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Theosophy, and America's attempts at a new religion
Theosophy was an American religion which emerged during the Spiritualist movement of the late 19th century, and is considered to be the starting point from which various new-age ideologies originated. Analyze the ideas espoused by Theosophical texts, its effects on American art and culture, and how these ideas have influenced modern thinking.
Thank God someone is talking about Helter Skelter! It’s such a good work and has unfortunately fallen under the radar
I love seeing Baudrillard’s work in a conversation about social media. I wish it made a bigger part! Good article nonetheless
This reminds me of what Kandsinky said (it must have been Concerning the Spiritual in Art) on different artistic mediums all having the same purpose (expressing an inner need) except with different restrictions concerning time (music and literature must abide by it, visual art is free from it). Of course, in the abstract, time and distance are the same thing.
I appreciate the historical context given here. I’ve heard of this fellow before and found him interesting, but it isn’t until now that I can more or less understand him (as much as one can with this guy)