Books by William Q. Judge


The Ocean of Theosophy
Letters That Have Helped Me
Bhagavad-Gita Combined with Essays on the Gita
Practical Occultism
Echoes of the Orient

About William Q. Judge

William Quan Judge wrote about technical Theosophy in a deceptively simple style that is very warm and friendly. In addition he wrote about putting theosophical ideals of altruism, patience, courage, and contemplation into practice.

William Quan Judge was born in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1851. His family emigrated in 1864 to New York where he specialized in corporate law (New York State Bar, 1872). A co-founder with H. P. Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott of The Theosophical Society in 1875 he later became General Secretary of its American Section and Vice-President of the International Society. In this capacity he organised and presided over The Theosophical Congress at The World’s Parliament of Religions held in Chicago during the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Through his writing and extensive lecturing around the United States, he helped make Theosophy known and respected. He died in New York City on March 21, 1896 at the age of 44.