Accordingly, the last age of Greek philosophy is theosophical in character, and its ultimate end is a practical satisfaction.
In modern spiritualism the familiar is represented by the "guide," corresponding to which we have the theosophical "guru."
Olcott, she founded the " Theosophical Society "with the object of (I) forming a universal brotherhood of man,(2) studying and making known the ancient religions, philosophies and sciences, (3) investigating the laws of nature and developing the divine powers latent in man.
A Glossary of Theosophical Terms (1890-1892) was compiled for the benefit of her disciples.
Nevertheless, her cleverness, volubility, energy and will-power enabled her to maintain her ground, and when she died on the 8th of May 1891 (White Lotus Day), at the theosophical headquarters in the Avenue Road, London, she was the acknowledged head of a community numbering not far short of 100,000, with journalistic organs in London, Paris, New York and Madras.