Background
Background
This section of the site contains additional information on theosophy, H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, and the personal views of the author.
 

Blavatsky's birthplace - In September 2002, the author visited Blavatsky's birthplace in the Ukraine, where a museum dedicated to her life and work is being established.

H.P. Blavatsky - An outline biography of one of the co-founders of the Theosophical Society.

Theosophical Basics - A description of Karma, reincarnation, spirit and unity, the basic concepts on which are based all theosophical teachings, and which are taken for granted in O Lanoo!

The Secret Doctrine - An introduction to the book that, along with Isis Unveiled, provides the core teachings of theosophy.

The Book of Dzyan - Conjecture as to the origins of the inspiration for The Secret Doctrine, and the book which O Lanoo! seeks to interpret.

The Genesis of O Lanoo! - A personal account of the events that led to the writing of O Lanoo!

Talks

Sooner or later we all question the meaning of our lives. As members, we should also question the meaning of the Theosophical Society. These three talks challenge complacency and lack of direction and suggest positive ways in which we can give meaning to our lives. They represent the personal opinions of the author and are not endorsed by the Theosophical Society.

H.P. Blavatsky - A Lone Voice in the Silence? - Notes for a talk given at 50 Gloucester Place London to celebrate White Lotus Day on 9 May 2004.

Becoming - Notes for a talk presented at the Blavatsky Weekend, Tekels Park, 11 March 2001.

The Essence - Notes for a talk presented at the Blavatsky Weekend, Tekels Park, 10 March 2001.

The Book of Dzyan in the Third Millennium - Summary of a talk delivered to the Theosophical Society.

Interviews

Writing Magazine - An interview on the experience of writing O Lanoo! which appeared in Writing Magazine.

Amazon Books - Extract from an interview with Amazon Books.

Additional Articles

The Pilgrim-Soul - An article published in WholeLife News.

Who Are You, Madame Blavatsky? - An review of the film Who Are You Madame Blavatsky? by Karine Dilanyan.