Synopses & Reviews
In this fascinating memoir, Elena Pisareva provides perhaps the only personal account of the Russian Theosophical Society from its beginning in the late 1800s to its dissolution in the mid-20th century. She vividly portrays Anna Kamenskys struggle to establish and maintain the group amidst internal pressures and a hostile prerevolutionary government. Harrowing stories depict the members' persecution and their flight from the Red Army. Pisarevas invaluable perspective, faithful reporting, and flair for detail make this a must-read for Russian history buffs.
This detailed firsthand account of the rise and fall of the Russian Theosophical Movement from 1908-1923 includes the story of its champion Anna Kamensky and her struggle to establish and maintain the group amidst internal pressures as well as from a hostile pre-revolutionary government. The author reveals intimate details about how the Movement came into being and prospered, engaging with other prominent Russian intellectual circles of the time.