STUDIES IN OCCULT PHILOSOPHY, G. de Purucker, 1st / 2nd, 1949 OCCULT PSYCHIC
STUDIES IN OCCULT PHILOSOPHY, by Gottfried de Purucker — 1st Edition / 2nd Printing, 1949 —Theosophy Occult
Publisher: Theosophical University Press, Pasadena (1949)
Second printing from 1949 of STUDIES IN OCCULT PHILOSOPHY by Gottfried de Purucker, in exceedingly well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with no apparent wear. The pages are crisp and clean save for previous owner's mailing label on the front inside board. STUDIES IN OCCULT PHILOSOPHY is an anthology of philosophy and mysticism consisting of short, independent articles combined with answers to over 200 questions on theosophy and human problems that embrace a wide diversity of themes: occultism and psychic phenomena, origins of Christianity, evolution into the human kingdom, buddhas and bodhisattvas, studies in The Secret Doctrine and The Mahatma Letters, euthanasia, afterdeath states of suicides, significance of dreams, Mystery schools of today, and scores of other intriguing topics. Please see below for more information on the author, Gottfried de Purucker. 744 pages.
Biography of Gottfried de Purucker
(January 15, 1874, Suffern, New York – September 27, 1942) was a Theosophist, author and leader of the Theosophical Society Pasadena (then headquartered at Point Loma, California) from 1929-1942. Purucker's father, an Anglican minister, prepared his son for his future with the church through extensive training in language and religious studies.
But he recalls having had an intuition that something was wrong with the church system he grew up in. It was when he began studying eastern religions and philosophies and Theosophy. Of the Theosophical literature, he said: "I read it avidly and studied it eagerly, and then my heart awoke, as my brain had awaked before. But now, from a study of the theosophical literature, my heart awaking, I began to realize what there was, not only in me, but in my fellows; and I said to myself: hereafter my life is consecrate to what I know to be the truth. No man can live unto himself alone; no man can tread the pathway." These experiences led him to the Theosophical Society, which he joined on August 16, 1893. The years from 1893 until 1903 were spent traveling and working, largely in Europe, before moving to Point Loma and joining the staff at Lomaland, the headquarters of the Theosophical Society, under the leadership of Katherine Tingley. From that time forward, Purucker taught classes, gave lectures and wrote several works on Theosophy. He died a few months later, on September 27, 1942.