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The present work, in four volumes, represents all “theosophical” articles from the pen of Charles Johnston that have been located to date. These are drawn largely from Theosophical periodical magazines between the years of 1886 and 1932. The articles have been arranged by subject matter, and the volumes organized to reflect certain overarching themes. Volume III contains Johnston’s many articles on the subject of Theosophy and theosophical concepts. There is first a series of articles on “Theosophy and the Theosophical Movement,” largely composed of Johnston’s yearly speeches given at the annual Convention of The Theosophical Society (NY). Following this is a series titled “Emanation & States of Consciousness” in which Johnston elucidates some of his most metaphysical concepts, concluding with a profound exploration of H.P. Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine. Two series—“The Beginning of Real Life” and “On Initiation and the Mysteries”—bring us to the most practical and perhaps most insightful of Johnston’s writings on theosophy. The volume closes with a further two series: one on the Logos—a subject treated at length throughout Johnston’s articles and translations—and another on the subject of the Will, both of which may hold profound interest for the practically minded theosophist.