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Biography

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AE

AE (George W Russell): The Candle of Vision: The Autobiography of a Mystic, Quest Books TPH Wheaton 1974, 175 pages

Alchemists

WAITE, Arthur E: Alchemists through the Ages: lives of famous Alchemistical Philosophers from 850 to the close of the 18th century. Rudolf Steiner Publications 1970, 315 pages (1st ed. 1888)

Apollonius of Tyana

MEAD, GRS: Apollonius of Tyana: The Philosopher-Reformer of the First Century AD, Theosophical Publishing Society London 1901, 159 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

Arnold, Edwin

PEIRIS, William: Edwin Arnold: Brief account of his life and contribution to Buddhism, Buddhist Publication Society 1970, 102 pages

Arundale, GS

FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS: Personal memories of GS Arundale, TPH London 1967, 152 pages

Bailey, Alice

BAILEY, Alice A: The Unfinished Autobiography of Alice A Bailey, Lucis Publishing NY 1951, 304 pages

Bennett, DM

BRADFORD, Roderick: DM Bennett The Truth Seeker, Prometheus Books NY 2006, 412 pages See also Book Reviews.

Besant, Annie

BESANT, Annie: Annie Besant an Autobiography, T Fisher Unwin London 1893, 368 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

CHANDRA, Jyoti: Annie Besant: From Theosophy to Nationalism, KK Publications Delhi 2001, 258 pages

DINNAGE, Rosemary: Annie Besant, Penguin Books UK 1986, 128 pages

EMINENT PERSONS: In Honour of Dr Annie Besant, Lectures by Eminent Persons 1952-88,Theosophical Society India 1990, 339 pages

GROVER, Verinder and ARORO, Ranjana (eds): Annie Besant: A Biography of her Vision and Ideas, Deep and Deep India 1998, 382 pages

LIAU, Stephanie: Annie Besant: The Unmaking of an English Radical, thesis submitted in partial fulfilment for the degree of BA with Hons. School of History, Philosophy and Politics, Macquarie University Aust. 1998, 89 pages. Some of the material for this thesis was researched in the Campbell Library

WESSINGER, Catherine L: Annie Besant and Progressive Messianism (1847-1933), Edwin Mellen Press NY 1988, 380 pages

Blavatsky, HP

BARBORKA, Geoffrey A: HP Blavatsky the Light Bringer, TPH London Blavatsky Lecture 1970, 68 pages For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

BARBORKA, Geoffrey A: HP Blavatsky, Tibet and Tulku, TPH Adyar 1966, 476 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

BLAVATSKY, HP and BARKER, AT (comp/transc): The Letters of HP Blavatsky to AP Sinnett and other miscellaneous letters, T. Fisher Unwin London 1925, 404 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

BLAVATSKY, HP and CORSON ER (intro /comm.): Some Unpublished Letters of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Rider & Co London, 255 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

CALDWELL, Daniel: The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky, Insights into the Life of a Modern Sphinx, Quest Books TPH Wheaton 2000, 251 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

CLEATHER , Alice: HP Blavatsky Her Life and Work for Humanity, Thacker Spink & Co Calcutta 1922, 124 pages

CRANSTON, Sylvia and WILLIAMS, Carey: HPB: The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky, Path Publishing CA 1994, 660 pages

De PURUCKER, G and TINGLEY, Katherine: HP Blavatsky: the Mystery, Point Loma Publications USA 1974, 242 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

FULLER, Jean Overton: Blavatsky and Her Teachers: An Investigative Biography, East-West Publications London 1988, 270 pages

GOODRICK-CLARKE, Nicholas: Helena Blavatsky, North Atlantic Books CA 2004, 220 pages

GUIGNETTE, Jean-Paul (comp): Bibliography of Biographical Studies on HP Blavatsky (1831-1891), privately published by author, 1985, booklet

HARRISON, Vernon: H.P. Blavatsky and the SPR: An Examination of the Hodgson Report of 1885, Theosophical University Press CA1997, 78 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

HEINDEL, Max: Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine, Phoenix Press USA 1933, 133 pages

MURPHET, Howard: When Daylight Comes: A Biography of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Quest Books TPH Wheaton 1975, 277 pages

