The Queens of Avalon

Mary Magdalene Rosamond knew members of the Theosophical Society and visited their retreat in Ojai where her brother, Conrad Wieneke, owned four homes. Mary became a feminist. She might have known Annie Besant. I believe that is Conrad behind the wheel of the huge car.

Besant brought Krishnamurti from India to America and introduced him as ‘The World Teacher’ not unlike the teacher foretold in the Rose of the World prophecy. Krishnamurti had a retreat in Ojai, as did Avatar Meher Baba ‘The Awakener’.

Mary gave birth to four beautiful daughters, June, Bonnie, Rosemary, and Lillian.

My first girlfriend, Marilyn, looks like Mary, they bot having those cheekbones. Rena could pass as Mary’s granddaughter. I was surrounded by beautful woman. I was their champion.

The owners of Catalina Island named its first town Avalon. It was in California a Great Awakening occrured. Here are Tyler Hunt’s people.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2012

Arthur’s final resting place is known to most as Avalon, but Welsh texts record the name as Afallwch and at Rhosesmor there is a hillfort known as Caerfallwch (Fort of Afallwch) – could there be a connection?

Shatto purchased the island for $200,000 from the Lick estate at the height of a real estate boom in Southern California in 1887. Shatto created the settlement that would become Avalon, and can be credited with building the town’s first hotel, the original Hotel Metropole, and pier.[9] His sister-in-law Etta Whitney came up with the name Avalon, which was pulled as a reference from Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem “Idylls of the King”, about the legend of King Arthur.
Mr. and Mrs. Shatto and myself were looking for a name for the new town, which in its significance should be appropriate to the place, and the names which I was looking up were ‘Avon’ and ‘Avondale,’ and I found the name ‘Avalon,’ the meaning of which, as given in Webster’s unabridged, was ‘Bright gem of the ocean,’ or Beautiful isle of the blest.’
—Etta Whitney[8]

Russian noblewoman Helena Blavatsky and American Colonel Henry Steel Olcott founded the Theosophical Society with attorney William Quan Judge and others in late 1875 in New York City.[5] After his two major co-founders departed for India in 1879 to establish the international headquarters of the Society in Adyar, India (near Madras, now known as Chennai), young Mr. Judge carried on the work of advancing interest in Theosophy within the United States. By 1886 he had established an American Section of the international Society with branches in fourteen cities. Rapid growth took place under his guidance, so that by 1895 there were 102 American branches with nearly six thousand members.[6] Madame Blavatsky died in 1891, leaving Colonel Olcott and English social activist Annie Besant as the principal leaders of the international movement based in Adyar, and William Quan Judge heading the American Section.
During the contentious Ninth Annual Convention of the American Section in 1895, eighty-three lodges voted for autonomy from the international Theosophical Society Adyar. The international President-Founder, Colonel Olcott, interpreted this action as secession, and revoked the charters of those lodges, whose members reorganized into the first “Theosophical Society in America” under William Quan Judge.[7] After Judge’s death the following year, Katherine Tingley stepped into the leadership of that organization, and in 1898 folded the Theosophical Society in America into the Universal Brotherhood, resulting in the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society.[8][9] After several changes in location and name, the successor organization is now known as the Theosophical Society Pasadena. Other groups split off from Tingley’s organization over the years, becoming Theosophical Society in America (Hargrove) the Theosophical Society of New York, the United Lodge of Theosophists, and Temple of the People in Halcyon, California.[10] The second “Theosophical Society in America” headed by Ernest Temple Hargrove dropped the words “in America” from its name in 1908.[11]

