Images: 1939 postcard via cardcow.com .
“The Theosophical Society is part of a universal, ethical and intellectual Movement, which has been active throughout the ages. In accordance with the cyclic laws of Nature, this Movement brought forth spiritual impulses which gave the initial impetus to the great religious and philosophical systems produced by humanity.”
Excerpt from http://www.blavatskyhouse.org/Theosophical_Society .
For a more in-depth story about this once-flourishing utopian community, see the Los Angeles Times 2003 newspaper article: http://articles.latimes.com/2003/aug/03/local/me-then3 .