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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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Christian Doctor On Why He Performs Abortions: ‘I Came To A Deeper Understanding Of My Spirituality’

Christian Doctor On Why He Performs Abortions: ‘I Came To A Deeper Understanding Of My Spirituality’ | Herstory | Scoop.it
Dr. Willie Parker didn't perform abortions for the first 12 years of his practice. But then he changed his mind because of his faith.
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Servant of God, or Prostitute?

Servant of God, or Prostitute? | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Devadasi, a centuries-old caste of sacred temple priestesses, struggles to have it's own renaissance. One woman leads the way...

 

The origins of the practice are often disputed, but historians agree that in India by the 10th century this caste of sacred temple servants enjoyed great wealth & property as signs of respect & clout.

 

Considered married to the Hindu deities, the Devadasi were talented dancers, singers & even viewed as political advisors. At the core of Devadasi faith is the belief all men are incarnations of the male deities & so in addition to performing sacred temple ceremonies, Devadasis offered sexual services. In the act of making love, a man & a Devadasi enact the sacred marriage of god & goddess which therefore allows them to become divine themselves.


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The Inscrutable Madame Blavatsky: An Interview with Gary Lachman

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Helena Petrovna von Hahn was born in 1831 into a family of the lower Russian nobility. Around her eighteenth year, she fled a brief and unconsummated marriage to an older man, Nikifor Blavatsky, and embarked on what by all accounts was a twenty-odd-year-long global quest for secret knowledge, triggered by her reading of her great-grandfather’s occult library and her own mystical experiences. During this time, she said, she met her Master Morya in London, who charged her with a mission: to reach Tibet, where she would be tutored in the control of her psychic abilities. She surfaced in New York City in 1873, where she lived in a woman’s cooperative on the Lower East Side. A meeting with Colonel Henry Steel Olcott led to a lifelong Platonic relationship, and in 1875, she, Olcott, and William Quan Judge founded the Theosophical Society. The rest is history.

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An interview with Gary Lachman, part of the band Blondie and author of Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality, a biography of the pioneering nineteenth-century spiritual figure H.P. Blavatsky (also known as HPB).


Book here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087GJNX4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0087GJNX4&linkCode=as2&tag=glamkitllc-20

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An interview with Gary Lachman, part of the band Blondie and author of Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality, a biography of the pioneering nineteenth-century spiritual figure H.P. Blavatsky (also known as HPB).


Book here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087GJNX4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0087GJNX4&linkCode=as2&tag=glamkitllc-20