G.R.S. Mead and Blavatsky – How the Theosophical Society introduced Gnosticism to the World
When H.P. Blavatsky met the classics student G.R.S. Mead, she recognized a talent who could bring the ancient wisdom of the classics and that of newly discovered Gnostic texts to the world. Supported by the Theosophical Society, G.R.S. Mead proceeded to translate the Pistis Sophia, Chaldean Oracles, Mithras Liturgy, and scores of other texts. His translations of the Pistis Sophia and Chaldean Oracles are still the most available of English Translations.
This talk will give an overview of the work of GRS Mead, his collaboration with HPB, and examples of how and why HPB saw Gnosticism as integral to application of Ancient Wisdom.