Tag: 19th Century

Madame Blavatsky and the New Age Pt. 1


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by Joel Shanahan through Professor Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org This piece chronicles the life and thought of Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, named by some as founder of the New Age. From crystal balls, tarot readings to heresy trials, exile and establishing the Theosophical Movement at the turn of the 19th century, Madame Blavatsky had it going on. With her later tutorials for Col. Henry Steel Olcott, she was also instrumental in the development of Buddhism in America and with him, even the Buddhist flag, based on the color of the auras of her alleged Tibetan Secret Masters!