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Re: Mussolini and Annie Besant

Sep 21, 2004 04:26 AM
by Erica Letzerich

I think that all this mixing up is used in a negative way for many 
that wish to find gaps into the Theosophical Movement. Montessori 
was also a member of the theosophical society and Mussolini was once 
the President of the Montessori Society in Italy.

I remember when I was in Adyar to have seen many photos of MAria 
Montessory with the leaders of the T.S. in Adyar. We should condemn 
Montessory to have meet Mussolini? Or Besant to have invited him to 
write some articles? 

We don't know all the details involved in the historical context to 
build up conclusions. At least me I don't know, and I guess many of 
you also.

Besant was a great person, and she helped many people, but I do 
condemn her involvement with CWL, which for me had a negative 
influence upon her.


--- In, "worlduni_news" 
<worlduni_news@y...> wrote:
> This is a complex issue. A good place to start is by reading 
> semi-biographical "Men among the Ruins: Post-War Reflections of a 
> Radical Traditionalist" (originally published in 1953)
> So called "Traditionalism" started from within (members of) the 
> but they didn't share Blavatsky's positivism. More then Blavatsky 
> even, they felt disenchanted with modernity. 
> --- In, "Erica Letzerich" 
> <eletzerich@y...> wrote:
> > Below there is some extracts of the article WHAT IS "THEOSOPHY", 
> > PROCESS OR A RELIGION? written in 1997 by Alexis Dolgorukii. 
> Anyone 
> > know if really Mussolini wrote any article to the "Star of The 
> > Herald of the East", anyone has a copy of his article?
> > 
> > Erica
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Now, there is some very clear evidence that Annie Besant was 
> > associated with Dr. & Baron, Julius D'Evola (Who was charged as 
> > War Criminal in 1945) and through D'Evola with Benito 
> Mussolini, "Il 
> > Duce". She arranged for Mussolini to write articles for her 
> > magazine "Star of The Herald of the East", which was the organ 
> > the group designed to support the "Messiahship" of Jiddu 
> > Krishnamurti (who had absolutely nothing to do with all this as 
> > was just a child). Copies are on file in both the Library of the 
> > American Theosophical Society in Olcott, Wheaton, Illinois and 
> > The Library in Adyar India. I am sure they are also on file 
> > elsewhere. But Mussolini's articles can be read by anyone who 
> > chooses to look them up. This is not a connection I think 
> > for The Theosophical Society. 
> > 
> > 
> > Considering Annie Besant's immense authoritarianism, one is 
> > to wonder what other qualities she shared with the Fascists? 
> > is another very questionable connection here. Julius D'Evola was 
> the 
> > primary disciple of Rene Guenon who wrote a book so critical of 
> > theosophy that it almost completely destroyed The Theosophical 
> > Movement in France. What was Annie Besant doing being a close 
> > associate of D'Evola who was the closest associate of a man who 
> was 
> > on of the theosophical movement's greatest enemies. Why too, 
> > other very close associates of both D'Evola and Guenon, like 
> > Danielou and Raymond Burnier (ex husband of the present 
> > International President of The Theosophical Society) so closely 
> > identified with Theosophy and Adyar in particular? 
> > 
> > 
> > I have long been wondering how Annie Besant, the friend 
> > for 12 years) of George Bernard Shaw, co-founder of the Fenian 
> > socialist Movement, and famous Liberal, became associated with 
> > Julius D'Evola who was a very High Ranking Fascist, a close 
> > associate of Rene Guenon who was a principle enemy of the 
> > theosophical movement, and like so many other people associated 
> with 
> > Guenon, a homosexual, and like many of his associates deeply 
> > involved in anti-altruistic magic. These people are not viewed 
> me 
> > as antithetical because of their homosexuality, after all I am 
> > myself a homosexual, but because of the character of their 
> > activities. Sexual Magick is a terribly abusive, oppressive, and 
> > harmful practice. It was the primary feature of the Saturnian 
> Order 
> > and regularly included ritual murder. In many cases this 
> > included the sexual abuse of children (both heterosexual and 
> > Homosexual in nature) this is unforgivable by any standards, and 
> > anyone who so indulges the bestial side of human nature is 
> of 
> > the strongest condemnation. 
> > 
> > 
> > I'd really like to think that Dr. Besant was a dupe, an innocent 
> > dupe. But that's really hard to swallow when one remembers that 
> she 
> > was clearly one of the most brilliant woman of her age. Now she 
> was 
> > clearly a dupe of Charles Webster Leadbeater, there's absolutely 
> no 
> > question in my mind as to that, but that concerned psychic 
> > phenomena, something with which she was totally unfamiliar. 
> Fascism, 
> > on the other hand was a political and social theory and that was 
> > subject with which she was familiar and expert. There is an 
> > explanation though, and that is she was taken in by the 
> Hierarchical 
> > aspects of Charles Leadbeater's fantasies and saw them brought 
> into 
> > reality by totalitarian governmental systems., After all when 
> > has accepted the totally authoritarian aspects of the 
> > system represented by "The Masters", one has already accepted 
> > basic premise upon which totalitarianism is based. 
> > 
> >

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