Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Indo-Western Mind and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor

Yesterday I heard a fascinating interview with a Unitarian minister from Maryland who is also a practicing Hindu. His family background in the Brahmo Samaj is mentioned only briefly, but relates to my current research about 19th century Indian interest … Continue reading

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Marmee and Louisa (and Bronson, and the Unitarians)

Bronson Alcott has been mentioned in previous posts, and was one of the subjects of my research in Boston this summer. The Concord School of Philosophy was intertwined with the origins of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor in ways I”m … Continue reading

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International Theosophical History Conference, September 20/21, London

I am most grateful for the honor of giving in absentia the first presentation at this upcoming conference. Being in the midst of other commitments, I regret that I am unable to deliver the paper in person, especially since every … Continue reading

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Toxic Sludge and Eerie Premonitions

Last January I was haunted by persistent mental images of a river bottom coated with a foot of toxic sludge. In the course of two days, in one Facebook message and three emails, I repeated the same metaphor to four … Continue reading

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