William Q. Judge and Henry S. Olcott

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Articles on W. Q. Judge, links to Judge's books and articles online and photographs.
And articles on Henry S. Olcott and photographs.

William Quan Judge is a towering figure of the early theosophical movement. In 1875, at the age of 24, he was a co-founder of the Theosophical Society with H. P. Blavatsky and Henry S. Olcott. He continued to work ardently for its cause for the next 20 years, until his death in 1896. As the leading theosophical official in America from 1886 to 1896, he guided the Section so that it became the most vigorous in the Society, with the largest effective membership. He relentlessly pursued his high vision for the Society's work in the world: humanity's great need for a new perspective on itself and the universe. -- Kirby Van Mater
Henry Steel Olcott was President-Founder of the Theosophical Society. A selfless humanitarian, skillful organizer and administrator, and dedicated servant of his and H. P. Blavatsky's teachers for over thirty years, Olcott brought The Theosophical Society into existence as an organization through his determination and resourcefulness. . . . He dedicated his last three decades to helping humanity, and his thoughts and aspirations remained fixed on the mission he undertook for his teachers. His faults have often been noticed, but as Blavatsky remarked: "One thing I do know -- and my Master and his know it too -- he has done his best which is all that any of us can do." -- Sarah Belle Dougherty

Articles on W. Q. Judge and his books:

"A Salute to William Quan Judge" by Grace F. Knoche

"William Quan Judge: A Biographical Sketch" by Kirby Van Mater

"Judge's Life: A Personal Viewpoint" by Patrick Powell

"'With Malice toward none, with charity for all'" by Sarah Belle Dougherty (rev. of The Judge Case by Ernest E. Pelletier)

"My First Meeting with W. Q. Judge" by Katherine Tingley

"Duty, the Royal Talisman" by Dara Eklund

"William Q. Judge on Karma" by W. T. S. Thackara

"Letters That Have Helped Me: A Personal View" by Douglas A. Russell

Books and articles online by W. Q. Judge:

The Ocean of Theosophy

Letters That Have Helped Me

Echoes from the Orient

The Bhagavad-Gita combined with Essays on the Gita

The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali

Articles and Speeches of W. Q. Judge (links to over 250 items)

Judge's Answers to Questions: from

The Path
The Vahan
The Theosophical Forum:
First Series: Questions 2 - 99
First Series: Questions 102 - 219
First Series: Questions 220 - 273
First Series: Questions 276 - 345
New Series (May 1895 - Feb 1896)

Photographs of William Q. Judge

WQJ (sitting)

WQJ (full face)

WQJ (3/4 face)

On H. S. Olcott:

Photographs of H. S. Olcott

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