William H. Dower

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Dr. William H. Dower

William H. Dower was the co-founder with Francia A. La Due of the Temple of the People, an international Theosophical group based in Halcyon, California.

Personal life

William Dower was born in New York on March 22, 1866 of a German immigrant father and American mother. He attended Syracuse University and became a physician. After an early marriage and divorce, he married a member of the Temple of the People, Jane Kent, around 1900. They had a daughter. He died on October 5, 1937.

Temple of the People

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Writings

Dr. Dower wrote articles, pamphlets, and books. Some were translated into French and German.

  • Occultism for Beginners. Halcyon, Calif.: Halcyon Book Concern, 1917. 77 pages. Available at Google Books and Hathitrust.
  • The Basic Principle of Brotherhood and Evolutionary Wave. Halycyon, Calif.: Temple Book Dept., 1939. 18 pages.
  • The Coming Avatar. Halcyon, Calif.: Temple of the People, 1918. Available at Internet Archive. 61 pages.
  • The Curse of the World. Halcyon, Calif.: Temple of the People, 1920. 4 pages.
  • Captives. Halcyon, Calif.: Temple of the People, 1920. 4 pages.
  • "Six Nations Indian Traditions". The Lamp 3.29 (December, 1896), 76.

Coauthored with Francia A. La Due

  • Temple Messages. Halcyon, Calif.: Temple of the People, 1983. 183 pages.
  • Teachings of the Temple. Halcyon, Calif.: The Temple of the People, 1925. Second or Jubilee edition in 1948. 661 pages.
  • From the Mountain Top. Halcyon, Calif.: Temple of the People, 1914. 278 pages. Available at Hathitrust.

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