Theosophy and Myth—Part 1&2(DVD,CD)


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In this 2-part interview, Linda Jo Pym interviews Gnostic scholar Stephan Hoeller on the idea that Theosophy has an intimate connection with myth. Hoeller claims that Madame Blavatsky understood that myth, rather than being an untruth or outright lie, actually was a favorite method of the ancients for conveying universal truths. In part one of this program, Hoeller explores the mythic dimension of Theosophical teachings as given by Madame Blavatsky. In part two, the recurring cultural motif of the Hero’s Journey, a common theme of Western mythology, is explored in relation to living the Theosophical life. This involves a journey over many lifetimes that begins in a state of confused innocence, leading to various trials and tribulations, and finally resulting in the hero achieving a state of integrated wholeness. 1991. 115 minutes.