The Books by Robert Crosbie


Robert Crosbie wanted students to study the writings of the Founders, HPB, and WQJ.  While he wrote articles, letters to students and gave many talks, he did not publish any books.  After his death, devoted students, saw value in the letters Robert Crosbie sent to workers in ULT. His talks were transcribed and with the letters, published in a book called The Friendly Philosopher.  He also completed the last 9 chapters of the Answers to Questions on the Ocean of Theosophy.

The Friendly Philosopher

The writings of Robert Crosbie are included among the books belonging to the Theosophical literature for the reason that students have found them of great help in clarifying the teaching and as a practical guide in the Theosophical life. The Friendly Philosopher was compiled from his letters, talks and articles, published fifteen years after his death by appreciative students.

Answers to Questions on The Ocean Of Theosophy

For years Mr. Crosbie conducted classes in The Ocean of Theosophy. His comments and discussion on the Ocean were taken down by students and are available in this volume.


Ancient Texts

The Dhammapada

This is said to be the purest recorded form of Buddha's teaching, in a special Theosophical edition published in 1955.

Selections From The Upanishads And Tao Te King

Here, published in one volume, are represented two of the great scriptures of ancient Theosophy. These, together with The Bhagavad-Gita and The Dhammapada, afford the student suggestive evidence that profound philosophy has always spoken a common language.

The Light of Asia

Though this book is not strictly speaking an ancient scripture, no student of Gautama Buddha can fail to feel that Sir Edwin Arnold's epic poem, The Light of Asia, is a beautifully compelling and philosophically accurate rendering of Buddha's life and teaching.


Other Publications

Light on The Path

by Mabel Collins


Through The Gates of Gold


The Theosophical Movement

A documentary history of the course of the Movement through its first seventy-five years - from 1875 to 1950. It is both a history and a critical evaluation of methods, attitudes and actions.

Five Years of Theosophy

This is a collection of articles from the early years of the Theosophist, in facsimile of the original edition (London, 1885). A number of articles by H.P.B. are included in this volume; others of interest are by T. Subba Row, Mohini M. Chatterji, and Damodar K. Mavalankar. Of particular interest is the section entitled �Some Inquiries Suggested by Mr. Sinnett's Esoteric Buddhism�, which contains material published nowhere else. (569 pages.)

Theosophical Articles and Notes

The articles in this volume come from a variety of sources. They are presented here for their intrinsic worth to students of Theosophy. Also included is material from A.P. Sinnett's The Occult World, notes from Robert Bowen, a pupil of H.P.B., and notes of Countess Wachtmeister, apparently taken down from dictation by H.P.B.

Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery

As the tide of interest in metaphysical and Eastern teachings grows, a spontaneous turning to reincarnation has seemed to result, providing a continuing harvest of human expression on this great subject. Not available as a PDF but can be purchased from the "Theosophy Company"


Reincarnation: A New Horizon In Science, Religion And Society

An extended discussion of the doctrine of rebirth drawing on our entire historical period, with plentiful quotations from modern sources and philosophies and religions of both East and West. Not available as a PDF but can be purchased from the "Theosophy Company"

The Tell Tale Picture Gallery

Occult Stories by H.P. Blavatsky and William Q. Judge


H.P.B.: The Extraordinary Life and Influence Of Helena Blavatsky, Founder Of The Modern Theosophical Movement

& Carey Williams, Research Assistant

In her quest for truth and universal brotherhood, H.P. Blavatsky opened a new realm of ideas to the world, influencing poets, writers, artists, philosophers, and scientists alike — among them Yeats, James Joyce, L. Frank Baum, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Scriabin, Gandhi, William James, Thomas Edison, and Einstein. Social historian Theodore Roszak ranks her "among the modern world's trailblazing psychologists of the visionary mind."

A product of 14 years' research and writing, "this book portrays HPB's supporters and detractors, using newly uncovered materials to present as complete a biography of this enigmatic woman and her wisdom as possible" (Booklist, American Library Association). An important addition theosophical history.