He traveled the world for sixty-five years and spoke to more people than anyone else in modern history. His name was J. Krishnmaurti.”
-From the 1989 documentary film, With a Silent Mind
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on May 12, 1895, in south India to middle-class Brahmin parents. For more than sixty-five years, until his death at age ninety, he traveled the world speaking to large audiences, not as an authority but as a lover of truth. He engaged in dialogues with religious leaders, scientists, teachers, authors, psychologists, students, celebrities and other interested people.
Many years ago, Krishnamurti told a friend, “If I had nowhere to go in the world, I would come to Ojai. I would sit under an orange tree; it would shade me from the sun, and I could live on the fruit.” He first came to the Ojai Valley in 1922 with his brother Nityananda, who had tuberculosis and needed to live in a warm, dry climate.
The Ojai Valley of the 1920s, 30s and 40s was quite different than it is today. The population was smaller, the roads were unpaved, no doors were locked, and there was no traffic. World War II hardly touched the valley, and its stillness and unspoiled splendor soothed most of the people who came here. Krishnamurti also loved the untouched beauty, the tranquility, and the climate of the valley. Ojai offered him relief from crowds of people who flocked to hear him speak in Europe, India, Australia and throughout the United States.
Krishnamurti’s life in the valley was quiet. Wearing a large Mexican hat to shade him while walking, he mingled and sang songs with the orange pickers working in the East End groves. He walked all through the hills and to the top of the Topa Topa ridge and Chief Peak. He went to the Ojai Theater, if a Disney movie, animal film, or American musical classic such as “Oklahoma,” ” Brigadoon,” or “Annie Get Your Gun” was playing.
Some have said that Krishnamurti indirectly established the intellectual and social climate of the Ojai Valley. From his earliest days here, he attracted people from all over the world who traveled here to interview him and attend his yearly talks in the Oak Grove in Meiners Oaks. Among those were Aldous Huxley and Dr. David Bohm, Jackson Pollack, Christopher Isherwood, and Ann Morrow Lindbergh. Hollywood stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Elsa Lanchester, Greta Garbo, and Charles Laughton also came to the valley to hear him, as his reputation grew worldwide.
Krishnamurti met with everyone – famous or unknown, intellectual or not – listening and asking questions about the deeper issues of life that are relevant to all people. Those thought-provoking discussions and talks were initially recorded as verbatim reports, and in later years on audio and video tapes. But most people have come to know of these teachings through books.

World Leader”. Despite the legal attempts by his father to regain custody of the boy he was taken to England and adopted by Mrs. Annie Besant, President of the Theosophical Society. She was convinced by Leadbeater that K was to become a great spiritual teacher even though K was not the first boy that Leadbeater had selected for this role. In 1912, she took him to England to be educated in preparation for his future role, unfortunately as she was already in her 60’s and was devoting most of her energy to Indian politics Krishnamurti and his brother were left with unsuitable tutors and unsympathetic guardians. A second mother-figure in the form of Lady Emily Lutyens and a rich benefactor, Miss Dodge who gave him an annuity of 500 pounds per annum (a considerable sum in those days) ameliorated his boredom to a certain extent. An organization was set up to promote this messianic role, the Order of the Eastern Star, which at its height had 30,000 members. In 1929, after many years of questioning himself and the leaders of the TS, Krishnamurti disbanded this organisation, turning away most of his followers saying:

Annie Besant, b. Oct. 1, 1847, d. Sept. 30, 1933, was an English social reformer and theosophist. She married Frank Besant, an Anglican clergyman, in 1867 but separated from him five years later because of doctrinal differences. She joined the National Secular Society and with the atheist journalist Charles Bradlaugh crusaded for free thought, birth control, and women’s rights. Besant was also a member of the socialistic Fabian Society. A few years after her conversion (1889) to Theosophy–a philosophical religious movement based on mystical insights–Besant went to India, where she spent the rest of her life. She founded the Central Hindu College at Varanasi and was politically active. For many years, beginning in 1916, she campaigned for Indian home rule. She also traveled extensively in Great Britain and the United States with Krishnamurti, her adopted son whom she presented as a new messiah, a claim he later renounced. Besant wrote widely on theosophy and was president of the Theosophical Society from 1907 until her death.

