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n. pl. the·os·o·phies
1. Religious philosophy or speculation about the nature of the soul based on mystical insight into the nature of God.
2. often Theosophy The system of beliefs and teachings of the Theosophical Society, founded in New York City in 1875, incorporating aspects of Buddhism and Brahmanism, especially the belief in reincarnation and spiritual evolution.

[Medieval Latin theosophia, from Late Greek theosophiā : Greek theo-, theo- + Greek sophiā, wisdom.]

the′o·soph′ic (-ə-sŏf′ĭk), the′o·soph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
the′o·soph′i·cal·ly adv.
the·os′o·phist n.
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Adj.1.theosophical - of or relating to theosophy; "theosophical writings"


[θɪəˈsɒfɪkəl] ADJteosófico


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She then probably exited the correspondence first, quietly and after grappling with spiritual concerns, but in a sense Gestefeld had already quietly exited the teacher-student relationship: at least by 1886 she had chosen a theosophically inflected, esoteric Christian orientation over Eddy's unorthodox yet fully particularistic, revelatory Christianity.
Certainly the images and theosophical arguments discussed in this book are an important part of the story, yet some readers may be left wondering precisely how they connected to the less erudite and theosophically inclined varieties of alchemy that we know also flourished in this same period.
Whether or not they were already theosophically inclined, as inheritors of the legacy of New England Transcendentalism the Griffins were clearly aligned with the idealist wing represented by Emerson, who also believed that socio-political change was best effected through the transformation of thinking to be brought about by an intellectual and artistic elite.