Books by Katherine Tingley


Theosophy: Path of the Mystic
The Gods Await

About Katherine Tingley

Katherine Tingley, a previous Leader of the Theosophical Society, put both technical Theosophy and ethical theosophy into the context of the global and real life situations and social issues such as world peace, raising a family and prison reform, and her books deal mainly with how to integrate theosophical ideas and ideals with the mystical beauty and simplicity of real life situations.

Katherine Tingley was born July 6, 1847, in Newbury, Massachusetts. She felt a profound sympathy for the victims of poverty, misery, and war, and worked all her life to alleviate suffering. In 1893 she met William Q. Judge who introduced her to Theosophy. Soon she knew that here was a philosophy which, if practiced, could lighten the burdens of humanity. Mrs. Tingley and Judge became co-workers, and upon his death in March 1896 she succeeded him as head of The Theosophical Society. In 1900 she moved its international headquarters to Point Loma, California, where she continued her humanitarian efforts and founded the Raja-Yoga School, Academy and College, and later, in 1919, The Theosophical University. She lectured extensively in the United States and abroad until shortly before her death at Visingso, Sweden on July 11, 1929.