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Standing up to Blavatsky’s racism

One of the Prime movers and shakers of 19/20th-century occultism was Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and her Theosophical movement. It is hard to find an occult current which was not influenced by her or her followers. These names include Golden Dawn leaders, Dion Fortune, Rudolf Steiner, Alice A. Bailey, the New Age movement and even Aleister Crowley. What Blavatsky did was create a structure of thought with lots of details which created a "complete" picture of the universe. It managed to merge everything in a syncretic approach which was attractive to those who wanted a very structured universe. There is much to this universe which has been layered into the Western Occult movement, for better or worse. But one of the things that

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