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The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky and the Myth of the Great White Lodge (New)
by Johnson, K. Paul
Publisher: SUNY Press
Book ID: 9780791420645, 0791420647
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"Previous works about the mysterious Madame Blavatsky are full of conflicting information, since she left behind a trail of concocted legends. The Masters Revealed, by K. Paul Johnson, strips away most of the fantasy and provides a wealth of new material.
"K. Paul Johnson's book is a real original. In straight-forward, readable prose, it presents a panorama of heroes, heroines, and eccentrics. Tracing Madame Blavatsky's secret life, it often reads like an occult whodunit about a woman who was, in fact, as fascinating as the legends she created about herself." -- New York Times Book Review
"Johnson is a tireless and careful researcher...he has presented to the reader willing to set aside personal bias and prejudgment on the central question of Blavatsky's 'teachers' a reasoned and well-documented case for identifying their personae.
"Whether read as a 'whodunit' or as fact, it is a remarkable piece of research in a hitherto unexplored field of study." -- The Quest
"Readers will be fascinated, as I was, to see basic profiles of historical personalities behind Morya and Koot Hoomi, as well as to gain some understanding of the way Blavatsky wove together many strains of esoteric teaching." -- Hal W. French, University of South Carolina
"There is darn little non-partisan writing about Theosophy and this book fills a real need. Johnson shows that the Theosophical movement is intertwined with the intellectual and political history of its time. He has marshalled an impressive body of evidence to show that the Theosophical masters are neither disembodied spirits nor are they fictions but are specific historical personages whose identities were disguised for various reasons." -- James Burnell Robinson, University of Northern Iowa
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