- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- 2nd ed.
- Shooting Star Press
- Black & white illustrations
- 203 x 127 x 25 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 420:B&W 5 x 8 in or 203 x 127 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
- 486 g
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Beyond the Wand
Alice A Bailey
SlutsåldIsobel Blackthorn's portrait of Alice Bailey is at once intimate and authoritative, entertainingly readable and densely researched. Alice A. Bailey: Life & Legacy delves into the life and times of British aristocrat and Christian missionary turned theosophist whose writings, esoteric school and organisations provided the foundations of the New Age movement. A woman who counted among her friends Eleanor Roosevelt and Grand Duke Alexander of Russia. A survivor of horrific domestic violence, controversy dogged Alice Bailey from the moment she joined the Theosophical Society and rose to prominence as teacher and scribe for a master of the wisdom known as the Tibetan. She was accused by purists in her own genre of false claim-making. Others complained she was an anti-Semite, despite being on Hitler's blacklist for speaking up in defence of the Jewish people. Belittled by scholars, vilified by conspiracy theorists, Alice Bailey has ultimately been shafted by history. Yet her co-workers continue to this day to carry her way of thinking into the auspices of the United Nations, whose World Core Curriculum is based on her ideas. A full biography of Alice Bailey is long overdue. The Bailey books have inspired many thousands of spiritual seekers and practitioners around the world. Blackthorn's biography is a significant read for those wishing to gain a richer understanding of Alice Bailey; it is a book that will appeal to theosophists and all spiritual seekers worldwide.
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"this is so much more than a very detailed biography of alice ann bailey; it is also a very comprehensive review of the many interesting groups and people throughout the history of theosophical thought and the continuing impulse of the ageless wisdom teachings. at every turn we feel like we are on intimate terms with the lives and events of this span of time, and the overall view is awesome and inspiring." - gail jolley, school for esoteric studies.
Isobel Blackthorn is an award-winning author of diverse and engaging fiction. She writes gripping mysteries, psychological thrillers, and historical fiction. Isobel writes nonfiction too, her articles appearing in a range of online journals as well as print media. She holds a Ph.D. from Western Sydney University for her ground-breaking study of the texts of theosophist Alice A. Bailey, the Mother of the New Age movement. A Londoner originally, Isobel has lived in various locations in England, Australia, Spain, and the Canary Islands. She arrived at writing in her forties, and her stories are as diverse and intriguing as her life has been, elements of her experiences finding their way into her fiction, providing her with a ready supply of inspiration. A humanitarian and campaigner for social justice, in 1999 Isobel founded the internationally acclaimed Ghana Link, uniting two high schools, one a relatively privileged state school located in the heart of England, the other a materially impoverished school in a remote part of the Upper Volta region of Ghana, West Africa. A passionate supporter of other authors, Isobel writes book reviews. Her reviews have appeared in New Dawn Magazine, Esoteric Quarterly, Shiny New Books, Sisters in Crime, Australian Women Writers, Trip Fiction, and Newtown Review of Books. When she isn't writing, Isobel loves nothing more than taking long walks and sharing a coffee with a friend. She's officially given up baking cakes, but sometimes, she knits. She lives in Victoria, Australia, with her little white cat.