THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, MADAME BLAVATSKY, EDWARD BELLAMY, LOOKING BACKWARD & THEOSOPHY
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Francis Bellamy, American National Socialism and Swastika Secrets
USA originated Nazism, Nazi Salutes, Robotic Chanting, Flag Fanaticism & the Modern Swastika

Pledge of Allegiance to the flag The Pledge of Allegiance was the origin of Adolf Hitler's "Nazi" salute under the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis).  http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html

Francis Bellamy & Edward Bellamy touted National Socialism in the USA decades before their dogma was exported to Germany. http://rexcurry.net/police-state.html
The swastika, although an ancient symbol, was also used to represent "S" letters joined for "socialism" under the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis), similar to the alphabetical symbolism for the SS Division, the SA, the NSV, and the VW logo (the letters "V" and "W" joined for "Volkswagen"). http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1a2a1.html
Girl Scouts Swastika Scouting Tattoo Swastikas Tattoos Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and American students spread flag fanaticism,
 flag chanting, and the stiff-arm salute and military socialism worldwide.
 http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-scouting.html

See the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4

Boy Scout swastika scouting
The Boy Scout Swastika is similar to that of the 45th Infantry Division and the Soviet Socialist Swastika.
http://rexcurry.net/ussr-socialist-swastika-cccp-sssr.html


The USA originated Nazism, Nazi salutes, flag fanaticism, robotic group-chanting to flags, and the modern swastika symbol, as shown in the research of the noted historian Dr. Rex Curry.  The bizarre acts in the USA began as early as 1875 and continued through the creation of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (German Nazis or NSGWP). The NSGWP had clear roots in National Socialism promoted by socialists in the USA. Amazing graphic images that prove the point are at http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html

Also read about the 45th Infantry Division Sooner soldiers at
http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.html

The USA is still the worst example in the world of bizarre laws that require robotic chanting to a national flag in government schools (socialist schools) every day for 12 years. It has changed generations of Americans from libertarians to authoritarians. The government bamboozled individuals into believing that robotic group-chanting in government schools is a beautiful expression of freedom. Frightening photographs are at http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html

It started in 1875, when the Theosophical Society was created in New York. The TS was orgainized by Madame H.P. Blavatsky, Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (U.S. army, retired, and a writer for the New York Daily Graphic), and Charles Sotheran (an author, socialist, and a Freemason Supreme Council member of the Scottish Rite). The TS grew rapidly and soon after became international.

In 1888, Blavatsky and TS teamed up with Nationalist Clubs and the Nationalism movement under the notorious socialist Edward Bellamy, author of the book "Looking Backward," known as the Bible of Nationalism.  

1890 (October) The Theosophist endorses Edward Bellamy, his book, and the Nationalist Party, and remarks about Theosophists being involved in the formation of the party and acting as its "most active and ardent workers and supporters." p 62. There is also a remark about "The Key to Theosophy" being translated into the German language (p. 61).

Theosophical writings of Annie Besant, Charles Leadbeater, and Helena Blavatsky, were translated and published in Germany. An 1892 periodical, Lotus Blossoms, featured Blavatsky's writings and "was the first German publication to sport the theosophical swastika upon its cover" (Goodrick-Clarke:25). As time went on numerous other Theosophy-based groups of occult socialism formed in Germany and Austria via Guido von List and Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels and Julius Streicher and  others. Several of these groups would provide the philosophical framework for National Socialism in Germany.

Blavatsky used the swastika extensively, incorporating it into the seal of The Theosophy Society (NGC 20, JW 262 and CCM 39). The first German publication at this time to sport the Theosophical Swastika on its cover was "Lotusbluthen" (Lotus Blossoms). That was also in 1891 (NGC 25). The Theosophical publication for English children at that time was entitled 'Lotus Journal' (CCM 39).

In 1919, Julius Streicher was the local organizer of the Thule sponsored German Socialist Party (Deutschsozialistische Partei). In 1921Streicher launched the Deutscher Volkswille, it became the voice of the party. In 1922 Streicher joined the National Socialist German Workers Party and shortly thereafter handed his own party over to its notorious leader, who wrote a glowing account of Streicher's generosity in Mein Kampf (M-3). Streicher also used alphabetical symbolism when he formed his "Storm Troops" (the SA), and they wore swastika armbands (GP 25).

Edward Bellamy was cousin and cohort to Francis Bellamy, another socialist famous for creating the "Pledge of Allegiance" in 1892.

The early Pledge used a straight-arm salute that was the origin of the salute adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers' Party, as discovered by the historian Dr. Rex Curry, author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets." Shocking photos are on the web. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html

Francis was a Freemason and he promoted the robotic chanting and the salute within that group and other groups. The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia (1877) includes the swastika and calls it the Hermetic Cross (Hermeticism was a form of Gnostic Christianity) and refers to its use in Europe (France).

The Bellamys and Blavatsky promoted their dogma through many other civic, religious and philosophical groups.

The Bellamy-Blavatsky dogma was similar to that of many other civic, religious, social and fraternal groups (e.g. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts) in that it suffers ignorance of economics, markets, prices, trade and private property rights. That deficiency in most groups makes group-members easily misled into socialism. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-scouting.html

Some people consider Theosophy and Blavatsky the origin of the New Age movement, and that is apropos in that the New Age movement suffers from the same vague socialist dogma.

The Bellamys and Blavatsky saw in their movements a practical means to further their "ideal of universal brotherhood." (see Arthur E. Morgan in his biography, Edward Bellamy, 1948, pp. 260-75; see also The Key to Theosophy by H. P. Blavatsky, pp. 44-5. -- K.V.M.] . The political product was socialism and self-sacrifice to government by calling it the "greater good."

There was a white supremacist ideology in it, with talk of root races, claiming that the fifth of which, the Aryans, were vastly more "evolved" than the lower races. Blavatsky openly referred to negros and Indians and "half-human mongrels", though her followers excuse this by claiming that she believed white people were also once black skinned, and because of their personal drive to advance spiritually they were reincarnated as white people. It was basically Hinduism, and difficult to defend (the Hindu connection provides another angle to the swastika as a symbolic symbol of the dogma).

Helena Blavatsky inspired Alfred Rosenberg (who was also inspired by Bellamy's book and may have been the one to introduce it to the Thule Society) though Rosenberg's top interest was antisemitism, inspired by the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, followed by Aryan supremacy (as introduced by Helena Blavatsky):

"The intellectual difference between the Aryan and other civilized nations and such savages as the South Sea Islanders, is inexplicable on any other grounds. No amount of culture, nor generations of training amid civilization, could raise such human specimens as the Bushmen, the Veddhas of Ceylon, and some African tribes, to the same intellectual level as the Aryans ..." (The Secret Doctrine).

Blavatsky also promoted the notion of Brotherhoods and Societies dedicated to the Occult. Where I see Bellamy's book coming in, is with the creation of a perfect society, once they got rid of the Jews and bred an Aryan race. And of course, you can't mistake the military socialism.

It is remarkable to note that at the time this was written, the Theosophical Society of America (TSA) continued to maintain its Springfield Branch office at the Edward Bellamy House, 93 Church Street, Chicopee, MA and also its library.

Edward Bellamy's famous utopian novel "Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887," was set in the year 2000, and published in 1888.  It was the third largest bestseller of its time and was known as the Bible of National Socialism. It appears by title in many of the major socialist writings of the day. Edward's book was an international bestseller, translated into every major language (including Russian, German and Chinese). The Bellamy dogma inspired the "Nationalism" movement in the USA, Germany and worldwide. Edward inspired the creation of the Nationalist Party. Edward supported the Nationalist Magazine, the Nationalist Educational Association, and Nationalist Clubs everywhere.

Edward Bellamy also influenced his cousin Francis Bellamy, famous for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Francis created the Pledge to promote their dogma in government schools. The Bellamys admired the military and they wanted the entire economy to ape the military. They called their dogma "military socialism" and they wanted to create the "industrial army" through government takeover of all schools.

When the government granted their wish, government schools imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official policy. It served as a bad example for three decades before the NSGWP. The practice in the USA even outlasted the NSGWP by more than 15 years.

The American Pledge and extended-arm salute from Bellamy-Blavatsky socialists was the origin of the salutes of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Peoples' Republic of China, and the National Socialist German Workers' Party, and it inspired their robotic chanting and worship of government and flags and symbols in their government schools (socialist schools). http://rexcurry.net/ussr-socialist-swastika-cccp-sssr.html

As early 1875, Blavatsky’s famous personal seal employed a swastika symbol and promoted the swastika throughout the TS (Jinarajadasa, p. 19 with the heading ‘H.P.B.'s Seal in 1875’ and The Theosophist, August 1931, p. 645).  The swastika is the top-most symbol of seven symbols, and the swastika is placed underneath a royal crown and directly atop another central symbol, a hexagram (six points), with the other six symbols in a circular arrangement around the six points. Blavatsky's seal also employs alphabetic symbolism in the form of Blavatsky's initials in the center of the seal.

The swastika that Blavatsky used is unusual because it is exactly like the swastika adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSGWP) and otherwise known as "the socialist swastika" : The swastika sits on a point (it is turned 45 degrees to the horizontal) and the arms point clockwise.

The historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets") showed how that style of swastika emphasizes the "S" letters for "Socialism," or the "Superior Socialists" or "Socialist Society." See the image at http://rexcurry.net/fascism-third-reich-hitler-nazism-swastika456.jpg

Another example of similar alphabetic symbolism is that the Theosophical Society also used a snake in the shape of an "S" wrapped around a capital letter "T" for "Theosophical Society."

Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, Professor Rex Curry proved that it was used later by German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism," as well as an "N" letter overlapping an "S" letter for "National Socialism."
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With a 45 degree turn of his Hakenkreuz, the leader of the NSGWP combined the swastika with socialism, and merged religion and state. That method had already been pursued by Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society.  The word "Theosophy" combines the root concept "Theo" (for "God" as in "theocracy") with "knowledge" (as in "philosophy").  http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html

Socialists socialized the swastika in more ways than one. On May, 19, 1933, Josef Goebbels' announced the "Law for Protection of National Symbols."  The anti-capitalist attitude of the socialists banned use of the swastika for individual or commercial purposes. The swastika was socialized for official purposes for the glory and worship of government.

