November 20, 2020
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The Theosophical Society was founded by Helena Blavatsky and Colonel Henry Olcott in New York in 1875. In 1882, the headquarters of the Society were established in Adyar. Theosophy was a philosophy combining mysticism and spiritualism (with heavy influences from Buddhist and Hindu thought) with metaphysics. The arrival of Annie Besant ushered in a new era and expansion of the headquarters. Following the death of Blavatsky, factions emerged and the organization split between Theosophical Society Adyar and Theosophical Society Pasadena.
Location: The Theosophical Society