Books for Children

The Eternal Verities

Wherever there is a growing center of Theosophical work, the need is soon felt for materials appropriate for teaching the young. The Eternal Verities is a book for children, prepared after many years of experience. It is a book for the children themselves, containing lessons, illustrations, and many stories which embody the age-old ethics of the Wisdom Religion.


Teacher's Manual and Guide To The Eternal Verities

This manual was designed for the use of parents and teachers, in connection with The Eternal Verities. It will be found an extremely practical aid in all phases of Theosophical education.

Extracts From GORGO

By Charles Kelsey Gaines,


Theosophical Magazines

The Theosophical Movement

A monthly Theosophical magazine for students, similar to Theosophy, published by the Theosophy Company (India) Private Ltd.


A bi-monthly magazine offering current articles on the Theosophical philosophy and the Theosophic life, and renditions and commentaries on ancient texts. Yearly subscription is 12.00. Order from: Vidya, 1407 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101.


Periodical Literature

Through the years Theosophy has made available to students the original periodical literature of the Movement, by publishing the articles written by H.P.B. and Mr. Judge. All these articles are available in book form, under the title, Theosophical Articles. The articles of Mr. Judge are available in two volumes, with a subject index; the articles of Madame Blavatsky are in three volumes, also with index. These books are invaluable reference works, prepared for the benefit of serious students.

Theosophical Articles

By H. P. Blavatsky (set of three volumes), cloth.

Individual pamphlets consisting of these articles are available at 2.00 each. (Order a list of Periodical Literature of the Theosophical Movement.) Two Replies by Wm. Q. Judge in connection with �Issues in the T.S.� (27) is also available at 4.50.

Theosophical Articles

By Wm. Q. Judge (set of two volumes), cloth.

Individual pamphlets consisting of these articles are available at 2.00 each. (Order a list of Periodical Literature of the Theosophical Movement.) Two Replies by Wm. Q. Judge in connection with Issues in the T.S.(27) is also available at 4.50.


Five Messages to American Theosophists

By H. P. Blavatsky, this pamphlet consists of her letters to several Theosophical Conventions in the United States. These Messages are valuable as statements of the general purposes of the Movement and as guides in carrying on the work.

There is a booklet and two pamphlets by William Q. Judge. Echoes From the Orient, like the Ocean, was first printed as a series of newspaper articles (64 pages). The Epitome of Theosophy states the philosophy in outline. Reincarnation and Karma is perhaps the best brief introduction to Theosophy that is available. It includes the Aphorisms on Karma.

Pamphlets of general interest, varying in length, include Theosophy Simply Stated; Conversations on Theosophy, which presents the Fundamental Propositions of The Secret Doctrine; Practical Theosophy, a helpful essay on Theosophy; and What is Death? a brief consideration of the meaning of death in the context of reincarnation, with a significant passage from H.P. Blavatsky directed to those who mourn.

Fundamentals of Theosophy

This collation, also from Madame Blavatsky, is extended from the orientation provided by the Three Fundamental Propositions of Theosophy as formulated by H.P.B. in her Secret Doctrine and draws upon her major works and articles. This pamphlet attempts to provide the student with a philosophical bridge between the specific doctrines of Theosophy and the inspiration of one's own investigative spirit.

The Mind and Its Powers

Collated from the writings of H.P. Blavatsky and Wm. Q. Judge

What Is Theosophy? Its Nonsectarian Spirit

This is a collation from the writings of H.P. Blavatsky, focusing on the purpose which its statements were originally designed to serve  the establishment of Theo-Sophia, Divine Wisdom.

States after Death

This pamphlet is a comparison of Theosophical teachings with Spiritualist ideas. This pamphlet presents the foundation for an intelligent faith in the spiritual existence of the human ego.

Karma and Reincarnation

Collated from the writings of H.P. Blavatsky

Kwan-Yin Pledge

Paper plaque Available upon request.

Hypnotism A Psychic Malpractice


The United Lodge of Theosophists Its Mission and Its Future

This pamphlet briefly sets forth the history of the United Lodge of Theosophists as an expression of the Theosophical Movement. It acquaints inquirers with its platform and policies.

This catalog is also available from The Theosophy Company.