Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blavatsky and the Great Year

Robert Tulip’s paper, "Blavatsky and the Great Year: Astrology in the Bible", presented at the Sydney University Conference has been posted on his website and can be accessed here.

In his abstract he notes: The Great Year is the 25,765 year long period of precession of the equinox around the zodiac, caused by the wobble of the axis of the earth. Discussed by Madame Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine, and by other modern mystics such as Carl Jung in his book Aion, the Great Year provides a unifying cosmic framework for the esoteric wisdom of the perennial philosophy, summarized in the axiom ‘as above so below’. This paper analyses references in the Bible to show how the Great Year underpins Theosophy as a discipline that bridges theology, astrology and science, pointing to a new philosophical synthesis for a New Age.

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