Dostoevsky said it best at the end of Demons,
“Tell me the story of the man at the land of the Gerasenes… that’s my Russia!Full of devils!But the Lord will come someday and drive the devils back and back into the sea!And Russia will become good again, sit at His footstool, and relearn His Gospels.”
... Fulton Sheen liked to recite that quote, too.
But who were the devils of whom Dostoevsky spoke? Nihilism had ravaged 19th century Russia and left some strange characters. Helena Blavatsky, for instance, who travelled to Tibet to study the occult monks, and went to England to be with Alistair Crowley, and travelled the world spreading a false gospel that saw Jesus as an incarnation of an avatar christ that reincarnates. She even went to Germany to help the Thule Society with her false doctrines, and the Thule Society was the force that pushed Hitler into power.
Blavatsky had ideas about eugenics and secret bloodlines and an aryan race that would emerge to rule the world.
If we limit the errors of Russia to “marxist atheism” we’d never notice someone like her and her Theosophical Society that has influenced strangeness worldwide. We might think that the errors of Russia were a political system and not demon worship. - Bellarmine Report
Sounds crazy, huh?
A friend sent me the link to this article some time ago, and only today did I read it more closely, in light of what I have been discussing on the blog recently. It makes more sense now.
According to the author at the Bellarmine Report, in the first years of the 20th century, this is what Holy Russia believed her errors to be:
Theosophists, who seek other wisdoms than Jesus Christ;It is worth considering, I think - especially when noting many of the novel spiritualities which have crept into religious communities, parishes and dioceses around the United States and elsewhere: Post-modern neo-paganism. That said, I still think Marxist-Communism was Russia's biggest export - Theosophical spirituality filled the void atheism created.
Freemasons, occultists, spiritualists, sorcerers, who honor the demons. - BR
Something more to ponder.