Madame Blavatsky: The Woman behind the Myth

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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 ...

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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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595151875
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.29 (d)

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Marion Meade
Marion Meade

MARION MEADE is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Madame Blavatsky, and Victoria Woodhull, as well as two novels about medieval France. She lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Preface 7
Horoscope 10
Russia 1831-1849
I The Fadeyevs and the von Hahns 15
II Lelinka 24
III Visions and Voices 35
IV The Plumeless Raven 47
The Veiled Years 1849-1873
I The Hindu at Ramsgate 61
II Agardi Metrovitch 68
III Yuri 76
IV Russia for the Last Time 93
New York 1873-1878
I Immigrant 101
II "John King" and Other Spooks 132
III The Theosophical Society 147
IV Isis Unveiled 158
India 1878-1884
I Bombay 193
II The Mahatmas 217
III The Astral Post Office 234
IV Adyar 260
Europe 1884
I Paris 285
II London 304
III Elberfeld 312
IV Homeward Bound 321
The Secret Doctrine 1884-1887
I The Investigation 335
II Wurzburg 353
III Ostend 370
London 1887-1891
I Priestess of Lansdowne Road 389
II Sweet Mango 418
III Twilight 441
Epitaph 456
Appendixes
A The Question of H.P.B.'s Psi Faculties 461
B The Mahatma Papers 464
C Parallel Cases 467
Notes and Sources 469
Bibliography 499
Index 512
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