“Handbook of the Theosophical Current” edited by Olav Hammer and Mikael Rothstein

"Handbook of the Theosophical Current" edited by Olav Hammer and Mikael Rothstein

"Few religious currents have been as influential as the Theosophical. Yet few currents have been so under-researched, and the Brill Handbook of the Theosophical Current thus represents pioneering research. A first section surveys the main people and events involved in the Theosophical Society from its inception to today, and outlines the Theosophical worldview. A second, substantial section covers most significant religions to emerge in the wake of the Theosophical Society – Anthroposophy, the Point Loma community, the I AM religious activity, the Summit Lighthouse Movement, the New Age, theosophical UFO religions, and numerous others. Finally, the interaction of the Theosophical current with contemporary culture – including gender relations, art, popular fiction, historiography, and science – are discussed at length."