Remembering Colonel Olcott

Originally published in 1931, Reminiscences of Colonel H. S. Olcott has now been reprinted by The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, Chennai, India. It was originally compiled by Hridaya Narain Agarwal.

 Picture of front cover of Reminiscences of Colonel H. S OlcottReminiscences of Colonel H. S. Olcott
(front cover)

The back cover carries the following information: “This enlarged edition retains the original compilation of articles about this outstanding man and his work, with new sections containing additional information, and quotations taken from his deeply insightful talks and writings for the reader to meditate upon. It is offered as a tribute to a great soul who passed away a hundred years ago on 17 February 1907, and who made an impact in the diverse fields of agricultural science, law, religion, social welfare, education, healing and research. His memory is cherished both on account of his stupendous work and the goodness of his heart.”

From Part Three, ‘Thoughts of Colonel H. S. Olcott’:

“I have been taught to lean upon myself alone, to look to my Higher Self as my best teacher, best guide, best example, and only saviour. I was taught that no one could or ever would attain to the perfect knowledge save upon those lines.”

Other titles of interest by H. S. Olcott include Old Diary Leaves (six volumes), Applied Theosophy and Other Essays and The Buddhist Catechism.

All the books mentioned here can be obtained from The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, Chennai, India, at tphindia (gmail) or tphindia (adyarbooks)