Thursday, September 4, 2014

Illustrating Blavatsky’s Cosmogenesis

The site HIEROPHAGE carries an appreciation on September 3 of Ron Regé, Jr.’s new project: illustrating the stanzas of Dzyan from Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine. Regé says he was inspired by the Michael Gomes abridgement of the book to create his picture of The Secret Doctrine. He concludes that

The fact that HPB and Theosophy in general isn’t more well known today is obviously a result of our Patriarchal age. There aren’t many female founders of spiritual thought, in ancient or in modern times, are there? The rumors and accusations and misrepresentations of Madame Blavatsky and her followers are the same sort that are made towards any founder of a system of belief. I think Madame Blavatsky wasn’t able to rise above it because she was a woman, and I think Theosophy ended up on the margins because of the threat of its inclusiveness. As well as anyone with any sort of new age beliefs, aspects of metaphysical science appeal to certain christians, as well as some scientific atheists. 

Appreciating Madame Blavatsky as the matriarch of these ideas, and increasing interest in basic Theosophical thoughts might be a helpful and unifying goal for our struggling society. There are texts and systems and language we can use to help us talk to each other about these new ideas regarding consciousness. It’s Theosophy. 

The volume *COSMOGENESIS* is 40 pages / 5.5x8.5” / xerox on yellow paper A signed and numbered edition of the first printing of 125 copies is available here.

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