1997: Notes on Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon

By W. T. S. Thackara [Reprinted from Theosophic History (6:8), October 1997, pp. 309-15, with additional material.] Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon: Theosophy and the Emergence of the Western Guru, by Peter Washington, London: Secker & Warburg, 1993; ISBN 0-436-56418-1, notes, bibliography, index, cloth, 480 pages. (1995 American edition subtitled: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America) PETER WASHINGTON is the General Editor of the Everyman Library and the author of several books including Fraud: Literary Theory and the End of English. He is a professor of English and European Literature at Middlesex University and a reviewer and critic for The London Evening Standard and The Independent. Editor’s Comments (Theosophical History, October 1997, pp. 272-3): W. T. S. Thackara’s “Notes on Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon” by Peter Washington is not so much a book review as a remedial essay. When Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon first appeared in […] Read More

Top 10 Ancient Civilizations With Advanced Technology

David Hatcher Childress, Atlantis Rising, Issue No. 1 Like a real life Indiana Jones, maverick archeologist David Hatcher Childress has taken many incredible journeys to some of the oldest and most remote spots on earth. Writing prolifically of lost cities and ancient civilizations, he has produced no less than six lengthy books (the Lost Cities series) chronicling the dimly remembered glories of obscure locales from the Gobi desert to Puma Punku in Bolivia, from Mohenjo Daro to Ba’albek. We caught up with him shortly before taking off for New Guinea on yet another archeological expedition and asked him if he would be willing to write an exclusive for Atlantis Rising on the Top 10 Ancient Civilizations with Advanced Technology. He agreed to dig through his archives and give us a story. ED 1. ANCIENT MU OR LEMURIA According to various esoteric sources, the first civilization arose 78,000 years ago […] Read More

1933: THE SACRED SYMBOLS OF MU

The First Man, Dual Principle Courtesy of P. K. Kosloff Over 20,000 years old. From the ancient Uighur Capital, beneath Karakhota, Gobi Desert. THE SACRED SYMBOLS OF MU BY COLONEL JAMES CHURCHWARD AUTHOR OF “THE LOST CONTINENT OF MU” “THE CHILDREN OF MU” ILLUSTRATED IVES WASHBURN; NEW YORK [1933] This book is dedicated to MARJORIE V. LEA HUDSON whose high ideals are the Four Great Virtues as inscribed in the Sacred Inspired Writings of Mu CONTENTS CHAPTER   PAGE I. INTRODUCTION 15 II. RELIGIONS 27 III. SYMBOLS OF THE DEITY AND HIS ATTRIBUTES 56 IV. THE CREATION 87 V. SYMBOLS USED IN RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS 118 VI. SYMBOLS RELATING TO MU 165 VII. SACRED SYMBOLS CONNECTING NORTH AMERICA TO MU 189 VIII. THE MOUND BUILDERS OF NORTH AMERICA 218 IX. RELIGION IN EGYPT AND INDIA 252 X. THE TWIN SISTERS–RELIGION AND SCIENCE 280 p. ix LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS The first […] Read More