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

Apoliticism in the Theosophical Movement (1875-1935)

A. There is a reason to be skeptical of the idea the Theosophical Movement was APOLITICAL. What some people mean by the term is centrist. If you are apolitical, it means you are a centrist to some people, but this is relative to where you live, because in the political life of Canadians, associating apolitical with centrism Continue reading Apoliticism in the Theosophical Movement (1875-1935)

John Adams Letter to the Officers of the First Brigade: Constitution, Morality and Religion

John Adams states, the American Constitution is meant for a religious and moral people. The conception of a race-based U.S. republic — built on labor and servitude of other peoples — was not only incompatible and contradictory with being religious and moral, but incapable of lasting.  John Adams to the First Brigade of the Militia Continue reading John Adams Letter to the Officers of the First Brigade: Constitution, Morality and Religion

American Founders inspired by Classical Greece and Rome: Classicism in Republicanism, Liberal and Early U.S. Education

Classicism in Liberal Education and Republicanism: A number of the American founders were classicists, and were trained in the classical education, which was characteristic of Enlightenment Liberal, or Republican thought, and was once therefore integral to education in the U.S. It should also be kept in mind, that the first U.S. president, George Washington was Continue reading American Founders inspired by Classical Greece and Rome: Classicism in Republicanism, Liberal and Early U.S. Education

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 Continue reading Discovering Religion: If America Became a Christian Nation

American Transcendentalist and Scholar, Ralph Waldo Emerson discusses the nature of the over-soul.

“The Supreme Critic on the errors of the past and the present, and the only prophet of that which must be, is that great nature in which we rest as the earth lies in the soft arms of the atmosphere; that Unity, that Over-soul, within which every man’s particular being is contained and made one with all other; that common heart of which all sincere conversation is the worship, to which all right action is submission; that overpowering reality which confutes our tricks and talents, and constrains every one to pass for what he is, and to speak from his character and not from his tongue, and which evermore tends to pass into our thought and hand and become wisdom and virtue and power and beauty. We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Over-Soul, 1841)

† Related Article on Universal Theosophy, by Ralph Waldo Emerson titled “Over-Soul.” It is equivalent to the Higher Self