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Project is a list of ideas for improving Theosophy Wiki by adding or expanding articles. Suggestions are in no particular order.

To find work in progress, search for the word "CONSTRUCTION" or the Category:Articles need expansion or Category:Wanted pages.

Movements, philosophies

  • Spiritualism
  • New Thought
  • Free Thought
  • Neo-Platonism - review/rewrite
  • Anthroposophy
  • Co-Freemasonry
  • Freemasonry
  • Western Esotericism

Umbrella articles

  • Theosophy and Music
  • Theosophy and Art
  • Theosophy and Popular Culture
  • Publishing and the Theosophical Movement
  • Theosophy and Color (in healing, music, art)
  • Theosophical Libraries and Archives
  • Theosophical Retreat Centers and Camps
  • Theosophists in Social Movements
  • Theosophy and Philosophy

Historic events

  • 1895 Split/Secession/Convention
  • 19xx CWL resignation
  • 1892 Olcott resignation
  • 1894 Judge Case
  • 1968 Sirhan Sirhan publicity
  • 1935 Diamond Jubilee
  • 1925 Golden Jubilee
  • 1975 Centennial
  • 1931 HPB birth centennial
  • World Congresses - more detail and photos

Religions and their major divisions

These articles should give a brief general sense of the religion with major beliefs, practices, and schools; the most important commentary by HPB, Mahatma Letters, and later Theosophists, particularly on the relationship of that religion to Theosophy; and a list of the best resources for studying the religion in its own context and in a Theosophical context.

  • Christianity
  • Gnosticism or Esoteric Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Sufism
  • Buddhism
  • Sikhism
  • Jainism
  • Advaita Vedanta - link in Subba Row, SS Cohen, Ramana Maharshi, Paul Brunton, Nisargadatta, I Am That, etc

Science

The wiki needs a lot of work in the whole area of the sciences. Check the Theoscience.org website and its periodical Researches Relevant to Theosophy for ideas. Jacques Mahnich suggested approaching the correlations between Theosophy and science according to the Secret Doctrine, and I have added specific topics within his structure, with most urgent projects in bold:

Cosmogenesis

  • Math
    • Sacred geometry, mandala, magic square - see Theosophy World articles
    • Zero
    • Infinity
    • Spiral
    • Merkabah
    • Fractals
  • Physics
    • Elementary particles physics
    • Newtonian Dynamics
    • General Relativity
    • Thermodynamics
    • Plasma physics
    • Quantum physics (including Quantum field, super-strings and M-theories)
    • Light
  • Space sciences
    • Astronomy
    • Astrophysics
    • Astrobiology (many NASA projects searching for extra-terrestrial life)
    • Cosmology (S. Weinberg for example)
    • Space-time, fabric of space-time
    • Dark matter, dark space
  • Chemistry
    • Occult chemistry
    • Astro-chemistry
    • Cosmo-chemistry
    • Quantum chemistry
  • Earth sciences
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Geochemistry
    • Birkeland currents - see Pablo Sender's book Approaching the Secret Doctrine
    • Ley lines

Anthropogenesis

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Biology
    • Interconnectedness - trees, fungi, symbiosis, microbes, etc
  • Human history, including the relevant countries' history which can be related to the Teachings (for example, Ancient History, Asian History (China, India, Tibet,...), Pre-columbian History)
  • Philosophy, including philosophical traditions and schools, metaphysics
  • Religions
  • Psychology
    • Consciousness
    • Depth psychology
  • Parapsychology - refer to Bendits, Dora Kunz, Leadbeater, Kurt Leland, and see Eugene Jennings 2022 SNC talk for a great listing of all types of psychic abilities.
    • Mesmerism
    • Near Death Experience (NDE)
    • Remote viewing
    • Divination - expand
    • Astral projection
    • Mediumship - expand
    • Telepathy
    • Precognition
  • Healing modalities - look at John Gaynor Banks, Harry van Gelder, Dora Kunz
    • Energy healing
    • Light, sound, vibration healing - see Dinshaw Ghadiali, Seth Pancoast, Fenn Germer, John Worrell Keely - Kurt Leland knows more
    • Mesmeric healing - see H S Olcott
    • Therapeutic Touch - expand
    • Vital energy/vril/qi/prana - not certain how to categorize this - expand

Concepts and terms

THEOSOPHICAL

  • Discrimination

OTHER

  • World Teacher - Cooper article on HPB anticipating
  • World Mother
  • Nefesh
  • Ruach
  • Tantra
  • Agni Yoga
  • Scin leca ("shining corpse") or astral body