It is further proof of Dr. Curry's work that in 1939 (when the National Socialist German Workers' Party joined as allies with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to invade Poland in a pact to divide up Europe, spreading WWII), Arundale converted "The Adyar News" into "The Theosophical World" and he chose a swastika symbol that pointed counterclockwise, and that swastika symbol also showed Arundale's understanding that the earlier TS swastika had represented two separate overlapping "S" letters for "socialism."  When this was written the international headquarters of the Theosophical Society was still listed as Adyar, India.

During Blavatsky's time in the USA, the swastika became a widely popular symbol. It was also known as the crooked cross, Hakenkreuz (hooked cross), twisted cross, etc.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) supports Dr. Curry's discovery that the swastika was used by German National Socialists to symbolize entwined "S" letters for "socialism." http://rexcurry.net/swastika-hakenkreuz-oxford-english-dictionary.html 

The TS dogma included oddball theories about superior races, superior societies, a "Great White Brotherhood" of masters, sub races, and seven primary root races, including the "Aryan" race, which Blavatsky described as superior to some other "races" (Cf. H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine 1:642; G. de Purucker, Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy,. 294-5; also "The Root-Race and Its Sub-Divisions," Studies in Occult Philosophy, pp. 35-9).  See image at
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A German occultist revival began in 1884 with the foundation of the German section of the Theosophical Society under the presidency of Dr. Wilhelm Hübbe-Schleiden.

In 1902 Dr. Rudolph Steiner became Secretary-General of the German section of the Theosophical Society.  In 1912, he and a group of his followers broke away from the TS and founded the Anthroposophical Society.

The Bellamy-Blavatsky dogma and the pledge inspired socialists worldwide, and in the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 62 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million slaughtered under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million slaughtered under the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSGWP).  The ideas of self-sacrifice and altruism were the same ideas that led to the worst loss of life in human history.

Blavatsky touted the dogma by travelling extensively to Germany, India and worldwide (The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky: Reminiscences and Impressions by Those Who Knew Her by Daniel H. Caldwell: Chapter 14, Germany and Return to India 1884-1885; Chapter 15, From India to Italy and Germany, 1885; Chapter 16, Germany 1886). After Bellamy's book "Looking Backward," Blavatsky continued to promote Theosophy and National Socialism in Germany and worldwide.

Edward Bellamy had also spent a year in Germany, learning to speak and write German and attending lectures and studying German socialism.  Edward's brother Frederick stated that Edward had talked and read about socialism before Edward went to Germany. Frederick wrote that Edward's letters to him from Germany were full of German socialism which "he had read and studied much at home." (see Sylvia E. Bowman's 1958 book The Year 2000). http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-edward-german-connections.html

In November, 1888, Edward personally made a contract with an interpreter to translate his book into German (see the biography by Arthur Morgan, p. 65). 

In 1891, American advertisements listed German-language editions of Bellamy's book and stated that the socialist's novel "Lays the foundation of the Nationalist Movement." http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-charles-edward1891.pdf 

The adverstisements coincide with Edward Bellamy's "Nationalist" magazine, published by the "Nationalist Educational Association." http://rexcurry.net/nationalistmagazine.jpg

The German translation not only promoted National Socialism in Germany, it also promoted National Socialism in America and cultivated those Americans who later supported the USA's German-American Bund movement that supported the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  The socialist movement in the USA was dominated by German-Americans.

The Bellamys were bigots, racists, and xenophobes and they obsessed about new immigrants coming into the USA. Edward's book "Equality" (1897) shows his intolerance for individuality and his desire for universal brotherhood by making everyone the same through government force in government schools (socialist schools).

People were persecuted when they showed independence and individuality by rejecting the robotic chanting and straight-arm salute to the national flag. That was the flag of the USA (the stars and stripes) and of Germany (the swastika flag) as the persecution happened at the same time.  There were acts of violence and lynchings in Germany and the USA. 

A Harvard graduate, Ernst Hanfstaengl, personally assisted the leader of the NSGWP in promoting national socialism with more ideas from America.
http://rexcurry.net/swastika-hanfstaengl.html

The Bellamy-Blavatsky dogma influenced many American, including members of the German American Bund, and the Silvershirts under William Dudley Pelley.

The National Socialist German Workers' Party clearly patterned itself upon the National Socialism promoted by socialists in the USA during the three decades before the NSGWP existed.

Blavatsky's oddball racism-socialism theories were repeated by Guido von List (and his followers such as Lanz von Liebenfels) and Alfred Rosenberg and other members of the Thule Society and they influenced the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/fascism-third-reich-hitler-nazism-swastika456.jpg

Another occultist to influence the leader of German socialism was Dr. Karl Haushofer, who was introduced to Hitler in 1924 while the latter was in Landsberg prison. Haushofer, a Blavatsky disciple, employed "The Secret Doctrine" ideas.

Both Rosenberg and Blavatsky were from Russia and influenced the use of the swastika as a socialist symbol in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
http://rexcurry.net/ussr-socialist-swastika-cccp-sssr.html

Rosenberg was another of many notorious socialists who had been active in Russia (in 1917) and in Germany (with German National Socialists). The noted historian Dr. Rex Curry has suggested that this may have been the inspiration behind the adoption of the swastika as alphabetic symbolism for "socialism" by the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
http://rexcurry.net/america-first-committee-charles-lindbergh-wikipedia-org-wiki.html
 
Rosenberg was born to Baltic German parents in Reval (Tallinn) Estonia, then part of the Russian Empire. He studied architecture at the Riga Polyechnical Institute and engineering at Moscow University, completing his Ph.D. studies in 1917.

After the Russian Revolution of 1917, he emigrated to Germany (in 1918) along with his friend Max Scheubner-Richter. Rosenberg was one of the earliest (January 1919) members of the German Workers Party and it became the National Socialist German Workers Party and adopted the swastika as its symbol and used the symbol to represent "S" letters for "socialist." In 1921, Rosenberg became editor of the Völkischer Beobachter ("Folkish Observer"), the newspaper of the National Socialists.

Rosenberg also became a member of the Thule Society, founded August 17, 1918. Rosenberg and the Thule Society touted oddball ideas about socialism, universal brotherhood, and the Aryan race that were all borrowed from the notorious socialist and occultist Madame Blavatsky and her Theosophical Society, formed in New York in 1875.  

The Thule Society also used a swastika as its symbol. In 1920, another member of the Thule Society, Friedrick Krohn, suggested to Adolf Hitler that the nascent Nazi Party adopt the Hakenkreutz as its logo. However, the Thule swastika was not the same swastika used by German National Socialists. Instead, the swastika adopted by the leader of German National Socialists was the same swastika that had been used for forty years by Madame Blavatsky as a symbol for her utopian "socialist society." http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html

Thule Society members maintained close contacts with followers of Theosophy and the followers of Helena Blavatsky. It is also interesting to note that the Thule Society adopted as its name two words that have the same "TS" initials that the Theosophical Society had used in its symbolism for decades.

Three decades before the National Socialist German Workers' Party existed, socialists in the USA had promoted National Socialism, the straight-arm salute, collective robotic chanting, and the modern swastika as an "S" symbol for "socialism."

At the time this was written, internet searches indicated that the Edward Bellamy Memorial Association and the Chicopee Historical Society and the Theosophical Society of America (TSA library and Springfield Branch office) were headquartered at the Edward Bellamy House, 91 to 93 Church Street, Chicopee, MA.

At the time this was written, internet searches indicated that the "Lucis Trust" http://www.lucistrust.org/ is a current UN-accredited NGO (in "consultative status" with the United Nation's Economic and Social Council), and an officially acknowledged financial contributor to the United Nations. The "Lucis Trust" grew from the organization started by Alice Bailey in 1922 when she founded the "Lucifer Publishing Company" to publish her and Blavatsky's writings and also published a magazine entitled "Lucifer" wherein Edward Bellamy's dogma was promoted.  

The USA is still the worst example in the world of bizarre laws that require robotic chanting to a national flag in government schools (socialist schools) every day for 12 years.

The USA still follows similar anti libertarian policies promoted by the Bellamys and by socialists in the Theosophical Society. Many socialist policies caused the USA's big, expensive, oppressive government, its aggressive military socialism, and its growing police state. It caused the Great Socialist Depression (from the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act 1930 etc) that persisted and even lasted through U.S. involvement in WWII. The Pledge still exists along with laws mandating that teachers lead the robotic chanting every day for twelve years of each child's life (though the salute was altered). The government still owns and operates schools, including the same schools that imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official government policy.  That policy even outlasted the National Socialist German Workers' Party by over 15 years. After segregation in government's schools ended, the Bellamy legacy caused more police-state racism of forced busing that destroyed communities and neighborhoods and deepened hostilities. Those schools still exist.  Infants are given social security numbers (socialist slave numbers from 1935 during the NSGWP) that track and tax everyone for life.  Government schools (socialist schools) demand the numbers for enrollment.

Today, children in government schools enter through high chain-link fences, past assembly-line searches of students, through the metal detectors, hand-wanding and  x-rays of purses and backpacks, past video surveillance cameras in the hallways, past the police dogs sniffing lockers and youngsters, and finally past all the locked doors and into the classroom. Once inside, they watch robotic chanting of the Pledge of Allegiance to the USA's growing police state. Later, they are asked for urine samples for mandatory drug testing.
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It shows how close the USA moved toward (and is still moving toward) socialism. Many Americans serve as sad examples of how authoritarian governments come into existence, grow so large, last so long, and kill so many. The dogma of socialism is still growing all over the world.

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Francis Bellamy was a Freemason, as were founders of the Theosophical Society. Mason means "Maison" or "Mansion," or more modernly "house." It was a reference to people who build houses, and who are free. Socialist dogma enslaves freemasons to the government's housing and building schemes as under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Peoples' Republic of China, and the National Socialist German Workers' Party. It causes shortages, poverty, misery and even death. It is comparable to the slave builders of Egypt. Bellamy wanted to impose Military Socialism upon Freemasons.    http://rexcurry.net/1qb1.html



Theosophical Society, Blavatsky, Theosophy, Nazism & Swastika Symbols & American Nazism







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the seal in on the left on the binding





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similar to the swastika as "S" letters for "Socialism."











