Also includes H.P. Blavatsky: An Outline of Her Life, by Herbert Whyte. The word Theosophy is a combination of two Greek terms, theos (God), and Sophia (Wisdom), meaning the Wisdom of God, or Divine Wisdom. Theosophy was around long before Madame Blavatsky and Colonel Alcott started the Theosophical Society in 1875, but the society was an attempt to put this idea into action. The Secret Doctrine by Blavatsky became the defining work for Theosophy, written as a large two volume set. Henderson condenses that work into this smaller and more understandable form. This book provides a clear overview of Theosophy’s goals and reveals the life of its colorful and legendary founder, Madame Blavatsky, who had great psychic abilities and one of the sharpest minds of her time. Paperback, ISBN 9781585090754, 6 x 9 , 132 pp.