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Any of a number of philosophies maintaining that a knowledge of God may be achieved through spiritual ecstasy, direct intuition, or special individual relations, especially the movement founded in 1875 as the Theosophical Society by Helena Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907).

L. Sprague de Camp covered it in his talk on "Adventures in the Occult" at Philcon 1, the 1947 Worldcon, along with astrology, numerology, Rosicrucianism and yoga.

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