Here are links to two recent interviews about Madame Blavatsky. One is with Erik Davis and Maja D’Aoust as part of their excellent Expanding Mind series. The other is with David Crumm at the interfaith website, Read the Spirit. Both are broad and open conversations about Blavatsky’s influence in the modern world.
Here is a long interview with me and the people at Mysterious Universe, a radio show broadcast from Australia, about Madame Blavatsky. As my readers might have recognized by now, I take the people I write about seriously enough to have a sense of humour about them, something HPB herself excelled in. Too often followers of spiritual teachers become defensive and sanctimonious if their gurus are spoken of in less than saintly terms. HPB encouraged a light hearted view of things, especially herself. As she told A.P. Sinnett, she was a hippopotamus.
Here’s an interview with me about Madame Blavatsky and other things on Miguel Connor’s Gnostic Radio show, Aeon Byte. The Einstein story is apocryphal, I’m sure. But I did hear that Stephen Hawking is a closet reader of Isis Unveiled, although I cannot reveal my sources…
Here is another very positive and in depth review of Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality. If HPB is still checking things out down here from somewhere in the astral, I suspect she must be pleased.
Here’s an interview with me on the Jefferson Exchange about my new book Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality. They have some attentive, informed listeners on the Pacific West Coast – at least that’s my impression from the people who called in. And actually, her name isn’t that difficult to pronounce…
Here is a review of my new book, Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality (Tarcher/Penguin 2012). I should perhaps point out that the reviewer is not a ‘mainstream’ Theosophist – if such a creature exists – and is part of a lively new breed interested in HPB’s life and work, but who are not convinced devotees. Precisely the kind of people, I would think, she would be interested in reaching.
Here is an excerpt from my new book, Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality, courtesy of the Reality Sandwich site. Take a bite.