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Diagrams from Dr Alesha Sivartha’s Book of Life (1898)

- November 15, 2017 in anatomy, brains, mysticism, phrenology, spirituality, theosophy

A series of superbly intricate and striking "brain maps", illustrating Dr Alesha Sivartha's unique blend of blend of science, sociology, mysticism and religion, a spiritual teaching which apparently attracted the attention of Mark Twain among others.

In Search of the Third Bird: Kenneth Morris and the Three Unusual Arts

- August 31, 2016 in birds, conjectural historiography, ESTAR(SER), katherine tingley, kenneth morris, order of the third bird, theosophy

CONJECTURES #1 — Easter McCraney explores the pages of an obscure Theosophical journal and the ornithological intrigues which lie within.

In Search of the Third Bird: Kenneth Morris and the Three Unusual Arts

- August 31, 2016 in birds, conjectural historiography, ESTAR(SER), katherine tingley, kenneth morris, order of the third bird, theosophy

CONJECTURES #1 — Easter McCraney explores the pages of an obscure Theosophical journal and the ornithological intrigues which lie within.

In Search of the Third Bird: Kenneth Morris and the Three Unusual Arts

- August 31, 2016 in birds, conjectural historiography, ESTAR(SER), katherine tingley, kenneth morris, order of the third bird, theosophy

CONJECTURES #1 — Easter McCraney explores the pages of an obscure Theosophical journal and the ornithological intrigues which lie within.

Victorian Occultism and the Art of Synesthesia

- March 19, 2014 in abstract art, annie besant, Art & Illustrations, Books, charles leadbeater, Featured Articles, kandinsky, madame blatavsky, modernism, occult, Painting, Philosophy, theosophy, victorian

Grounded in the theory that ideas, emotions, and even events, can manifest as visible auras, Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater’s Thought-Forms (1901) is an odd and intriguing work. Benjamin Breen explores these “synesthetic” abstractions and asks to what extent they, and the Victorian mysticism of which they were born, influenced the Modernist movement that flourished in the following decades.