The famous theosophist leader H.P. Blavatsky (1831-1891) claimed to be in contact with the Adepts, the mysterious Tibetan prophets and seers whose teachings inspired the early Theosophical movement. Whether they were real masters or inspired metaphors that Mme. Blavatsky created is a question that has never been satisfactorily settled, and these original papers are part of the continuing controversy.
Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa (1875-1953) was president of the Theosophist Society Adyar, as well as a Freemason. He wrote prolifically on theology, philosophy, art, literature, and science, specifically occult chemistry. Along with his writing, he spoke around the world and was fluent in several languages. In 1949, he established the School of Wisdom in Adyar, where he presided until his death. Dr. Paul Rich is a life member of the Theosophical Society and the American Philosophical Association as well as an active Freemason, with membership in the Grand College of Rites as well as the York and Scottish branches of the Craft.