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This is a symbol used by Madame Helena Blavatsky of the Theosophical Society during the time that she collaborated with the American socialist Edward Bellamy and his Nationalist movement in the USA. 

The inner symbol at lower left is "Shin" the twenty-first letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew שׂ, and Arabic šīn ﺵ (in abjadi order, 12th in modern order).

The Phoenician Shin letter gave rise to other letters related to the letter "S," such as the Greek Sigma (Σ), Latin S, and Cyrillic letters Es (С).
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Also see
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In Judaism Shin also stands for S-letter symbolism for the word "Shaddai," a name for God. Because of this, a kohen (priest) forms the letter Shin with his hands as he recites the Priestly Blessing. In the mid 1960s, actor Leonard Nimoy used a single-handed version of this gesture to create the Vulcan Hand Salute for his character, Mr. Spock, on Star Trek.
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In Jewish tradition the letter Shin is inscribed on the Mezuzah, a vessel which houses a scroll of parchment with Biblical text written on it. The text contained in the Mezuzah is the Shema Yisrael prayer, which calls the Israelites to love their God with all their heart. The mezuzah is situated upon all the doorframes in a home. Sometimes the whole word Shaddai is written.

The letter Shin also appears in the game of dreidel / dreydl as S-letter symbolism for "shtel" ("put" meaning to put a coin in the pot).

It is unfortunate that the monstrous National Socialist German Workers Party also used S-letter symbolism in the swastika to represent it dogma of "Socialism" under German National Socialism, a dogma influenced by the work of  Edward Bellamy's National Socialist movement and Madame Blavatsky's Theosophical Society in the USA, which also used the swastika symbol.

In addition, German socialists did not call their symbol a "swastika." German socialists called their symbol a Hakenkreuz. The word "Hakenkreuz" means "hooked cross" because it was also a reference to God and religion, as a type of cross.

The two S-letters mad the socialist swastika was a digrammaton, instead of a tetragrammaton.




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In 1875, Madame Helena P. Blavatsky resided at 3420 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now home of the White Dog Cafe.






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Order of New Templars, Europe 1900, Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 15). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1982.     "Viennese occultist, racial theorist and founder of the Order of New Templars, ...Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels... was born at Vienna on 19 July 1874 as Adolf Lanz... In 1893, at the age of 19, he became a novice at a Cistercian monastery at Heiligenkreuz (on the present Austro-Hungarian border) but was expelled six years later... Shortly afterwards he founded his Order of New Templars, which had a strongly 'racial-religious' emphasis. In 1934, a year after Hitler came to power, he wrote that the Order was 'the first manifestation of the Movement (i.e. HItler's) which now, in accordance with the law of God, is most powerful in history and unrestrainedly sweeping over the world.' Lanz was not the only founder of a Central European sect to claim that he had anticipated Hitler's racial and other theories. "




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Francis Bellamy was a Freemason and he promoted robotic chanting in the Pledge of Allegiance and the stiff-armed salute (the early gesture for the pledge) within that group and other groups.

The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia (1877) includes the swastika and calls it the Hermetic Cross (Hermeticism was a form of Gnostic Christianity) and refers to its use in France.

Hermetic Cross, used by members of the Governing Body of the Order of Ishmael, Esau, Reconciliation, and Expiation. The position of the Cross in relation to the signuture is varied, according to instructions issued from time to time, and marks the rank of the signatary; the colour of the ink is also varied. vol 1, pg. 9


Hermetic Cross - A cross called Hermetic is used in France, and exemplified in the Hermetic section of the Antient and Primitive Rite. (See Jaina Cross.)

Also see page 353 discussion of the Hammer of Thor (that would return after being thrown), the possible use as a boomerang.

Also Molner might be related to Mallet or Hammer.



Pledge of Allegiance, Francis Bellamy, Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward, Julian West, James Upham (James B. Upham), Youths Companion, Nationalism, Socialist Revolution, Theosophical, Theosophy, Blavatsky
Aryan Press of Theosophical Society James B. Upham, Nazism Fascism Socialism Third Reich
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Theosophical Society Organization book entitled "The Ocean of Theosophy" by William Q. Judge in 1893 from New York & London

The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in politics, crime, and culture are investigated in new work by the historian Dr. Rex Curry. His analysis exposes new connections between religion, political conspiracy, terrorism, and occultism. http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html

Readers are provided with strange parallels between supernatural forces such as theosophy, ritual magic, and cult practices, and contemporary socialist dogma that used in the secret societies of the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part) and their deadly cults: 65 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. It remains the worst slaughter in human history.

Not a work of speculative history, this exposé is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating details on America's daily Pledge of Allegiance, the early straight-arm salute, the swastika, and terrorism by the government of the USA, its growing police state, and the bizarre themes that have developed in recent American history.

In 1875, at the age of 24, William Q. Judge was a co-founder of the Theosophical Society with H. P. Blavatsky and H. S. Olcott in New York. He continued to work ardently for its cause for the next 20 years, until his death in 1896. As the leading theosophical official in America from 1886 to 1896, he guided the Section so that it became the most vigorous in the Society, with the largest effective membership. He relentlessly pursued his vision for the Society's socialist work of "universal brotherhood" in the world.

Some people mistakenly claim that the first time the swastika was used with an "Aryan" or socialists meaning was in Austria and Germany, among early members of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  They claim that on December 25, 1907, the Order of the New Templars, a secret society founded by [Adolf Joseph] Lanz von Liebenfels, hoisted at Werfenstein Castle (Austria) a flag that bore a swastika.

The swastika was used in the symbol of the Aryan Theosophical Society of New York City, founded in 1883 by Judge. In 1889 members of the group purchased a press and type and founded the Aryan Press as part of the Aryan Branch Theosophical Society. A photograph of the 1893 book "The Ocean of Theosophy" shows that the Aryan Press used a swastika as its symbol. http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-ocean-aryan-press-william-judge1893.JPG

At that time the term "Aryan" was used as a reference a ruling class or race and for the socialist dogma touted by the Theosophical Society and by socialists in general. http://rexcurry.net/george-bernard-shaw-superman-socialist-swastika-socialism.html

In 1884 Judge moved to India, to research, study and write about the Aryan path at the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar, Madras, India. Early in that year he went to England where he visited the Sinnetts, Arundales, and other London members, then joined H P Blavatsky and Olcott in Paris.

The Aryan Theosophical Society trip occurred over half a centurey before the National Socialist German Workers' Party sent a scientific mission to Tibet in 1938-39 as told in "Himmler's Crusade: The Nazi Expedition to Find the Origins of the Aryan Race" by Christopher Hale. Both tales have mad occult beliefs, mountains, and strange characters.

In 1886, Judge started the American monthly, The Path.  He wrote for it unceasingly until the time of this death in 1896. It became the official organ of the American Section of the Theosophical Society. At first, Judge wrote almost every article himself under various pen names.

Among it publications were Judge's Echoes from the Orient (1890), his recension of the Bhagavad-Gita with introduction and footnotes (1890).

In 1893, Judge published "The Ocean of Theosophy" under the "Aryan Press" and under the Theosohpical Society group known as "The Path" in New York.  

Here are some quotations from "The Ocean of Theosophy":

"Of all the old races the Aryan Indian alone yet remains as the preserver of the old doctrines. It will one day rise again to its old heights of glory."

"....it is only because that mankind has ever shut its eyes to the great truth that man is himself his own saviour as his own destroyer; that he need not accuse heaven and the gods, fates and providence, of the apparent injustice that reigns in the midst of humanity. But let him rather remember and repeat this bit of Grecian wisdom which warns man to forbear accusing That which 'Just though mysterious, leads us on unerring,....Through ways unmarked from guilt to punishment' -- which are now the ways and the high road on which move onward the great European nations. The western Aryans had every nation and tribe like their eastern brethren of the fifth race, their Golden and their Iron ages, their period of comparative irresponsibility, or the Satya age of purity, while now several of them have reached their Iron age, the Kali Yuga, an age black with horrors. This state will last . . . until we begin acting from within instead of ever following impulses from without . . . Until then the only palliative is union and harmony -- a Brotherhood in actu and altruism not simply in name."

"For as the masses of persons return from devachan, it must follow that the Roman, the Greek, the old Aryan, and other Ages will be seen again and can to a very great extent be plainly traced."

As late as 1997, an "Aryan Press" was referenced as publishing an edition of the Bhagavad Gita, New Delhi, India.


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Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891), with her "Theosophic Society," is considered the mother of New Age Socialism and modern occult socialism. Alice Bailey (1880-1949, née Alice LaTrobe Bateman) left Blavatsky's group and founded her own "Arcane School," wherein the term "New Age" itself originated. In 1922, Bailey founded the "Lucifer Publishing Company" to publish her and Blavatsky's writings and also published a magazine entitle "Lucifer," wherein Edward Bellamy's dogma was praised. That organization continues to this day under the name “Lucis Trust” http://www.lucistrust.org/  It is a current UN-accredited NGO (in “consultative status” with the United Nation's Economic and Social Council), and an officially acknowledged financial contributor to the United Nations.
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Blavatsky’s ideas played an important role in the various pre-Nazi Germanic esoteric orders that flourished during the immediate decades leading up to the rise of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. From 1880-1920, many Germanic-based occult and chivalric societies were started, including the German Theosophical Society, the List Society, the Order of the New Templars, the Germanenorden, the Edda and Thule Societies, and many others -all dedicated to building a Germanic occult order (see Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke’s book The Occult Roots of Nazism).

Theosophical writings of Annie Besant, Charles Leadbeater, and Helena Blavatsky, were translated and published in Germany. An 1892 periodical, Lotus Blossoms, featured Blavatsky's writings and "was the first German publication to sport the theosophical swastika upon its cover" (Goodrick-Clarke:25). As time went on numerous other Theosophy-based groups of occult socialism formed in Germany and Austria via Guido von List and Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels and others. Several of these groups would provide the philosophical framework for National Socialism in Germany.
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Guido von List (1848-1919) was the first to combine German national socialism with the occult teachings of Theosophy.  List discovered Wotanism as a young teenager. Worship of Wotan, Wodan, or Odin, an ancient German god who is still memorialized in the USA as Wednesday or Wodan's Day.

