Theosophy - H.P.B.Library in Toronto
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The H.P.B. Library
was founded in 1917 by Alice L.Cleather as an independent centre distinct from
the Theosophical Society and other established Theosophical organizations of
the time. The background tone of the Library was based on Mrs. Cleather's experience
as a personal pupil of Madame H.P.Blavatsky since 1887, and then as a member
of her Esoteric Section and later the Inner Group.
In the years following
the death of H.P.B. she became disillusioned with the new leaders whose biases
were being presented as Theosophy and with the alterations that were being made
to H.P.B.'s book. In those days, before the publication of the Mahatma Letters,
there was much confusion and many students were unclear as to what the Masters
had really taught. So having ended her association with all the formal Theosophical
bodies she founded the Library as a source for making available the Ancient
Wisdom as taught and approved by H.P.B. and the Adepts.
The Library operates
in accordance with the original ideals of the Theosophical Movement, which are
to impress the truth of the universal brotherhood of all humanity and all life,
and to exemplify its practice in daily living. Its aims are also to encourage
the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science; and to attempt to
awaken intuition to our own deeper nature.
In view of the above,
the Library contains only reliable editions of H.P.B's work carefully copied
from the originals, and later writings of Theosophical students which are based
on the Mahatma's teachings. Various books of mystical interest on eastern philosophies,
western occultism and metaphysical subjects in general are also included in
Books may be borrowed
from the Library either in person or by way of the mail. There is no charge
for this service, though any donations towards the cost of postage are appreciated.
Books should be kept for a reasonable period and then returned. If a longer
time is required the Library should be notified.
This catalogue lists
the titles of books which may be circulated. Certain ones are classified as
"Reference Books" and may not be borrowed unless under exceptional
circumstances, but may always be consulted within the Library.
The Library is presently
operating under the care of:-
284, Ellis Avenue
M6S 2X2, Canada
Tel.: (416) 762-6748
NEW e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
as the books may
not be accessible at all normal library hours- one should call ahead of time.