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Any of a number of philosophies maintaining that a knowledge of God may be achieved through spiritual ecstasy, direct intuition, or special individual relations, especially the movement founded in 1875 as the Theosophical Society by Helena Blavatsky (1831–91) and Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907), following Hindu and Buddhist teachings and seeking universal brotherhood.

Subjects: Christianity.


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