Isobel Blackthorn

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Alice A. Bailey: Life and Legacy (2020)

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Alice A. Bailey: Life and Legacy
Published2020 First editionYes
FormatHardcover (234x155mm) Edition
PublisherNext Chapter Printing
ISBN978-4867453711 Printed by
Series No of pages474


Based on her original PhD studies and additional research, Isobel Blackthorn produced the first biography of Alice Ann Bailey, stretching no less than 388 pages in this volume. The writer documents AAB's personal life in detail, as well as various controversies that invariably spring up around influential teachers such as AAB, from the denouncement by Theosophists to the conflict with the Agni Yoga Society. Although there are plenty of references, a Table of Contents and an Index are sorely lacking.

Isobel Blackthorn, née Wightman, holds a PhD in Western Esotericism from the University of Western Sydney for her study of the texts of Alice A. Bailey. She was introduced to AAB's work in 1993 through a friend who gave her a copy of Esoteric Astrology. A prolific novelist, the author had previously written a biographical novel about Alice Bailey, titled The Unlikely Occultist (2019). For her research she drew heavily on Rose Bates' Alice Bailey Archives (link below).

See also:
Alice A. Bailey (1951): The Unfinished Autobiography


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