Madame Blavatsky's Baboon
A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to AmericaBook - 1995
Washington traces New Age thinking back to the dawn of the 20th century, when a mysterious renegade Russian aristocrat named Madame Blavatsky appeared in America claiming that man was descended from spirit beings rather than apes, as Darwin claimed. This is an intriguing story of theosophy, the movement she founded, which spawned competing gurus and sects, evolving over the course of the century into the New Age. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, c1995.
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: 299.934 WASHINGT
Characteristics: 470 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.