Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: Theosophy and the Emergence of the Western Guru

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Secker & Warburg, 1993 - Civilization, Western - 470 pages

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MADAME BLAVATSKY'S BABOON: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America

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With healthy skepticism and heavy-handed irony, Washington chronicles the tortuous history of the Theosophic movement. Madame Blavatsky differed from other late 19th century mediums in that, while she ... Read full review

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This book traces the origins of the modern New Age movement through examining the lives and philosophies of its charismatic founders. Theosophy founder Madame Blavatsky was just the first of many who ... Read full review


Acknowledgements viji List of Illustrations ix
The Source and the Key
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Peter Washington has edited several Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, Friendship Poems, Love Letters, and The Roman Poets.

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