Organizations, places

  • major lodges of historical importance
  • national sections
  • Quest Society
  • Tile Club
  • Order of the Golden Dawn
  • Anthroposophical Society
  • Point Loma
  • Brahmavidya Ashrama
  • Sarobia
  • Tekels Park
  • Besant Hill School of Happy Valley
  • Ananda College and other TS-related schools
  • Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor - expand
  • Board of Control - after Coulomb Affair
  • Paracelsian Order in San Diego - see files in TSA Archives

Books, periodicals, art, publishers

NOTE - See Hathitrust, Internet Archive, TUP, and http;//www.universaltheosophy.com/theosophical periodicals/ for digital versions

  • The Original Programme of The Theosophical Society - publication, significance
  • Spiritual Scientist (periodical)
  • Theosophy Company
  • Wizards Bookshelf - Michael Conlin provided material on this
  • Theosophy (periodical) - divide into 2 articles
  • Manas (periodical)
  • Sunrise (periodical)
  • Universal Brotherhood (periodical)
  • Fohat (periodical)
  • The Path (periodical) - importance, reviews, ownership by WQJ
  • Isis Unveiled (book) - impact, reviews, etc
  • The Perfect Way (book)
  • Echoes from the Orient (book)
  • People from the Other World (book)
  • The Chakras (book)
  • Man Visible And Invisible (book)
  • Occult Chemistry (book)
  • The Ancient Wisdom (book)
  • The Coming Race (book)

People

IMPORTANT

  • HPB - list biographies in Additional Resources
  • Annie Besant - presidency
  • Claude Bragdon
  • Robert Crosbie
  • CJ - lecture tours, etc
  • Alexander Russell Webb
  • John Yarker
  • Max Muller - rewrite sections taken from Wikipedia
  • James Ingall Wedgwood
  • John Watkins - HPB friend, publisher
  • William John Walters
  • Elsie Benjamin - find obits, bios
  • William Walker Atkinson - personal info
  • George E. Wright
  • Joseph Bibby - IAPSOP, TWS, UI
  • Samuel Ward - personal
  • William Butler Yeats - messy, incomplete
  • Charles Johnston - add Jon Fergus Kshetra Books bios
  • A. P. Warrington presidency
  • Tim Boyd - update
  • B. P. Wadia - see TenBroeck in Keep the Link Unbroken
  • Claude Falls Wright
  • E. A. Wodehouse
  • Bates & Wimbridge - expand
  • Elliot F. Coues
  • J. M. Peebles - section on Spiritualism
  • Albert Rawson
  • St. George Lane-Fox
  • Sri Raghavan Iyer - see TheosophyTrust.org website for links

NICE-TO-HAVE

  • Peary Chand Mitra
  • Anita Atkins - see Theosophy Forward
  • Arthur Digby Besant
  • Mabel Besant-Scott
  • C. T. Strauss - 1893 Parliament - or is it C. J.?
  • Leoline Wright
  • S. K. Chatterjee - in ML
  • Adelma von Vay - see Joma Sipe book illustrations
  • F. J. Lippett
  • John Osborn Varian
  • Maude Elizabeth Ralston [Sharman]- Atma Fairy Stories
  • Katie King
  • John William Brodie-Innes
  • S. J.McGregor Mathers
  • Wardall family
  • Beatrice Hastings - Gomes cataloged her papers
  • Aleister Crowley
  • Clara Erskine Clement Waters
  • Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel
  • Alonzo Decker
  • Elizabeth Spalding
  • Rai B. K. Laheri
  • Ram Nath Puri
  • Krishna Prem - donated to our bldg fund
  • Ramakrishna Keshava Kulkarni/R. K. Kulkarni - educator
  • Jane Lead/Leade - Theosopher
  • James Albert Clark - Hargrove guy? - wrote A Theosophist's Point of View" 1901
  • Jacob Bonggren
  • Stanly B. Sexton
  • Clara Jerome Kochersperger - see her history
  • Kate Buffington Davis
  • Van der Linden family - see K. Paul Johnson and Wilder letters
  • Mary Flynn - friend of HPB
  • Judith Tyberg
  • Frederick Finch Strong
  • John Worrell Keely - vibratory healing - see Theosophy World
  • Robert and Sara Logan
  • Basil Hodgson-Smith
  • William Emmett Coleman - critic of HPB
  • Sellon family
  • Augustus W. Alexander
  • Hugh George Calloway - Oliver Fox - see Kurt Leland
  • Elizabeth Thompson - philanthropist - see this
  • Louise Haines le Freimann - Aussie artist
  • Daniel H. Caldwell
  • Michael Gomes
  • Alice O Howell
  • David Reigle
  • Herbert Stack
  • Nivaran Chandra Mookerjee
  • V. Coopooswamy Iyer
  • Ralph Shirley
  • Walter Paris - artist knew Founders in India
  • Major Dawsonne Melancathan Strong. See The Theosophist, 1.9: 239‒240 and HPB letter to Alice Gordon.
  • General Alfred Wilks Drayson, a London Lodge member
  • Mikalojus K. Ciurlionis (1875–1911), Lithuanian artist
  • H. Spencer Lewis
  • Marie Museaus-Higgins and her college
  • Henk Spierenburg - see Theosophy World
  • Nicholas of Cusa - adept - see Theosophy World
  • Arnold Trevor Bax (composer)
  • Mario Roso de Luna

