After WWI, of swinging twenties, and just prior to WWII there was an avid interest in far Eastern mystical disciplines, which was especially the case in Vienna. Many of those who were interested in the occult lore of the far East, were inspired by the work of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. She was a Russian emigrant to America, who soon became the Queen Bee of the New York based Theosophical Society. Her larger than life influence initiated the later Newage movement.
A number of members who belonged to the Theosophical Society believed that Edward Bulwer Lytton’s 1871 novel, Vril: The Coming Race, was literally based on fact, who sought to discover the Pellucidar realm of the subterranean super-race called the Vril-ya.
However, much of the occult lore of the far East had been misinterpreted by the European mind-set, which of a habitual perception, due to its Conquistador religious indoctrination, has forgotten…
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