Curtiss, Harriette Augusta 1856-1932

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CURTISS, Harriette Augusta 1856-1932

(Bachelor Girl)

PERSONAL: Born 1856, in Philadelphia, PA; died September 22, 1932, in Washington, DC; daughter of John Horace (an educator and organization executive) and Emma (Brightly) Brown; married Frank Homer Curtiss (a writer and foundation executive), 1907.

CAREER: Order of the Fifteen (renamed Order of Christian Mystics), cofounder and teacher of the occult, under the name Rahmea, 1907; Church of the Wisdom Religion, cofounder, during World War I, renamed Universal Religious Foundation, 1929. Clairvoyant.

WRITINGS:

WITH HUSBAND, F. HOMER CURTISS

Letters from the Teacher, by the Teachers of the Order of the 15, 1909, published in two volumes, Curtiss Philosophic (Hollywood, CA), 1918.

The Voice of Isis, by the Teacher of the Order of Christian Mystics, Curtiss Book Co. (Los Angeles, CA), 1912, reprinted, Curtiss Philosophic (Washington, DC), 1935.

The War Crisis, 1914.

The Philosophy of War, Curtiss Philosophic (Los Angeles, CA), 1914, third edition, Curtiss Philosophic (Washington, DC), 1939.

The Key to the Universe; or, A Spiritual Interpretation of Numbers and Symbols, Curtiss Book Co. (San Francisco, CA), 1915, sixth edition, Borgo Press (San Bernardino, CA), 1983.

Realms of the Living Dead: A Brief Description of Life after Death, Transmitted from the Teacher of the O.C.M., Curtiss Philosophic (San Francisco, CA), 1917, published as Realms of the Living Dead: A Brief Description of Life after Death, E. P. Dutton (New York, NY), 1919.

The Key of Destiny: A Sequel to The Key to the Universe, Dutton (New York, NY), 1919.

The Message of Aquaria: The Significance and Mission of the Aquarian Age, Curtiss Philosophic (San Francisco, CA), 1921.

The Divine Mother, Curtiss Philosophic (San Francisco, CA), 1921.

Coming World Changes, Curtiss Philosophic (Washington, DC), 1926.

The Truth about Evolution and the Bible, Curtiss Philosophic (Washington, DC), 1928.

The Love of Rabiacca, a Tragedy in Five Acts: A Tale of a Prehistoric Race Recovered Psychically, Curtiss Philosophic (Washington, DC), 1934.

The Mystic Life: An Introduction to Practical Christian Mysticism, compiled by Arthur Leslie Champion, Curtiss Philosophic (Washington, DC), 1934.

The Inner Radiance, Curtiss Philosophic (Washington, DC), 1935.

Also author of The Soundless Sound, by the Teacher of the Order of the 15, Curtiss Philosophic (Los Angeles, CA), 1911.

OTHER

Author of a column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, under the name Bachelor Girl.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

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

Religious Leaders of America, second edition, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1999.*

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