Madame Blavatsky: The Woman behind the Myth

Madame Blavatsky: The Woman behind the Myth

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by Marion Meade
     
 
An important mesmerizing saga of a woman both magnificently a part of—and gloriously at odds with—her own times.

Madame Helena Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy, was the granddaughter of a White Russian princess. She became the first internationally famous professional psychic and she was also a brilliant occult con artist who drew such figures as G. B

Overview

An important mesmerizing saga of a woman both magnificently a part of—and gloriously at odds with—her own times.

Madame Helena Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy, was the granddaughter of a White Russian princess. She became the first internationally famous professional psychic and she was also a brilliant occult con artist who drew such figures as G. B. Shaw and William Butler Yeats into her bizarre web. A fervent flower child, she journeyed to the East in search of enlightenment almost 100 years before the hippie hegira of the 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399123764
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
10/01/1980

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