Sneak Peek: MADAME BLAVATSKY
Pioneer. Visionary. Mystic. Provocateur. Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky—mystic, occult writer, child of Russian aristocrats, spiritual seeker who traveled five continents, and co-founder (with Henry Steel Olcott) of the Theosophical Society—is still being hailed as an icon and scorned as a fraud more than 120 years after her death. But despite perennial interest in her life, writings, and philosophy, no single biography has examined the controversy and legacy of this influential thinker who helped define modern alternative spirituality—until now with Gary Lachman’s Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality (Tarcher)
Gary Lachman, the acclaimed spiritual biographer behind volumes like Rudolf Steiner and Jung the Mystic, brings us an in-depth look at Blavatsky, objectively exploring her unique and singular contributions towards introducing Eastern and esoteric spiritual ideas to the West during the 19th century, as well as the controversies that continue to color the discussions of her life and work (that includes writing THE SECRET DOCTRINE–thought by many to be the most influential occult book ever written).
“The Founding Mother of Occult in America.”–Kurt Vonnegut
Read an excerpt HERE.
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