H.P. Blavatsky involvement in Italian Politics with Garibaldi and Mazzini, and the Carbonari’s Role in the Republican Revolutions

Blavatsky interest in Italian Politics, and the Carbonari It is not enough to study history, but to make history, and the movers of history is a function we take interest in. The subject of the relation between Secret Societies, Politics and Theosophy is a fascinating side of history, and the thing is, while we are Continue reading H.P. Blavatsky involvement in Italian Politics with Garibaldi and Mazzini, and the Carbonari’s Role in the Republican Revolutions

Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

“Unlike today’s liberals who quote his magnum opus, Wood does not think that America can return to its republican roots. He may be crying over spilled milk, but he has the fortitude to admit it.” HAYWARD, THE LIBERAL REPUBLICANISM OF GORDON WOOD So must we have the fortitude to admit. According to Steven F. Hayward, we are Continue reading Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

Gordon S. Wood on Republicanism and Monarchy in the Eighteenth-Century

The value of our idea is presented much better by Gordon S. Wood. Republicanism, we learn, was not an underground ideology, merely confined to European culture. It was an important current, that blended and mingled with the monarchical mainstream. To be a liberal in the eighteenth-century, or to be enlightened, was to be a lover Continue reading Gordon S. Wood on Republicanism and Monarchy in the Eighteenth-Century

New York-Born Theosophical Society, modeled on Republicanism and the U.S. Constitution | Helena Blavatsky

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 the republican idea. This brings up issues about transparency with its contemporaries: “Born in the United States, the Society was constituted in the Continue reading New York-Born Theosophical Society, modeled on Republicanism and the U.S. Constitution | Helena Blavatsky

The Spanish Alumbrados: Origin of the Term ‘Illuminati’

def. Illuminati Helena P. Blavatsky’s Theosophical Glossary (published in 1892), references the term “Illuminati” and defines it, from Latin, as a reference to the “Enlightened,” or the initiated adepts† (Lat. adeptus. “an expert”). The term is the past participle of illuminare, meaning to “light up,” or “illuminate.” The plural term, “Illuminati” (Lat. illuminatus; Ital. Illuminato) was originally applied to Continue reading The Spanish Alumbrados: Origin of the Term ‘Illuminati’

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

The National Socialists tried to subvert German Theosophists to support the Reich. “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 Continue reading Eric Kurlander on German and Austrian Occultism, and the Politicization of Populist Folkdom

Zain Khan interviews Josef Wages on the Truth about the Bavarian Illuminati

Josef Wäges is making breakthroughs in historical research about the Bavarian Illuminati and Johann Adam Weishaupt. Zain Khan interviews Josef Wages a 32° degree Freemason, and also a best selling author of the book ‘The Secret School of Wisdom: The Authentic Ritual and Doctrines of the Illuminati.’

The Young Indiana Jones meets Krishnamurti and the Theosophical Society

The Young Indiana Jones meets Jiddu Krishnamurti, Charles Leadbeater and Annie Besant. Created by George Lucas, this is the first part of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 5. In January, 1910, the Jones family attends a meeting of the Theosophy movement in Benares, India. There young Indy befriends the young Jiddu Krishnamurti, and meets Charles Leadbeater Continue reading The Young Indiana Jones meets Krishnamurti and the Theosophical Society

Kumari Jayawardena: “The White Woman’s Other Burden.” Blavatsky and Emancipation in South Asia

From the outset, Kumari Jayawardena’s “The White Woman’s Other Burden” (1995) demonstrates, theosophy emphasized the absence of any distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color in its theory and practice; and gender equality was therefore, one of its distinctive features. The 1995 work of Jayawardena details the roles and activities of foreign women in Continue reading Kumari Jayawardena: “The White Woman’s Other Burden.” Blavatsky and Emancipation in South Asia