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"It was no surface tie which bound us to him. No one ever tried less than he to gain from men that adherence which comes from impressive manners. . . . Here was a hero out of the remote, antique, giant ages come among us, wearing but on the surface the vesture of our little day. We, too, came out of that past, but in forgetfulness; he with memory and power soon regained"   .... George W. Russell (AE), from The Irish Theosophist, IV, 123, April 1896

ECHOES OF THE ORIENT 4 vol set, New 2nd Revised Ed, see below and/or  CLICK HERE   - ALSO in FREE PDF .......HERE

Bhagavad Gita

Combined with Essays on the Gita

Letters That Have Helped Me

That Have Helped Me

Practical Occultism

Practical Occultism:
From Private Letters
of W.Q.J.

                of Theosophy

The Ocean
of Theosophy

Sunrise WQJ

SUNRISE Special Issue:
William Q. Judge (1851-1896)


Echoes of the Orient
4 Vols

in FREE PDF .......HERE

Second and Revised Edition ECHOES of the ORIENT:
The Writings of William Quan Judge  

Compiled by Dara Eklund

Echoes are heard in every age of a timeless path that leads to divine wisdom and knowledge of our purpose in the universal design. Today’s resurgent awareness of our physical and spiritual interdependence affirms those pioneering keynotes set forth in the writings of H. P. Blavatsky. Her task was to represent the broad panorama of the “anciently universal Wisdom-Religion,” to show its underlying expression in the world’s myths, legends, and spiritual traditions, and to show its scientific basis — with the overarching goal of furthering the cause of universal brotherhood. Some have found HPB’s books difficult and ask for something simpler. The writings of William Q. Judge, a co-founder of the Theosophical Society and close personal friend of HPB, help fill this need. His Ocean of Theosophy and Letters That Have Helped Me (see pp. 12-13) remain classics in the literature, describing in clear language the basic ideas of the wisdom-tradition and its path of spiritual quest. Yet the greater part of Judge’s literary output is to be found in his magazine articles and other writings gathered together here in Echoes of the Orient.

Volume I comprises about 170 articles from The Path magazine, founded and edited by Judge. These are chronologically arranged and supplemented by his popular “Occult Tales.” Also included are a well-documented 50-page biography, numerous illustrations, photographs, and facsimiles.

Volume II comprises Judge’s “Hidden Hints in The Secret Doctrine,” his lectures at the World’s Parliament of Religions, articles and replies to questions in other magazines, and “Faces of Friends” who were actively helping the Theosophical Society in Judge’s time.

Volume III contains tracts and pamphlets, newspaper and journal articles, miscellaneous articles and extracts, and “Suggestions and Aids” to fellow travelers on the Path. Second and Revised Edition 6 x 9, each volume includes a bibliography and index.

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Volume 1: $35.00 cloth, 700 pages,
Volume 2: $35.00 cloth, 600 pages,
Volume 3: $35.00 cloth, 540 pages.


American Theosophist

Using the wide-angle lens of theosophic wisdom, Judge provided trenchant commentary on a variety of themes: Astral Intoxication; Christian Fathers on Reincarnation; Spiritualism Old and New; Is Poverty Bad Karma?; Psychometry; Kali Yuga - the Present Age; Reincarnation of Animals; Suicide is not Death; Comets; and many, many more. A felicitous by-product of Judge's broad coverage of subject matter both in The Path and on his lecture-tours was the popular interest aroused in the study of comparative religion and in the epics and philosophical scriptures of India. He recognized in the Bhagavad-Gita and Upanishads, and in the accounts of the life and mission of the Buddha, a strong affinity with the theosophic ethic and teaching. To meet the growing demand for explanations of theosophical and Oriental doctrines a printing press was purchased in 1889 to issue pamphlets, tracts, and a small 8-page magazine, The Theosophical Forum. The same year The Path office published an inexpensive pocket edition of Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, followed in 1890 by Judge's Recension of the Bhagavad-Gita, both with introductions by W. Q. Judge.

From A Salute to William Quan Judge by 
Grace F. Knoche

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