So he sat at the feet of one awhile, and then he sat awhile at the feet of the other, and at last he applied his ear to the keyhole of the casket containing the Ashes of Madame Blavatsky
fattest of recent Theosophists was the late Madame Blavatsky
, who had
In the course of telling this tale, Koven touches on a variety of fascinating, and at times eccentric, topics: unionism and the match girl strikes (including the rhetorical migration of the pathetic match girl stereotype from street sellers of matches to factory workers), the suffrage agitation and its factionalism, the international pacifist movement (the highlight being a visit by Gandhi to Kingsley Hall), and new theology (including Madame Blavatsky
and theosophy, and Leo Tolstoy's ethical and spiritual writings).
They pursue a shape-shifting girl who has stolen an ancient artifact, and the course of their journey takes them to find Madame Blavatsky
in New Orleans--the only person who knows how Hachi's father really died.
But while it's not such a bad thing to lose Madame Blavatsky
and theosophy, we should also be careful not to lose sight of abstraction's absurdities and excesses, however they manifest: How can we keep hold of their intensity without succumbing to metaphysics?
14) Madame Blavatsky
, the Russian co-founder of the Theosophical Society, had in fact specifically criticized the Judeo-Christian tendency to anthropomorphize this undifferentiated "Universal Soul" into the figure of Jehovah.
Here, he has crafted a biography of Madame Blavatsky
The results of the Straussian method read like they were written by the intellectual offspring of Madame Blavatsky
and Edgar Bergen.
But Madame Blavatsky
, one of London's most fashionable clairvoyants in the 1930s, would not change her mind.
ARENA THEATRE Wolverhampton: Madame Blavatsky
Lives (Sep 27).
(1888/1993), a founder of Theosophy, also found mystical significance in 318.
Of course, I am saddened by the thought that despite their genius as artists, Kandinsky and Klee were unable to resist the untruths inherent in the spiritualism of Madame Blavatsky
and her followers in the world of transcendentalism.