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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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'I explored Buddhism, I went to Tibet, I joined the Theosophical Society.
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Bright and quick-witted, Archibong earned a Presidential Scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he ditched business courses to pore over books at the nearby Theosophical Society library.
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As you may recall, Krishnamurti was raised by the Theosophical Society in India, to be their prophesied Maitreya, or world teacher.