This is a biography of Mabel Collins, an important Theosophist in he early twentieth century, an occultist who was also an activist for social justice. Collins achieved fame her bestselling mystical text Light on the Path, but she fell out with founder Madame Blavatsky in the course of a convoluted internal political fracas. But Mabel Collins was, like many women occultists, a person of remarkable accomplishment across many fields: she was also a novelist, fashion columnist, and anti-vivisection campaigner, traveller and writer. Biographer Kim Farnell, who tells the story with great verve, has spoken at Treadwells lecture series.
Oxford: Mandrake, 2005. Paperback, 236 pages. New.