Two of his closest associates were Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels and Harald Gravelle. Gravelle was a leading Theosophist in Germany.

List became known as a national socialist guru guiding a renaissance of the glorious Aryan past in Germany. (Goodrick-Clarke:33). He was also a self-styled master of occult socialism, claiming to be "the last of the Armanist magicians who had formerly wielded authority in the old Aryan world" (Goodrick-Clarke:33). In 1908 List formed the Guido von List Society in part to promote his Ariosophist research and writings on the Armanen Order. (ibid. :43).

List was fascinated by the Rune alphabet and wrote books on the subject. He was particularly infatuated with Alphabetic S-symbolism of the dual lightning-bolts that would later become the designation for the SS. (J. S. Jones: 125). It also led to the swastika's alphabetic S-symbolism for "socialism" under German National Socialism, as shown in the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets"). http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html 

List is additional proof that socialists in the United States were the source of the swastika as S-symbolism for "socialism."
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List's pet words (Ariosophy, Aryan, Armanist) all evoked his occult socialist ideas of an aristocracy of enlightened leaders and List's central goal of a super socialist man, or the superior socialist society.

The dogma of List, Blavatsky, and the Bellamys is similar to that of many other civic, religious, social and fraternal groups in that it suffers ignorance of economics, markets, prices, trade and private property rights. That deficiency in most groups makes group-members easily misled into sick socialism.

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Blavatsky also has ties to the origin of the swastika as a symbol of socialism under both the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and under the National Socialist German Workers' Party, as shown by the historian Dr. Rex Curry.  
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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) was from Russia and during her life there it was a hotbed of socialism.

Blavatsky was an aristocrat and daughter of Colonel Peter Hahn and cousin of Count Sergei Yulievich Witte, a Tsarist prime minister. She received no formal education and attended no university. Just a few weeks before her 17th birthday (1848) she married Nikifor Blavatsky, Vice-Governor of the province of Erivan in Trans-Caucasia. Just after a few months of marriage, she ran away from her husband and began a life of adventure which took he from Constantinople to London, Paris, Cairo and Tiflis.

In 1917, socialism was imposed in Russia when the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed.  The propaganda machinary introduced a new symbol for the new government: the swastika.  The Soviet swastika was so popular that paper money printed in the year 1917 carried large swastikas in the center of the bills. http://rexcurry.net/ussr-socialist-swastika-cccp-sssr.html

Later, Soviet Socialism would employ similar sybolism for the Trabant car symbol. http://rexcurry.net/trabant-sachsenring-rex-curry.html

Another notorious socialist who was active in Russia (in 1917) and in Germany was Alfred Rosenberg. Dr. Curry has suggested that this may have been the inspiration behind the adoption of the swastika as alphabetic symbolism for "socialism" by the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
 
Rosenberg was born to Baltic German parents in Reval (Tallinn) Estonia, then part of the Russian Empire. He studied architecture at the Riga Polyechnical Institute and engineering at Moscow University, completing his Ph.D. studies in 1917.

After the Russian Revolution of 1917, he emigrated to Germany (in 1918) along with his friend Max Scheubner-Richter. Rosenberg was one of the earliest (January 1919) members of the German Workers Party and it became the National Socialist German Workers Party and adopted the swastika as its symbol and used the symbol to represent "S" letters for "socialist." In 1921, Rosenberg became editor of the Völkischer Beobachter ("Folkish Observer"), the newspaper of the National Socialists.

Rosenberg also became a member of the Thule Society, founded August 17, 1918.  Rosenberg and Thule Society touted oddball ideas about socialism, universal brotherhood, and the Aryan race that were all borrowed from the notorious socialist and occultist Madame Blavatsky and her Theosophical Society, formed in New York in 1875.  The Thule Society used a swastika as its symbol, however the Thule swastika was not the same swastika used by German National Socialists.  The swastika used by German National Socialists was the same swastika that had been used for forty years by Madame Blavatsky as a symbol for her utopian "socialist society." http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html

Thule Society members maintained close contacts with followers of Theosophy and the followers of Helena Blavatsky. It is also interesting to note that the names of both groups had the same "TS" initials that the Theosophical Society had used in its symbolism for decades.

P.D Ouspensky (Gurdjieff's student. Who later became a Fourth Way teacher himself) was a leading member in the Theosophical Society in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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The Theosophical Society had freemasons Henry Steel Olcott, George H. Felt appointed president and vice-president respectfully. Among the early members were high ranking masons Charles Sothern and Albert Pike.

Francis Bellamy and James Upham, creators of the Pledge of Allegiance, were Freemasons, and they spread the Pledge through Freemasonry. A Freemason web site states "James B. Upham was a man imbued with patriotic fervor. At the close of the last century he was a partner of the firm publishing the Youth's Companion, a juvenile periodical of Boston. One of his strong beliefs was that an American flag should be flown over every schoolhouse. To this end he persuaded his mag-azine to sponsor a plan to sell flags to schools at cost; the idea being so successful that 25,000 schools acquired flags in just one year. He also campaigned to have flags flown over public buildings--his success in this endeavor is clearly evident today. Brother and Sir Knight James B.  Upham is known as the "Father" of the move-ment to display flags in schools and in public places. We Masons, who pride ourselves on our patriotism, salute him! He was a member of Converse Lodge, Malden, Mass." http://www.masonicworld.com/education/files/apr02/include/brother_francis_bellamy.htm

Alice Bailey (1880 - 1949) emigrated to America and joined the Theosophical Society (1918). There, she met her second husband Foster Bailey, a high ranking Freemason.  The Theosophical Society was the beginning of the modern New Age Movement.

Alice Bailey and husband Foster (32̊ degree mason) continued to interlock the workings of Theosophy with the aims of Freemasonry. Bailey, as founder of Lucis (Lucifer) Trust, worked laboriously to fulfill the plan toward a New World Religion, which her master Djwhal Khul had said was the ultimate aim of Freemasonry.

To show how completely the dogma embraced sick socialism and rejected rational self-interest, consider this quote: “In 1909 at Adyar, India, Leadbeater discovered a boy whose aura he judged to be completely free of selfishness. This was Jiddu Krishnamurti, who was 13 years old. Adopted by Besant and Leadbeater, he received intensive training, then 10 years of schooling in England.....”   see http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/Freemasonry.htm#Theosophy

Alice decided that she was the natural successor to Theosophy's founder, Madame Blavatsky. Alice expanded Blavatsky's doctrine that humanity was being helped by more spiritually advanced beings situated both on Earth and in space to recover from a de-evolutionary path that had seen it descend from the spiritual to the material plane.

According to Bailey, early in the 21st century a World Teacher would appear who would usher in a new race of humanity. She believed that it was a higher form of Freemasonry. These ideas were actively preached to fellow Freemason's by her husband and seem to have influenced many of them, including Vice President Henry Wallace. Bailey's message (like Blavatsky's) was inherently racist as the prophesied new humanity was to be spun from the planet's more spiritually "advanced" races. This was an aspect of Blavatsky's teachings that was developed further in Germany and underpinned the occult racial beliefs of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

Bailey had maintained that "the Great White Lodge" of Freemasonry beamed rays of hope to the poor people of Earth who wallow in appalling ignorance, violence, and oppression. Translated, that meant that Earthlings wallow in capitalism and would be saved by the advanced race of socialists. Earthlings are looked upon as a dangerous lot, and socilialists have tried hard to civilize us without much "success." Baily's concept of Freemasonry was going to be civilizing "force."

Early in the 21st century, that dogma led to the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 62 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million slaughtered under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million slaughtered under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

Bailey made these statements:

"There are seven paths of progress open to man when he has learned all that human evolution on Earth can teach him. One is the path to Sirius. He arrives there in consciousness as a perfected human being. It follows that there is therefore a type of life on Sirius which includes the essential of human life on Earth. This includes Masonry and he finds that great spiritual fraternity already there. Life on Sirius is therefore the destiny of the majority of humanity who then, if they are Masons, continue as Masons... Great as Masonry has been in the past, it has before it a still more glorious and useful future as it moves from Speculative to Spiritual Masonry. That inevitable change is already dimly seen. It will be more important than the change from Operative to Speculative Masonry. It is towards this end that Masonic Research should direct its efforts."

"One great fact to be borne in mind is that the initiations of the planet or of the solar system are but the preparatory initiations of admission into the greater Lodge on Sirius. ...The first four initiations of the solar system prior to the first cosmic initiation. The fifth initiation corresponds to the first cosmic initiation. that of "entered apprentice" of the Lodge Sirius. The sixth initiation is analogous to the second degree in Masonry, whilst the seventh initiation makes the Adept a Master Mason of the Brotherhood of Sirius. A Master, therefore, is one who had taken the seventh planetary initiation, the fifth solar initiation, and the first Sirian or cosmic initiation."

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Blavatsky praised Edward Bellamy's Nationalist Movement as "an application of Theosophy." Her support for Nationalism explains why many Theosophists, especially in the U.S.A. were active in that movement. She said "The organization of Society, depicted by Edward Bellamy, in his magnificent work Looking Backward, admirably represents the Theosophical idea of what should be the first great step towards the full realization of universal brotherhood."

On Nationalism, see Arthur E. Morgan, "Theosophy and the Nationalist Movement," Edward Bellamy, 260-275; see also James Biggs, "Theosophy and Nationalism: A Dialogue" in Theosophical History IV: 4-5 (Oct 1992-Jan 1993), 121-133 (a useful study but not exhaustive regarding Theosophist support for Nationalism).

In The Key to Theosophy she described Jesus and the Buddha as "preaching most unmistakably Socialism of the noblest and highest type, self-sacrifice to the bitter end." (note: that bitter end was death).

Francis Bellamy lost his position as a preacher for sermons like "Jesus the Socialist."  Francis was Edward Bellamy's cousin and cohort.  Francis authored and promoted the Pledge of Allegiance in cooperation with James Upham.  They were both Freemasons.

TS doctrines include emphasis on hidden traditions from the Knights Templar and Freemasonry.

Blavatsky praised "two English Socialist" members of the TS, (almost certainly Annie Besant being one and Herbert Burrows the other) as being exemplars to other Theosophists.

