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In 1891, newspapers world wide carried experiences of the loss of life of H. P. Blavatsky, the mysterious Russian girl who was once the religious founding father of the Theosophical Society. With assistance from the both mysterious Mahatmas who have been her academics, Blavatsky claimed to have introduced the "ancient knowledge of the East" to the rescue of a materialistic West. In England, Blavatsky's earliest fans have been often males, yet a new release later the Theosophical Society was once ruled via girls, and theosophy had turn into a very important a part of feminist political tradition.

Divine Feminine is the 1st full-length learn of the connection among replacement or esoteric spirituality and the feminist move in England. Historian pleasure Dixon examines the Theosophical Society's claims that ladies and the East have been the repositories of non secular forces which English males had forfeited of their scramble for cloth and imperial energy. Theosophists produced arguments that turned key instruments in lots of feminist campaigns. many girls of the Theosophical Society grew to become suffragists to advertise the spiritualizing of politics, trying to create a political position for girls on the way to "sacralize the general public sphere." Dixon additionally indicates that theosophy offers a lot of the framework and the vocabulary for brand new New Age circulate. a number of the assumptions approximately type, race, and gender which marked the emergence of esoteric religions on the finish of the 19th century proceed to form substitute spiritualities today.

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