The theosophical society is an organization formed in the united states in 1875 by helena blavatsky to advance theosophy. The theosophical society was officially formed in new york city, united states, on 17 november 1875 by helena petrovna blavatsky, colonel henry steel olcott, william quan judge, and others. Mr wolman said the sale was indicative of a bullish market. To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or color. The theosophical society in perth the theosophical link. The theosophical society has a wide selection of books from the theosophical tradition and a variety of theosophical publishers, both new and secondhand. Quest books is the imprint of the theosophical publishing house, the publishing arm of the theosophical society in america. Melbourne theosophical society libraries 126 russell st.
Established in 1975 at its present location at 126 russell street, the ts bookshop has continued to serve the aims of the theosophical society, in encouraging. Religious philosophy or speculation about the nature of the soul based on mystical insight into the nature of god. Quest bookstore and the theosophical society in wheaton, il. Our mission is to encourage openminded inquiry into world religions, philosophy, science, and the arts in order to understand the wisdom of the. Bookshop events have been cancelled until further notice. Theosophical society signs and symbols of cults, gangs. We are fortunate in having our current nvp linda watts and former nvp vicki jerome as canterbury members along with some long term experienced theosophical society members who have come together to reform a branch in the christchurch area.
The ts bookshop started its life as the reading room for the theosophical society in melbournein the early 1900s. Theosophical society bookshop russell street, melbourne. We are the friends of all those who fight against drunkenness, against cruelty to animals, against injustice to women, against corruption in society or in. The theosophical society book shop is in the russell street building that will soon be on the market. The theosophical society is on the first floor in same building as the theosophical bookshop. It was selfdescribed as an unsectarian body of seekers after truth, who endeavour to promote brotherhood and strive to serve humanity. Our stock is changing all the time, so please contact the bookshop manager here if you are looking for specific titles. About us ts bookshop, theosophical society bookshop.
Theosophical definition of theosophical by the free. Bookshop was established initially as the reading room for. The irritable brain syndrome paperback kit campbell. The original organization, after splits and realignments, currently has several successors. Alongside side this we are urging the city of melbourne to ask for interim protection for the building, as it may be found to have precinct and individual significance in. About the theosophical society ts bookshop, theosophical. Catalogues of new theosophical books are available please email. If only academia and the business world applied her style and format of training the world would be a better place.
Photo taken at theosophical society bookshop by dean a. The society has a number of lectures and group activities open to the public. Connect with theosophical society bookshop at russell street, melbourne, vic. Theosophy is a religion established in the united states during the late nineteenth century. You can also always access this webpage at theosophylinks. Contact us ts bookshop, theosophical society bookshop. The undersigned was deputed to communicate with the president pounder in india, colonel h. The london headquarters contains one of europes finest collections of esoteric books for loan, including theosophy, astrology, mythology, parapsychology. Melbourne heritage action has written the below objection to the proposed demolition of the theosophical society building on russell street, for a glass clad microhotel. We are a department of the theosophical society, adyar. The library is located on the first floor of the melbourne theosophical society at 126 russell street, melbourne.
Theosophical publishing house, adyar has a bookshop in its own campus at chennai, adyar. Bookshop 126 russell street, melbourne, vic 3000 tel. Bookshop was established initially as the reading room for the melbourne theosophical society in the early 1900s. The new age movement originated among independent theosophical groups in the 1970s and 80s. Canterbury branch of the theosophical society members meet regularly and discuss theosophical topics. Theosophy downunder the theosophical society pasadena. Theosophical society bookshop 126 russell st melbourne.
The gerson therapy consists of fruit and vegetable juices, and nonfat, nonsalt vegetarian diet. The theosophical society international headquarters pasadena, california. The theosophical society in america encourages openminded inquiry into world religions, philosophy, science, and the arts in order to understand the wisdom of the ages, respect the unity of all life, and help people explore spiritual selftransformation. Theosophical society bookshop melbourne weekendnotes. The melbourne theosophical society is to be found at 126 russell street. About the ts bookshop about us ts bookshop, theosophical. The theosophical society, perth 21 glendower street, perth w. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science. To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour. The theosophical society is a worldwide community whose primary object is the universal brotherhood of humanity without distinction, based on the realisation that life and all its diverse forms, human and nonhuman, is indivisibly one founded in 1875, the society draws together those of goodwill whatever their religious affiliation if any, social status, gender or ethnicity. Olcott memorial library is a unique library bringing together the religious, philosophical, and spiritual traditions of the east and west, emphasizing the ancient wisdom traditiontheosophy founded in 1926 and named after colonel henry steel olcott, one of the founders of the theosophical society, the library is located at the societys national center in wheaton, illinois. The hpb lodge of the theosophical society was established in 1903 with the object of promoting the exploration of theosophy in the community. Attract more customers by adding more content such as opening hours, logo and more. New dimensions bookshop the theosophical society in adelaide 310 south terrace, adelaide, sa 5000 tel.
