Tag Archives: Emma Hardinge Britten

Chevalier Louis de B_: How Many Prototypes?

Ghost Land is foundational to the Theosophical literature, chronologically and thematically, introducing adept brotherhoods further elaborated in later writings. Presented as a translation by Emma Hardinge Britten of an original text by the pseudonymous Chevalier Louis de B_, the book … Continue reading

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The Central Spiritual Sun

In the rarely-seen Volume II of Ghost Land, Emma Hardinge Britten predicts a future religion that sounds like a neopagan revival of Hermeticism: In this Spiritual Sun and its spheres, like the spheres of earth and other planets, are conserved all … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Century Miracles on aristocrats’ pseudonyms

One of the many enjoyable aspects of looking anew at Ghost Land is seeing it in terms of the sequence of the author’s works.  Its predecessor, Modern American Spiritualism, is crucial in identifying parallel passages in Book II of Ghost Land, … Continue reading

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Ghost Land, history, and propaganda

As indicated in my conference presentation in Albuquerque, most of my energy as a researcher will be focused in 2012-2014 on Sarah Stanley Grimke, Thomas H. Burgoyne, and Genevieve Stebbins. A chapter discussing Burgoyne and Stebbins will be included in a … Continue reading

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