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Periodical: Vahan

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Vahan, The.
A Vehicle for the Interchange of Theosophical News and Opinion.
1890--1891 Semimonthly
London, England. Editor: Council of the British Section of the Theosophical Society; H.P. Blavatsky and Walter R. Old. Succeeded by: The Vahan (1891)-->Theosophical Review Corporate author: British Section of the Theosophical Society
1/1, December 1890-July 1891. 8 pp., free of charge to members.

This was the catch-all journal for comments and articles by the members of the British Section. In the first issue, H.P. Blavatsky outlined what she saw as its purpose: "[T[he word [Vahan] means a Vehicle. In Theosophical metaphysics this term denotes a basis, something, as a bearer, more substantial than that which it bears; e.g., Buddhi, the spiritual Soul, is the Vahan of Atma --the purely immaterial 'principle.' Or again, as in physiology, our brain is the supposed physical vehicle or Vahan of superphysical thought. Thus, this little fortnightly paper is destined to serve as the bearer of Theosophical thought, and the recorder of all Theosophical activities." Articles by Constance Wachtmeister, Blavatsky, W.Q. Judge, Old, and G.R.S. Mead. The journal ceased shortly after Blavatsky's death in May 1891, although it was resurrected in a "second series" edited by G.R.S. Mead, beginning August 1891 and continuing until 1920. Indexed by the Campbell Theosophical Research Library, Sydney, Australia, online at Boston University; University of Chicago; Yale University; Princeton University, etc.etc.

Issues:Vahan V1 N1 Dec 1 1890
Vahan V1 N2 Dec 15 1890
Vahan V1 N3 Jan 1 1891
Vahan V1 N4 Jan 15 1891
Vahan V1 N5 Feb 1 1891
Vahan V1 N6 Feb 15 1891
Vahan V1 N7 Mar 1 1891
Vahan V1 N8 Mar 15 1891
Vahan V1 N9 Apr 1 1891
Vahan V1 N10 Apr 15 1891
Vahan V1 N11 May 1 1891
Vahan V1 N12 May 15 1891
Vahan V1 N13 Jun 1 1891
Vahan V1 N14 Jun 15 1891

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