Krotona, Theosophy and Krishnamurti, 1927-1931

From the Amazon listing of the book:


From the author's archive of rare archival Theosophical documents, he has produced several books on the early history of Theosophy. This is Volume 5 in the Krotona Series. It will be of particular interest to some because its archival documents reveal Theosophical conversations from the period when Krishnamurti broke away from the organization of Theosophy. We also witness first-hand the ongoing founding and building of Krotona and the first Star Camp. We become privy to the internal conversation of the Esoteric School and communications between Annie Besant, Leadbeater, Jinarajadasa, Arundale, Warrington and others as their world is drastically changing with Krishnamurti's dissolving of the Order of the Star and his venture on a pathless truth.

About the Author

Joseph E. Ross is a scholar of Theosophy. He is also the owner of the Ross Collection, ( a unique archive of rare documents, letters, and images pertaining to the early days of Theosophy and its leading figures of the time, including: Annie Besant, C.W. Leadbeater, A.P. Warrington, and J. Krishnamurti.


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Comment by Capt. Anand Kumar on July 7, 2011 at 11:22pm

Welcome Joseph. I am confident sharing of your wisdom and the treasures you possess would be of great value to our members.


I am not a theosophist and please forgive me if I appear to transgress theosophical etiquettes. I ask a few questions because for the first time there is an opportunity to communicate directly with an author and publisher.


As I understand it, the Theosophical movement began with a purpose of freeing the "Information" from the clutches of a few and bring it to the general population. Physical books were the only medium to do it at that point in time and the cost had to be recovered if the effort was to be sustained. The situation today is different. I am told few books recover the cost of publishing by way of direct sales. If that be true, why digital editions are not being given free to the general public, if the idea is to disseminate the information or in other words "Unveil the Isis".  


Thank You.

Comment by Michael A. Williams on July 7, 2011 at 1:43pm

Joseph, this looks like an exciting and valuable book, and thanks for writing it.

In regards to J. Krishnamurti, I notice you only cover the years 1927 - 1931. One of the most significant events in his life, and central to his breaking away from the Theosophical Society, was his "spiritual awaking" experience that started in August - September, 1922. This continued thereafter, and throughout his life, and came to known as "The Process."

J. K. kept this from the general public and only his closest inner circle knew about it. Finally let Mary Lutyens, his official biographer, reveal it in the 1960's.

I wondering if you "flashback" to this event in your book and give out more details from any deeper  research into it.


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