TEC: Chapter 29: Theosopedia
Well, Michael had his chance to read aloud, and now it’s Isis’s turn. She claims her readings are from “some of these other folders” but she can’t fool me–she’s just been checking Wikipedia on her iPhone.
Seriously, there is nothing Isis says about Helena Blavatsky that you can’t get from Wiki. Birth and death dates! Her imaginary friend (basically), an Indian man who would visit her dreams! The symbol of the Theosophical Society!
Oh, and she wrote The Secret Doctrine.
“I’ve heard of that book,” Murphy said, excited. “Adolf Hitler kept a well-marked copy of it beside his bed.”
Really, Murph? Thoughts of Hitler get you excited, do they?
Sorry, my mind goes right to the gutter. Guess I’m just not as up on Nazi occultism as Murphy. I don’t have the History Channel, after all.
Actually, I’m not seeing a lot on this claim at all. Granted, I’m not all that interested, but a did search a bit, and found repetitions of the claim at…well, let’s say questionable websites (like, say, this one). Don’t get me wrong, I’m as amused by worldwide conspiracy theories as the next atheist, but it does seem like the Theosophists have put up a pretty good defense to this charge.
Anyway, Our Hero is still tickled pink by the whole thing, cracking that:
“[Blavatsky] sounds like Shirley MacLaine,” Murphy grinned.
Man, I feel like that joke must have been old even in 2005. And seriously, has Murphy forgotten) yanno, again, that a man died so they could have these Wiki articles? Be serious, Murph!
Isis mentions that Blavatsky “led a wild life of wandering the world for about ten years,” which sounds pretty bad-ass for a 19th-centruy woman, but I suppose is just more damning evidence of how unfeminine a creature she was.
“Besant was an activist in the feminist movement; she was especially involved in birth control.”
(It’s also kinda amusing that Isis–formerly single, independent, free-thinking Isis–presents these facts as criticisms against Besant.)
Seems she has well and truly turned to the RTC Dark Side. Sad.
More Wiki info that you can just get by reading the pages I linked, if you’re interested. Because so far, it all comes to nothing–Isis hasn’t actually uncovered why this information is important for The Case of the Murder of Dr. Anderson or, for that matter, the Writing on the Wall, which I could have sworn played some kind of role in this book.
No matter, though. Murphy makes another crack about Lucifer Magazine being the stuff of “Saturday morning cartoon programs” the three women being “triple-threat charmers for sure,” and vaguely mentions the eeeeevil United Nations…
…but we’re no closer to…well, anything than we were before.