Dr. Steiner comments on a prophecy by Nostradamus:
In these 'Centuries' by Nostradamus (Centuries 10,75) the following prophecy can be found:
"Long awaited he will never return in Europe.
He will appear in Asia;
One of the league issued from great Hermes,
He will grow above all other powers in the Orient."
The Theosophical Society is nothing less than the fulfillment of this prophecy of Nostradamus. The annulment of the Rakshasas and the re-establishment of the primal Mysteries is an aim of the Theosophical Society.
-Rudolf Steiner, The Temple Legend