Willaim Kingsland. and Olcott. Doubleday graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1842; achieved the rank of Major-General in the army and served at Gettysburg. Clara Codd (small image) Geoffrey Hodson. Abner Doubleday (1819-1893) was a U.S. military officer who served as a Union general during the Civil War (1861-65). In the summer of 1878 Doubleday lived in Mendham, New Jersey, and became a prominent member of the Theosophical Society. Doubleday, Abner (1819-1893) Details Published: Sunday, 12 September 2010 17:39 Doubleday was international vice president of the Theosophical Society (1880-1888), and was interim president January 17 to February 1879. Yet, for a brief time, he was deputed President of the Theosophical Society when Blavatsky and Olcott departed America for India. Abner Doubleday was an American general who was an important member of the Theosophical Society in its earliest years. Judge, as he was the best informed and seems at times to receive interior communications from India. The inner voice is deadened by the fumes of liquor. In addition, new articles that are not in the printed version are continually being added. He was born June 26, 1819, at Ballston Spa, New York. The General was interested in the work of Éliphas Lévi, and translated it from the French: [Doubleday] played one of the most important but under-recognized roles in the popularization of Lévi's thought. Clara Codd (small image) Geoffrey Hodson. Quite the same Wikipedia. an inventory. When two of the founders of that society, Helena Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott, moved to India at the end of that year, he was constituted as the president of the American body. Abner Doubleday and Theosophy in America: 1879-1884, https://theosophy.wiki/w-en/index.php?title=Abner_Doubleday&oldid=44569. Isis Unveiled ... one of the American Theosophy leaders, left in charge with Doubleday. Abner Doubleday : biography June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893 On July 2, 1863, Army of the Potomac commander Maj. Gen. George G. Meade replaced Doubleday with Major General John Newton, a more junior officer from another corps. an inventory. The term Neo-Theosophy is a term, originally derogatory, used by the followers of Blavatsky to denominate the system of Theosophical ideas expounded by Annie Besant and Charles Webster Leadbeater following the death of Madame Blavatsky in 1891. E. T. Sturdy member of HPB's Inner Group. After graduating from West Point in 1842, the young Doubleday served in the Mexican-American War and the Seminole wars. General Doubleday was a significant leader in the early history of the Theosophical Society. This Encyclopedia contains all the articles of the printed, This Encyclopedia is intended to be a useful resource to everyone. Abner Doubleday. There is little doubt that he did much to popularize the game at the military establishment at Cooperstown, N.Y. where a centenary shrine was erected to commemorate the event, and it may be this memorial which gave rise to the claim. Max Heindel. Abner Doubleday letters to Thomas Moore Johnson [undated, probably 1882]. Doubleday has been considered the “father” of modern baseball, although there is no evidence to support that claim. Max Heindel The ostensible reason was a false report by XI Corps commander Major General Oliver O. Howard […] Doubleday was International Vice-President of the Theosophical Society (TS) (1880-8), and was interim President January 17 to February 1879. Doubleday was International Vice-President of the Theosophical Society (TS) (1880-8), and was interim President January 17 to February 1879. After attending a private preparatory school in Cooperstown, New York, the young man worked for two years as a surveyor and civil engineer. Our financial plans – upon which we relied to give us ample means – have not succeeded as yet. E T Sturdy member of HPB's Inner Group. He was wounded more than once. This Encyclopedia contains all the articles of the printed Theosophical Encyclopedia published by the Theosophical Publishing House, Manila. Doubleday was born in a one-room house in Ballston Spa, New York, on June 26, 1819. Doubleday was international vice president of the Theosophical Society (1880-1888), and was interim president January 17 to February 1879. "Abner Doubleday" biographical sketch in Bowen and Johnson, 151. "Origins of baseball," Wikipedia, accessed February 17, 2012. Abner Doubleday - Theosophy. Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 - January 26, 1893), was a career U.S. Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. English Articles. Radha Burnier. Gettysburg Website, accessed February 17, 2012. This Encyclopedia is intended to be a useful resource to everyone. Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 - January 26, 1893), was a career U.S. Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. First, there is the fascinating connection between Spalding and Doubleday through the Theosophical Society, a mystical religious movement of the late 1800s. Just better. In June of 1882, he informed [Thomas Moore] Johnson that he had completed the first known English Translation of Lévi's Dogme et rituel de la haute magie (1854-56), and that, if he failed to come to good terms with a New York book publisher, he wanted Johnson to publish it in the Platonist. Some of the difficulties which have impeded our material progress arise from the peculiarities of some of the members who have simply joined to have their appetite for wonders satisfied, but who seem to take but little interest in the philosophy which remedies the subject. Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. In the summer of 1878, Doubleday lived in Mendham Township, New Jersey, and became a prominent member of the Theosophical Society. The latter included General Abner Doubleday, the legendary founder of baseball, and later the inventor Thomas Alva Edison. You may contribute to this Encyclopedia by sending your article by email to the General Editor at editor.theosopedia@gmail.com. (1819-1893). In 1879, the principal founders, Madame Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott, moved to India, where the Society spread rapidly. Doubleday was born in Ballston Spa, New York, in a small house on the corner of Washington and Fenwick streets. A native of New York, Doubleday graduated from West Point and served during the Mexican-American War (1846-48). E. T. Sturdy member of HPB's Inner Group. G. de Purucker. His maternal grandfather joined the army at 14 and was a mounted messenger for George Washington. Radha Burnier. The latter included General Abner Doubleday, the legendary founder of baseball, and later the inventor Thomas Alva Edison. He commanded artillery in the Army of the Potomac, seeing action at the Northern Virginia Campaign, the Second Battle of Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietum, and, most notably, Gettysburg. Patrick D. Bowen and K. Paul Johnson, eds. [3]. E T Sturdy member of HPB's Inner Group. Theosophy was a major influence on society in East and West. Promoted to brigadier general in February 1862, Doubleday participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassa… Max Heindel Abner Doubleday. Recent. Theosophy was a major influence on society in East and West. Doubleday was international vice president of the Theosophical Society (1880-1888), and was interim president January 17 to February 1879. Languages. Radha Burnier. In fact, Doubleday never claimed to have any particular association with the game. This is that story... By David A. Welker Born on 26 June 1819 in Ballston Spa, New York to Ulysses F. and Hester (Donnelly) Doubleday, Abner joined a respected family with deep ties to… His paternal grandfather, also named Abner, had fought in the American Revolutionary War. He is a pure high-minded and intelligent student of these mysteries, but like a number of others he has had all he could do to keep the wolf from his door. They established a Theosophical Center and am international headquarters. He was born June 26, 1819, at Ballston Spa, New York. a place Blavatsky and Olcott made base on their travel East. Major-General Doubleday is one of many theosophists featured in the annals of American history. Of these I relied most upon Wm. William Quan Judge (April 13, 1851 – March 21, 1896) was an Irish-American mystic, esotericist, and occultist, and one of the founders of the original Theosophical Society.He was born in Dublin, Ireland.When he was 13 years old, his family emigrated to the United States.He became a naturalized citizen of the USA at age 21 and passed the New York state bar exam, specializing in commercial law. Syncretism is one of the core principles of Theosophy, a religious philosophy originating with Helena Petrovna Blavatsky from the 1870s, and the seven rays appear repeatedly in the related writings. Abner Doubleday, President of the Theosophical Society Abner Doubleday may not be a name readily recognizable to those familiar with the history of the modern theosophical movement. Doubleday met Henry S. OLCOTT when he was President of a United States military tribunal at which Olcott was prosecutor and as a result joined the TS on June 30, 1878. Abner Doubleday letter to Thomas Moore Johnson dated June 6, 1882. More detail is available in a well-documented article in Wikipedia.[1]. He was born June 26, 1819, at Ballston Spa, New York. As it is, we must wait for better times, and make haste slowly. [9] At the site of his burial in Arlington National Cemetery, there is a 7-foot (2.1 m) obelisk monument, pictured at right. Born at Ballston Spa, New York, on June 26, 1819, he entered West Point as a cadet in 1838, graduating in 1842. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science. Due to his significant role in the war, General Doubleday rode on the train with President Lincoln to Gettysburg when the Gettysburg Address was delivered. Late in the war he mostly held administrative positions in Washington, overseeing courts martial and the defenses of the District of Columbia. In this period he married Mary Hewitt of Baltimore. In 1879, the principal founders, Madame Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott, moved to India, where the Society spread rapidly. Theosophy is a collection of mystical and occultist philosophies concerning, or seeking direct knowledge of, the presumed mysteries of life and nature, particularly of the nature of divinity and the origin and purpose of the universe. In 1861 he was second-in-command at Fort Sumter, where he ordered the Unions first shots of the Civil War in response to the bombardment by secessionist forces. Abner Doubleday (invented baseball), one of the early members of the society. He fired the first shot in the defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and played a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Raised in Auburn, NY, Doubleday came from a strong military tradition as his father had fought in the War of 1812 and his grandfathers had served during the American Revolution . A new book from the publisher McFarland, Abner Doubleday: A Civil War Biography by Thomas Barthel, while focusing on his contribution to America’s Civil War, looks at his involvement with Theosophy. He was born June 26, 1819, at Ballston Spa, New York. "Abner Doubleday," Wikipedia, accessed February 17, 2012. It is quite true that Madame Blavatsky is an exceptional person. In World War II, a liberty ship was named after him.[10]. When two of the founders of that society, Helena Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott, moved to India at the end of that year, he was constituted as the president of the American body. To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or colour. GRS Mead. Rukmini in her 40's Rukmini. His father, Ulysses F. Doubleday, fought in the War of 1812, published newspapers and books, and represented Auburn, New York for four years in the … He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. With money we could establish a central office here which would be of great value in disseminating the important principles of our philosophy. Radha Burnier. This page was last edited on 19 November 2020, at 23:14. a place Blavatsky and Olcott made base on their travel East. He died on January 26, 1893 at Medham, New Jersey. Adyar. Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893), was a career U.S. Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War.He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.Gettysburg was his finest hour, but his relief by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade caused … Theosophy. He was a dedicated worker for the TS and a supporter of the founders. To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity. Although the articles are copyrighted, the articles may be quoted freely provided that the, The Campbell Theosophical Research Library, Theosophy - Country websites from around the world, An Introduction to Esoteric Principles - Doss McDavid, Communications Manual for Branches - John Sell, Study Course on The Secret Doctrine - Pablo Sender and Juliana Cesano, The Myths of Our Lives: A way to personal transformation, The Technique of the Spiritual Life by Clara Codd, Theosophy - An Introductory Study Course by John Algeo. Several of our most valued members are struggling for a bare subsistence, and this necessarily prevents them giving that attention to our organisation which it ought to receive. Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and Union major general in the American Civil War. The family all slept in the attic loft of the one-room house. For more complete coverage of this topic, see the "Origins of baseball" in Wikipedia, where a section is devoted to the "Abner Doubleday myth."[6]. Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. G. de Purucker. Willaim Kingsland. Many of the articles are also being updated. His father and both grandfathers were all army veterans, and Doubleday obtained an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Born at Ballston Spa, NY on June 26, 1819, Abner Doubleday was the son of Representative Ulysses F. Doubleday and his wife, Hester Donnelly Doubleday. The latter included General Abner Doubleday, the legendary founder of baseball, and later the inventor Thomas Alva Edison. Abner Doubleday. Linking the well-known General to the foundation of the American national past-time seems to have been a publicity stunt by sporting goods manufacturer Albert Spalding. As a Captain and second in command at Fort Sumter, he participated in the firing of the first cannon, the shot that started the American Civil War on April 12, 1861. He fired the first shot in the defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and played a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Max Heindel. GRS Mead. When the American Section was formed in 1886, in Cincinnati, he was a charter member. Abner Doubleday. In his upstate New York youth, Doubleday did play baseball and some historians contend that he had a hand in codifying some of the rules in those early days of the game. by Abner Doubleday [Reprinted from The Religio-Philosophical Journal ... but I know she thought it a great impediment to any progress in Theosophy. Improved in 24 Hours. 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