Welcome to the theosophical publishing house, adyar. May be ordered through theosophical bookshop russell street melbourne, near bourke st this book explains that cancer is a degenerative disease, the result of the body being weakened by chemicals, stress, lack of necessary nutrient etc. Library and bookshop theosophical society in england. In london, go to the notting hill bookshop, bleinheim crescent, notting hill and. In modern times, theosophical views have been held by rosicrucians and by speculative freemasons. The theosophical bookshop has kept up with the times and stocks a range of not only the main religious and esoteric titles but encompasses books from every religion, alternative health, psychology, divination and philosophy. This organization, with 150 branches nationwide, is part of the international theosophical society founded in new york in 1875 with present headquarters in adyar, madras, india. In 1933, on the death of his mother, the company passed to digby besant. Quest books and gifts about us about quest books and gifts. Theosophy, occult movement originating in the 19th century with roots that can be traced to ancient gnosticism and neoplatonism. The theosophical society provides higher education to your cims with its bookshop, which includes literature on all the religions, magic, extraterrestrials and occult, dolphins and crystals, as well as lecture halls, 3d cinema, and the lewis music store on ground floor. Categorized by scholars of religion as both a new religious movement and as part of the occultist stream of western esotericism, it draws upon both older european.
Following the death of blavatsky, competition within the society between factions emerged, particularly among founding members and the organisation split between the theosophical. The theosophical society is world wide and has flourished in new york since its founding in 1875. Dymocks melbourne 234 collins st melbourne 3000 vic, city basement books 342 flinders st melbourne 3000 vic, t. The theosophical society bookstore is a place where books on all manner of religion, philosophy and science are welcome. With her wealth of knowledge and insights astrology has now become a valuable part of my everyday life. Wyld, resigned his office, and the question of the present condition and prospects of our society was considered. Monica astrology student 2007 15 week astrology intensive wednesday 26th august wednesday 9th december 2015. In the late 1940s the english section purchased a share of this business which became reconstituted as the theosophical publishing house london ltd. The direct phone number for the library is 03 9654 6380, or you can contact the librarian via email. Theosophical society bookshop in melbourne, vic librarything.
The 1920s melbourne theosophical society building will soon be bulldozed, with its demolition and a hotel development application given the green light. The theosophical society is on the first floor in same building as the theosophical. It was founded primarily by the russian immigrant helena blavatsky and draws its beliefs predominantly from blavatskys writings. The ts bookshop started its life as the reading room for the theosophical society in melbourne in the early 1900s. Due to the coronavirus pandemic our conversations at the t. The roughly twostory tall barcode encompasses a pair of windows and would seem to be a later addition to the building. While one wall is dedicated to theosophical texts, the store itself caters to all paths.
What joy and delight to come across a teacher like stella. The society has a number of lectures and group activities open to the public, including meditation, yoga, astrology, a healing group, a mandala symbolism group, a colourbreathing group, and metaphysical studies. Being an atheistagnostic, i didnt really think that this bookshop was for me. Since 1995 the hpb lodge has been meeting regularly in its present building in epsom and also has a library and bookshop. Theosophical bookshops to explore theosophical society. It is a good introduction to the tai chi chih form that we also feature each week. In tasmania, go to the devonport bookshop in the rooke street mall, devonport. Purchase books published by the theosophical publishing house directly from this website via the online bookstore. Theosophical society bookshop melbourne cbd 27 visitors. If you are seeking a particular book, you are sure to find it here. At a meeting of this society, held in london on july 2nd, 1882, the president, dr. Melbourne theosophical society building to be demolished for. In melbourne, go to the beautiful theosophical society bookstore, in russell street, melbourne. Dymocks melbourne 234 collins st melbourne 3000 vic, t.950 365 914 812 1580 689 873 371 214 971 341 1531 1019 145 29 485 610 451 975 1258 1405 1147 708 1221 724 177 814 1107 1210 1272 961 18 19 1181 715 771 134 806 1214 194 478 979 871 303 456 911 728 348 67