Theosophical History (Journal)
A quarterly journal founded by Leslie Price in January 1985
that reports on the historical study of the expansive theosophical
movement, including individuals and impulses associated
with but not a part of the Theosophical Society. The journal
has an independent stance and is neutral to various expressions
of Theosophy. It seeks to promote the common historical enterprise
by Theosophists and non-Theosophists interested in
the history of the occult.
The journal seeks to aid historical assessment of such pioneers
of Theosophy as Alice Bailey, Annie Besant, William
Quan Judge, J. Krishnamurti, C. W. Leadbeater, and G. R. S.
Mead. By arrangement with the Society for Psychical Research,
London, early issues of the journal carried items from
its files on theosophical phenomena.
In 1989 funding became a problem after the death of its
prime donor and subsequent difficulties with the Theosophical
Publishing House, there was a brief lapse of publication in 1989
until James Santucci, a professor at California State University
in Fullerton, California, commenced publication with the January
1990 issue. Santucci built a new editorial board (which includes
Price) and continued publication with the same independent
stance and high standards as Price originally
Theosophical History may be ordered from Dr. James Santucci,
Department of Comparitive Religion, P.O. Box 6868, California
State University, Fullerton, CA 92834-6868. Website