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Re: Theos-World RE: "RACE," and 'ARYAN" Let Us Not Forget

Nov 25, 2002 09:25 AM
by Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> Both the words "race" and "aryan" had special meanings in 1875 /1899
> which do not relate to later history including the period when the
> political party of the Nazis in Germany and elsewhere, appropriations
> of both these terms in the 1930s / 1940s and later, up to our modern
> times.

Actually, the term "Aryan" was used by European Supremicists before
Blavatsky's time. Or, more precisely, misused (they mistook the Sanskrit
"Aryan" for the name of a "race" of people, rather than a title of
nobility). Blavatsky, in her usual manner, tried to correct this in her
books, instead ending up associated with it (similarly to what happened
with her magazine, "Lucifer").


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