Book Review: Madame Blavatsky

S. E. Wigget
3 min readDec 16, 2023

Lachman, Gary. Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin: NY, 2012.

The front cover of Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality, a biography by Gary Lachman

If the subject weren’t so fascinating — Madame Blavatsky, that is — I would have given up because I really felt annoyed with the author. He sprinkles his fatphobia throughout the book so frequently that I lost count how many times — before I reached page 75.

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S. E. Wigget

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