The Politics of Divine Wisdom: How Theosophy influenced Indonesian and South Asian Nationalisms

As Theosophy and Freemasonry: Esoteric Schools within the Theosophical Society shows, there are less known details in the history of the Theosophical Society than is thought, despite the fact researchers have provided a great detail of Theosophical history. This article is about Herman A.O. de Tollenaere’s diligent research: The Politics of Divine Wisdom, Theosophy and Labour, National, And Continue reading The Politics of Divine Wisdom: How Theosophy influenced Indonesian and South Asian Nationalisms

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

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 Forlorn Hope” Letter, 1882.

“The Forlorn Hope,”‡. Received in Allahabad, Feb., 1882. “One or two of us hoped that the world had so far advanced intellectually, if not intuitionally, that the Occult doctrine might gain an intellectual acceptance, and the impulse given for a new cycle of occult research. Others – wiser as it would now seem – held Continue reading “The Forlorn Hope” Letter, 1882.