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Re: theos-talk Esoteric Organizations within Theosophical Movement

Nov 19, 2010 07:40 AM
by M. Sufilight

Thanks Gregory.

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  Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 7:37 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 "The 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 "Modern
  Western Magic and Theosophy" which I was invited to contribute to "The
  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 "The Origins of the Liberal Catholic Church: 1915-1920" 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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