This well-researched portrayal of H. P. Blavatsky's life and work also covers the years following her death on May 8, 1891, and the efforts of theosophists to carry the movement into the twentieth century. Combining primary source material with concise narrative, Professor Ryan has crafted a penetrating synthesis of history and philosophy which reveals the impact of spiritual truths on humanity's thought-life.
'. . . some day, if not at once, the loftiness and purity of her aims, the wisdom and scope of her teachings, will be recognized more fully, and her memory will be accorded the honor to which it is justly entitled.' (Editorial, New York Daily Tribune, May 10, 1891)