K. Paul Johnson

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Kenneth Paul Johnson (born 1953) is a retired public library director from southern Virginia, and a writer on modern Western esotericism as well as North Carolina history. He is website manager for the Melungeon Heritage Association, and maintains an author blog on genealogical themes for Backintyme Publications and a historical blog about the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor for the Church of Light.[1]


  • Report of Proceedings: Secret Doctrine Centenary (Theosophical University Press, 1989) includes a presentation by Johnson, "The Chaldean Book of Numbers".
  • In Search of the Masters (self-published, 1990)[2]
  • The Masters Revealed (SUNY Press, 1994)[3]
  • Initiates of Theosophical Masters (SUNY Press, 1995)[4]
  • Edgar Cayce in Context (SUNY Press, 1998).[5]
  • The Inner West (Tarcher/Penguin, 2004)[6]
  • Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers (Thoemmes, 2005)
  • Dictionary of Virginia Biography, Vol. 3 (Library of Virginia, 2006)
  • Pell Mellers: Race and Memory in a Carolina Pocosin (Backintyme, 2008, 2013)
  • Carolina Genesis: Beyond the Color Line (Backintyme, 2010)


  • Johnson, K. Paul. "book review, Brother Twelve by John Oliphant". Gnosis. 26 (Winter 1993): 71. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "Imaginary Mahatmas". Gnosis. 28 (Summer 1993): 24. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "book review, HPB: The Extraordinary Life of Helena Blavatsky by Sylvia Cranston". Gnosis. 29 (Fall 1993): 66. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "Holy Book of Baha'is Unveiled in English". Gnosis. 30 (Winter 1994): 8. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "book review, The White Buddhist by Stephen Prothero". Gnosis. 41 (Fall 1996): 42. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "Baha'i Leaders Vexed by On-line Critics". Gnosis. 42 (Winter 1997): 10. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "After Life Visions of a Sleeping Prophet". Gnosis. 42 (Winter 1997): 34. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "Albert Leighton Rawson". Theosophical History. 1988 (July): 230. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "Theosophical Influence in Baha'i History". Theosophical History. 1992 (January): 24. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "International Theosophical History Conference". Theosophical History. 1992 (July): 73. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "book review, Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism & Nazi Survival by Joscelyn Godwin". Theosophical History. 1993 (October 1992-January 1993): 105. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "book review, Helena P. Blavatsky ou la reponse du Sphinx by Noel Richard-Nafarre". Theosophical History. 1993 (October 1992-January 1993): 159. 
  • Johnson, K. Paul. "Response to John Algeo's Review of The Masters Revealed". Theosophical History. 1995 (October): 264. 


  1. ^ "Celebrating 100 Years of Brotherhood of Light Lessons". The Church Of Light. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Lachman, Gary (2008). Politics and the Occult: The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen. Quest Books. p. 251. ISBN 9780835608572. 
  3. ^ Hower, Edward (February 26, 1995). "The Medium With a Message". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Blavatsky Lite - K. Paul Johnson, reply by Frederick C. Crews". The New York Review of Books. November 14, 1996. 
  5. ^ Thurston, Mark (2004). The Essential Edgar Cayce. Penguin. ISBN 9781440650789. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Inner West An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West". Blavatsky Archives. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

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