The New International Encyclopædia/Sinnett, Alfred Percy

SIN′NETT, Alfred Percy (1840—). An English journalist and theosophist, born in London. He was educated at the London University School. In 1859 he became assistant sub-editor of the Globe and subsequently leader-writer on other London newspapers. In 1865 he went out to Hong Kong as editor of the Daily Press. Returning to England in 1868, he served on the staff of the Standard till 1872, when he became editor of the Pioneer of Allahabad in India. In 1879 he joined the Theosophical Society of London, of which he afterwards became president. His occult works have had extensive circulation. They include: The Occult World (1881); Esoteric Buddhism (1883); Life of Madame Blavatsky (1886); The Growth of the Soul (1896); and two occult romances, Karma (1885) and United (1886). He made contributions to the published transactions of the London Lodge of the Theosophical Society.