- Hyphenation: the‧o‧so‧phist
theosophist (plural theosophists)
- an advocate of, or believer in theosophy.
1662, More, Henry, “A brief discourse of the nature, causes, kinds, and cure of enthusiasm”, in A collection of several philosophical writings, 2nd edition, London: Flesher, page 30, or, § xliv:
- What can it be but the heaving of the Hypochondria that lifts up the Mind to such high comparisons from a supposition so false and foolish? But I have observed generally of Chymists[sic] and Theosophists, as of feveral other men more palpably mad, that their thoughts are carried much to Astrology, it being a fancifull study built upon very slight grounds, and indeed I do not queftion, but a relique of the ancient superstition and Idolatry amongst the rude Heathens, which either their own Melancholy, or something worse, instructed them in.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:theosophist.