Theosophical Magazines Online

I would like to share my enthusiasm for the magazines from the early days of the Theosophical Society that Theosophical University Press recently put online [at]. After reading a few articles in Volume 1 of The Path I found so many gems of thought that I longed to read more and more of them. Even when the titles did not seem to resonate with what typically appeals to me, I found myself reading some two and three times because of the thoughts they contained. I also found that, a few outdated terms aside, they read very much like anything written today would; some of them almost poetically so.

I believe these articles have the stamp of their editor, co-founder of the Theosophical Society William Q. Judge, and bring a fresh insight to things even over 100 years later. The Path was founded by Judge in 1886 and continued till his death in 1896. Many topics and themes are timeless, and those which relate to specific events of the day are insightful in a firsthand manner.

Having barely finished Volume 1, I quickly recommended to a couple friends that they read this material online. I am looking forward to reading further volumes, and exploring the other three magazines now available as photographic reproductions in searchable PDF format: Theosophy (1896-1897), Universal Brotherhood (1897-1899), and Universal Brotherhood Path (1900-1903). — Scott Osterhage, Washington

(From Sunrise magazine, Spring 2007; copyright © 2007 Theosophical University Press)

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