Leading Theosophist C.W. Leadbeater died March 1, 1934 at Perth, Australia. Theosophy coalesced in the 19th century and would have a crucial impact on many of the mystic and magically oriented societies and orders to follow and the influence of its leaders, notably Madam Blavatsky was acknowledged by the likes of Aleister Crowley among others.
“Theosophy is a collection of mystical and occultist philosophies concerning, or seeking direct knowledge of, the presumed mysteries of life and nature, particularly of the nature of divinity and the origin and purpose of the universe. Theosophy is considered part of Western esotericism, which believes that hidden knowledge or wisdom from the ancient past offers a path to enlightenment and salvation.
“Theosophy comes from the Greek theosophia (θεοσοφία), which combines theos (θεός), ‘God’ and sophia (σοφία), ‘wisdom’, meaning ‘Divine wisdom’. From the late 19th century onwards, the term Theosophy has generally been used to refer to the religio-philosophic doctrines of the Theosophical Society, founded in New York City in 1875 by Helena Blavatsky, William Quan Judge, and Henry Steel Olcott. Blavatsky’s major work, The Secret Doctrine (1888), was one of the foundational works of modern theosophy. As of 2015, organizations descended from, or related to, the Theosophical Society were active in more than 52 countries around the world.[a] Modern Theosophy has also given rise to, or influenced, the development of other mystical, philosophical, and religious movements.”
Read the entire article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theosophy
Meanwhile https://cwleadbeater.wordpress.com/ is a blog “established to encourage and promote scholarly research into and discussion and dialogue about the life of Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854-1934).”
For those interested in learning more about Theosophy there are extensive resources posted at Theosophy Library Online: http://theosophy.org/