Albert Rawson and Charles Sotheran (sometimes spelled "Southeran") were both high-level masons and founding members in the TS. They encouraged a Masonic incorporation in the TS, and Blavatsky and Olcott remained open to that proposal from 1878 until after the TS had moved its operations to India. Sotheran was the Society’s first librarian. Charles Sotheran was an author, socialist, and a Supreme Council member of the Scottish Rite. As a friend of Blavatsky, Sotheran published a letter in her Isis Unveiled (2:388 -91), regarding Masonry and claiming a connection between America’s founding fathers and the Illuminati. Sotheran was author of "Horace Greeley and Other Pioneers of American Socialism" (The Radical Tradition in America Series).

At the age of 17, rejecting nineteenth-century materialism, Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891) left her native Russia and traveled through India, Tibet, Egypt, Europe, and the Americas seeking out the sources of ancient wisdom as a key to spiritual truth.  Throughout her travels away from materialism, she still relied upon food, clothing and shelter.

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Goodrick-Clarke carefully outlines the life of Savitri Devi, a true believer who took Nazism beyond politics: she believed that Hitler was an avatar or god come to earth. Born Maximiani Portas to a Greek/Italian father and an English mother, Devi spent her early years in her native France and in Greece, but she was inexorably drawn to India and traveled there at 27. It was not the culture of India that drew Devi, but her belief that India represented the best of racial segregation. Once in India, she became interested in Hinduism and wed the Brahman A.K. Mukherji in a marriage of shared ideals that also happened to bolster her shaky legal status as a resident Nazi sympathizer. The couple worked on behalf of the Axis powers during the late 1930s and early '40s, with Devi claiming that Mukherji put militant nationalist Subhas Chandra Bose in contact with the Japanese authorities. But the most interesting material is on Devi's intellectual life. Sections on Devi's writings about Egyptian pharaoh Akhnaton, about animal rights, or on her belief that Hitler was an avatar, which includes a lengthy examination of the Hindu theory of cyclical history, provide understanding in ways that subsequent lists of her later travels cannot.

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Blavatsky was called a clairevoyant but she actually could not see clearly at all.

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Karl Heinrich Marx was a German socialist philosopher (born May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany and died March 14, 1883 in London). Marx's book Das Kapital was published in 1867.

Marx and Freidrich Engels both embarked on their political careers in the 1840's, in the Communist League, an international organization, in which migrant German workers were heavily involved. The league had as its motto the words "All people are brothers." That was soon changed to "Workers of all countries, unite." Approximately 35 years later, the Theosophical Society included Universal Brotherhood as its goal (See C. Jinarajadasa, The golden book of the Theosophical Society, Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925, page 343. It led to the odd behavior of socialists referring to each other as "comrades" under the National Socialist German Workers' Party and under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Theosophal Society members were inspired by Fox sisters' claims to hear 'spirit rapping' sounds at their farm in Hydesville, New York, in 1848 (See Joscelyn Godwin, "The Hidden Hand, Part 1: The Provocation of the Hydesville Phenomena", Theosophical History, III/2 (April 1990): 35-43).

Nineteenth century theosophy started in the same American state: in New York City in 1875 Colonel (U.S. army, retired) H.S. Olcott, and Russian aristocrat Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (H.P.B; 1831-1891) founded the Theosophical Society (TS).

For four years prior to her joining the Theosophical Society in 1889, Annie Besant (1847-1933) was, like Friedrich Engels, active in the English socialist labour movement. At first in the Fabian Society, which was too moderate for Engels; later in the Social Democratic Federation (S.D.F.).

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A lot of fascinating research concerns the Theosophical Society of Madame Blavatsky and Theosophy. Much of the work examines connections to the occult, spiritualism, superior beings and races, demons, satanism and socialism. Most of the work is shallow, with very little critical analysis.

The word theosophy has been used in the West for about 2,000 years to indicate knowledge of divine things or knowledge derived from insight and study. A modern theosophical movement can be traced back to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, a 19th century Russian occultist. It was founded in New York City in 1875 by Blavatsky, Henry S. Olcott, William Q. Judge. In 1888, Helena P. Blavatsky published The Secret Doctrine (the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy). It was known as the Bible of the early Theosophists.

The Theosophical Society touted the explicit collectivist goal of "universal brotherhood" and the realization of the oneness of all life. The theocratic product  was pantheism, and the political product was socialism and self-sacrifice to government, by calling it the "greater good."

Theosophy reveals no knowledge of economics, markets, prices, private property rights or trade. Theosophy is similar to other civic groups and religious or philosophical dogmas where followers are easily misled toward socialism.

More information is needed about Theosophy's role with the socialist author Edward Bellamy, and the growth of government and socialism in the USA. In 1888, Bellamy Clubs (Nationalist Clubs) gained the backing of the Theosophical Society and its leader, Madam Blavatsky. Theosophists saw in the Nationalist Movement a practical means to further their "ideal of universal brotherhood." (see Arthur E. Morgan in his biography, Edward Bellamy, 1948, pp. 260-75; see also The Key to Theosophy by H. P. Blavatsky, pp. 44-5. -- K.V.M.]

Edward Bellamy is famous for his utopian novel set in the year 2000, "Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887," published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time and was known as the Bible of National Socialism. According to the socialist and psychologist Erich Fromm, the book"...is one of the few books ever published that created almost immediately on its appearance a political mass movement."  It appears by title in many of the major Marxist writings of the day. "Nationalist Clubs" sprang up in the USA and worldwide for touting the book's ideas. It was tranlsated into every major language including German, Russian and Chinese.  It even influenced socialists in the countries of the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 65 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSGWP). The ideas of self-sacrifice and altruism led to the worst loss of life in human history.

Blavatsky touted her dogma by travelling extensively to Germany, India and worldwide (The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky: Reminiscences and Impressions by Those Who Knew Her by Daniel H. Caldwell: Chapter 14, Germany and Return to India 1884-1885; Chapter 15, From India to Italy and Germany, 1885; Chapter 16, Germany 1886). After Bellamy's book Looking Backward, Blavatsky continued to promote Theosophy and National Socialism in Germany and worldwide.

A symbol for Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society includes a swastika. Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, Professor Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets") discovered that it was also used sometimes by German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism." With a 45 degree turn of his Hakenkreuz, the leader of the NSGWP combined the cross with collectivism, merged church and state, meshed religion and socialism, and mandated the worship of government. That method appealed to followers of theosophy. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html

Edward Bellamy's book "The Religion of Solidarity" predated the NSGWP, and shows how Bellamy combined the cross with collectivism, merged church and state, and meshed religion and socialism. Through the pledge and schools the Bellamys mandated the worship of government.

Edward Bellamy also influenced his cousin Francis Bellamy, famous for the Pledge of Allegiance, created for promoting their dogma in government schools. The Bellamys admired the military and they wanted the entire economy to ape the military. They called their dogma "military socialism" and "Christian Socialism" and they wanted government to take over all schools and create the "industrial army" from children to spread the Bellamy vision. Francis' early pledge was the origin of the straight-arm salute of the NSGWP, as discovered by the historian Dr. Rex Curry, author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets." Shocking photos are on the web.
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People were persecuted for refusing to pledge or to perform the straight-arm salute to the national flag. That was to the flag of the USA (the stars and stripes) and of Germany (the swastika flag) as it happened at the same time. Some religious people considered it sacrilegious. There were good reasons to view the pledge/salute as the worship of government and socialism. Most people do not know that a cross was worshiped as the notorious symbol of German National Socialism. The NSGWP term for the symbol meant "hooked cross."

The Bellamys were bigots, racists, and xenophobes and they obsessed about immigrants coming into the USA. Edward's book Equality (1897) shows his intolerance for individuality and disdain for differences and his desire to achieve universal brotherhood by making everyone the same. The Bellamys wanted government to take over education and to use schools to change everyone and make everyone "equal" in the universal brotherhood. When the government granted their wish and began taking over schools, the government imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official policy. It served as a bad example for three decades before the NSGWP. The practice in the USA even outlasted the NSGWP by more than 15 years.

Edward Bellamy also authored "Miss Ludington's Sister." It was subtitled "A Romance of Immortality" and involved Seances, mediums, and spiritualism.

Bellamy also wrote "Dr. Heidenhoff's Process" about a doctor who can eradicate bad memories from an individual's mind so that he can be happy about life again.
Dr. Heidenhoff’s Process uses galvanic therapy to cure the guilt-ridden.The story resembles the plot of Looking Backward eight years earlier, with the idea of conversion or "thought-extirpation." Dr. Heidenhoff states ‘Memory is the principle of moral degeneration. Remembered sin is the most utterly diabolical influence in the universe.’ He adds "… there is no such thing as moral responsibility for past acts, no such thing as real justice in punishing them, for the reason that human beings are not stationary existences, but changing, growing, incessantly progressive organisms which in no two moments are the same." It reveals Bellamy's interest in a government takeover of schools.  It is related to other socialist ideas for brain-washing or re-education to create utopia by making people think "correctly."
The unintended consequence is the opposite. Heidenhoff's Process would have been a valuable process for eradicating bad memories about the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Repulbics; ~50 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million under the National Socialist German Workers Party. http://rexcurry.net/wholecaust-museum.html

Both books (Ludington's and Heidenhoff's) provide interesting comparisons to Bellamy's "With the Eyes Shut." Edward Bellamy's book Heidenhoff; Ludington; Eyes; and Backward; use Bellamy's lame device and confusing style in which characters fall into trances or sleeps and have dream-like experiences related to the future or to future events.  That interest in religion, mysticism and the occult also appealed to fans of Theosophy.

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Each book is short. Heidenhoff was published in 1880, Ludington in 1884 and Eyes in 1889, two were before and one was after the year that Bellamy's "Looking Backward" (1888) became a bestseller. "Eyes Shut" might have been written before "Looking Backward" in that it does not directly make reference to his bestseller, though it could have easily been incorporated.

Edward Bellamy's book "Equality" did not equal its prequel "Looking Backward" in success. It continues Julian West's life in the future.

