“The Family” and its Hijacking of Evangelicalism, Part 5
via NewsWithViews, by Constance Cumbey:
Madame Blavatsky, Colonel Olcott, and William L. Q. Judge organized their “Theosophical Society” in New York City in the Year of Our Lord 1875. The first of this trio was a Russian ex-patriate adventuress. The two gentlemen were American lawyers. Olcott was reportedly a Civil War hero who had played a leading role in the investigation of the Lincoln murders. The purpose of the society was supposedly to study comparative religions. The occult (hidden) purpose was much deeper. Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky revealed to her followers before what that purpose was: to prepare the world to receive a new expected “messiah” by the name of “Maitreya.” “Maitreya” was also the name the Buddhists gave to their expected reincarnation of Buddha.
Annie Besant, the ex-wife of an Anglican clergyman took Blavatsky’s charge very seriously. She led “The First Annual Congress of the Federation of European Sections of the Theosophical Society. It was held in Amsterdam from June 19th through 21st, 1904. I am fortunate to own an original edition of its published proceedings. “FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN SECTIONS OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY: TRANSACTIOSNS FIRST ANNUAL CONGRESS: AMSTERDAM 1906.” I have had the book which I purchased back in the 1980s for the even then outrageous price of $95.00. It was marked “rare.” It is an indispensable volume in my research library.