Talbot Mundy Philosopher of Adventure

Talbot Mundy  Philosopher of Adventure

Robert Lloyd Davis, letter to the author, December 2, 1996, p. 1. 25. ... 9; reprinted in The Theosophical Path, 27 (July 1924), 100–101. 28. ... TM, “An Answer to Correspondents,” The Theosophical Path, 28 (January 1925), 37–39.

Author: Brian Taves

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786422340

Category: Literary Criticism

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This critical biography chronicles both the actual travels and the philosophical meanderings of Talbot Mundy, one of the pioneers of the fantasy and adventure genre. Less celebrated than his contemporaries Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad, Mundy was no less gifted when it came to the literary portrayal of faraway lands. He was one of the first Western writers to show an appreciation of Eastern culture, and his writing became an outlet for his radical ideas on religion and philosophy. At the age of sixteen, Mundy left his native England to begin his life of adventure--a journey that took him from India to the Middle East to Tibet and finally to America, which became his adopted home. The American spirit of adventure matched Mundy's own, and it was here that he found a true audience for his work. This book explores Mundy's oeuvre--much of it set in exotic locales through which he himself had traveled--and considers both his novels and his lesser known writing, as well as his film and radio work. Books such as Rung Ho!, King-of the Khyber Rifles, Caves of Terror, Purple Pirate and Tros of Samothrace are discussed and placed within the framework of Mundy's life and philosophy. The final chapter evaluates the enduring value of his writings. Appendices include a comprehensive list of Mundy's works and a chronological listing by their original publication dates.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Enchanted by Lohans

Enchanted by Lohans

The Theosophical Path 3, no. 3 (September 1912): 185—87. ———. “Teosofien som religion.” Den Teosofiska viigen 2 (1912): 437—44. ———. ... “A Chinese Emperor Plays Photographer's Assistant.” New York Times Magazine, April 4, 1923.

Author: Minna Törmä

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888139842

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Finnish-Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879–1966) was one of the pioneers of Chinese art scholarship in the West. This biography focuses on his four major voyages to East Asia: 1918, 1921–23, 1929–30 and 1935. This was a pivotal period in Chinese archaeology, art studies and formation of Western collections of Chinese art. Sirén gained international renown as a scholar of Italian art, particularly with his books on Leonardo da Vinci and Giotto. But when he was almost 40 years old, he was captivated by Chinese art (paintings of Lohans in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston) to such an extent that he decided to start his career anew, in a way. He has left his mark in several fi elds in Chinese art studies: architecture, sculpture, painting and garden art. The study charts Sirén’s itineraries during his travels in Japan, Korea and China; it introduces the various people in those countries as well as in Europe and North America who defined the field in its early stages and were influential as collectors and dealers. It also explores the impact of theosophical ideas in his work.
Categories: Art

Southern California Quarterly

Southern California Quarterly

18Cian Draoi , “ Book Reviews , ” Dublin Magazine , 2 ( May 1925 ) , 683 . 19 “ The Way of Life , ” Manchester City News , April 25 , 1925 , reprinted in The Theosophical Path , 28 ( June 1925 ) , 602 .



ISBN: UVA:X001114942

Category: California, Southern

Page: 1014

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The Subtle Body

The Subtle Body

Tingley succeeded William Judge as head of the American Theosophical ... Theosophical Path Magazine, January to June 1916, ed. ... See Robert Love, “Fear of Yoga,” Columbia Journalism Review, November/December 2006, 80–90.

Author: Stefanie Syman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429933070

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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In The Subtle Body, Stefanie Syman tells the surprising story of yoga's transformation from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry. Yoga's history in America is longer and richer than even its most devoted practitioners realize. It was present in Emerson's New England, and by the turn of the twentieth century it was fashionable among the leisure class. And yet when Americans first learned about yoga, what they learned was that it was a dangerous, alien practice that would corrupt body and soul. A century later, you can find yoga in gyms, malls, and even hospitals, and the arrival of a yoga studio in a neighborhood is a signal of cosmopolitanism. How did it happen? It did so, Stefanie Syman explains, through a succession of charismatic yoga teachers, who risked charges of charlatanism as they promoted yoga in America, and through generations of yoga students, who were deemed unbalanced or even insane for their efforts. The Subtle Body tells the stories of these people, including Henry David Thoreau, Pierre A. Bernard, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Christopher Isherwood, Sally Kempton, and Indra Devi. From New England, the book moves to New York City and its new suburbs between the wars, to colonial India, to postwar Los Angeles, to Haight-Ashbury in its heyday, and back to New York City post-9/11. In vivid chapters, it takes in celebrities from Gloria Swanson and George Harrison to Christy Turlington and Madonna. And it offers a fresh view of American society, showing how a seemingly arcane and foreign practice is as deeply rooted here as baseball or ballet. This epic account of yoga's rise is absorbing and often inspiring—a major contribution to our understanding of our society.
Categories: Health & Fitness

