William Quan Judge (1851-96)

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William Quan Judge (1851-96)

Post by Nicholas » Sun May 19, 2019 5:02 pm

A close friend of HP Blavatsky who also worked for Theosophy. In addition to his many articles & books he also wrote short stories which might appear fictional, but are not. Here is one of his occult tales:

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/wq ... ales-1.htm
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Re: William Quan Judge (1851-96)

Post by DNS » Wed May 22, 2019 4:10 pm

Short life! Died at age 44 (almost 45).

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Re: William Quan Judge (1851-96)

Post by Nicholas » Thu May 23, 2019 11:40 am

DNS wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Short life! Died at age 44 (almost 45).
Short yes, but a hard & effective worker, speaker & writer. In his last 10 years he wrote eight books and edited a monthly magazine, plus many talks & scads of letters were cranked out.

Here is another tale, this one about magicians vs sorcerers, in a long ago time.

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/wq ... ales-9.htm
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Re: William Quan Judge (1851-96)

Post by Nicholas » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:06 pm

Judge's non-fiction writings outpaced his fiction by a great deal. Here is piece that was serialized in an 1890 newspaper:

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/ec ... orient.pdf
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The title for these articles was chosen by Miss Kate Field when they were first sent for publication in her new paper, Kate Field's Washington, in January, 1890, and to her belongs all the credit for an appropriate name. The use of the nom de plume "Occultus" was also the suggestion of Miss Field, since it was intended that the personality of the author should be hidden until the series was completed.

The restrictions upon the treatment of the subject growing out of the popular character of the paper in which they were published precluded the detail and elaboration that would have been possible in a philosophical or religious periodical. No pretense is made that the subject of Theosophy as understood in the Orient has been exhaustively treated, for, believing that millions of years have been devoted by the sages who are the guardians of Theosophical truth to its investigation, I think no one writer could do more than to repeat some of the echoes reaching his ears.

William Q. Judge
New York, September, 1890
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