U.G. Krishnamurti: Recollects the Second-Generation Theosophical Society

Second Generation refers to a shifted leadership in the Theosophical Society, with international headquarters in Adyar, Madras, post-1890’s, and led by Annie Besant in 1907 til her death. The second generation Theosophists drift from a teaching of progressive evolution to a program of “progressive millenialism,” says Catherine Wessinger, in her The Second Generation Leaders of Continue reading U.G. Krishnamurti: Recollects the Second-Generation Theosophical Society

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”

Rewriting the History of Science: Roger J. Boscovich in the Secret Doctrine

Despite a few grammatical errors in this obscure journal article, Roger J. Anderton examines the use of Roger J. Boscovich (1711-1787), a Rasgusan physicist in the Esoteric Tradition of Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” (1888). R.J. Anderton argues that ancient notions have passed down to the great philosophers, and into modern physics. This history is hidden, not by Continue reading Rewriting the History of Science: Roger J. Boscovich in the Secret Doctrine

The Problems with the “Master Jesus” Wikipedia Article

THE WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE ON “MASTER JESUS” ON THEOSOPHY IS INACCURATE, and does not portray the philosophical teachings of Modern Theosophy. The Ascended Masters Teachings should not be defined as part of Modern Theosophy. If any self-identified individual, or organization is promoting that Society’s literature and ideas with their own New Age teachings, than it is Continue reading The Problems with the “Master Jesus” Wikipedia Article

The Hidden-Hand Theory: C.W. Leadbeater’s ideas about an Inner Government of the World

“We must now be realistic, or we do the cause great harm.” (Edward L. Gardner, in 1963) Realistic, meaning we tell the public the truth, without letting them discover it for themselves. (…) Before the appearance of modern Theosophical literature it was ‘Spirits’ and ‘Controls’ that were ever in the mouths of these folk; now the Continue reading The Hidden-Hand Theory: C.W. Leadbeater’s ideas about an Inner Government of the World

The Failings of Annie Besant’s Pro-Israel and Jewish Nationalist Advocacy

It is no surprise, that Besant an advocate for Hindu nationalism and independence also spoke glowingly in the same manner about Israel, however within the enthusiasm and context she applied to her mission about the “World Teacher” charade. Described as a “spiritualistic acrobat” and “diplomat” by Buddhist revivalist Anagarika Dharmapala and Mohandas Gandhi who Distrusted Charles Leadbeater and Continue reading The Failings of Annie Besant’s Pro-Israel and Jewish Nationalist Advocacy

Theosophy and Freemasonry: Esoteric Schools within the Theosophical Society

The Theosophical Society did not become a secret, or occult fraternity, but it is true that the ideal for the Society was not to be a mere intellectual or literary society. Dr. Gregory Tillett of Australia dealt with this issue in his Paper presented to the Theosophical History Conference in San Diego, June, 1992. Notes from Continue reading Theosophy and Freemasonry: Esoteric Schools within the Theosophical Society

The Reluctant Messiah: Truth about Jiddu Krishnamurti and Theosophy

Jiddu Krishnamurti, groomed to become a world prophet and savior, by a Society that lost its purpose. How did a promising organization become a Messiah cult? Since the founding of “The Order of the Rising Sun,” January 11, 1911, by George S. Arundale, a concatenation of ripple-effect raised from dormancy, enfolded and closed the original Continue reading The Reluctant Messiah: Truth about Jiddu Krishnamurti and Theosophy

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