Theosophy has inspired many writers, artists, and musicians through the ages: L. Frank Baum – author of The Wizard of Oz, Talbut Mundy – author of OM, the Secret of Ahbor Valley and King of the Khyber Rifles, Paul Gauguin – celebrated French painter known for his warm paintings of Polynesian people and scenes, William Butler Yeats – an influential Irish poet; received the Nobel Prize for Literature, and Alexander Scriabin – composer, among many others.

This page is to be a modest collection of works inspired by theosophic ideas.

I. Manuel Oderberg, anAustralian member of the society, treats the issue in On The Wings of Imagination.

A friend of our work in Australia has created the Margarita Riaikkenen Gallery of spiritually inspired artworks.

THE PATH (From Theosophical University Press)
Painting and interpretation by Reginald W. Machell
This symbolic painting hangs in the administration building at the International Headquarters of The Theosophical Society, Pasadena, California. It is in oil and gesso, measuring 6’2″ x 7’5″. In the artist’s words, “THE PATH is the way by which the human soul must pass in its evolution to full spiritual self-consciousness.”


The full-color reproduction, suitable for framing, is printed on acid-free heavy paper. Enclosed with it is the artist’s interpretation of its symbolism.

  • 14″ x 17″ print, mailing container $10.00

Reginald W. Machell (1854-1927), a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, exhibited at the Royal Academy in the late 19th century. After having met H. P. Blavatsky in London in 1888, he joined The Theosophical Society. In 1900 he was invited by Katherine Tingley to the Society’s International Headquarters, then at Point Loma, California, where he gave fully of his considerable talents in art, drama, and literature.

The Theosophic Arts Co-op (t.a.c.o.) in Altadena has been encouraging and showcasing theosophy inspired art. A few examples are available online.

Gwen Gordon, a member of t.a.c.o., runs the site: Art Saves Lives. The following is one of her works:We shall find peace.We shall hear the angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds

— Anton Chekhov

Gwen Gordon, Watercolor

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