Between Occult Fiction and the Promotion of Theosophical by Nico Reiher

By Nico Reiher

Seminar paper from the yr 2009 within the topic American reports - Literature, grade: 1,0, Martin Luther collage (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), direction: well known Literature in the US, language: English, summary: Helena Blavatsky’s “The Cave of the Echoes” is a vibrant and colourful piece of occult fiction that includes mysterious settings, a few strange characters and supernatural happenings. yet what precisely lies at the back of this occult tale and the way is the writer and the tale relating to the supernatural? Is the story’s objective just to entertain its readers or does it serve different services resembling the promoting of the author’s theosophical rules and beliefs? How does a extra complicated wisdom of the occult support one to appreciate the which means of “The Cave of the Echoes” extra clearly?

This paper techniques those assorted questions through relating the atmosphere, 3 significant characters and elements of the plot of “The Cave of the Echoes”. about the surroundings, it regards the story’s quite imprecise place and analyzes its surroundings. the subsequent bankruptcy stories these 3 significant characters of the tale which are most manifestly regarding occult practices and hence call for detailed cognizance: the Hungarian mesmerizer, the Shaman and the kid. The fourth bankruptcy considers the truthfulness and the functionality of the tale, the symbolic which means of the cloud and the technique of mesmerization. in addition, it attempts to respond to the query if the mansion of Mr. Izvertzoff is accursed by way of the satan.

The questions pointed out above are approached by way of concerning either Blavatsky’s theoretical theosophical works and her fictional literature. Her wide variety of guides permits one to achieve exact wisdom and allow an intensive research and interpretation of “The Cave of the Echoes”. definitely, this paper doesn't try to totally clarify occult practices and happenings as Blavatsky’s literature in part does. It really collects fragments of Blavatsky’s concepts and reviews so that it will achieve a greater figuring out of the story’s that means and purpose.

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Between Occult Fiction and the Promotion of Theosophical Ideas: Helena Blavatsky’s “The Cave of the Echoes”

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