The word theosophy has been used in the West for about 2,000 years to indicate knowledge of divine things or knowledge derived from insight and experience as well as intellectual study. It comes from the Greek theos (god, divinity) and sophia (wisdom). While the modern theosophical movement can be traced back to Blavatsky, it is part of a spiritual movement that is older. The philosophy is a search for general wisdom underlying all religions and philosophies.

Frightening facts about Nazism in America continue to be exposed by Professor Rex Curry. http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html  Dr. Curry showed that the salute of the National Socialist German Workers' Party originated from a National Socialist in America -Francis Bellamy- who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html Francis Bellamy promoted the National Socialism of his cousin Edward Bellamy, who was also promoted by the Theosophical Society and Madame Blavatsky.

The connection was so strong that to this day the Theosophical Society of America (TSA) has its Springfield Branch office at the Edward Bellamy House. Recent Theosophical Society lectures at the Edward Bellamy House included "Discovering the Secrets in the Akashic Records" and "Alchemical Art Therapy" and "Gnosis: An Ancient Path of Illumination."  The address is 93 Church Street, Chicopee, MA and the Society's library is there, too.

Edward was the head of the Nationalism movement in America in 1888, the inspiration for Nationalist Clubs worldwide, and the founder of the Nationalist Party. Edward was also the author of the national socialist fantasy Looking Backward, an international bestseller, and in November, 1888, Edward personally made a contract with an interpreter to translate his book into German (see the biography by Arthur Morgan, p. 65).  In 1891, American advertisements listed German-language editions of Bellamy's book and stated that the socialist's novel "Lays the foundation of the Nationalist Movement." http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-charles-edward1891.pdf  The adverstisements coincide with Edward Bellamy's "Nationalist" magazine, published by the "Nationalist Educational Association." http://rexcurry.net/nationalistmagazine.jpg   The German translation not only promoted National Socialism in Germany, it also promoted National Socialism in America and cultivated those Americans who later supported the USA's German-American Bund movement that supported the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  It has been said that the Bellamys were "more Nazi than the Nazis."

In 1888, Bellamy Clubs (Nationalist Clubs) gained the backing of the Theosophical Society and its leader, Madam Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Blavatsky's mentions of Looking Backward and its author had a clear financial impact on the Nationalism according to Arthur E. Morgan in his biography, Edward Bellamy, 1948, pp. 260-75; see also The Key to Theosophy by H. P. Blavatsky, pp. 44-5. -- K.V.M.]

Theosophists saw in the Nationalist Movement a practical means to further their "ideal of universal brotherhood" in their theosophy.  A symbol for Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society includes a swastika or hakenkreuz http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-blavatsky-brooch.gif  Her book "The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy" is considered her magnum opus and was originally published as two volumes in 1888.  The publication success coincided with Edward Bellamy's "Looking Backward" and with his Nationalism movement. In The Secret Doctrine, Blavatsky postulates "Aryans" as the fifth of her "Root Races," dating them to about a million years ago, tracing them to Atlantis. It was an idea also repeated by Alfred Rosenberg, and held as doctrine by the Thule Society.  The idea eventually influenced the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  Blavatsky travelled extensively to Germany, India and worldwide (The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky: Reminiscences and Impressions by Those Who Knew Her by Daniel H. Caldwell: Chapter 14, Germany and Return to India 1884-1885; Chapter 15, From India to Italy and Germany, 1885; Chapter 16,  Germany 1886).

Bellamy's comments in the Springfield Union newspaper show his glorification of German folk life. According to the biographer Sylvia E. Bowman, "To Bellamy, Americans had much to learn from the Germans who enjoyed nature, had outdoor summer houses and beer gardens, and from all of these, had found a placid contentment which contrasted to the hustle and bustle of American life."   

In 1935, Columbia University requested three people (John Dewey, a philosopher; Charles Beard, a historian; and Edward Weeks, the editor of Atlantic Monthly) to list the ten most influential books of the preceding 50 years (from 1885 to 1935). On all three lists, prepared independently, Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward appeared second on the list, the first being Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. It is important to remember that during this time of Bellamy's great influence, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party had been in existence since 1920, with electoral breakthroughs in 1930, and dictatorship in 1933.  Many writers have suggested that Bellamy was viewed as an alternative to Marx, and that view raised his influence among German National Socialists.

According to Gail Collins, at that time "...far more American workers read Looking Backward than ever made it through Marx..." Tomorrow Never Knows, The Nation, Vol. 252, Issue # 2, January 21, 1991.  The book was "debated by all down to the bootblack on the corner," reported Henry Demarest Lloyd in 1894.

The book, Edward Bellamy Abroad, by Sylvia E. Bowman, is an amazing 543 pages of evidence that Edward Bellamy's scheme for an "industrial army" (openly modeled after the military) was a bad influence upon WWII and the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): the National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million people slaughtered); the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million slaughtered); the People's Republic of China (35 million).  (Also see http://rexcurry.net/socialists.html and http://rexcurry.net/socialists.jpg )  In Bowman's chapter on Germany alone, there are 54 pages, with comments about the monstrous National Socialist German Workers' Party, mentioning the similarities in Bellamy's philosophy.

Looking Backward became an international bestseller, translated into every major language, including German, and it inspired military socialism worldwide. The book, described by socialists as the "Bible of Nationalism," inspired the creation of 167 “Nationalist Clubs” worldwide, including Germany.  Bellamy nationalists focused on nationalism (“my country over others”), a government takeover of schools, rabid patriotism (e.g. Pledges of Allegiance in government schools with the original straight-arm salute), and their interest in nationalization, or public ownership and management of everything.  The government takeover of schools also led to segregation imposed by law and taught as official policy, and it outlasted the National Socialist German Workers' Party by decades.

Bellamy's influence was still going strong in 1938 with the publication of Bellamy's “Talks on Nationalism.”  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt imposed national socialism and socialist slave numbers (social security) in 1935 as a "worker's" program for Roosevelt’s vision of the industrial army that coincided with similar numbering programs of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. During that time, children in the government's segregated schools were required by law to salute the flag with the straight-armed salute in military formation daily on the ring of a government bell, like Pavlov’s lapdogs of the state.  Bellamy's "Talks on Nationalism" is a terrifying look at the parallels between American National Socialists and German National Socialists.

German National Socialism was supported by American National Socialism via German-Americans who joined the German American Bund movement (Deutsch-Amerikanischer Volksbund) to support national socialists in Germany before WWII. http://rexcurry.net/pledgebund.html   The Bund began as the Friends of New Germany in Chicago in 1933. This group traced its roots to the Teutonia Society and National Socialist Party, both active in the USA during the 1920s.  

From 1868 to 1869, Edward Bellamy spent a year in Germany, learning to speak and write German and attending lectures and studying German socialism. Edward Bellamy even wrote A Süd Deutsch Volklied (South German Peoples' Song) in German on the inside cover of his notebook (dated Jan. 4, 1878, see Arthur Morgan's Edward Bellamy from Columbia University Press 1944).

Edward's brother Frederick stated that Edward had talked and read about socialism before Edward went to Germany. Frederick wrote that Edward's letters to him from Germany were full of German socialism which "he had read and studied much at home." (see Sylvia E. Bowman's 1958 book The Year 2000).

While Bellamy was in Germany, the first German unions were founded and the German Workers' Party (Die Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) issued its program of socialist cliches that Bellamy repeated in his bestseller (Looking Backward) and his other writings for the rest of his life.  The German Workers' Party was the Party that later added the very phrase "National Socialism" to the front of its name and became the Nazis (the National Socialist German Workers' Party or Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP ). The ominous parallel of Bellamy ideas and U.S. socialists can be seen in the 25 point program of the NSDAP.

Edward later wrote in support of socialism, "It was in the great cities of Europe and among the hovels of the peasantry that my eyes were first fully opened to the extent and consequences of 'man's inhumanity to man.'"  But Edward died in 1898, and did not witness the worst of man's inhumanity to man in the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): the National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million); the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million people slaughtered); the People's Republic of China (35 million).  The invasion of Poland in WWII occurred in 1939, with the National Socialist German Workers’ Party and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as allies in their scheme to divide up Europe.  It was preceded by Hitler's 1936 invasion of the Rhineland and the Sudetenland.

By 1936, National Socialism had grown so much in the USA that Fritz Kuhn, the head of the German-American Bund, and a few of his followers, visited Germany that same year  in Berlin for the Summer Olympics.

In 1888, Bellamy Clubs (Nationalist Clubs) gained the backing of the Theosophical Society and its leader, Madam Blavatsky. Theosophists saw in the Nationalist Movement a practical means to further their "ideal of universal brotherhood."  (see Arthur E. Morgan in his biography, Edward Bellamy, 1948, pp. 260-75; see also The Key to Theosophy by H. P. Blavatsky, pp. 44-5. -- K.V.M.] A symbol for Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society includes a swastika or hakenkreuz http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-blavatsky-brooch.gif   Blavatsky travelled extensively to Germany, India and worldwide (The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky: Reminiscences and Impressions by Those Who Knew Her by Daniel H. Caldwell: Chapter 14, Germany and Return to India 1884-1885; Chapter 15, From India to Italy and Germany, 1885; Chapter 16,  Germany 1886).  After Bellamy's book Looking Backward, Blavatsky continued to promote Theosophy and National Socialism in Germany and worldwide.

Another mystical India-Germany promoter of National Socialism was Savitri Devi. Known as the "Aryan Hindu prophetess," she believed that Hitler was an avatar or god come to earth.  Born Maximiani Portas, she became a strong admirer of Hitler in the 1920s, moved to India in 1932 because of its caste segregation system, and took a Hindu name. Later, her writings were republished, and she gained new fans in the 1970s as new interest in National Socialism spread. Devi died in 1982, but the author boasted that her combination of Hindu religion and Nordic racial ideology became a bridge between National Socialism and the New Age movements.

Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, Professor Curry showed that it was also used sometimes by German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism."  Curry changed the way that people view the symbol of the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party. Hitler altered his own signature to use the same stylized "S" letter for "socialist" and similar alphabetic symbolism still shows on Volkswagens. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html

John Toland’s biography of Hitler (p 183) discusses the swastika and makes reference to Hans Knirsch, founder of the National Socialist Workers' Party in Czeckoslovakia also known as the Sudetendeutsche National Sozialistische Partei or Sudeten-German National Socialist Party.  If the swastika was a symbol of the Sudetendeutsche National Sozialistische Partei, then it provides an additional early use of the swastika's two overlapping "S" letters: "Südeten Socialism" or even "Süd Socialism" or "Southern Socialism."  The word "Sudeten" came to mean "Southern" for many Germans, even though the original etymology is unclear.

