Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who professes to possess divine illumination; a believer in theosophy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One addicted to theosophy.

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  • noun an advocate of, or believer in theosophy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a believer in theosophy

Etymologies

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From theosophy +‎ -ist.

Examples

  • It may have been his experimentation with mysticism — he was a sort of theosophist for a while.

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  • Brian Stauffer Biodynamics is a system of organic agriculture based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, the German theosophist, specifically on a series of lectures he delivered to farmers in 1924.

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  • To listen to the erudite and cosmically conscious Monsieur Joly explain the tenets of biodynamics, the system of holistic agriculture based on the teachings of Austrian theosophist Rudolph Steiner, while walking the rolling hills of his vineyard on the north bank of the Loire, it's easy to be convinced that conventional agriculture is pernicious and that biodynamics is the future, if not necessarily to understand it in rational terms.

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  • Then there was a black-eyed restaurant waiter who was a theosophist, a union baker who was an agnostic, an old man who baffled all of them with the strange philosophy that WHAT

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  • But within a short time he had tired of all this wholeness and flowing, and suspected Tagore of being just another “theosophist,” and was sitting up late with Yeats to help revise “The Two Kings” line by line.

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  • But within a short time he had tired of all this wholeness and flowing, and suspected Tagore of being just another “theosophist,” and was sitting up late with Yeats to help revise “The Two Kings” line by line.

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  • Elsewhere, a life-sized figure of the theosophist Madame Blavatsky appears to levitate between two chairs, in a work by Goshka Macuga, held aloft by the power of thought alone.

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  • But within a short time he had tired of all this wholeness and flowing, and suspected Tagore of being just another “theosophist,” and was sitting up late with Yeats to help revise “The Two Kings” line by line.

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  • Spray-painted sheep, a mountain of speakers, a levitating theosophist?

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  • The first is a sculpture of the famous 19th-century aristocrat and theosophist suspended between two chairs, as if levitating in a hypnotic trance.

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