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Yearning for the New Age

Unread post by joe sz » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:49 am

this is a great book, well researched by Diane Sasson, PhD about Laura Holloway-Langford (1843-1930) who was involved with Madame Blavatsky and Theosophy, was a medium and later rejected Theosophy.

everyone that leaves RSE should read this...the New Age and channeling mythical roots are there in Laura (Carter) Holloway-Langford, who was an accomplished writer and newspaper reporter in her day (the only woman on staff) and was also a seeker familiar with Shakers, Theosophists, feminists, a US president.....

http://www.amazon.com/Yearning-New-Age- ... 0253001773

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Re: Yearning for the New Age

Unread post by joe sz » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:14 pm

long audio interview with author Diane Sasson about the book.

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2012/07/dian ... rituality/

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Re: Yearning for the New Age

Unread post by joe sz » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:27 pm

clarification: Laura Holloway-Langford did not reject theosophy per se, but she did reject the Theosophical Society under Blavatsky and Olcott.

LHL privately believed in her [LHL's] "mediumistic powers' til the end, yet did not want to be seen as a psychic---a truly complex woman with prodigious writing talents and deep personal insecurities.

LHL later described Blavatsky as "a volcano in petticoats; a woman but masculine in her mental attributes." p162

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