C. Jinarajadasa, Freemasonry, and the Hidden-Hand Theory

Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa, a second-generation theosophist, mason, and fourth international president of the Theosophical Society, from 1945-1953, had promoted the idea that the Yogi initiates of the Himalayas and Masters, were the hidden invisible government of the world§. A.P. Sinnett also gave this incorrect impression, that was characteristic of theosophical writers between the 1900-1930’s. The concept Continue reading C. Jinarajadasa, Freemasonry, and the Hidden-Hand Theory

Rebuttal of Rene Guenon’s Critique of Modern Theosophy

The objective of this article on René Guénon’s critique of Theosophy, or Theosophism is to honestly outline his analysis in Le théosophisme: Histoire d’une pseudo-religion, and not to react to it defensively. Guénon calls the theosophy of the T.S. generally pseudo-Theosophy (or Theosophism) and ‘pseudo-Christianity.’ He terms Mrs. Annie Besant’s theosophy, ‘pseudo-Christianity’ and ‘neo-Christianity.’ The T.S. in his Continue reading Rebuttal of Rene Guenon’s Critique of Modern Theosophy

Satanic Panic Returns: Marina Abramovic

Written during the John Podesta Leak Controversy. Many people are no longer convinced that Marina Abramović is merely a performance artist. Marina Abramović actually knows about the ideas of ‘occult magic’ — or what we term ‘occult arts’ — enough to know that the art she performs can be used for two distinguishable functions based on intentions: Continue reading Satanic Panic Returns: Marina Abramovic

What Is Occultism | Epigraph from Agrippa’s Three Books on Occult Philosophy

OCCULTISM The term, occult dates to the 1530s from the Middle French, occulte (“secret, not divulged”), and the Latin occultus (“hidden, concealed, secret). The term occult, in the 1540s is used to mean, “not apprehended by the mind, beyond the range of ordinary understanding, or senses.” It is associated with astrology, magic, alchemy, etc., in the 1630s. In the Continue reading What Is Occultism | Epigraph from Agrippa’s Three Books on Occult Philosophy

Beelzebub and Baphomet

Beelzebub (Gr. Βεελζεβούλ., Heb. ba’al z’bub). Described as “Monarch of Hell” (The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 2., 389 fn.) in Demonology. This god is defined as “lord of the flies” in the text of the Torah: 2 Kings 1: 2-3, 6, and 16; and in the Christian canon: Matthew 10:24-26, Matthew 12:22-28, Mark 3:21-26, and Luke 11:14-20, where Iesous Continue reading Beelzebub and Baphomet

English Magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell: If Occultism became Reputable

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell takes place in an alternative timeline in the early nineteenth-century, where magic becomes demonstrated and reputable amongst society. It delves into an issue and disputes within the history of Occultism to consider.  Despite exaggerating Magic at times, it would still be of interest to those that study ancient, medieval and nineteenth-century occult Continue reading English Magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell: If Occultism became Reputable

Alice Bailey on the ‘Executives of the New Age’ and Politics

REVIEW OF ESOTERIC PSYCHOLOGY (1936) AND ALICE BAILEY’S POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS IDEAL OF THE NEW AGE, OR WHAT SHE TERMED THE “NEW WORLD ORDER.” THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BLAVATSKY’S THEOSOPHY AND ALICE A. BAILEY. ALICE A. BAILEY BELIEVED THE WORLD LEADERS ARE UNDER THE SWAY OF A “BENEVOLENT” “SPIRITUAL HIERARCHY.” “Bailey’s view that the Theosophical Movement revolves around Continue reading Alice Bailey on the ‘Executives of the New Age’ and Politics

Sir Malcolm Murray “Night Work” Script: Season 1

“Come Join Me,” says Sir Malcolm Sir Malcolm Murray: “You seem to be a free thinker, able to imagine a world not bound by such what we consider ‘truth’.” Dr. Victor Frankenstein: “You mean the supernatural?” Sir Malcolm Murray: “I mean the place where science and superstition go hand in hand. An anatomist of your calibre would Continue reading Sir Malcolm Murray “Night Work” Script: Season 1