- theosophical society,
Origin of theosophy
Examples from the Web for theosophy
I want to put before you clearly and plainly what Theosophy means, and what is the function of the Theosophical Society.
This re-proclamation, then, of the most ancient of all truths, was the message of Theosophy to the modern world.
Failing him, the representative of God is he who is complete in theosophy without possessing any philosophy at all.Mystics and Saints of Islam|Claud Field
"I'd like to have you explain that theosophy stuff on the basis of the subconscious mind, Chris," Uncle Robert challenged.Moon-Face and Other Stories|Jack London
For Theosophy should be your touch-stone as to the value of every scheme, as to the tendency of every proposition.
Word Origin for theosophy
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.