D N Dunlop A Man of Our Time

D N  Dunlop  A Man of Our Time

5, Christmas Supplement, December 1916.) 7. The Theosophist, ed. Annie Besant. `The Mystic Path' (lecture-notes), Vol. 35, No. 12, September 1914. 8. Theosophy, a monthly magazine devoted to the interest of Brotherhood,Religion and ...

Author: T. H. Meyer

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781906999667

Category: Religion

Page: 430

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D.N. Dunlop (1868-1935) combined remarkable practical and organizational abilities in industry and commerce with gifted spiritual and esoteric capacities. A personal friend of W.B. Yeats and Rudolf Steiner, Dunlop was responsible for founding the World Power Conference (today the World Energy Council), and played leading roles in the Theosophical Society and later the Anthroposophical Society. In his business life he pioneered a cooperative approach towards the emerging global economy. Meyer’s compelling narrative of Dunlop’s life begins on the Isle of Arran, where the motherless boy is brought up by his grandfather. In a landscape rich with prehistoric standing stones, the young Dunlop has formative spiritual experiences. When his grandfather dies, he struggles for material survival, but devotedly studies occult literature. The scene moves to Dublin, where Dunlop becomes a friend of W.B. Yeats and the poet-seer A.E., and develops an active interest in Madame Blavatsky’s Theosophy. Arriving in London via New York, Dunlop is now a lecturer, writer and the editor of a monthly journal – but alongside his esoteric interests he rises to a foremost position in the British electrical industry, masterminding the first World Power Conference. Dunlop’s life is to change forever through his meeting with Rudolf Steiner, which ‘...brought instant recognition’. He was immediately convinced that Steiner was ‘...the Knower, the Initiate, the bearer of the Spirit to his age’. Dunlop’s close involvement with anthroposophy, leading to his eventual position as Chair of the British Society, is described in detail: from the momentous conferences in Penmaenmawr and Torquay to his transformative relationships with Eleanor Merry, W.J. Stein, Ita Wegman and Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz. Meyer features important material on the Anthroposophical Society’s tragic split, that allows for a true evaluation of this difficult period in the organization’s history. This second, enlarged edition features substantial additions of new material and an Afterword by Owen Barfield.
Categories: Religion

Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint

Theosophical Path 7 (JulyDecember 1914): 70–71. Cavalli- Björkman, Görel. ... McClure's Magazine, no. 5 (1896). Danzker, Jo- Anne Birnie. “The Art of Tomorrow. ... Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2012.

Author: Julia Voss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226689937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

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A highly anticipated biography of the enigmatic and popular Swedish painter. The Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) was forty-four years old when she broke with the academic tradition in which she had been trained to produce a body of radical, abstract works the likes of which had never been seen before. Today, it is widely accepted that af Klint was one of the earliest abstract academic painters in Europe. But this is only part of her story. Not only was she a working female artist, she was also an avowed clairvoyant and mystic. Like many of the artists at the turn of the twentieth century who developed some version of abstract painting, af Klint studied Theosophy, which holds that science, art, and religion are all reflections of an underlying life-form that can be harnessed through meditation, study, and experimentation. Well before Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Malevich declared themselves the inventors of abstraction, af Klint was working in a nonrepresentational mode, producing a powerful visual language that continues to speak to audiences today. The exhibition of her work in 2018 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City attracted more than 600,000 visitors, making it the most-attended show in the history of the institution. Despite her enormous popularity, there has not yet been a biography of af Klint—until now. Inspired by her first encounter with the artist’s work in 2008, Julia Voss set out to learn Swedish and research af Klint’s life—not only who the artist was but what drove and inspired her. The result is a fascinating biography of an artist who is as great as she is enigmatic.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography






ISBN: UOM:39015082371017

Category: Theosophy

Page: 626

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Categories: Theosophy

Second Nature

Second Nature

Mercury ( Magazine of the Los Angeles Athletic Club ) ( August 1921 ) . Messenger , Ivan . ... The Divinity of Nature in the Art of Maurice Braun , " Theosophical Path 34 ( May 1928 ) , 473ff . ... Wichita Beacon , 6 December 1925 .

Author: Martin E. Petersen


ISBN: UOM:39015029967711

Category: California, Southern

Page: 200

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