The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Melbourne Lodge

Academic Works Related to Theosophy

A range of academic books by various authors.

The following reading list attempts to achieve a balance between the older classical books and modern expositions:

  • Algeo, John Blavatsky, Freemasonry, & the Western Mystery Tradition (Theosophical Society in England 1996)
  • Faivre, A. Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition (SUNY Press 2000)
  • Faivre, A. Access to Western Esotericism (SUNY Press 1994)
  • Faivre, A. and J. Needleman Modern Esoteric Spirituality (SCM Press 1992)
  • Godwin, Joscelyn The Theosophical Enlightenment (SUNY Press 1994)
  • Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas The Western Esoteric Traditions (Oxford University Press 2003)
  • Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas and Clare Goodrick-Clarke (Eds.) G.R.S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest (North Atlantic Books 2005)
  • Hammer, Olav Claiming Knowledge: Strategies of Epistemology From Theosophy to the New Age (Brill 2004)
  • Vickers, Brian Occult and Scientific Mentalities in the Renaissance (Cambridge University Press)


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