Blavatsky and Her Teachers: An Investigative Biography. Helena Petrovna BLAVATSKY, Jean Overton Fuller.

Blavatsky and Her Teachers: An Investigative Biography.

London: East-West Publications, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xii + 270pp Original navy cloth with gilt lettering to spine, b&w illustrations, notes and index. A biography of Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-91), co-founder of The Theosophical Society. From the publisher: "Fuller has used Russian language material (her native tongue). It is also the first biography [on Blavatsky] to have had access to the archives of the London Society for Psychical Research. Fuller thus has found an explanation for the life and work of Madame Blavatsky, not in New York where The Theosophical Society was founded in 1875, nor in London where she died, but in the attempts of an oriental fraternity to influence the spiritual climate of Europe in its most materialistic phase. She throws new light on the real identities of Madame Blavatsky's teachers, and their relationship to the complex world of Tibetan Buddhism. She portrays a woman struggling against immense personal and social difficulties to fulfil a mission that was scarcely understood by her closest associates. In her impartial scrutiny of evidence, Miss Overton Fuller has been obliged to reject as spurious some 'Blavatsky ' letters published by The Theosophical Society itself, but she has also uncovered the real authorship of the notorious 'Coulomb' letters which attempted to implicate Madame Blavatsky in fraud." From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris blind seal through front blank. Appears unread, thus a tight, bright near Fine copy in very lightly rubbed near Fine dust jacket (now protected by removeable mylar sleeve). Item #63092
ISBN: 0856921718

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