New Messiah Rising, Theosophists Say

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New Messiah Rising, Theosophists Say

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Newspaper article from the New York Times describing the beginning of the annual convention in Chicago. It focuses on questions regarding the coming Christ and who it would be. It also talks about the coming sub-race of the 5th root-race and how it will arise in California.

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New York Times Archives - http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/nytarchive.html

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New York Times

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1913-09-05

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English

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New Messiah Rising, Theosophists Say
Product of New Aryan Race and Three Young Men in Field as Candidates.
One Hails from Chicago
Another and East Indian and the Third and Englishman--Incubating Station in California
Chicago, Sept. 4--New Aryan stock that is destined to produce a new Messiah and rule the world is developing on the Pacific Coast, according to prominent Theosophists gathered here, to-day to attend the opening session of the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the American section of the Theosophical Society.
One of the chief affairs scheduled for discussion is the development of the society's fifteen-acre tract at Kaltona [Krotona], Cal. now used as the headquarters for the organization and established two years ago at a cost of $100,000. A school has been opened there for the teaching of the cult by sixty volunteer workers. The ultimate plan is to use Kaltona [Krotona], which is within the municipal boundaries of Los Angeles, for the organization of a colony which is to be the nucleus of a new race or physical type in America.
"This root race is the sixth sub-race of Aryan stock, and there are unmistakable signs that it has appeared on the Pacific Coast," said Max Wardall of Seattle. "It is a new physical type and is the result of the gradual process of reincarnation, in out opinion. We believe this race is destined to rule the earth. Eugenics has played an important part in the development of the new type, which is taller, more athletic, and somewhat darker than the prevailing type. Its members have a finer nervous organization and a higher spiritual perception.
"At the proper time we expect a Messiah to appear and direct the destinies of the new race, the same as Christ did centuries ago."
C.F. Holland of Los Angeles said that three young men were preparing themselves to be human representatives of the new Messiah and that the question of which might be chosen was causing considerable discussion among Theosophists throughout the world.
Members of the Society of the Eastern Star believe the honor will fall to Krishnamurita Alcyona of India, 18 years old, who three years ago wrote what has been described as a profound book and which attracted the attention of thinkers on reincarnation. Another candidate is an Englishman whose identity is not revealed, and the third is said to be a resident of Chicago. All three candidates, according to Theosophists, are undergoing a system of training for the purification of their physical, emotional, and mental beings.
A.P. Warrington, general secretary of the society, in his annual report, said that there were more that five thousand Theosophists in America and that 800 converts had been reported since the last annual meeting.
Among the early registrations were Mrs. Marie Russak, Paris; Carlos S. Hardy, Los Angeles; Henry Hotchner, New York; Irving S. Cooper, Chicago; Julia K. Sommer, New York; L.W. Rogers, New York, and D.S.M. Unger, Chicago.
New York Times - September 05, 1913

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“New Messiah Rising, Theosophists Say,” John L. Crow's Akashic Archive, accessed May 23, 2019, http://archive.johnlcrow.com/items/show/91.

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