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By Steven J. Sutcliffe, Marion Bowman

The huge diversity of material contains magical ritual, self sustaining seekers and experts, the Theosophical stream, C.G. Jung, turn-of-the-century creative and non secular colonies, Iona and Glastonbury, substitute therapeutic, and the effect of secular and humanistic proposal.

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By Henley Centre for Forecasting and others: see 'Loves and Marriage', The Guardian, 21 July 1998, 'G2' section, pp. 2-3. , 1988: Contemporary British Society (Cambridge: Polity Press). , 1962: Witness: The Story of a Search (London: Hodder and Stoughton). Bevir, Mark, 1994: 'The West Turns Eastward: Madame Blavatsky and the Transformation of the Occult Tradition', Journal of the American Academy of Religion LXII/3: 747-67. , 1972 [1889]: The Key to Theosophy (Pasadena, C A : Theosophical University Press).

See my typology of singular, serial and multiple seeking in Sutcliffe (1997). The singular seeker 'has inherited a tradition or . . : 106), which s/he then pursues with self-conscious commitment and reflexivity. - 32 - SEEKERS AND GURUS IN THE MODERN WORLD 7. Interview: 'The Force is With Her', Scotland on Sunday, 9 July 1997, 'Spectrum' section, p. 3. 8. Interview: 'Good Vibrations', Face to Face (Bank of Scotland consumer magazine), Summer 1997, p. 12. 9. Cf. ' 10. Cf. Landau (1945), Howe (1972), Webb (1976), Oppenheim (1985), and Heelas (1996).

They had to follow an ascetic spiritual regime and to declare confidence in the legitimacy of Blavatsky and her successors as the approved agents of the Masters, and to commit themselves to work for the society to the best of their abilities. Membership of this inner group has provided the leadership of the TS in most parts of the world until the present day. 1924), and the Ritual of the Mystic Star (1935), all of which offered ceremonial expression to Theosophy. Some of these were short-lived, while others endured for longer periods.

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