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Madame Blavatsky"s baboon

a history of the mystics, mediums, and misfits who brought spiritualism to America

by Peter Washington

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Published by Schocken Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blavatsky, H. P. 1831-1891,
  • Theosophy -- History,
  • Occultism -- History -- 20th century,
  • Spiritualism -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter Washington.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBP530 .W34 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination470 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages470
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1103748M
    ISBN 100805241256
    LC Control Number94028782

    Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystic and Mediums Who Brought Spiritualism to America by Peter Washington (, Hardcover) Be the first to write a review About this product. Few nineteenth century figures have aroused such controversy as Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (), co-founder of The Theosophical Society. Accepted by some as a spiritual teacher, outstanding occultist and pioneer of the present New Age movement, she was denounced by others as an impostor, a secret agent for her native Russia, or a /5.

    Madame Blavatsky's Baboon Theosophy and the emergence of the Western guru. The use of the word "guru" in the subtitle of this book reflects the fact that the Western world has its share of people who have claimed special access to esoteric knowledge and have made a profession of imparting it to others. The difference from the Eastern. Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to Ameri ca Paperback – Jan. 1 by Peter Washington (Author)/5(7).

    Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Peter Washington, Author Schocken Books Inc $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. Madame Blavatsky: Mother of Modern Spirituality - by Gary Lachman This novel is a biography of Madame Blavatsky. Madame Blavatsky was born Helena Petrova von Hahn in She came from an artistocratic family in which her lineage is traced back to royalty/5.


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Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to Ameri ca Paperback – Janu byCited by: Washington has assembled an interesting and accessible overview of the "useful" life of Theosophy and its ancillary movements.

Beginning with the ascendancy of Madame Blavatsky and ending with the death of Krisnamurti, the book charts the meandering course of Theosophy as it grows, changes, and ultimately succumbs to the entropy caused by too many strong leaders each with their own differing /5(55).

Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America [Peter Washington] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(49). Madame Blavatsky's Baboon covers the history of spiritualism from the early 19th century through the 20th. Every once in a while I read a book that makes me wish I could sit down the the with the writer over coffee in some kind of setting which included lots of comfy couches and no distractions and have a conversation about people, history and human nature/5.

Keep in mind that Madame Blavatsky provides more of a backdrop than a focus of this book - far more attention is dedicated to Krishnamurti and Gurdjueff than Madame herself. And while the subtitle indicates that the book tells the story of those who "Brought Spiritualism to America," very little emphasis is placed on American spiritualism/5(54).

Madame Blavatsky's Baboon Hardcover – Ap by Peter Washington (Author)5/5(2). 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 used parlor tricks as demonstrations of her mystical abilities, she also created a fecund pseudo-philosophy, drawing partially on Eastern religions, in a book, The Secret Doctrine.

Isis Unveiled - Blavatsky's first book. This is Blavatsky's first book. In some ways it's her best: in this book she stays pretty close to the world of her contemporaries. This means that many of the themes of her time (which are still relevant) are addressed in this book. Peter Washington (in his book Madame Blavatskys Baboon)also covers the history of the esoteric School of Economic Science founded by Leon MacLaren and his connection with Transcendental Meditation’s Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

[] Quote. As a reminder, she kept a stuffed baboon in her parlor dressed in wing collar, tail-coat, and spectacles, and holding a copy of The Origin of Species in its hand." "Theosophy, the movement Madame Blavatsky founded, spawned competing gurus and sects which in the course of the century evolved into the New :   "Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America" by Peter Washington Although this book tops pages in a very small and dense typeset, it is a real pleasure to read and I persevered through it, though it took me a some time to finish it, besides being a quite fast reader.

Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America. By Peter Washington. Schocken. pp $ Reviewed by Phillip E. Johnson. Madame Helena Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy, kept a stuffed baboon in her study to symbolize her rejection of Darwinian materialism.

Publisher, Secker & Warburg, Hardback, with dust-jacket, pp. + 33 illustrations Condition, Used - Good, bound in black book-cloth with gilt lettering to spine, Dust-jacket in good condition, Text-block free of highlights and foxing, although showing a little sign of age.

A tight clean binding. This book traces the rise and fall of Theosophy and the careers of other western gurus who. The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky is a double-volume work consisiting of the two books: Cosmogenesis and where published in and Blavatsky claimed that the contents had been revealed to her by ‘mahatmas‘ who had retained knowledge of mankind’s spiritual history, knowledge that it was now possible, in part, to reveal.

Theosophy & The Emergence of the Western Guru "In the following pages I have tried to tell the story of [2 interlinked motifs] - the Hidden or Secret Brotherhood and the Western Guru - from the late nineteenth century into our own time.

There is nothing new about such ideas, but they have a peculiar place in contemporary life, and that place is worth investigating " A background chapter on. Thackara's "Notes on Madame Blavatsky's Baboon" by Peter Washington is not so much a book review as a remedial essay.

When Madame Blavatsky's Baboon first appeared in the U.K. inmany were dismayed at the number of inaccuracies in the author's treatment of the Theosophical content of the book. It was hoped that when Schocken Books published it in the U.S., the necessary. Washington, Peter.

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Book Review - Manson The Life and Times of Charles Manson. Book Review. I’ve been reading Peter Washington’s book Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon: Theosophy and the emergence of the western is a very entertaining book, which I can recommend for that reason alone (entertainment).

While reading, I constantly asked myself why it is that hardly any films are made about these eccentric gurus — their lives (and the stories they invented about their lives) are. W. T. S. Thackara’s “Notes on Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon” by Peter Washington is not so much a book review as a remedial essay.

When Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon first appeared in the U.K. inmany were dismayed at the number of inaccuracies in the author’s treatment of the Theosophical content of the book.

It was hoped that when Schocken Books published it in the U.S. First published in`Madame Blavatsky's Baboon' is an interesting read, if a little rambling in places, on the subject of spiritual thinkers, New Age teachers, mysticism and Theosophy.4/5(26).

Mr. Washington (by the way a London resident and the current editor of Everyman's Library) has written a diverting book. There's another book still to be written. Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America, by Peter Washington (Schocken, pp., $).