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Re: theos-talk Esoteric Organizations within Theosophical Movement

Nov 19, 2010 07:30 AM
by MarieMAJ41

Mr. Tillet, I for one look forward to your literary research and contributions. Thank you for presenting the unvarnished <as I see it> truth.

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Sent: Fri, Nov 19, 2010 12:38 am
Subject: theos-talk Esoteric Organizations within Theosophical Movement


My thanks to MKR for recalling to my memory the wonderful Theosophical
History Conference in Sam Diego so many years ago!

I did indeed give a paper on ÂThe Esoteric Within the Exoteric: Secret
Societies within Theosophical Movement and gave the draft version of that
paper (which was about 48 pages  not, of course, all delivered in my
talk!) to some of the participants. The paper has never been completed,
other work having taken over, and has therefore not been published. This
may be fortunate, since over the years since the San Diego conference I
have acquired vastly more material on secret societies within the
Theosophical Movement (including a lot more original material on the
Egyptian Rite, and on some little known or unknown groups).

I have, however, recently completed a 13,200 word chapter on ÂModern
Western Magic and Theosophy which I was invited to contribute to ÂThe
Handbook of Modern Western Magic (edited by Dr Henrik Bogdan and Dr
Neville Drury) to be published by Brill in Leiden in 2011. This contains
some of the material from the original paper.

My interest in researching Theosophical history remains  although I have
little time to put my research into writing. I hope my next completed work
will be ÂThe Origins of the Liberal Catholic Church: 1915-1920Â which is
almost complete in draft form at 150,000 words. Several American
publishers have expressed interest, although they would require very
substantial editing to reduce the size of the finished work.

Dr Gregory Tillett

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