In 1897, the "American swastika" appeared for the first time as the "equality symbol" ( = ) repeated all over the cover of Edward Bellamy's new book Equality, his sequel to Looking Backward. http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-edward-equality-swastika.jpg  While the swastika/hakenkreuz was the symbol for German National Socialists, the "equals sign" was the "swastika" for American National Socialists. Bellamy wrote, "Nationalism is not based on the maxim 'To each according to his needs, from each according to his abilities.' Of course, as a matter of conscience, every man is bound to do all he can, and the needs of others are sacred claims upon his service; but both abilities and needs are indeterminate, and therefore could not be made the basis of any regulation to be enforced by society. The principle of Nationalism is: From all equally; to all equally" (The Christian Union, Nov. 13, 1890).  The book Equality continues the story of Julian West in Bellamy's totalitarian future of National Socialism.

In 1843, the anti-semitic Karl Marx wrote his notorious work On the Jewish Question (published Feb.1844).  In it, he intended to libel Jewish folks when he said they were the quintessential capitalists and worthy of total contempt.   Marxists and socialists had no interest in anyone they considered to be “the weak,” only in the loyal, and their “language of social justice” concerned a totalitarian plan for a new man, or more accurately a soldier ant in an ant hill.

In Edward Bellamy's own weekly publication, The New Nation, in which Bellamy touted his National Socialism, Bellamy would sell his weekly combined with Karl Marx's Capital as a package deal. http://rexcurry.net/edward-bellamy-karl-marx.jpg  Note that the version of Capital offered in Bellamy's New Nation is the translation by Dr. Edward Aveling (mentioned below).

The Manifesto of the Communist Party had been written (1848) in German by the Germans Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as the Communist League's programme on the instruction of its Second Congress (London, November 29-December 8, 1847).  The first English translation, made by Helen Macfarlane, was published between June and November 1850, in the Chartist journal The Red Republican. Its editor, Julian Harney, named the authors for the first time in the introduction to this publication. All earlier and many subsequent editions of the Manifesto were anonymous.  Its advocates sought the overthrow of the existing economic and social institutions and control by "the people" of all production, distribution and industry.  They sought also to abolish all idleness and all private property except incomes and minor personal possessions. 

Socialism grew in America and, according to Sylvia E. Bowan, "Aside from the New York German Communist Club (1857), the first large, organized society to propagate the idea of socialism was the German Gymnastic Union, or Turnverein, which by 1850 was organized on a national basis.  The platform adopted in Philadelphia in 1850 'proclaimed the promotion of socialism and the support of the socialistic democratic party to be its chief purpose.' "  (see Sylvia E. Bowman's 1958 book The Year 2000).  (Also see the German American Bund movement referenced above and at http://rexcurry.net/pledgeapology.html ).  

The film "Triumph of the Will" (1934), directed by Leni Riefenstahl, shows the National Socialist German Workers' Party parading its industrial army. In keeping with their socialist dogma, Hitler is praised as an "epitome of altruism" and the speakers refer to each other as "comrades" who will cause a "revolution of the people and workers" to end "class struggle" and create "egalitarianism." http://rexcurry.net/filmrev-triumph-of-the-will.html

Karl Marx's book Das Kapital had been published in 1867, the year before Bellamy's trip to Germany.  Although it was not translated into English until after 1886, his ideas had been promoted in newspapers and pamphlets.  Edward Bellamy learned how to speak and write in German during his stay in Germany.  While Bellamy was in Germany, Marx fought with Bakunin and Proudhon in the First International about their fundamentals of "social revolution."  Bebel and Liebknecht took part in the debates, also.

In 1886, Dr. Edward Aveling and his wife Eleanor -the daughter of Karl Marx- wrote that when they toured the U.S. and preached the gospel of socialism as far westward as Kansas, they were surprised by the prevalence of what they termed "unconscious socialism" and that the "American people ... were waiting to hear in their own language what socialism is."

Later, Looking Backward was popular among the elite in pre-revolutionary Russia, and Lenin’s wife was known to have read the book, because she wrote a review of it. 

In 1891, advertisements listed German-language editions of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward and stated "Lays the foundation of the Nationalist Movement."
http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-charles-edward1891.pdf 

Another advertisement lists together the books of Charles Bellamy, Edward Bellamy and Karl Marx http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-charles-brother1891.pdf

Bellamy exemplified the amateurism and irrationalism of National Socialism. It is similar to the experience of Peter Drucker in a meeting of farmers. A member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party had shouted to the cheering crowd: "We don't want lower bread prices, we don't want higher bread prices, we don't want unchanged bread prices - we want National-Socialist bread prices."

In 1867, Bellamy became a bitter military failure due to his inability to pass the physical exam at West Point.  Still, he loved Prussian militarism and the educational system. 

Bellamy's 1868-1869 stay in Germany (including Dresden) occurred shortly after the war between Prussia and Austria.  Saxony, of which Dresden was the capital, had sided with Austria, had been conquered by Prussia, and then had joined the North German Federation.  That would interest all who loathe the monstrous National Socialist German Workers’ Party, because Prussia led to the formation of the German empire, and after World War I, Prussia continued to exist as the largest Land (state) within the Weimar Republic and under the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.  After World War II it was dissolved by decree of the Allied Control Council in 1947.

At the time this was written, the Theosophical Society of America (TSA) continued to maintain its Springfield Branch office at the Edward Bellamy House, 93 Church Street, Chicopee, MA and also its library. Recent lectures included "Discovering the Secrets in the Akashic Records" and "Alchemical Art Therapy" and "Gnosis: An Ancient Path of Illumination."

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About Edward Bellamy's time in Germany, the author Sylvia E. Bowman states "Though his story 'Lost' and some unfinished stories are based upon this European sojourn, very little was recorded by Bellamy or others about this period of his life."

As a libertarian lawyer, Dr. Curry provides pro bono services nationwide to educate the public about the news-making historical discoveries.

1. Dr. Curry showed that the USA's first Pledge of Allegiance used a straight-arm salute and it was the origin of the salute of the monstrous National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis). Professor Curry helped to establish that it was not an ancient Roman salute, and that the "ancient Roman salute" is a myth. http://rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html

2. The Pledge began with a military salute that then stretched out toward the flag. Historic photographs are at http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html and at http://rexcurry.net/pledge_military.html   Due to the way that both gestures were used, the military salute led to the Nazi salute. The Nazi salute is an extended military salute. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html

3. Francis Bellamy (author of the "Pledge of Allegiance") and Edward Bellamy (author of the novel "Looking Backward") and Charles Bellamy (author of "A Moment of Madness") were socialists.  Edward and Charles were brothers, and Francis was their cousin. Francis and Edward were both self-proclaimed National Socialists and they supported the "Nationalism" movement in the USA, the "Nationalist" magazine, the "Nationalist Educational Association," and their dogma of "military socialism," and Edward inspired the "Nationalist Party" (in the USA) and their dogma influenced socialists in Germany, and the Pledge was the origin of the Nazi salute. "Nazi" means "National Socialist German Workers' Party." A mnemonic device is the swastika. Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, Professor Curry discovered that it was also used sometimes by German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism."  Curry changed the way that people view the symbol of the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party. Hitler altered his own signature to use the same stylized "S" letter for "socialist" and similar alphabetic symbolism still shows on Volkswagens. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html

Dr. Curry showed that many modern myths about swastikas are based on the false belief that Nazis called their symbol a "swastika."  German National Socialists did not use the word "swastika," but called their symbol a "Hakenkreuz."   Professor Curry showed that many modern myths rely on a false belief that Nazis called themselves "Nazis" or used some other term (Party members referred to themselves as "National Socialists" and did not use the term "Nazis").
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If anyone still questions the power which myth exercises over the human mind, he should examine the history of the Pledge of Allegiance. Over a century after the Pledge, it remains a subject of extensive historical inquiry, general interest, and, alarmingly, a source of inspiration for resurgent socialism in the USA. Dr. Rex Curry's  powerful and timely work traces the roots of the Pledge back to a number of influential occult and socialist groups in the United States. These groups combined notions of popular nationalism and socialism and a proclaimed need for government-rule.  Dr. Curry's work provides the first serious account of the way in which the USA's growing police state was influenced by powerful occult and socialist groups that thrived in the United States decades before the rise to power of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Over time the socialist ideas and symbols, filtered through nationalist-racist groups, came to exert a strong influence on voters in the USA. The fantasies thus fueled were played out with terrifying consequences in the realities structured into the United States, and in the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 21 million slaughtered under the National Socialist German Workers' Party; 62 million under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples' Republic of China. The hellish museums of the socialist apocalypse had psychic roots reaching back to socialist visions of occult groups. Beyond what critics call an intriguing study of apocalyptic fantasies, this bizarre and fascinating story contains lessons we cannot afford to ignore.
http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html

The United States originated Nazism, Nazi salutes, robotic group-chanting to flags, and the modern swastika. The bizarre acts in the USA began as early as 1875 and continued through the creation of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (German Nazis or NSGWP). The NSGWP had clear roots in National Socialism promoted by socialists in the USA. Amazing graphic images that prove the point are at
http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html

The USA is still the worst example in the world of bizarre laws that require robotic chanting to a national flag in government schools (socialist schools) every day for 12 years.

The Pledge of Allegiance has been used as a bridge between neo-Nazism and government schools.

