Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky: Insights into the Life of a Modern Sphinx

Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky: Insights into the Life of a Modern Sphinx

by Daniel Caldwell
     
 

World traveler and student of religions, Blavatsky was among the first to bring Eastern wisdom to the West. Her writings excited such luminaries as W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Gustav Mahler. Here are first-handed accounts of her colorful life by family, friends, and enemies.

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World traveler and student of religions, Blavatsky was among the first to bring Eastern wisdom to the West. Her writings excited such luminaries as W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Gustav Mahler. Here are first-handed accounts of her colorful life by family, friends, and enemies.

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Originally self-published as The Occult World of Madame Blavatsky (LJ 2/1/92), this updated version may reach a wider audience. Caldwell has gathered these reminiscences by her relatives, acquaintances, friends, enemies, and co-workers, giving readers a look at Helena Blavatsky's life (1831-91), along with a glimpse into her enigmatic personality. Some New Age devotees may recognize Blavatsky as the 19th-century Russian who traveled the world and was attracted to the unexplored mysteries in cosmic and human nature. As a prolific writer in her own right, these searches are well-documented, but here the reader has the chance to get to know her life and influences better. The story of her life is easy to follow, with the variety of memories well blended. But the language reads like that of an earlier time, and this less-than-contemporary style may discourage some readers. Large libraries carrying an extensive New Age collection, or those offering many titles on alternative spirituality, might consider adding this book. Leroy Hommerding, Fort Meyers Beach P.L. Dist., FL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
In The Esoteric World Of Madame Blavatsky: Insights Into The Life Of A Modern Sphinx, Daniel Caldwell has collected a of biographical information on one of the most influential metaphysical thinkers and writers of her day. Arranged in chronological order, we are treated to Madame Blavatsky's travels beginning in Russia and spanning the entire world including her years in New York, and sojourns to London, Bombay, Allahabad, Sri Lanka, Lahore, Adyar, France, Germany, and Italy. A "must" for students of Madame Blavatsky's writings and metaphysics, Caldwell's informative text is wonderfully enhanced with a number of illustrations and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780835607940
Publisher:
Quest Books
Publication date:
02/25/2001
Edition description:
1ST QUEST
Pages:
451
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.45(d)

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