Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Ties Between the Women's Suffrage and the New Age Movement

      Unbeknownst to many, the Theosophical Society has been a strong ally of the Suffragettes during the times of first wave feminism. And as it was typical of the women of that movement, they had their husbands' or fathers' fortune sponsoring them. Here's the bio on some of them by Theosophy Forward:
"Countess Muriel De La Warr (née Brassey 1872-1930), became a member of the Theosophical Society as an active suffragette. According to her close friend, the Christian Socialist George Lansbury, Muriel did not pride herself on her progressive work and her financing of the movement. Lansbury was one of the founders of the Daily Herald and a fervent supporter of women’s rights, and his campaigns were largely funded by Muriel."

Countess Muriel and her sister were known suffragettes, and her sister was a homewrecker having affairs with numerous men:
"The marriage ended in 1902 and Muriel went on to be a suffragette, as did her eldest daughter Idina. Idina, however, became famous as a “bolter,” someone who lives a very promiscuous life. She married five times and was the scandal of the English peerage.

The story doesn't end there, and the article reveals that many suffragettes were bedding married men:
"The Lutyens family was directly related to former Prime Minister Arthur Balfour (1902-1905). Balfour’s brother, Eustace, was an alcoholic architect who married Lady Frances Campbell, and this somewhat bohemian couple became close friends with the painter Edward Burne-Jones and his wife. All these women were committed suffragettes."

In the book History of Woman Suffrage by prominent suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony, it is stated that the only sect that supported women's suffrage was the Spiritualists:

Famous suffragette Emmeline Pankurst hosted Theosophical Society's president and fellow suffragette Annie Besant in her own household to share her beliefs:

Here's Mitch Horowitz, author of  Occult America(a New Age fanatic himself) bragging about Feminism's links

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