RYAN, Charles J: HP Blavatsky and the Theosophical Movement: a brief historical sketch, Point Loma Publications CA1975, 441 pages For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

NEFF, Mary K: Personal Memoirs of HP Blavatsky, Rider & Co London 1937, 323 pages

SINNETT, AP (ed): Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky compiled from information supplied by her relatives and friends, Theosophical Pub. Society London 1886, 324 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

SOME OF HER PUPILS: HPB — In Memory of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Blavatsky Assoc London 1931, 197 pages

WACHTMEISTER, Constance: Reminiscences of HP Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine, Theosophical Pub. Society Adyar 1893, 162 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

Boehme, Jacob

WATERFIELD, Robin (ed): Jacob Boehme, anthology, biography, letters and context of Boehme’s writings. North Atlantic Books 2001, 372 pages

Bruno, Giordano

BESANT, Annie: Giordano Bruno: Theosophy’s Apostle in the 16th Century, the Theosophist Office Adyar 1913, 52 pages

Brunton, Paul

HURST, Kenneth T: Paul Brunton: A Personal View, Paul Brunton Philosophic Fdn NY 1989, 277 pages

Codd, Clara

CODD, Clara: So Rich a Life, Inst. for Theosophical Pub. Pretoria 1959, 431 pages

Comte De St Germain

COOPER-OAKLEY, Isabel: The Comte De St Germain, The Secret of Kings, TPH London 1912, xx pages

FULLER, Jean Overton: The Comte De St Germain, Last Scion of the House of Rakoczy, East-West Publications 1988, 335 pages

Deakin, Alfred

GABAY, Al: The Mystic Life of Alfred Deakin, Cambridge Uni. Press UK 1992, 208 pages

De Purucker, Gottfried

Sunrise magazine April/May 2000: Special Issue Gottfried de Purucker 1874-1942

Fuller, Jean Overton

FULLER, Jean Overton: Driven to It: An Autobiography, Michael Russell UK 2007, 376 pages

Hodson, Geoffrey

HODSON, Sandra (comp): Light of the Sanctuary: The Occult Diary of Geoffrey Hodson, Theosophical Publishers Manila 1988, 587 pages

Judge, WQ

De ZIRKOFF Boris and EEK Sven (comps): William Quan Judge 1851-1896: The Life of a Theosophical Pioneer and some of his outstanding articles, TPH Wheaton 1969, 96 pages

PELLETIER, Ernest: The Judge Case: A Conspiracy Which Ruined the Theosophical Cause, Edmonton Theosophical Society 2004, 511 pages

Kingsford, Anna

MAITLAND, Edward and HART, Samuel (ed): Anna Kingsford Her Life, Letters, Diary and Work, vols I and II, JM Watkins London 1913, 442 and 446 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

PERT, Alan: Red Cactus, The Life of Anna Kingsford, Alan Pert Sydney 2006, 231 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online. See also Book Reviews.

Krishnamurti, J

BALFOUR-CLARKE, R: The Boyhood of Krishnamurti, Chetana Bombay 1977, 90 pages

FULLER, Jean Overton: Krishnamurti and the Wind, A Biography, TPH London 2003, 300 pages. See also Book Reviews.

LUTYENS, Lady Emily: Candles in the Sun, Rupert Hart-Davis UK 1957, 196 pages

LUTYENS, Mary: Life and Death of Krishnamurti, Srishti New Delhi 1990, 235 pages

SANAT, Aryel: The Inner Life of Krishnamurti. The Private Passion and Perennial Wisdom, Quest Books TPH Wheaton 1999, 324 pages

WILLIAMS, CV: Jiddu Krishnamurti: World Philosopher (1895-1986) His Life and Thoughts, Motilal Banarsidass Delhi 2004, 581 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

Kukai

KUKAI and Hakeda S.YOSHITO (trs): Kukai: Major works translated with an account of his life and a study of his thought, Columbia Uni. Press NY 1972, 303 pages

Leadbeater, CW

LEADBEATER, CW: How Theosophy Came to Me, TPH Adyar 1930, 136 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

