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Guide to the Temple of the People Collection
CFT00122  
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The Temple of the People was founded in Syracuse, NY in 1898 by Francia A. La Due and William H. Dower. It is a continuation of the Theosophical teachings of Madame H.P. Blavatsky, a work carried on by William Quan Judge. In 1903 the Temple of the People moved to Halcyon, California. The Blue Star Memorial Temple was erected in 1923. It is the last remaining spiritualist community. In the earliest days of the 20th century, Pentecostal meetings and communities in the Arroyo Seco, near Los Angeles, California, were often confused with spiritualist communities in the same area by secular media, making these communities an important contextual reference for the study of Pentecostalism.
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The Temple of the People was founded in Syracuse, NY in 1898 by Francia A. La Due and William H. Dower. It is a continuation of the Theosophical teachings of Madame H.P. Blavatsky, a work carried on by William Quan Judge. In 1903 the Temple of the People moved to Halcyon, California. The Blue Star Memorial Temple was erected in 1923.
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