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Olcott, Henry Steel 1832-1907

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Works: 267 works in 798 publications in 9 languages and 7,689 library holdings
Genres: History  Catechisms  Creeds  Biography  Church history  Sacred books  Diaries  Genealogy  Anecdotes  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Compiler, Correspondent, Other
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The Buddhist catechism by Henry Steel Olcott( )

109 editions published between 1886 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons by Henry Steel Olcott( )

21 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Old diary leaves : the true story of the Theosophical Society by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

40 editions published between 1895 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of the first course of Yale agricultural lectures by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

17 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People from the other world by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

20 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lawyer and journalist Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907) published People from the Other World in 1875. Part 1 of the work is a careful account of Olcott's 1874 investigations into the famous Eddy brothers of Chittenden, Vermont, and their claimed psychic powers. Part 2 is a report into two Philadelphia mediums who claimed to be able to call up two spirits called John and Katie King. The account includes descriptions of séances, healings, levitation, teleportation and the famous Compton transfiguration. Olcott, a founding member of the Theosophical Society and its first president, was a pioneer of psychical research. This work, deeply influenced by Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891), who he met at Chittenden, is one of his most popular. It offers an important insight into the nineteenth-century fascination with the occult and is a classic example of a Victorian attempt to approach the supernatural with the rigours of scientific investigation
Inside the occult : the true story of Madame H.P. Blavatsky by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulpit sketches : or the dreams of a pew holder by Henry Steel Olcott( )

3 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descendants of Thomas Olcott : one of the first settlers of Hartford, Connecticut by Nathaniel Goodwin( Book )

11 editions published between 1874 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Olcott immigrated from England to Newtown (now Cambridge), Massachusetts, probably during or before 1635. He moved to Hartford, Connecticut, and died there in 1654 at about age 45, leaving a widow, three sons and two daughters. Descendants listed, chiefly descendants of his sons, lived in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, and elsewhere
A Buddhist catechism according to the canon of the Southern Church by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

15 editions published between 1881 and 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to cultivate and preserve celery by Theophilus Roessle( Book )

7 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theosophy : religion and occult science by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

14 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handsome volume contains a collection of lectures on various esoteric, occult and scientific subjects. It also includes a useful glossary of Eastern terms
Posthumous humanity : a study of phantoms by Adolphe d' Assier( Book )

7 editions published between 1887 and 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old diary leaves. the only authentic history of the Theosophical Society by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theosophy; Religion, and occult science ... with glossary of Eastern words by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

2 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isis in America : the classic eyewitness account of Madame Blavatsky's journey to America and the occult revolution she ignited by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theosophical Society cofounder Colonel Henry Steel Olcott's memoirs cover his years with Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and the birth of the American occult-part of the new Tarcher Supernatural Library. There are few more intriguing, or polarizing, figures in modern American spiritual history than Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. The cofounder of the Theosophical Society, Blavatsky remains a figure of fascination more than a century after her death. In Isis in America-one of the most unique documents of recent American spiritual history-we get a closer look at Blavatsky, through the eyes of Theosophical Society cofounder, writer, lawyer, investigator, and Blavatsky confidant Henry Steel Olcott. Olcott spent years by Blavatsky's side, witnessing acts of aura projection and spontaneously produced objects-and undergoing his own spiritual awakening-as they laid the foundations for a new era in esoteric spirituality. The first three titles released in Tarcher's Supernatural Library are Ghost Hunter (by Hans Holzer), Romance of Sorcery (by Sax Rohmer) and Isis in America (by Henry Steel Olcott)"--
The spirit of Zoroastrianism by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

7 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Buddhist catechism : according to the Sinhalese canon by Henry Steel Olcott( )

9 editions published between 1886 and 1889 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old diary leaves : the only authentic history of the Theosophical Society by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907), co-founder of the Theosophical Society, was a versatile man. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of American agricultural education and also served in the U.S. War Department. Later Olcott was admitted to the New York Bar and became interested in psychology and spiritualism, travelling to India and Sri Lanka with Madame Blavatsky to explore eastern spiritual traditions, especially Buddhism. In this volume (published in 1900) Olcott chronicles how he and Madame Blavatsky journeyed to India and Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in the years 1878 to 1883 to oversee the foundation of new branches of their Society. This is part classic travel writing in which the author gives breathless descriptions of the beauty of Indian nature, culture and philosophy and part characterisation of Madame Blavatsky's 'psychological eccentricities' as Olcott experiences them. To him she was and remained 'an insoluble riddle'
Old diary leaves. the only authentic history of the Theosophical Society by Henry Steel Olcott( Book )

6 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Buddhist catechism
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The Life of Buddha and Its LessonsPeople from the other worldTheosophy : religion and occult scienceOld diary leaves : the only authentic history of the Theosophical SocietyYankee beacon of Buddhist light : life of Col. Henry S. Olcott : formerly published as Hammer on the mountainOld diary leaves : the true story of the Theosophical Society. America, 1874-1878
Alternative Names
Henricus Steele Olcott

Henry Olcott

Henry S. Olcott

Henry Steel Olcott

Henry Steel Olcott Amerikaans schrijver (1832-1907)

Henry Steel Olcott Mitbegründer der Theosophischen Gesellschaft und ihr erster Präsident

Olcott, H. S.

Olcott, H.S. 1832-1907

Olcott, H. S. 1832-1907 (Henry Steel)

Olcott, H. S. (Henry Steel), 1832-1907

Olcott Henry S.

Olcott Henry S. 1832-1907

Olcott, Henry Steele

Steel Olcott, Henry

Steel Olcott Henry 1832-1907

Генрі Олкотт

Олкотт, Генри Стил

Олкотт, Генри Стил президент-основатель Теософского Общества

Хенри Стил Олкот

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