SHEARMAN, Hugh: Charles Webster Leadbeater: A Biography, St Alban Press Aust 1980, 39 pages

TILLETT, Gregory: The Elder Brother, Biography of Charles Webster Leadbeater, Routledge and Kegan Paul London 1982, 337 pages

Mavalankar, Damodar

MAVALANKAR, Damodar and EEK Sven (comp): Damodar, The Writings of a Hindu Chela, TUP CA 1940, 338 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

EEK, Sven (comp): Damodar and the Pioneers of the Theosophical Movement, TPH Adyar 1965, 720 pages

Milarepa

EVANS-WENTZ WY(ed): Tibet’s Great Yogi Milarepa: A Biography from the Tibetan, OUP London 1928, 315 pages

Olcott, HS

KIRTHSINGHE, BP and AMARASURIYA, MP: Colonel Olcott, His Service to Buddhism, Buddhist Pub. Society Sri Lanka 1981, 34 pages

MURPHET, Howard: Hammer on the Mountain: The Life of Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907) (in 1988 retitled Shining Beacon of Buddhist Light), TPH Wheaton 1972, 339 pages

OLCOTT, HS: Old Diary Leaves 1st-6th Series, covering 1874-1898. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

PROTHERO, Stephen: The White Buddhist: The Asian Odyssey of Henry Steel Olcott, Indiana Uni Press USA 1996, 242 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online. See also Book Reviews.

VARIOUS WRITERS: Reminiscences of Colonel HS Olcott, TPH Adyar 2006, 177 pages

Paracelsus

HARTMANN, Franz: The Life of Paracelsus and the Substance of his Teachings, Kegan Paul Trench, Truber London ca 1887, 311 pages

PACHTER, Henry M (ed): Magic into Science, Henry Schuman NY 1951, 360 pages

GOODRICK-CLARKE, Nicholas (trans): Paracelsus — Essential Reading — selections, Nth Atlantic Books 1999, 208 pages

Randolf, Pascal Beverly

DEVENEY, John Patrick: Pascal Beverly Randolf: 19th century Black American Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician, SUNY Press 1977, 607 pages

Roerich, Nicholas

DECTER, Jacqueline: Nicholas Roerich: The Life and Art of a Russian Master, Thames and Hudson London 1989, 223 pages

Row, T Subba

RAMANUJACHARY, NC: A Lonely Disciple, A Monograph on T Subba Row 1856-1890, Rider & Co London 1925, 59 pages

Russell, George W — see AE

Sinnett, AP

SINNETT, AP: Autobiography of Alfred Percy Sinnett, Theosophical History Centre London, 1986, 64 pages

SINNETT, AP: The Early Days of Theosophy in Europe, TPH London 1922, 126 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

Steiner, Rudolf

STEINER, Rudolf: Autobiography: Chapters in the Course of My Life 1861-1907, Anthroposophic Press NY 1999, 415 pages

LISSAU, Rudi: Rudolf Steiner, Life, Work, Inner Path and Social Initiatives, Hawthorn Press UK 1987, 167 pages

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

TEILHARD de CHARDIN, Pierre and WALL, Bernard (ed): Letters from a Traveller, Collins London 1962, 380 pages

Tingley, Katherine

Sunrise magazine special issue, various articles, 1998. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

Van Manen , Johan

RICHARDUS, Peter: The Dutch Occultist Johann van Manen, His Life and Work, Kern Institute Leiden 1989, 77 pages

Wilbur, Ken

REYNOLDS, Brad: Embracing Reality: The Integral Vision of Ken Wilbur, Jeremy P Tarcher/Penguin NY 2004, 449 pages

Woodward, FL

POWELL, Michael: Manual of a Mystic: FL Woodward, a Buddhist Scholar in Ceylon and Tasmania, Karuda Press Canberra 2001, 277 pages

Notes

A diverse range of biographical material is available in the Campbell Theosophical Research Library. A selection is listed below, under the subject name.

Some of these publications (and others) are described in Selected Publications.

The Library collection includes a comprehensive range of periodicals which contains much biographical material. The Union Index of Theosophical Periodicals can give information about required references.

HP Blavatsky Collected Writings contain biographical details of many early theosophical personalities. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

 


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