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Periodical: Sophia

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

Revista de los Teosofos Espanoles / Revista Teosofica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Teosofica en Espana / Revista Teosofica: Orientalismo, Gnosticismo, Kabbalah, Ocultismo / Revista Mensual de Sintesis Espiritual, Filosofia, Religion, Sociologia, Metapsiquica.
Satyat Nasti Paro Dharmah
Other titles: Sophia: Teozofia Revuo
1893--1932 Monthly
Madrid, then (1931-1932) Barcelona, Spain. Language: Spanish / Esperanto / French. Publisher: Josep Xifre y Hamel. Editor: Jose Melian; Francisco Brualla; Mario Martinez de Arroyo.
Succeeds: Estudios Teosoficos; Zanoni (1924) Succeeded by: Teosofia (Sophia combined with Loto Blanco to form, May 1932)-->Theosophia-->Sophia
1/1, January1893-1914; 1924-1926; 1932. 24-60 pp., 12 pesetas a year. Title occasionally printed in Greek capitals.

The journal is intermittently dated with the year of the Kali Yuga (dating the beginning of that event precisely to 3152 B.C.). The journal was stopped and then restarted several times, with only the name and Theosophy to connect the ventures. For unknown reasons, the title page of the collected volume of Sophia for 1901 and 1902 bore the name Teosofia, Revista Teosofica: Orientalismo, Gnosticismo, Kabbalah, Ocultismo, becoming Revista Teosofica Orientalismo Ocultismo in 1903. The change does not appear to have affected the contents. This was the second Theosophical journal in Spain, after Estudios Teosoficos. Xifre y Hamel was a wealthy Spaniard whose desire to learn the archaic wisdom preserved only in inaccessible places first led him to Paris, where he studied Sanskrit under the fraud Louis Jacolliot. Returning to Spain, he read of Theosophy in Louis Dramard's Le Lotus and wrote H.P. Blavatsky in London. She put him in touch with Francisco Montoliu y de Togores, who had learned of Theosophy by reading La Revue Theosophique and had written to introduce himself to her, and then taught himself English in three months in order to read Blavatsky's works. The two then started the first Theosophical groups in Spain, first in Madrid and then, when Montoliu moved to Barcelona, in that city. See Mario Roso de Luna, Del arbol de las Hesperides: Cuentos Teosoficos Espanoles (Barcelona, Spain: Biblioteca de las Maravillas, 2006), 14-16. Montoliu was tireless in the cause, translating first Isis Unveiled and then Light on the Path and other Blavatsky classics. He also translated Bulwer Lytton's The Coming Race. The first number of the journal proclaimed that it had been founded by Montoliu, but he died in the year before it started and the reference probably indicates that the journal saw itself as the continuation of Estudios Teosoficos which Montoliu had begun in 1891. The journal in its early days was heavy in translations of English works by Annie Besant, Blavatsky, G.R.S. Mead, W.Q. Judge, et al., but eventually made way for occult topics generally (until it fell into the pattern of the official Theosophist published at Adyar) and for more Spanish Theosophists, most notably Mario Roso de Luna, on whom see the note under Hesperia. Montoliu died in May 1893 and the journal continued under the control of Xifre who had always supplied the financing. For a time, beginning in September 1909, a supplement to the journal was published in Esperanto. The issues in the years leading up to World War I contained photographs of current Theosophical leaders, like Charles Blech (August 1913). The issue for October 1893 carries the story of the expulsion in 1892 of the Count de Das--better known as Alberto de Sarak, Count of Das--after he had defrauded and almost destroyed the Barcelona branch. On Sarak see the note under The Radiant Centre. Some issues of the journal in the 1920s bear the ominous warning: "Este nĂºmero ha sido revisado por la censura." In May 1932 the journal was combined with El Loto Blanco, also published in Barcelona, to form Teosofia. Archivo General de la Guerra Civil Espanola; Rama Arjuna, Barcelona,

