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Vanguard of the New Age: The Toronto Theosophical Society, 1891-1945 (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion)

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Vanguard of the New Age unearths a largely ignored dimension of Canadian religious history. Gillian McCann tells the story of a diverse group of occultists, temperance leaguers, and suffragettes who attempted to build a Utopian society based on spiritual principles. Members of the Toronto Theosophical Society were among the first in Canada to apply Eastern philosophy to the social justice issues of the period - from poverty and religious division to the changing role of women in society. Among the most radical and culturally creative movements of their time, the Theosophists called for a new social order based on principles of cooperation and creativity. Intrigued by this compelling vision of a new age, luminaries such as members of the Group of Seven, feminist Flora MacDonald Denison, Emily Stowe, and anarchist Emma Goldman were drawn to the society. Meticulously researched and compellingly written, this careful reconstruction preserves Theosophist founder Albert Smythe's dream of a culturally distinct, egalitarian, and religiously pluralist nation.

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Vanguard of the New Age unearths a largely ignored dimension of Canadian religious history. Gillian McCann tells the story of a diverse group of occultists, temperance leaguers, and suffragettes who attempted to build a Utopian society based on spiritual principles.

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The story of the small "new age" religious group that introduced Victorian Toronto to Eastern thought and theology, vegetarianism, reincarnation, cremation, and the pacifism of Mohandas Gandhi.

About the Author

Gillian McCann is assistant professor in the Religions and Cultures Department at Nipissing University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780773539983
Author:
Mccann, Gillian
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Author:
McCann, Gillian
Subject:
Theosophy
Subject:
World History-Canada
Subject:
Metaphysics-Theosophy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
The Toronto Theosophical Society, 1891-1945 (McGil

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History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » World History » Canada
Metaphysics » Theosophy
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Vanguard of the New Age unearths a largely ignored dimension of Canadian religious history. Gillian McCann tells the story of a diverse group of occultists, temperance leaguers, and suffragettes who attempted to build a Utopian society based on spiritual principles.
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The story of the small "new age" religious group that introduced Victorian Toronto to Eastern thought and theology, vegetarianism, reincarnation, cremation, and the pacifism of Mohandas Gandhi.
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