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. 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”:
 “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.
See “Occult Roots of Religious Violence”, “Il’in and Tolstoy on the Use of Force” and “Slavophilism and Theosophy”.
Examine “The World War in Our Minds”.