By Gillian McCann
Forefront of the recent Age finds a mostly overlooked size of Canadian spiritual historical past. Gillian McCann tells the tale of a various staff of occultists, temperance leaguers, and suffragettes who tried to construct a Utopian society in accordance with religious rules.
Members of the Toronto Theosophical Society have been one of the first in Canada to use japanese philosophy to the social justice problems with the interval - from poverty and non secular department to the altering function of girls in society. one of the so much radical and culturally inventive activities in their time, the Theosophists referred to as for a brand new social order in accordance with rules of cooperation and creativity. Intrigued by means of this compelling imaginative and prescient of a brand new age, luminaries akin to individuals of the gang of 7, feminist plant life MacDonald Denison, Emily Stowe, and anarchist Emma Goldman have been interested in the society.
Meticulously researched and compellingly written, this cautious reconstruction preserves Theosophist founder Albert Smythe's dream of a culturally targeted, egalitarian, and religiously pluralist kingdom.
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