The leaflet An Epitome of Theosophy played an important part in the early promotion of Theosophy in the United States of America, its great circulation causing a demand for it elsewhere.
It is reproduced here in the improved form re-written by William Q Judge, as description in miniature of the philosophy, making it
“….what the people needed. It is at once comprehensive and fundamental. It covers most of the ground, and if any sincere reader grasps it he will have food for his reflection of the sort needed.”
He said the Mahatmas behind the Movement wanted serious, deep but accessible texts made available, not ones that cater to “fiction readers and curiosity hunters, but to the pressing needs of earnest minds. Fiction readers never influences a nation’s progress.”
Download PDF >> An Epitome of Theosophy