of the Theosophical Society at New York in 1875. While Mme. Blavatsky was still in America, her first
great work, Isis Unveiled, appeared, and even as early as 1878, the Theosophical Society, of which she
was the tireless Corresponding Secretary, had carried its organization and work to England, India,
Australia and other lands. Colonel Olcott’s lectures on Theosophy, Religion and Occult Science had also
been published, with their very interesting views of psychic force, and the comparative study of religions.
Certain other books had also been written, of which more in a moment. (more . . . )