Arthur Edward Powell (September 27, 1882 – March 20, 1969) was a Theosophist whose books were published beginning in the early 1900s. He studied the major esoteric works of Helena Blavatsky, Charles Webster Leadbeater and Annie Besant.


Arthur E. Powell was born at "Plas-y-Bryn," a house located in Llanllwchiairn (near Newtown), Montgomeryshire, Wales. He later emigrated to the United States, where he died in Los Angeles, California in 1969. Arthur's parents were Edward Powell (1850-1918) and Mary Eleanor Pughe Pryce-Jones (1859-1944), who married on June 3, 1880. Arthur's father Edward Powell was a solicitor, and Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of the Humber-Hillman Company (an automobile manufacturer). Arthur married twice, his first wife being Hilda (surname not known), and his second wife being Winifred May Fenwick.[citation needed]


Powell's main topic was consciousness and was written about in these books[1] and other texts:

  • The Mental Body (1927)
  • The Causal Body And The Ego (1928)
  • The Solar System (1930)
  • The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena (1926)
  • The Etheric Double (1925)
  • Human Astral Entities
  • The Mastery of Emotion
  • Astral Death
  • Clairvoyance in Space and Time
  • Kundalini
  • The Fourth Dimension
  • Rebirth
  • Discipleship
  • Chakras
  • The Development of Astral Powers
  • Sleep-life
  • Dreams
  • Invisible Helpers
  • The Astral Plane
  • Non-human Astral Entities
  • Thought Forms
  • The Magic of Freemasonry
  • Spiritualism
  • The Work of a Lodge of the Theosophical Society


  1. ^ Arthur E Powell (1930) The Solar System, London: Theosophical Publishing House