Dec 17, 2017

The Theosophist, 1883-1884

Volume V of the Monthly Journal Devoted
To Oriental Philosophy, Art and Occultism

Helena P. Blavatsky (Ed.)

Helena P. Blavatsky (1831-1891) founded “The
Theosophist” in 1879 and edited it for a few years

A 2017 Editorial Note:

The fact is well-documented in “The Mahatma Letters” that the Masters themselves - and several of their direct disciples - helped in various ways the editorial work of “The Theosophist”, as long as the journal was edited by Helena P. Blavatsky.

This ceased to occur during the fifth year of the magazine, published between October 1883 and September 1884.

HPB stopped working directly as its editor the moment she left India for Europe on February 20, 1884. However, her pupil and co-worker Damodar Mavalankar remained active in Adyar and helped editing the magazine for about one year more.

(Carlos Cardoso Aveline)


Readers are invited to see the article “Journals According to the Mahatmas”. The text is part of the 2013 book “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature”, by Carlos Cardoso Aveline.


On 14 September 2016, after examining the state of the esoteric movement worldwide, a group of students decided to found the Independent Lodge of Theosophists. Two of the priorities adopted by the ILT are learning from the past and building a better future.  


On the role of the esoteric movement in the ethical awakening of mankind during the 21st century, see the book “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature”, by Carlos Cardoso Aveline.  

Published in 2013 by The Aquarian Theosophist, the volume has 255 pages and can be obtained through Amazon Books.