Examples from the Web for theosophist
Fabulous lunatic Madame Blavatsky was a con artist, a mystic, and the founder of the Theosophist Society.
With us, perhaps; but remember, we are not capable critics, even though one of us is a Theosophist.The Making of Mary|Jean Forsyth
Not being a Theosophist or Buddhist, I can speak of him more freely.The Buddha's Path of Virtue|Frank Lee Woodward
Only a theosophist could imagine that they would be young girls.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
British Dictionary definitions for theosophist
Word Origin for theosophy
Word Origin and History for theosophist
1640s (implied in theosophical), "knowledge about God and nature obtained through mystical study," from Medieval Latin theosophia (c.880), from Late Greek theosophia (c.500, Pseudo-Dionysus) "wisdom concerning God or things divine," from Greek theosophos "one wise about God," from theos "god" (see Thea) + sophos "wise, learned" (see sophist). Taken as the name of a modern philosophical system (sometimes called Esoteric Buddhism), founded in New York 1875 as "Theosophical Society" by Madame Blavatsky and others, which combines teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism.