Occult Publishing Company

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Occult Publishing Co. logo from The Elixir of Life, 1887.

The Occult Publishing Company published and distributed Theosophical books in the 1880s and 1890s in Boston.


These are some of the works published.

  • Anonymous. The Finding of the Gnosis or Apotheosis of an Ideal Interior-Life Drama. 1890. Subtitle: "Wherein is Brought to Light the Inmost Secret of All Veritable Religion." Available online at Internet Archive, at Internet Archive, and at Internet Archive.
  • Barry, Charles. What Shall We Do With the Children? 1891. Subtitle: "How to Find Their True Natures, and the Best Way to Educate Them." 35 pages, followed by 10 pages of advertising for other books. This booklet is concerned with phrenology. Available online at Internet Archive.
  • Colville, W. J. Theosophy and Its Relation to Spiritualism, Christian Science, and General Reform: an Essay. 1888.
  • G. M., F.T.S. The Elixir of Life. 1887. A copy of this booklet is among the pamphlets in the Boris de Zirkoff Papers at the Theosophical Society in America Archives.
  • Hartmann, Franz. Among the Gnomes: An Occult Tale of Adventure in the Untersberg First U.S. edition 1896. 272 pages.
  • Hartmann, Franz. The Life of Jehoshua, the Prophet of Nazareth: An Occult Study and a Key to the Bible. Containing the History of an Initiate. 1888. 208 pages. Available at Google Books.
  • Hartmann, Franz. The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. 1888. Copied and translated from an old German manuscript. Available at Google Books. Full title: "Cosmology, or Cabala. Universal Science. Alchemy. Containing the Mysteries of the Universe Regarding God Nature Man. The Macrocosm and Microcosm, Eternity and Time Explained According to the Religion of Christ, by Means of the Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries."
  • Hartmann, Franz. With the Adepts: An Adventure Among the Rosicrucians. First U.S. edition 1893.
  • Pernety, Antoine-Joseph. Edited by Edouard Blitz. Treatise on the Great Art. A System of Physics According to Hermetic Philosophy and Theory and Practice of the Magisterium. 1898. 256 pages.