Maria Carlson on the Influence of Theosophy on Russian Culture in the Russian Silver Age

MARIA CARLSON ATTEMPTED TO DEMONSTRATE THE UNDERSTUDIED VALUE THEOSOPHY HAD ON RUSSIA, and that in Russian culture, the influence of Theosophy was not underestimated by its Russian contemporaries. Many pages have been written on the history of Theosophy in the United States and Western Europe, but not Russia. Maria Carlson argues, that Theosophy transformed the Continue reading Maria Carlson on the Influence of Theosophy on Russian Culture in the Russian Silver Age

Blavatsky’s Russian Travel Writings on Racism and Colonialism in India, 3 of 3

FROM THE DURBAR IN LAHORE, CHAPTER III Having described the English and the characteristics they have developed here, let us look at the natives and see how far they have deserved their harsh fate. Let me here express a thought which may seem paradoxical, though it is supported by irrefutable facts. The Hindus lack and are incapable of Continue reading Blavatsky’s Russian Travel Writings on Racism and Colonialism in India, 3 of 3

Blavatsky’s Russian Travel Writings on Racism and Colonialism in India, 2 of 3

FROM THE DURBAR IN LAHORE, CHAPTER II H.P. Blavatsky calls the attitudes between the English and Indians, that of two blind men. “In India, wherever two Englishmen meet, complaints about the “fiendish ingratitude of the black devils” are soon heard and wherever two natives encounter each other, complaints about the “dark intentions of the white oppressors” will Continue reading Blavatsky’s Russian Travel Writings on Racism and Colonialism in India, 2 of 3

Blavatsky’s Russian Travel Writings on Racism and Colonialism in India, 1 of 3

FROM THE DURBAR IN LAHORE, CHAPTER I H.P. Blavatsky gives her humane view of the realities of colonial India in The Durbar in Lahore. In Blavatsky’s Eloquent Anti Racist Colonialism Editorial 1/3, it says this editorial is from Chapter 3 of The Durbar in Lahore, which is planned for publication in the second volume of Blavatsky’s Russian Travel Writings by Continue reading Blavatsky’s Russian Travel Writings on Racism and Colonialism in India, 1 of 3

Liberating Theosophy from the Roerich Legacy: The Roerichs and Agni Yoga

About the Theosophy and Agni Yoga article on the Roerichs, Agni Yoga and its differences from Theosophy. A decision was made not to include this passage from Nicholas Roerich without commentary or checking his works. The Roerichs seem to have the terrible habit of hardly ever providing source material, and like Alice Bailey and Charles Leadbeater, the Continue reading Liberating Theosophy from the Roerich Legacy: The Roerichs and Agni Yoga

Peter Kingsley: The Presocratic Sages who created Western Civilization

Peter Kingsley on the sacred Tradition at the heart of Western Civilization “We can romanticize about the sacred origins of Tibetan Buddhism and South American Shamanic Traditions, and anything, as long as it’s not our own; and that’s apart of this tremendous understanding, this tremendous resistance. (…) and this is one of the paradoxes I Continue reading Peter Kingsley: The Presocratic Sages who created Western Civilization

Before the Conversion: Helena Blavatsky on Shakyamuni Buddha and Buddhism

The nineteenth-century saw its first public Western converts to Buddhism. Helena P. Blavatsky and Henry S. Olcott, an American lawyer who worked on U.S. Pres. Lincoln’s assassination case, were the two leading movers of the Theosophical Movement. They both converted in 1880. This was being contrasted with Helena Blavatsky’s letter claiming to have studied among Continue reading Before the Conversion: Helena Blavatsky on Shakyamuni Buddha and Buddhism

“Hello, on the Way!” and The Path | Alexandrov Ensemble

A People’s folksong during Russian Civil War, performed by Red Army Choir. OHE, ON THE ROAD THE PATH Ah, the crescendo! You say, “Communist Propaganda!” Ah, no, an ensemble full of strength and hope. “Philosophy. Philosophy. Philosophy.” Listen to Sergei Prokofiev, “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir

Helena Blavatsky Biography Russian Documentary

HELENA PETROVNA BLAVATSKY HELENA PETROVNA BLAVATSKY. BEST DOCUMENTARY (ENGLISH DUBBED) FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS ALSO HIGHLY REFLECTIVE AND INFORMATIVE. The fascinating life of H.P.B. Helena Petrovna von Hahn was born in Dnepropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav), a town in Southern Russia (now Ukraine), under the Romanov Dynasty, and old Russian Empire. Her mother, Helena de Fadeyev, was a renowned novelist; her grandmother, Princess Continue reading Helena Blavatsky Biography Russian Documentary