By Olav Hammer, Mikael Rothstein
Few spiritual currents were as influential because the Theosophical. but few currents were so under-researched, and the Brill instruction manual of the Theosophical present therefore represents pioneering examine. a primary part surveys the most humans and occasions considering the Theosophical Society from its inception to this day, and descriptions the Theosophical worldview. A moment, gigantic part covers most important religions to emerge within the wake of the Theosophical Society - Anthroposophy, the purpose Loma neighborhood, the i'm spiritual task, the Summit Lighthouse move, the recent Age, theosophical alien craft religions, and diverse others. eventually, the interplay of the Theosophical present with modern tradition - together with gender relatives, artwork, well known fiction, historiography, and technology - are mentioned at size.
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Emma in particular had long nurtured the ambition to found a “school of prophets” (Mathiesen 2001: 36–38). During that year she published Art Magic, which passed as her own manifesto on occultism. HPB had started writing her first book, Isis Unveiled, while staying with the Corsons, and when it appeared in 1877 with its devastating judgments on spiritualism, relations with Emma were already cooling. Isis Unveiled, a work of over 1300 pages, is divided into a volume on Science and one on Theology.
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