Issues:Sophia 1893 N1
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Sophia 1894 N1
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Sophia 1894 N6
Sophia 1894 N7
Sophia 1894 N8
Sophia 1894 N9
Sophia 1894 N10
Sophia 1894 N11
Sophia 1894 N12
Sophia 1895 N1
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Sophia 1895 N4
Sophia 1895 N5
Sophia 1895 N6
Sophia 1895 N7
Sophia 1895 N8
Sophia 1895 N9
Sophia 1895 N10
Sophia 1895 N11
Sophia 1895 N12
Sophia 1896 N1
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Sophia 1896 N3
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Sophia 1896 N5
Sophia 1896 N6
Sophia 1896 N7
Sophia 1896 N8
Sophia 1896 N9
Sophia 1896 N10
Sophia 1896 N11
Sophia 1896 N12
Sophia 1897 N1
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Sophia 1897 N3
Sophia 1897 N4
Sophia 1897 N5
Sophia 1897 N6
Sophia 1897 N7
Sophia 1897 N9
Sophia 1897 N10
Sophia 1897 N11
Sophia 1897 N12
Sophia 1898 N1
Sophia 1898 N2
Sophia 1898 N3
Sophia 1898 N4
Sophia 1898 N5
Sophia 1898 N7
Sophia 1898 N9
Sophia 1898 N10
Sophia 1898 N11
Sophia 1898 N12
Sophia 1899 N1
Sophia 1899 N2
Sophia 1899 N4
Sophia 1899 N5
Sophia 1899 N7
Sophia 1899 N8
Sophia 1899 N9
Sophia 1899 N10
Sophia 1899 N11
Sophia 1899 N12
Sophia 1900 N1
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Sophia 1900 N3
Sophia 1900 N4
Sophia 1900 N5
Sophia 1900 N6
Sophia 1900 N7
Sophia 1900 N8
Sophia 1900 N9
Sophia 1900 N10
Sophia 1900 N11
Sophia 1900 N12
Sophia 1901 N1
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Sophia 1901 N3
Sophia 1901 N4
Sophia 1901 N5
Sophia 1901 N6
Sophia 1901 N7
Sophia 1901 N8
Sophia 1901 N9
Sophia 1901 N10
Sophia 1901 N11
Sophia 1901 N12
Sophia 1902 N1
Sophia 1902 N2
Sophia 1902 N3
Sophia 1902 N4
Sophia 1902 N5
Sophia 1902 N6
Sophia 1902 N7
Sophia 1902 N8
Sophia 1902 N9
Sophia 1902 N11
Sophia 1902 N12
Sophia 1903 N1
Sophia 1903 N2
Sophia 1903 N3
Sophia 1903 N4
Sophia 1903 N5
Sophia 1903 N6
Sophia 1903 N7
Sophia 1903 N8
Sophia 1903 N9
Sophia 1903 N10
Sophia 1903 N11
Sophia 1903 N12
Sophia 1904 N1-12
Sophia 1905 N1
Sophia 1905 N2
Sophia 1905 N3
Sophia 1905 N4
Sophia 1905 N5
Sophia 1905 N6
Sophia 1905 N7
Sophia 1905 N8
Sophia 1905 N9
Sophia 1905 N10
Sophia 1905 N12
Sophia 1906 N1
Sophia 1906 N2
Sophia 1906 N3
Sophia 1906 N4
Sophia 1906 N5
Sophia 1906 N6
Sophia 1906 N7
Sophia 1906 N8
Sophia 1906 N9
Sophia 1906 N10
Sophia 1906 N11
Sophia 1906 N12
Sophia 1907 N1
Sophia 1907 N2
Sophia 1907 N3
Sophia 1907 N4
Sophia 1907 N5
Sophia 1907 N6
Sophia 1907 N7
Sophia 1907 N8
Sophia 1907 N9
Sophia 1907 N10
Sophia 1907 N11
Sophia 1907 N12
Sophia 1908 N1
Sophia 1908 N2
Sophia 1908 N3
Sophia 1908 N4
Sophia 1908 N5
Sophia 1908 N6
Sophia 1908 N7
Sophia 1908 N8
Sophia 1908 N9
Sophia 1908 N10
Sophia 1908 N11
Sophia 1908 N12
Sophia 1909 N1
Sophia 1909 N5
Sophia 1909 N7
Sophia 1909 N8
Sophia 1909 N9
Sophia 1909 N10
Sophia 1909 N11
Sophia 1909 N12
Sophia 1910 N1
Sophia 1910 N2
Sophia 1910 N3
Sophia 1910 N4
Sophia 1910 N5
Sophia 1910 N6
Sophia 1910 N7
Sophia 1910 N8
Sophia 1910 N9
Sophia 1910 N10
Sophia 1910 N11
Sophia 1910 N12
Sophia 1911 N1
Sophia 1911 N2
Sophia 1911 N3
Sophia 1911 N4
Sophia 1911 N5
Sophia 1911 N6
Sophia 1911 N7
Sophia 1911 N8
Sophia 1911 N9
Sophia 1911 N10
Sophia 1911 N11
Sophia 1911 N12
Sophia 1912 N1
Sophia 1912 N2
Sophia 1912 N3
Sophia 1912 N4
Sophia 1912 N5
Sophia 1912 N6
Sophia 1912 N6-12
Sophia 1913 N1
Sophia 1913 N2
Sophia 1913 N3
Sophia 1913 N4
Sophia 1913 N5
Sophia 1913 N6
Sophia 1913 N7
Sophia 1913 N8
Sophia 1913 N9-n10
Sophia 1913 N11
Sophia 1913 N12
Sophia 1914 N2
Sophia 1914 N3
Sophia 1914 N4
Sophia 1914 N5
Sophia 1914 N6
Sophia 1924 N1
Sophia 1924 N2
Sophia 1924 N3
Sophia 1924 N4
Sophia 1924 N5
Sophia 1924 N6
Sophia 1924 N7
Sophia 1924 N8
Sophia 1924 N9
Sophia 1924 N10
Sophia 1924 N11
Sophia 1924 N12
Sophia 1925 N5
Sophia 1925 N8
Sophia 1925 N9
Sophia 1925 N10
Sophia 1925 N11
Sophia 1925 N12
Sophia 1932 N2
Sophia Barcelona V2 N2 1932 Feb

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