Humanity Defeats Nazism

Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister, had a decisive role in the Second World War [Image: Imperial War Museum]
Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister, had a decisive role in the Second World War [Image: Imperial War Museum]

Theosophists frequently receive questions from readers on what the esoteric philosophy has to say about social sicknesses like Nazism, Fascism and other forms of crime against humanity.

These articles clarify the issue:

* Blavatsky, Judaism and Nazism

* Blavatsky, United Nations and Democracy

However, one must remember that criminals often plagiarize or steal sacred ideas and present themselves as “ethical” and “spiritualized” persons. See for instance the article

* The Meaning of the Swastika

Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and other evildoers disguised their intentions. Acting with the support of the Vatican and using a vast propaganda machine, they destroyed a large part of Europe.

The theosophical movement, on the other hand, has from its very beginning in 1875 always had strong links to the United States, to India and the United Kingdom. The movement was never neutral in the Second World War, but shared the fate and the victory of the friends of Democracy, as shown in this article:

* Theosophy and the Second World War

These are useful texts:

* Theosophy in Greece Under Nazism

* Theosophy x Nazism in Germany

* Why Do They Hate the Jews?

* The Philosophical Value of Democracy

Students of Theosophy have the honour and the privilege of promulgating a philosophy of respect for life, and a worldview based on the concept of universal brotherhood.

The view of human future taught by Theosophy is centered on the idea of practical altruism and self-sacrifice. The esoteric philosophy of Helena Blavatsky teaches the principle of harmony among all nations and ethnicities, with an unconditional respect for the rights and traditions of everyone among them.
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Consider reading “The World War in Our Minds” and “Awakening from the Opium Wars”.

See the articles “No More Hiroshimas and Nagasakis”, by Carlos Cardoso Aveline, and “Moral Determination and Commitment”, by Eiji Uehiro.
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About the Author
Born in Brazil in 1952, Carlos Cardoso Aveline is a journalist by profession and author of the book “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature”. He has other works published on esoteric philosophy and ecology. The editor of “The Aquarian Theosophist”, Cardoso Aveline thinks Judaism, Jewish philosophy and Israel have important roles to play in the ethical rebirth the world needs in the present century. He lives in Portugal and directs the Library and Research Center of the Independent Lodge of Theosophists, whose associated websites include www.TheosophyOnline.com and www.HelenaBlavatsky.Org .
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