Many myths and exotic tales surround Madame Blavatsky. She was a pioneering woman, not only as a traveller, writer and spiritual teacher, but also as an inspiration to the men and women of Victorian times who desired to follow an independent path. Blavatsky’s travels in Russia, India and Tibet, along with her personal magnetism, are the stuff of celebrated legend. The New Age also owes most of its spiritual knowledge to her. Her struggles against prejudice and ignorance are a record of one woman’s determination to usher in the Aquarian Age.