"The Charlatan of the Gulf Islands" : Brother XII and progressive occult discourse in the history of British Columbia

@inproceedings{Klang2007TheCO,
  title={"The Charlatan of the Gulf Islands" : Brother XII and progressive occult discourse in the history of British Columbia},
  author={A. Klang},
  year={2007}
}
The post-war 1920s and 30s were decades of uncertainty in the world, where a resurgence of popular interest in mysticism, magic and other "occult" spiritual practices coincided with the growth of extreme political movements. Between 1927 and 1933, a man known as Brother XJJ ran a notorious spiritual commune in southern British Columbia, which he identified as the spiritual center of the world. Believing that the destruction of human civilization was immanent, Brother XfJ claimed that he would… Expand