“The era of blind faith is gone; that of enquiry is here.” —A Theosophist Script “Hypatia: Synesius, you don’t question what you believe, or cannot. I must. Heladius Dignitary: The majority of us here… have accepted Christ. Why not the rest of you? It’s only a matter of time and you know it. Hypatia: Really? It is … Continue reading Rachel Weisz’s Hypatia in Agora: “I Believe in Philosophy”
The success of an attempt of such a kind as the one you propose, must be calculated and based upon a thorough knowledge of the people around you. It depends entirely upon the social and moral conditions of the people in their bearing on these deepest and most mysterious questions which can stir the human … Continue reading Popularizing Theosophy
The teachings of occult brotherhoods since antiquity, have claimed the moon was inhabited by beings involved in terrestrial and human evolution. In the Mahatma Papers, the teacher of H.P.B., K.H. to Alfred P. Sinnett (A.P.S.) remarked, that there are unlawful, forbidden topics that are confidential subjects, only initiates could know (or would understand). This evidenced, by the … Continue reading Gods and Mortals: The Lunar Gods, Moon Ancestors, and Astral Man in the ‘Secret Doctrine’
Lucia Popp sings “In Trutina” (Between Chastity and Love) in Carl Orff’s Carmina Baruna.
TO FELLOW ACADEMICIANS, Congratulations on beginning a new school year. There’s an invasive sophistry germinating among our young compatriots of potential. It is a very strange pathology in some American minds right now, and well.... You have just entered college, or entering a new year, and you might discover specimen such as these— Forgiving the use of … Continue reading New School Year? Avoid Invasive Social Justice Ideology and Pseudo-Intellectualism On College Campuses
Presented at the “Periodical Occulture and the Occult Public Sphere.” 14th July 2017. Synopsis “This paper discusses the Theosophical periodical press in Scotland c.1880-1920, and it argues that these periodicals reveal a particular Theosophical culture in Scotland. Focusing on two titles that were unique to Scotland, Theosophy in Scotland and Occult, Scientific and Literary Papers Read … Continue reading Popular Occulture in Scotland and Scottish Theosophy: Michael Shaw on “The Theosophical Press in Scotland”
Russian, Helena P. Blavatsky was very enthused about becoming a U.S. citizen, and saw hope in the young Republic. This shows, that the original Theos. Soc. (New York, 1875) was modeled upon American Republicanism: “Born in the United States, the Society was constituted in the model of its Motherland. The latter, omitting from its Constitution … Continue reading Theosophical Society, modeled on American Republicanism
This time will prove, that people can no longer siphon-off and co-opt ideas from Theosophists, but that we must lead. The theme “Be Calm, Love Philosophy, Classicism, and Art” is a reaction to stigma against Occult Philosophy (or esotericism). It represents our aim at a Neoclassical Movement. By neoclassical, it is meant, including but beyond the ancient … Continue reading Does Neoclassical Theosophy, advocating for Western Renaissance have to reject the Nation and Nationalism?
“There's a general trend toward a post-traditional spiritualism or transcendentalism in France and Britain (and there are many good books that look at those movements in parallel to Germany). The difference I think is that it was more privatized and apolitical. The kind of theosophy popular in America around this time would normally go on … Continue reading Eric Jurlander on German and Austrian Occultism, and the Politicization of Populist Folkdom
Theosophical aims at “Western Renaissance” has no connection to contemporary White Nationalist ideology and predates it. What do Theosophists mean by renaissance? William Q. Judge, a co-founder of the Theosophical Society explains. Helena P. Blavatsky once stated, there were no other groups in her time, besides the Theosophists that were aiming at a renaissance, the … Continue reading William Q. Judge on Theosophy and Western Renaissance
ALT-RIGHT IDEOLOGY EXPLAINED, using their own words — the best antidote. Alt-Right Ideology Explained The alt-right makes up a very small percentage of the U.S. ‘rightwing,’ despite the American press and establishments engaged in falsely equating the alt-right with the ideology of President Donald Trump, and Steve Bannon who calls his own mission on the … Continue reading Political Alternatives, Alt-Lite, Greg Johnson and Others define the Alt-Right