Theosophy And Spiritualism

A Calcutta correspondent asks: (a) Is Occultism a science akin to Spiritualism? (b) What are the principal points in which the Theosophists and the Spiritualists differ? (c) Can a Spiritualist call himself a Theosophist without altering his faith? and vice versa? (d) I understand you do not believe in Spiritualism – then how is it that a Spiritualist has been elected President for the Bengal Branch of the Theosophical Society? To which we answer: – (a) That Theosophy is a very ancient science, while Spiritualism is a very modern manifestation of psychical phenomena. It has not yet passed the stage of experimental research. (b) The difference is in our theories to account for the phenomena. We say they are mainly, though not always, due to the action of other influences than that of the disembodied conscious spirits of the dead. The Spiritualists affirm the contrary. (c) Yes; many excellent […] Read More

1927: Who’s Who in Occultism: New thought, Psychism and Spiritualism

(A Biography, Directory and Bibliography Combined) In Distinctly Separate Sections THE  STANDARD REFERENCE WORK OF THE WORLD [Spiritualism Section Excerpt Only] Compiled and Edited by WILLIAM C. HARTMANN Author of “Who’s Who in Occult, Psychic and Spiritual Realms” Founder of The Occult Brotherhood; Member, American Society for Psychical Research; Member, National Laboratory of Psychical Research (London); Member, The International New Thought Alliance; Hon. Member, National Astrological Association, etc. Second Edition of “HARTMANN’S WHO’S WHO” “Seek and Ye Shall Find’ Issued Under the Auspices of The Occult Brotherhood PRICE, $5.00 THE OCCULT PRESS Jamaica, N. Y. U.S.A. 1927 Contents Page Who’s Who in New Thought, New Psychology and Metaphysics; Biographical Sketches1-21 Individual Workers in New Thought. New Psychology and Metaphysical Fields, Applied Psychologists, Character Analysts, Graphologists, Healers, Human Engineers, Metaphysicians, Phrenologists, Practitioners, Psycho- Analysts, Psychologists, Vocational Counselors………………………………………………… 21-23 New Thought. Divine Science and Magnetic Healers. Metaphysical Practitioners and Psychologists23-28 Movements and […] Read More