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Dr. W. Michael Ashcraft on "The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky"

Jul 12, 2006 11:09 AM
by danielhcaldwell

I quote just a little bit from Dr. W. Michael Ashcraft's
review of my book "The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky":

"Despite these [that is certain] criticisms [of the book],
I nonetheless recommend this book as an extremely useful
collection of primary documents about Blavatsky."

"There is nothing else in the literature about Theosophy's
history quite like it."

"The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky will undoubtedly
be a standard work in Blavatskian bibliographies for many years
to come."

"Not only will it provide the sources that future reseachers
need for their own work on will give the general
reader a vivid sense of Blavatsky as others knew and experienced
her....Caldwell helps us to appreciate, then, what this first
generation of Theosophists appreciated: the radical nature of
Blavatsky's affect on those around her...."

Quoted from THEOSOPHICAL HISTORY, July 2002, p. 264

One should read the whole review including the comments
about my position concerning Blavatsky.  Interesting...


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