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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"


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71) Put more theosophically, for Schelling God as nature is immanently self-alienating, for it is self-alienation which is the most basic ground for the emergence of novelty.
Unlike either theosophically oriented Javanese nationalists or even leftist inspired nationalists, he acknowledged the material nature of world history and embraced it.
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.