Guide to the Temple of the People Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Nancy Sanders Gower.
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135 N. Oakland Avenue
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Guide to the Temple of the People Collection 1903/2011

David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Temple of the People Collection
Dates: 1903-2011
Identification: CFT00122
Creator: Temple of the People Blavatsky, H. P., 1831-1891.
Physical Description: 1.00
Repository: David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA, 91182-0002
URL: http://library.fuller.edu/archives/
Email: archives@fuller.edu
Phone: (626) 584-5311
Fax: (626) 584-5613

Administrative History:

The Temple of the People was founded in Syracuse, NY in 1898 by Francia A. La Due and William H. Dower. It is a continuation of the Theosophical teachings of Madame H.P. Blavatsky, a work carried on by William Quan Judge. In 1903 the Temple of the People moved to Halcyon, California. The Blue Star Memorial Temple was erected in 1923.
The Temple aims to formulate spiritual truths as fundamental to human evolution in order to promote the idea that an explanation for the spiritual instinct inherent in all humans is the basis of every religion. The Temple aims to create a lifestyle that is in harmony with natural and Divine law and to promote the study of the sciences in order to better understand the super-physical aspects of human existence, as well as the study of art and social sciences for the welfare of all. The Temple holds that humanity will become a mighty power for good when it is universally attuned to the ideal of unselfish service by a daily application of the Golden Rule.
The Temple in Halcyon offers services in the Blue Star Memorial Temple every Sunday and a short Meditation for World Healing every day. Study classes are offered two days a week in the University Center where the William Quan Judge Library provides study resources.
The Temple of the People is the last remaining spiritualist community. In the earliest days of the 20th century, Pentecostal meetings and communities in the Arroyo Seco, near Los Angeles, California, were often confused with spiritualist communities in the same area by secular media, making these communities an important contextual reference for study of Pentecostalism.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term:

spiritualism
theosophy

Scope and Contents

The Temple of the People was founded in Syracuse, NY in 1898 by Francia A. La Due and William H. Dower. It is a continuation of the Theosophical teachings of Madame H.P. Blavatsky, a work carried on by William Quan Judge. In 1903 the Temple of the People moved to Halcyon, California. The Blue Star Memorial Temple was erected in 1923. It is the last remaining spiritualist community. In the earliest days of the 20th century, Pentecostal meetings and communities in the Arroyo Seco, near Los Angeles, California, were often confused with spiritualist communities in the same area by secular media, making these communities an important contextual reference for the study of Pentecostalism.
The collection includes five bound volumes, Theogenesis, From the Mountaintop in three volumes,and Temple Messages, all published by The Temple of the People, Halcyon, California, as well as post cards, six pamphlets on spiritual themes and two brochures about the Temple of the People and the symbolism of the Blue Star Memorial Temple.

Detailed List of Contents

 

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Post cards of the Blue Temple and the Halcyon Store and Post Office 2011

 

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Brochure: About the Temple of the People 2002

 

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Brochure: Symbolism of the Blue Star Memorial Temple 2003

 

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Booklet: Reincarnation 2002

 

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Booklet: The Temple

 

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Booklet: Inner Planes 2002

 

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Booklet: Questions About God 2002

 

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Booklet: Karma 2002

 

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Bound volume: Temple Messages 1983

 

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Volume I of From The Mountain Top. Copyright 1914, reprint 1974. 1914

 

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Volume II of From the Mountain Top. 1975

 

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Volume III of From the Mountain Top. 1985

 

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Theogenesis 1981