Librarian Heather Brown discovers the fascinating life of Alice Bailey – a long forgotten occultist.
Back in 1931, Alice is preparing to give a speech at a Swiss summer school. But how can she stave the tide of hatred and greed set to bring the world to its knees?
Soon after, Alice is put on Hitler’s blacklist. What she doesn’t realize is the enormity of her influence to the world, and the real enemies who are much closer than she thinks.
A dynamic and complex figure, Alice Bailey’s reach was huge. She was influential among people and organizations of global power, especially the United Nations, and is widely regarded as the Mother of the New Age.
Yet today she is maligned by fundamentalist Christians, Theosophists, Jews, academics and above all, by conspiracy theorists. Are any of these groups justified in rejecting the unlikely occultist?
“Blackthorn’s exploration of Alice Bailey’s life and work provides a unique and intimate insight into Bailey’s life and the times in which she lived. For anyone seeking to explore the roots of Bailey’s influence on the New Age movement as well as her unsought role as the bête noire of the conspiracy scene, there’s no better place to begin.” – Aaron John Gulyas, associate professor and author of Conspiracy Theories
Review The unlikely occultist by Fany Van Hemelen:
What an engaging story about the life of Alice Bailey, a powerful women who tried to achieve peace and freedom in a troubled world.
I do love this sort of biographical book filled with information and an adaptation about the true life of Alice Bailey. It shows through all the details that the author did a lot of research for profiling this iconic figure that unfortunately I never heard of before.
Isabel Blackthorn is an intelligent writer who combines to stories in one. First we have Heather in the present who is a lady that has to cope with pain and a troubled mind. To find answers and to forget, she is going to research everything about the occultist woman Alice Bailey. Later in the book we meet this amazing woman and then she tells her story.
The unlikely occultist is a book for someone who loves history or when you want to be fascinated by a wonderful and stubborn lady who just wants to make the world a better place. Sadly enough today that isn’t easy and in the divided countries then it was not a gift to be a new age adept. Luckily, Alice had some friends who supported her, but her enemies were a real threat to heal the world.
Even if you don’t like a spiritual book this novel is worth to discover because it is a passionate and historical well written book about a person who made a difference
Isobel Blackthorn is a prolific novelist of unique and engaging fiction. She writes across a range of genres, including psychological thrillers, gripping mysteries, captivating travel fiction and hilarious dark satire.
Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism for her ground-breaking study of the texts of Theosophist Alice A. Bailey. Her engagement with Alice Bailey’s life and works has culminated in the biographical novel, The Unlikely Occultist.
Titel: The unlikely occultist | Leesfragment | Auteur: Isobel Blackthorn | Uitgeverij: Independently Published | Categorie: Romans | Uitvoering: paperback | 322 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781731312181 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: november 2018 | Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 26-8-2019 | Prijs: €14,99 | Bestellen