Definition of theosophy :
Any system of philosophy or mysticism which proposes to attain intercourse with God and superior spirits, and consequent superhuman knowledge, by physical processes, as by the theurgic operations of some ancient Platonists, or by the chemical processes of the German fire philosophers; also, a direct, as distinguished from a revealed, knowledge of God, supposed to be attained by extraordinary illumination; especially, a direct insight into the processes of the divine mind, and the interior relations of the divine nature.
- Theosophy, then, is both speculative and practical. - "Modern Religious Cults and Movements", Gaius Glenn Atkins.
- We do not like the author's occult theosophy. - "The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation.", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- At the present time not a few of the religious vagaries which infest our land such as Christian Science and Theosophy, have chiefly come to us from India. - "Indiaâ€™s Problem Krishna or Christ", John P. Jones.