Talk:Theosophical Glossary

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Discussion moved from Talk:Kamarupa[edit]

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This article could perhaps be a copyright infringement and may have to be rewritten. Other articles by User:Knightt [1] may have the same problem.

According to [2] Works produced before 1923 should be public domain.

The dates of some of the theosophical encyclopedias are:

EG | Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary - 1999 | G. de Purucker, ed. FY | Five Years of Theosophy - 1885 | H. P. Blavatsky, ed. GH | Gods and Heroes of the Bhagavad Gita - 1939 | Geoffrey A. Barborka IN | An Invitation to the Secret Doctrine - 1988 | Grace F. Knoche, ed. IU | Isis Unveiled - 1877 | H. P. Blavatsky KT | Key to Theosophy - 1889 | H. P. Blavatsky MO | The Masks of Odin - 1985 | Elsa-Brita Titchenell OG | Occult Glossary - 1933, 1996 | G. de Purucker PV | Esotericism of the Popol Vuh | Raphael Girard (glossary by Blair A. Moffett) SD INDEX | Index to The Secret Doctrine - 1997 | John P. Van Mater SF | Search and Find - 1978 | Elsie Benjamin SK | Sanskrit Keys the Wisdom Religion - 1940 | Judith Tyberg SKf | Sanskrit terms from Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy, by G. de Purucker, 1932. SKo | Sanskrit terms from The Ocean of Theosophy, by William Q. Judge, 1893. SKs | Sanskrit terms from The Secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky, 1888. SKv | Sanskrit terms from The Voice of the Silence, by H. P. Blavatsky, 1889. SP | Sanskrit Pronunciation - 1992 | Bruce Cameron Hall TG | Theosophical Glossary - 1892 | H. P. Blavatsky VS | Voice of the Silence - 1889 | H. P. Blavatsky WG | The Working Glossary - 1892 | W. Q. Judge WGa | Terms from The Working Glossary Appendix WW | Word Wisdom in the Esoteric Tradition - 1980 | G. de Purucker

Thus the following encyclopedias among others could probably be used as they seem to be in public domain:
  • KT | Key to Theosophy - 1889 | H. P. Blavatsky (Glossary)
  • TG | Theosophical Glossary - 1892 | H. P. Blavatsky

The THEOSOPHICAL UNIVERSITY PRESS has granted reprint in Wakipedia under the terms that the source is identified. See below for details.

Note: it is unclear if this applies only to wikipedian Knightt or to other wikipedians as well.

Dear Brendan

Thanks for your email and request to reprint in the Wikipedia some definitions from our Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary. You have our permission to do so provided that each entry identifies its source (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary), if only to let people know its perspective.

As the ETG is a work-in progress (so mentioned at the top of each page), please be aware that some terms may reflect dated or inaccurate scholarship -- I am thinking especially of some of the Mesopotamian terms. The Sanskrit, Tibetan, Greek, Roman, and theosophical terms are all pretty good; the Egyptian may be incomplete.

We trust this will be of help -- Wikipedia is a wonderful resource.

Best regards of the holidays and new year,


2007-02-7 Automated pywikipediabot message[edit]

--CopyToWiktionaryBot 13:29, 7 February 2007 (UTC)