The Construction of Monotheism: Dever, Stavrakopoulou, LePage, Blavatsky…

Prof. William G. Dever and Francesca Stavrakopoulou on the construction of monotheism. Prof. William G. Dever (Archaeologist, Anthropologist, University of Arizona) says the Torah is a “Minority Report” “To understand Paul, we have to realize that in antiquity, all monotheists were polytheists by our modern definition. Everyone (…) acknowledged the existence of everybody else’s gods. Back then,…

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Alan Watts: “Ecology and Religion”

Alan Watts on the limited symbolic ideas about God affecting human behavior, the problem of the paternalistic concept of God, the feminine property in Eastern metaphysics, and the self-contradiction of the idea that real power is force. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best…

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G. de Purucker’s Introduction to the Esoteric Tradition: The Word “Dogma”

G. de Purucker in his introduction of the Esoteric Tradition (1940) explains the meaning of theosophy being non-dogmatic. It demonstrates, that the modern theosophists rejected belief in (and describes the reason the theosophist does not engage in) worshiping the gods and the initiated. Dogma in The Esoteric Tradition by G. de Purucker “The word dogma…

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Timeline B: Modern Theosophists (1875-1935)

Timeline B Notable Influences – new era of Western Occult Research 1875 The founding of the Theosophical Society, in New York. Some co-founders: H.P. Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge, Charles Sotheran, Emma Hardinge Britten and other formers. 1877 “Isis Unveiled,” written by H.P. Blavatsky, is published. 1878 Henry Steel Olcott and H.P. Blavatsky start travelling to…

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Timeline A: Templars-Enlightenment (1075-1875)

Timeline A Notable Western Influences (seen Timeline A, see Timeline B) Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem Veram Medicinam (Visit the interior of the Earth; by rectification thou shalt find the hidden stone),” states an alchemical motto. The revival of such interest as in these pioneers and inquirers, will come from individuals of the same…

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Modern Theosophists on the Society of Jesuits and the Roman Catholic Church

There’s a collation of H.P.B.’s writings on Jesuitry and Masonry in The Christian Scheme: Jesuitry and Masonry in Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI. H.P.B. defends in her writings the ethics and morality in all these systems, arguing, that as one theosophist stated — “The Occultists . . . believe the time has come to give everyone his due.” Even moreso, the very…

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Discovering Religion: If America Became a Christian Nation

“What If America Became a Christian Nation” The words of John Adams, second President of the United States (1797–1801) and the first Vice President (1789–97) on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism: “All Religions have Something good in them: but the Ambition and Avarice of Priests and Politicions have introduced into all of…

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