reply to post by f0xbat
Certainly could be. They incorporated a lot of different other-than-Christian
lore starting with Blavatsky, Besant and all that crew. You'll note that the
swastika is present in various places.. which firmly places this in the early
days of the movement, before the 'swastika became evil'.
The concept that the body is man is related to the body of the first man
(Adam Kadmon from Kaballah) or the Egyptian concept that the great
pyramid Was Osiris.. or various other concepts of the 'ideal man' being
5-fold is referenced by Daviinci of course.. it's a very ancient concept.
The concept that man is 'broken and sinful' is a very ancient concept..
well predating Judaism and Christianity.. back to the Aryan invasion
of the indian subcontinent.. the beginnings of dvaita.. but it goes
back even further than that..
there's seemingly always been the myth of the golden age..when
'men and gods' walked together... and thus that since we are no
longer in that 'dubiously desirable state' then we must be 'fallen'..
and needing to rebuild ourselves and the entire universe..
All of this stuff has been twisting around in vaguely similar forms
for more than 5000 years..
and in my opinion at least.. it's part of an advanced control system
to keep humans enslaved.