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Lucifer - A Theosophical Magazine, March to August 1889
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky page 440:
The Nationalist. Edward Bellamy's remarkable romance, "Looking Backward," has started in America a movement that bids fair to become of considerable importance. Men and women touched with "the enthusiasm of humanity," and fueling a sense of personal shame for the inhumanity of our present social systom, have been fired by the beauty of the Socialist Utopia to make an effort towards bringing it about; and they are gathering themselves into " Nationalist Clubs" to work for its realisation- The name "Nationalist" is ill-cbosen, connoting as it does in the minds of most the separateness of the different nations rather than the internationality of the Socialist ideal; but it is used, not to mark off peoples from each other, but to indicate the breaking down of the narrower barriers of class and the nationalisation of the land and capital now held as private property. The central idea of the movement, as expressed in the constitution of the Boston Nationalist Club, is "The nationalisation of industry and the promotion of the Brotherhood of Humanity." The Boston Club has established The Nationalist as its organ, and starts its career with articles from the pens of Edward Bellamy himself, Col. T. Wentworth Higginson, H. Willard Austin, J. Ransom Bridge, Cyrus Field Willard, and others, and among those who promise contributions are Mrs. Helen Campbell, author of the "Prisoners of Poverty," Laurence Gronlund, the well-known Socialist, Rabbi Schindler and Thaddeus B. Wakeman. In the opening number Edward Bellamy tells how he came to write "Looking Backward" starting with the idea of "a fairytale of social felicity" and transmuting it into "the vehicle of a definite scheme of industrial organisation." We notice with interest that three of the writers in tliis first issue belong to the Theosophical Brotherhood, a sign that the American brethren mean to work, as well as speak, for the Brotherhood of Humanity. We wish our young contemporary good speed.

Lucifer - A Theosophical Magazine, March to August 1890
Annie Wood Besant, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
"Since our last letter to Lucifer, nothing of great importance has occurred in our Lodge. ..... A very lively and interesting discussion was held at one of our monthly meetings on an article written by one of our younger members, entitled, 'Selfishiness the Curse of Mankind.' On this occasion a member of the Council expressed his sympathies with the ideas of Edward Bellamy, referring to the views proclaimed in the said article. The grand ideas of this author on Socialism have so many analogies with Theosophy that they are sure to be embraced with the greatest interest."

The Aryan Path Magazine - Published 1930 Theosophy Co., Ltd. Page 55  "...a 'Religion of Solidarity,' as it was called by Edward Bellamy, example
will not compel alteration of a self-centred programme of living."

From Theosophist Magazine September 1934-December 1934 (under Annie Wood Besant) - page 323
THE BELLAMY PLAN  A copy of the August issue of THE THEOSOPHIST, containing an article on my husband, Edward Bellamy, written by Fred Bell of the Bellamy League in South Africa, has just reached me, and I desire to extend my thanks to you for sending it. Many of Mr. Bellamy's most ardent disciples throughout the world are Theosophists, and this article, we hipe, may be the means of calling the attention of others to the beauty and the soundness of his economic philosophy towards which the world seems now to be steadily moving. (Mrs.) EDWARD BELLAMY.

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Jiddu Krishnamurti; a Bibliographical Guide (Hardcover) by S. Weeraperuma Page 69
The writer comments upon certain declarations by Krishnamurti, Blavatsky and Edward Bellamy. 562. BENOIT, Laurence J. Analytical psychology: whither?

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The Americans: 1587-1914 - by Joseph Chamberlain Furnas (1969) page 726 "Gorky classed Bellamy with Henry George and Jack London as American influences
important among Russian radicals."

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By National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada
Published 1935 Publishing Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bah?a'?is of the United States] Original from Stanford University
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by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada - 1935
"Edward Bellamy in his book 'Looking Backward' wrote of the condition of life in about the year 2000, showing clearly how the old attitude of selfishness ..."

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Health, Race and German Politics Between National Unification and Nazism, 1870-1945 (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine) (Paperback)
by Paul Weindling

Ploetz convinced Rudin that alcohol and tobacco were not only damaging to individual health but they also poisoned the fitness of future generations. Rudin can be regarded as the co-founder of German eugenics.

"In 1890 Ploetz married Rudin's sister, Pauline, who was studying medicine. Ernst Rudin established an abstinence association, Humanitas, for Swiss grammar schools. Rudin was imbued with reformist ideals similar to those of Ploetz and the Hauptmanns. Rudin and his fellow schoolboys reinforced their abstinence by adventorously reading Bebel on women and socialism (the SPD's Party Congress was held in St Gallen in 1887), medical tracts by Forel and Bunge, and the utopian writing of Edward Bellamy. There was a vitual epidemic of utopianism. The linking of utopianism and Lebensreform was a stimulus to biological research."

"Although Ploetz acquired Swiss nationality, his German nationalist convictions also intensified. In the physiological laboratory of Gaule, where he was completing his dissertation on heredity, worked the fellow abstinence-campaigner Fick, who was a hybrid between a democrat and a fervent Pan-German nationalist."

"Fick persuaded them that they could earn well in South Africa where he had spent five years. Ploetz looked forward to being able to study bush men as among the lowest human races. However, the couple finally abandoned their African plans and decided on the United States, where they went in 1890..."

Fick was involved in the founding of the Pan-German league.  Ploetz encountered a strong current of nationalism although he chose not to become active in Pan-Germanist agitation.

The Ploetzes settled in Springfield, Massachusetts, where they opened a medical practice and bred chickens.  The later moved to Meriden, Connecticutt. While struggling to establish himself, Ploetz used his free time to write a book on the potential of 'our race' and on problems of social welfare.

Ploetz hoped to convince emigre German socialists that there was a way to refute Darwinist criticisms of socialism. Ploetz was in touch with Jacques Loeb, a radically minded German biologist, who had emigrated because of his displeasure with social conditions. Ploetz had contacts with the Springfield Socialist Party, and with socialist journalists in New York. Through his Zurich comrade, the Nietzschean John Henry Mackay, Ploetz struck up a friendship with a socialist carpenter, Adolph Gerecke, who was a contributer to German naturalist journals. Ploetz hoped to use contacts with a German secret lodge in Connecticutt to obtain the genealogies of its 20,000 members. He formulated a programme for racial and social reform.

Ploetz's choice of such an apparently unpromising place as Springfield might be explained by the presence of the utopina author, Edward Bellamy. Bellamy edited a newspaper in Springfield and wrote the utopian novel, Looking Backward 2000-1887, which seized the imagination of a vast readership. It was published in 1888, translated into German in 1889, and was popular among socialists. Perfection was the antithesis of urban Boston of 1887: there was to be a socialist society based on merit rather than wealth as the main spur to human endeavour. Bellamy condemned the chaos of liberal self-interest as resulting in 'a horde of barbarians with a thousand petty chiefs'. There should, instead, be established an orderly society 'as compared with that of a disciplined army under one general - such a fighting machine, for example, as the German army under von Moltke'. State socialism was placed on a medical and biological basis. The guide to Bellamy's revitalized Boston was a physician, Dr. Leete. He compared the model society to 'one family'. Marriage was to be based on love and fitness, and the congenitally deficient would be banned from marriage. Bellamy admired Galton's 1873 work on 'stirpiculture' (a term pre-dating 'eugenics' first used by Galton in 1883).(footnote 65 citing S.E. Bowman et al., Edward Bellamy Abroad (New York, 1962), pp. 151-9; A.E. Morgan, Edward Bellamy (New York, 1944), p. 158)). The popularity of Bellamy's eugenic utopia coincided with Ploetz's formulation of a scientific method for its realization. Many German socialists responded enthusiastically to Bellamy's vision as offering the basis in evolutionary terms for a classless world community or Volksgemeinschaft.

Bellamy typified how political utopias were reformulated in biological terms. Social reformers were convinced that if science and medicine were judiciously applied, utopia was within mankind's grasp.


"The vigour of German science and medicine derived from the emerging industrial economy..."
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"... , medical tracts by Forel and Bunge, and the utopian writings of Edward Bellamy.43 There was a virtual epidemic of utopianism. The linking of utopianism and Lebensreform was a stimulus to biological research. Also ..."
2.     on Page 76:
"... Ploetz's choice of such an apparently unpromising place as Springfield might be explained by the presence of the utopian author, Edward Bellamy.64 Bellamy edited a newspaper in Springfield and wrote the utopian novel, Looking Backward 2000-1887, which seized the imagination of a ..."
3.     on Page 77:
"... 68 Ploetz's utopianism drew inspiration from bacteriology and hereditary biology 6s S.E. Bowman et al., Edward Bellamy Abroad (New York, 1962), pp. 151-9; A.E. Morgan, Edward Bellamy (New York, 1944), P. 158 66 B. Ward Richardson, Hygeia ..."
4.     from Back Matter:
"... Bowman, S.E. et al., Edward Bellamy Abroad (New York, 1962). Bradbury, S., The Evolution of the Microscope (Oxford, 1967). Brady, ft., The Rationalization Movement in German ..."
5.     from Back Matter:
"... Morel, B.A., Trait des dgnrescences physiques, intellectuelles et morales de l'espce humaine (Paris, 1857). Morgan, A.E., Edward Bellamy (New York, 1944). Moses, J., Arbeitslosigkeit. Ein Problem der Gesundheit (Berlin, 1931). Mosse, G.L., 'The Image of the Jew in ..."
6.     from Index:
"... 4o6-8,438,526 Behring, Emil (1854-1917), 33, 83, 114, 160-2, 164, 169, 171, 192, 198, 234 Belgium, 148 Bella Coolla Indians, 54 Bellamy, Edward (1850-98), 72, 76-7, 86 Belzec, 550 Bender, Clara, 455 Bender, 544 Bendix, Kurt (188o-1942), 429, 461 Benjamin, Georg (1895-1942), 353, ..."

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... held in St Gallen in 1887), medical tracts by Ford and Bunge, and the utopian writings of Edward Bellamy.43 There was a virtual epidemic of utopianism. ...
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... choice of such an apparently unpromising place as Springfield might be explained by the presence of the utopian author, Edward Bellamy. ...
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... utopianism drew inspiration from bacteriology and hereditary biology •‘ SE Bowman eta!., Edward Bellamy Abroad (New York, ...
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Bower, T., Blind Eye to Murder (London, 1981). The Paper Clip Conspiracy (London, 1987). Bowman, SE et at., Edward Bellamy Abroad (New York, ...
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Morgan, AE, Edward Bellamy (New York, ‘9a). ...
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... Indians, 54 Bellamy, Edward (185o-98), 72, 76-7, 86 Belzec, 550 Bender, Clara, 455 Bender, 544 Bendix, Kurt ( ...

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