Gary Lachman is one of today's most widely read and respected writers on esoteric and occult themes. His writing has been published in several national journals on philosophy, esotericism and modern culture. In his musical career, Lachman has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the pioneering rock band Blondie. Born in New Jersey, Lachman currently lives in London.
"Because of Blavatsky's involvement with the Spiritualist movement
in America in the latter half of the 19th Century, Lachman's
account of her life also adds clarity to the murky waters which
mixed and matched spiritualism and occultism during that time. His
history of the spiritualist movement and secret societies during
the time that Blavatsky was involved with them is a valuable
contribution, in and of itself, to esoteric history. This is a must
read for any one with a serious interest in Western esoteric
--Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight
"Dense and exhaustive, a valiant attempt to capture the essence
of a life that defies simple retelling."