Rachel Weisz’s Hypatia in Agora: “I Believe in Philosophy”

“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”

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Popularizing Theosophy

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

Theosophists, Nationalism, and the Linguistic Coup on Western Values

[Revised, Oct. 2017] THE POINT OF BEING A EURO-SKEPTIC AND THE POINT OF BEING A SKEPTIC OF ANY OF THESE INSTITUTIONS, is precisely because we have nothing to do with them. It is very difficult to reinterpret the outlook of the theosophist through a post-war internationalist lens that argues, the nation and the state is … Continue reading Theosophists, Nationalism, and the Linguistic Coup on Western Values

Gods and Mortals: The Lunar Gods, Moon Ancestors, and Astral Man in the ‘Secret Doctrine’

An introduction to ideas given in the Mahatma Papers and The Secret Doctrine on occult mysteries of the moon. 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 … Continue reading Gods and Mortals: The Lunar Gods, Moon Ancestors, and Astral Man in the ‘Secret Doctrine’

Lucia Popp: “In Trutina” | Carl Orff’s Carmina Baruna

Lucia Popp sings “In Trutina” (Between Chastity and Love) in Carl Orff’s Carmina Baruna.

Popular Occulture in Scotland and Scottish Theosophy: Michael Shaw on “The Theosophical Press in Scotland”

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”

Theosophical Society, modeled on American Republicanism

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

Eric Jurlander on German and Austrian Occultism, and the Politicization of Populist Folkdom

“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

William Q. Judge on Theosophy and Western Renaissance

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

Political Alternatives, Alt-Lite, Greg Johnson and Others define the Alt-Right

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

Anna Kingsford on the Esotericist’s View of Satan in The Secret Doctrine

Revised. August, 2017. “The idea of God and Devil would make any chela [disciple] of six months smile in pity. Theosophists do not believe either in the one or in the other...”—H.P. Blavatsky This passage in The Secret Doctrine (1888) is oft used by those who are ignorant to accuse us theosophians of being luciferians and … Continue reading Anna Kingsford on the Esotericist’s View of Satan in The Secret Doctrine