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a curious invitation robert carlyles house last tuesday society national trust london
Iain Sinclair national Trust Walking the Ginger Line

MADAME BLAVATSKY - Russian Occultist and Esoteric Philosopher
with Gary Lachman

Thursday 3rd May 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Talk commences at 7:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm

Pioneer. Visionary. Provocateur. Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky—mystic, occult writer, child of Russian aristocrats, spiritual seeker who traveled five continents, and founder (with Henry Steel Olcott) of the Theosophical Society—is still being hailed as an icon and scorned as a fraud more than 120 years after her death. In this talk, Gary Lachman, the acclaimed biographer of Rudolf Steiner and Jung the Mystic, examines the controversy and legacy of this influential thinker who helped define modern alternative spirituality. 

In 2018, our National Trust salons focus on the subject of women and power and Lachman will use this premise to discuss her unique and singular contributions toward introducing Eastern and esoteric spiritual ideas to the West during the nineteenth century, as well as the controversies that continue to color the discussions of her life and work.

Gary Lachman
Gary Joseph Lachman, also known as Gary Valentine, is an American writer and musician. He came to prominence in the mid-1970s as the bass guitarist for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. He is now a full time writer and the author of twenty-one books on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness to literary suicides, popular culture and the history of the occult.

"Lachman writes about philosophical and mystical ideas with exceptional grace, forcefulness and clarity."—The Washington Post

Tickets £15 including a glass of prosecco. Please click here to buy.



3rd May 2018
Madame Blavatsky: Esoteric Philosopher and the Mother of Modern Spritualism

7th June 2018
Village Magic and Witchcraft with Ronald Hutton

Carlyles house
thomas carlyle's house national trust london