Re: Theos-World OVERTON FULLER ON NAZIS
Jul 05, 2006 08:15 AM
The notion of the Theosophical Society being one of the inspirations for the
Nazis has a long history and unfortunately, to someone not truly aware of
the nature of the Theosophical Society, a notion that can be made believable.
It is an embarrassing truth that Mrs. Besant was an admirer of fascism,
particularly of the Italian variety and praise of Mussolini's Italy drips from
the pages of the Adyar Theosophist during the 1920. In addition to that,
Mussolini himself wrote an article for The Herald of the Star, the organ of the
Order of the Star in the East, which was published in 1922.
During the 1930's, George Arundale made a number of public utterances
praising Hitler, including one rather embarrassing comment in a 1936 issue of the
Adyar Theosophist when he spoke of Hitler, Mussolini and Roosevelt as the
three greatest leaders of the time. What Mrs. Roosevelt thought of this is not
Now, if you add to that the gobbledygook about root races that was floating
around at the time (Jinarajadasa-First Principles of Theosophy, 1934 I
believe) you have one hell of a public relations problem.
The people who really don't like Theosophy have been using that stuff to
beat the drum about Theosophy and the Nazis for decades. The latest book, while
annoying, is nothing new.
Chuck the Heretic
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