Theosophists on the Occult Nature of Women, Adepts on their Societal Role and Female Sovereigns

The station of every woman is not, nor ever could be solely confined to the kitchen, childbearing, and notions about her inferiority. Being mortal first and foremost, they dream and aspire, just as we men do. It is not my view or intention here, to say that childbearing and cooking, etc., are bad, as some Continue reading Theosophists on the Occult Nature of Women, Adepts on their Societal Role and Female Sovereigns

The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, and the Mission and Influences of Fascism

“Fascism the conception of the historical mission of Rome, the vision of a world empire…” MARIO PALMIERI “Rome is more than a city; Rome is a Universal Idea.” THEODOR MOMMSEN Rome is more than a city, and is a Universal Idea, indeed. The founders were inspired by Rome, yet the only time we speak of Continue reading The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, and the Mission and Influences of Fascism

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 SSo must we have the fortitude to admit. According to Steven F. Hayward, Continue reading Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

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

Per Faxneld’s Paper “Blavatsky the Satanist” argues about Luciferianism in Theosophy

The decline of the Theosophical Movement and the Theosophical Society since the 1930’s has been attributed to many factors by researchers and theosophists, but most significantly damaging is identifying Theosophy and H.P.B.’s ideas as Satanism. Per Faxneld, Faculty of Humanities at Stockholm University presents in his 2013 paper, Blavatsky the Satanist (pdf). the idea that Theosophy and Continue reading Per Faxneld’s Paper “Blavatsky the Satanist” argues about Luciferianism in Theosophy