Letters to the Sage
Selected Correspondence of Thomas Moore Johnson:
Volume One: The Esotericists
By Thomas Moore Johnson
Edited by Patrick D. Bowen and K. Paul Johnson
Late 19th Century America was a time and place when our nation underwent an occult renaissance. Esoterically-inclined
Americans were delving into yoga, Sufism, Platonism and the tarot, in part due to the birth of two esoteric organizations:
the Theosophical Society and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. Vital to both organizations was Thomas Moore Johnson,
a small town lawyer from western Missouri, frequently referred to as "the Sage of the Osage." Johnson was the publisher
of The Platonist, a short-lived but influential philosophical journal printed intermittently between1881-1888.
A prolific writer, Johnson maintained correspondence with most of the key figures from the early years of America's occult
Letters to the Sage Volume One: The Esotericists, contains more than 200 of Johnson's letters. This valuable tome
reveals the relationships, spiritual investigations and organizational struggles, of several significant persons seminal to
the early years of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor.
This book has been researched and edited by Patrick Bowen and Paul Johnson, a member of The Church of Light.
505 pages 7 x 9 3/4" Trade Paperback