Cooper, Irving S(teiger) 1882-1935

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COOPER, Irving S(teiger) 1882-1935


Born March 16, 1882, in Santa Barbara, CA; died January 17, 1935, in Hollywood, CA; married Susan L. Warfield, c. 1927. Education: University of California, graduated.


National lecturer in theosophy; secretary to theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater in India; lecturer in Australia, 1917; ordained priest of Liberal Catholic Church, 1918, appointed regionary bishop for United States, based in Hollywood, CA, 1919; touring lecturer, 1926. Creator of St. Alban's Cathedral, Hollywood.


Methods of Psychic Development, Theosophist Office (Adyar, Madras, India), revised edition, Theosophical Book Concern (Chicago, IL), 1912.

Ways to Perfect Health, Theosophical Book Concern (Chicago, IL), 1912.

The Secret of Happiness, Theosophical Book Concern (Chicago, IL), 1913, reprinted, Theosophical Publishing House (Wheaton, IL), 1976.

Reincarnation: The Hope of the World, Theosophical Press (Chicago, IL), 2nd edition, 1927, 5th edition, 1955, reprinted, Theosophical Publishing House (Wheaton, IL), 1979.

Ceremonies of the Liberal Catholic Rite, St. Alban Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1934, revised edition, 1964.

Theosophy Simplified, 5th edition, Theosophical Press (Wheaton, IL), 1948, reprinted, Theosophical Publishing House (Wheaton, IL), 1979.

Also affiliated with preparation of The Liturgy of the Mass, 1917, revised edition published as The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, 1918.



Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, 5th edition, Gale (Detroit, MI), 2001.

Religious Leaders of America, 2nd edition, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1999.



Ubique, March, 1935.*

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