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Re:Decline and expansion

Apr 08, 1998 02:28 PM
by Bjorn Roxendal

Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> >
> > The influence of Leadbeater's and Besant's writings has been, and still is, vast
> > and hard to quantify.
> Especially when you consider that Theosophy has had a lot of indirect influence.
> The Golden Dawn has a strong Theosophical influence behind it, and if you look at
> the neo-Pagan movement, a LOT of that came from Theosophy, directly and indirectly,
> as well. Note a lot of Wiccan rituals come from co-Masonic rituals created by CWL,
> for example.

You can see the CWL teachings behind a large portion of the New Age movement,
for better and for worse. People with metahysical/occult interests have read CWL
ever since he wrote his books. They don't always come out in the open and say "I
got this from CWL", but the influence is clearly there.


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