Cosmic Philosophy and the arts: The Cosmic Movement and the Idéal et Réalité Circle

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Abstract

This article discusses the nexus between art and occultism in the Ideal et Realite group, which was active in Paris in the third decade of the twentieth century and attracted many prominent writers, poets, actors, and artists. The Ideal et Realite group emerged from the early twentieth-century esoteric Le Mouvement Cosmique, and it was much influenced by its Cosmic Philosophy. The Cosmic Movement was founded by Max Theon and his wife Theona (Mary Ware) in the first decade of the twentieth century. Art and literature were important in the philosophy and practice of both the Cosmic Movement and the Ideal et Realite circle. Art dealer Eugene Blot and members of his extended family contributed to the participation of high-profile artists in the Ideal et Realite circle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-118
Number of pages17
JournalNova Religio
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2016

Keywords

  • Art and occultism
  • Claire Thémanlys
  • Cosmic Movement
  • Cosmic Philosophy
  • Eugène Blot
  • Idéal et Réalité
  • Louis Thémanlys
  • Max Théon
  • Mirra Alfassa
  • Pascal Thémanlys
  • Théona

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies

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