Our History and Vision
Quest Books is the imprint of the Theosophical Publishing House, the publishing arm of the Theosophical Society in America. This organization, with 150 branches nationwide, is part of the International Theosophical Society founded in New York in 1875 with present headquarters in Adyar, Madras, India.
Located at the national Society's headquarters in Wheaton, IL, Quest Books is dedicated to publishing works compatible with the aims of the parent organization:
To promote fellowship among all peoples of the world and to encourage the study of religion, philosophy, and science, so that we may better understand ourselves and our place in the Universe. The Society stands for complete freedom of individual search and belief.
Since 1966, Quest has sold over 4 million books by leading cultural thinkers on such increasingly popular subjects as transpersonal psychology, comparative religion, deep ecology, spiritual growth, the development of creativity, and alternative health practices. Through our distributor, Red Wheel/Weiser, we offer a backlist of approximately 300 titles including audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. In addition, Quest is the sole agent for the Theosophical Publishing Houses in India and the Philippines.
The Theosophical Society's elegant forty-acre estate in Wheaton also maintains a fine library and sponsors a variety of educational seminars open to the public. The Quest Bookstore, which specializes in religious, psychological, and spiritual titles, is open seven days a week. Membership offers reduced fees for events and bookstore purchases and a complimentary subscription to the Society's distinguished quarterly journal, The Quest. The Quest is also available through paid subscription.
For a catalog of publications and general information about the Theosophical Society, call 1-800-669-1571.
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Permission to Reprint
To request permission to reprint or quote text from any of our copyrighted works, please contact www.copyright.com for fees and payment. We do not grant permission to copy artwork, photographs, or illustrations. Proper acknowledgment must be given to the Theosophical Publishing House and Quest Books for material requested from any of its publications. For credit line information and additional permission guidelines, you may use the Permission to Reprint Form. For copyright information contact: Permissions Department Quest Books P.O. Box 270 Wheaton, IL 60187-0270 630-665-0130, x346 or email@example.com.
Quest is a magazine of philosophy, religion, science, and the arts, established in 1986, which has replaced theAmerican Theosophist, established in 1912. Our philosophical perspective is that of the Ageless Wisdom (Perennial Philosophy), and we are more interested in religious and mystical thought and experience than in the history of religious institutions and doctrine. The unifying theme is the concept of wholeness; we hold the view that there is but One Life, and all of life is interrelated.
Quest is published by the Theosophical Society in America, the American section of a worldwide organization promoting the comparative study of religion, philosophy, and science. We seek to explore the common ground between philosophies and religions, between East and West, between science and religion. While we are interested in exploring esoteric themes, articles themselves are accessible, not esoteric. Readers have told us we are "scholarly but not pedantic" and "a good balance of the philosophical and the practical."
Quest is published in 4 issues a year. Subscription rates in U.S. dollars:
|Foreign Back Issues||$11.00*|
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