FAMOUS - or - LINKED TO - or - INFLUENCED BY THEOSOPHY

  • Wake, Charles Staniland
  • Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson)
  • Emil Wittgenstein - IAPSOP, CW, TWS
  • Kahlil Gibran
  • Rider Haggard
  • E. M. Forster
  • Herbert Burrows
  • Sibelius - see Sylvia Cranston book
  • James Joyce
  • T. S. Eliot
  • A. E. Waite
  • Jawaharlal Nehru - see Theosophy World
  • Edward Bach - flower remedy
  • Henry Miller
  • J. B. Priestley
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • Tom Stoppard
  • Thornton Wilder
  • Walter Burley Griffin and his wife
  • Alfred Russel Wallace
  • William James - see Kurt Leland for info
  • Charles Rennie Macintosh
  • Jean Sibelius
  • Luther Burbank - cacti sent to Adyar
  • Elvis Presley
  • Ruth Crawford-Seeger
  • Alfred Deakin - Australian politician
  • Hernandez Martinez - president of El Salvador
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • A. G. Spalding
  • George Lansbury - British Labour Party leader
  • Gloria Steinem
  • D. T. Suzuki and wife Beatrice
  • Soyen Shaku
  • Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • Alan Watts
  • Mathew Reid - Australian senator - TS in Canberra #78
  • Olive Hockin - suffragist - TS in Canberra #78
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue - architect - see Leland
  • Hugh and Muriel Dowding
  • Algernon Blackwood - Leland for occult/psy interpretations of stories
  • Agnes Pelton - artist
  • Will Levington Comfort
  • Bertha Jaques - etcher
  • Melchior Lechter - German painter
  • Lloyd Loar - Gibson guitar designer; accoustics professor per Mark Casady

Other articles

  • HPB genealogy
  • HPB residences with photos
  • Olcott genealogy

Mahatma Letters expansion

Anyone is welcome to work on these items:

  • Add a descriptive sentence at the beginning of each ML to APS. (LMW and later additions all have this.)
  • Reread Barborka book The Mahatmas and Their Letters – quite a lot of additions can be made to the wiki from this source.
  • Check Hartmann Report for a wealth of info, including on Padshah.

Janet Kerschner is working on these items:

  • Use Jon Knebel's notes (see HPB Letters project backups) to add publication history to ML and LMW.
  • Laura C. Holloway materials
    • Review sequence and revise navigation if necessary.
    • Update Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas (book) as necessary.
    • Check MHM-19 image to verify double underscore in transcription.
    • Check MHM-41 links and more notes.
    • Update LCH bio from Sasson book and DHC book.
    • Ask Winterthur for permission to use images, and if granted, add images to wiki (DHC will provide the images – Winterthur only has to give permission to post online).
  • Recheck Daniel Caldwell's website [1] - verify that each of his resources has been applied to wiki.
  • Revisit ML to HSO – Solovyov – insert between 1-37 and 2-26 – 2 very different versions.
  • Check Sven Eek book on Damodar - has some letters, I think.
  • Revisit Coulombs – add links to all the letters mentioning them – eg. 2-73, ML130, 2-19 or 29, 1-7, 1-8 more.
  • Revisit Hubbe-Schleiden – see DHC website and emails.
  • Revisit Damodar – see DHC website and emails.
  • Revisit Gebhard letters – see DHC email and downloads.
  • Revisit HSO letters – see DHC email and downloads.
  • Identify "true workers" in LMW1-19, page 10: R.A.M., N.D.C., U.U.B., N.B.C., D.H.
  • Review the "Other" folder of images from Pedro Oliveira – envelopes and misc. – probably not usable except maybe in recipient pages, not in letters.
  • Check 1885 SPR report – need to scan letters (after pg 380) – See Rare-T SPR PSPR PT IX. Also in Oversized: OVR TB614 SPR v.3 Pt 1,2.
  • Digitize microfilm "Mahatma Letters #4" Roll 7A to capture telegrams and brief messages from Mahatmas that have never been published. See card in BdeZ card files about the roll.
  • Check 4th edition ML pg 486 - fragment of a KH note re HPB letter to APS, NOve 22, 1880