From Time to Time Fanaticism
Challenges Civilization, as in the
Russian-Turkish War of 1877
Helena P. Blavatsky
The battle of the bridge over the river Skit, in November 1877, during the
Turkish-Russian War. Partial view of a painting by Henryk Dembitzky (1830-1906).
A 2021 Editorial Note:
The article “Turkish Barbarities” is reproduced from the “Collected Writings” of H. P. Blavatsky.[1] The founder of modern esoteric movement describes and discusses in the text the level of cruelty performed by followers of the so-called “radical Islam”. H.P.B. did admire aspects of the Sufi tradition – the mystic side of Islam – and had respect for Islamic philosophy. As to religious violence and intolerance, however, she wrote in her book “The Secret Doctrine”:
[1] “Collected Writings”, H. P. Blavatsky, TPH, Wheaton, Ill., USA, volume I, with 570 pp., third edition, 1988, see pp. 255-260. (CCA)
The above article is available in the associated websites since 15 September 2021. It was previously published as the January 2020 edition of “The Aquarian Theosophist”, pp. 5-10.