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John Algeo is Vice President of the international Theosophical Society, with headquarters in Chennai (formerly Madras), India. In July 2002, he completed nine years of service as National President of the Theosophical Society in America. He has been a member of the Theosophical Society for fifty-five years and has served the Society in a variety of functions over that time. In addition to many journal articles in Theosophical publications, he is the author of the book Reincarnation Explored and coauthor of The Power of Thought. He has been the editor of The Quest magazine and presents Theosophical courses and lectures around the world.

Algeo is Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia and was Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor of English until his retirement. He has been a Fulbright Research Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow at the University of London. He is a past President of the American Dialect Society, the American Name Society, and the Dictionary Society of North America. He was editor of American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society, for ten years and is the author of numerous academic books and articles dealing with the history of the English language, British-American differences, and current usage. With his wife, Adele, for ten years he co-edited “Among the New Words,” a quarterly article concerning additions to the English vocabulary. His most recent academic work is as editor and contributing author of volume 6 of the Cambridge History of the English Language (Cambridge University Press) on the history of English in North America. He is currently revising his and Thomas Pyles’s textbook, Origins and Development of the English Language for its fifth edition. He has spoken at academic and Theosophical meetings throughout the United States and in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, India, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Wales.

H.P. Blavatsky Writing Series
The Letters of H. P. Blavatsky: Volume 1, 1861-1879
H. P. Blavatsky
Edited by John Algeo

Learn about the search to uncover these rare letters.

Available titles by John Algeo: Quest Books
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