Re: Still Russia & Ukraine
Nov 03, 2006 08:58 AM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
--- In email@example.com, "carlosaveline" wrote:
> In Cuba, the Adyar TS exists and has been well tolerated.
I know. I think that one of the reason is that Catholic Church is very
strong there, as in many countries of Latin America, and Theosophical
Society was an inconsiderable factor comparing to the church. Another
factor was a southern mentality which has no tendence to the strict
rules. For example free love existed in Cuba in amount impossible for
USSR. From the other hand, in GDR the idiologic dictate was even more
severe than in USSR, as Germans tend to the order and follow the rules
Another socialist country which tolerated theosophy was Yugoslavia.
> And Stalinism has more than one element in common with Nazi-Fascism
Yes, the concentration camps were first introduced in USSR, and only
later in Nazi Germany.
The communist leaders also overscore nazis by the number of victims.
The absolute champion was Mao, the relative champion (by percentage of
the victims to overall population) was cambodoan dictator Pol Pot.
Their crimes were so great that they were admitted by USSR authorities
and regarded a deviation from the right communist line.
Some information about life of theosopists in USSR is contained in the
The Russian theosophical history in beginning of 20th century and in
exile after the revolution is briefly reviewed here:
> A question: was it only under Gorbachev that the theosophical
movement re-started in Russia/Ukraine?
Yes; moreover, it was during the last year of his rule when he was
actually losing the power. Nevertheless the separate underground
groups of theosophists existed during all 20th century. I know one
very old lady who attends our meetings when her health permits her,
who was introduced to theosophy in 1930's.
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