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Ninth International Theosophical History Conference 2007

The International Theosophical History Conference 2007 was organised on the 7th and 8th of July at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in England.

Saturday 7 July

 Welcome by National President, Colin Price.

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke “Orientalism and Theosophy: The TS and the Mystic East” – Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke is Professor of Western Esotericism at Exeter University. His many published books include The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology and Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge.

James Santucci   “A.P. Sinnett’s Esoteric Buddhism and the Notion of Esoteric Buddhism in the Wisdom Tradition” – James A. Santucci is professor and chair of the Department of Comparative Religion, California State University, Fullerton. He has edited Theosophical History since 1990 and is the author of La Società Theosofica, An Outline of Vedic Literature, and is co-author of America’s Religions.

Colum Hayward “Whatever happened to the Polaires?” – Colum Hayword is the co-author of The Story of the White Eagle Lodge.

Julie Hall  “Subtle Bodies in Theosophy” – Julie Hall is a doctoral candidate at Exeter University

Theosophical History – the discipline, problems and prospects – a symposium

Barry Thompson (Librarian, Theosophical Society) “Treasures from the T.S. Library and Archives”

Jerry Hejka-Ekins “Brothers of the Shadow: Conspiracies Against the Theosophical Society and the World Order During the Besant and Post Besant Eras”  – Jerry Hejka-Ekins is past president of the Los Angeles Lodge (Adyar) and an associate member of the ULT.

Sunday 8 July

Kim Farnell “Hiram Butler and the emergence of Solar Astrology” – Kim Farnell is the author of Mystical Vampire: The Life and Works of Mabel Collins and Astral Tramp: A Biography of Sepharial.

Alex Trenoweth “The Salvation Army and the Theosophical Society – Personal and Astrological Links.”

Jerry Hejka-Ekins “Alexandria West – a new project” – Jerry Hejka-Ekins is president of Alexandria West (, an organization dedicated to promoting the Ancient Wisdom teachings and practices.

Leslie Price “Henry Olcott weighed in the balances” – Leslie Price is an associate editor of Theosophical History.

Brett Forray – “Autonomy or Succession of the American Section: The Different Views of William Q. Judge and Henry S. Olcott on the Development of The Theosophical Society” – Brett Forray is the author of a forthcoming book on the Judge Case.

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