Meher Baba first planned to first visit Meher Mount in June 1952 for a 10-day stay.  But during the cross-country drive from Meher Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Meher Mount in Ojai, California, Meher Baba was in an automobile accident near Prague, Oklahoma.  After the accident, he recuperated in Prague and then returned to Myrtle Beach, not visiting Meher Mount until 1956.
In 1956, Avatar Meher Baba visited Southern California for three days from July 31 through August 2.  The first two days were spent in Hollywood, and on the third day Meher Baba went to Meher Mount in Ojai.
At 4:00 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, August 2, Agnes Baron (a co-founder and caretaker of Meher Mount) drove Meher Baba and the mandali (His close disciples) from the Roosevelt Hotel on Sunset Boulevard about 85 miles to Meher Mount.
When Agnes and Meher Baba arrived on the mountain, a fog had settled in over the Ojai Valley, and Meher Baba said, “I love Meher Mount very much and feel happy here.”
When all had arrived, Meher Baba called everyone into the guesthouse on the property (since burned down in the 1985 fire). Meher Baba asked the group how they liked Meher Mount.  One said, “It has a spiritual atmosphere.”  Another said, “It compares to Meherabad Hill [in India where Meher Baba’s Tomb Shrine is located].” 
A third commented on the lovely fragrance.  Filis Frederick [who wrote the account of Meher Baba’s trip in her publication The Awakener] said, “It reminds me of the hills of Assisi [in Italy where St. Francis lived].”  Jeanne Shaw [a follower of Meher Baba] agreed, “It has instant appeal.”  Meher Baba nodded and added, “This land is very old, I have been here before.”
He never explained what He meant by that statement.  Later Meher Baba remarked, “I will come here again.”
Meher Baba spent the day relaxed and was described by Filis as being in a playful and jolly mood.  He said to the group,
“This afternoon, you all have a chance to laugh and feel relaxed.  Baba also has a chance to relax here for five minutes.  You had no chance at New York; in Myrtle Beach, little chance; in Los Angeles, none.  But here today, we feel relaxed, happy.  I come down to your level so that we can laugh and be free together; but do not forget at the same time that I am the Highest of the High.”
At one point, Meher Baba gestured to the group that was in the guesthouse,
“Now, go out and see the view and try to love Baba through nature.  This is all due to my love.  This whole creation, this nature, all the beauty you see, all came out of me.”
Agnes took Meher Baba and the group on a tour of the property.  At the point on the property overlooking the Pacific Ocean, there is a Coast Live Oak which Agnes called “Baba’s Tree.”  Meher Baba sat under it on a bed of dry leaves.  
According to Filis’ account, “He signaled that no one else should sit down.  His eyes shown, and he said he was happy.  Then he rose swiftly and led the group back down the dusty trail.”
At one point, Meher Baba told the group not to expect any discourse from him that day.  “In Los Angeles,” said Meher Baba, “there was no time for you all to sit near me as you are doing today, for so many people came there and I was so busy.  Therefore, I wanted to have a free day here.”
Just as the sun was setting, Meher Baba got ready to leave.  He asked Agnes to drive him back the longer coast route.  On the way, Meher Baba mentioned that he thoroughly enjoyed the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean.
When Meher Baba arrived back at the Roosevelt Hotel, he waved to his lovers before stepping into the elevator and retiring for the night.  The next morning, he flew to San Francisco.

Roza Mira (full title in Russian: Роза Мира. Метафилософия истории, literally The Rose of the World. The Metaphilosophy of History) is the title of the main book by Russian mystic Daniil Andreev. It is also the name of the predicted new universal religion, to emerge and unite all people of the world before the advent of the Antichrist, described by Andreev in his book. This new interreligion, as he calls it, should unite the existing religions “like a flower unites its petals”, Andreev wrote. According to Roza Mira, there are no contradictions between different religions, because they tell about different aspects of spiritual reality, or about the same things in different words. Daniil Andreyev compares different major religions to different paths leading to one and the same mountain peak (which is God). Andreyev names five world religions, which are Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Zoroastrianism. Andreyev believes in the Trinity of God, but the third hypostasis, instead of being the Holy Spirit, is claimed to be the Eternal Femininity.
Daniil Andreyev agrees with main Christian dogma, namely, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God that had come to our world to help it on its way to the Light. However, Andreyev states that the murder of Jesus wasn’t planned as a part of Redemption; it was instead inspired by the Devil to hinder God’s plans. Though strongly rooted, psychologically and emotionally, in the Russian Orthodox Church, Andreev also believed in reincarnation and karma, so that his personal faith, as expressed in Roza Mira, is something of an amalgamation of Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. (On his deathbed, Andreev was shocked to find that the attending Orthodox priest refused him last rites[citation needed]; the priest knew that the dying man believed in reincarnation, and so did not consider him a Christian.)[citation needed]
In large part, Roza Mira is a spiritual cosmography, a description of the domains human souls occupy after death or between incarnations—domains resembling, to greater or lesser degrees, the heavens, hells, purgatories, and netherworlds of various religions and mythological systems. As such, it can be compared to works like the Bardo Thodol or Tibetan Book of the Dead, and the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (as well as modern expressions of the same visionary tradition, like The Urantia Book). As a 20th-century entrant in this sub-genre, Roza Mira extends its purview far beyond the terrestrial Earth, to other planets, solar systems, and galaxies. Andreev peoples these visionary domains with types of beings recognizable from world religions and mythologies—angels, archangels, demons, daemons, titans, nature spirits or “elementals”—and also with creatures unique to Andreev’s vision, called igvas, raruggs, and witzraors, among others. The venues include familiar names like Atlantis and Gondwana, plus unique Andreevian coinages, Olirna and Digm, Mudgabr and Fongaranda and many more. All of this is expressed in a distinctive and remarkable volcabulary—and this vocabulary is one of the most noteworthy aspects of the text. So, the Earth (Enrof) is the center of a complex structure (bramfatura) of 242 “variomaterial planes.” Similar structures abound in the known universe, so that Andreev’s cosmos comes to resemble the “niutas of kotis of Buddha countries” (i.e. tens of millions of millions of alternative realms) described in the sutras of the Buddhist religious canon. This makes Roza Mira a highly distinctive and notable entry in the Western esoteric spiritual literature.

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