Posts Tagged: Theosophy

The West Turns Eastward

The West Turns Eastward: Madame Blavatsky and the Transformation of the Occult Tradition By Mark Bevir Journal of the American Academy of Religion Vol. 62, No. 3 (Autumn, 1994), pp. 747-767 ABSTRACT THROUGHOUT THE TWENTIETH CENTURY increasing numbers of western men and women have turned to India for spiritual fulfillment. The image of meditation centres… Read more »

The Inner Life of Krishnamurti

To the editor of the Quest: Please allow me to add a few thoughts to Mr. Moody’s fine article on the inner life of Krishnamurti (Quest, Fall 2015), especially to Krishnamurti’s experiences of immense vastness, energy and sacredness which he described in the diary he kept in 1961.[1] My additional comments fall in four different… Read more »

The Tibet Images of the Theosophists

Dreamworld Tibet: Western Illusions Martin Brauen (Trumbull, CT, USA: Weatherhill, 2004) First published as Traumwelt Tibet: Westliche Trugbilder (Berne: Verlag Paul Haupt, 2000)   Part 2 In Search of ‘Shambha-la’ and the Aryan Lamas: The Tibet images of the theosophists, occultists, Nazis and neo-Nazis (excerpt; pp. 24-37; pagination in square brackets; footnotes and relevant bibliography… Read more »

The Jaynesian Paradigm and Beyond (Draft)

Introduction The Princeton psychologist Julian Jaynes in his 1976 book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind proposed a novel and ingenious theory of consciousness, which is making a come-back in the scientific community. His initial reception was marred by a widespread misunderstanding of his concept of consciousness and the absence… Read more »