Madam Blavatsky, who art thou Madam Blavatsky? Have you ever wondered this? Or are you more in the
club of I've-never-heard-of-her-until-you-said-her-name-just-now?
That's where I was until
I watched this documentary. The only reason I watched it is because is a Donna Zuckerbrot
documentary. You know what they say, "Never play cards with a man named Jack", "Don't eat yellow
snow", and "There's no such thing as a bad Zuckerbrot documentary."
This DVD only further
proves the truth of that statement. You learn a great deal about the history of the "New Age"
movement including things that you wouldn't even associate with said movement . . . Yoga for example
(not to be confused with that goopy fruit flavored stuff from Yoplait).
As it happens,
Madam Blavatsky was the pioneer of the a whole new way of looking at spirituality and religion. I
don't want to spoil too much of it for you. You need to watch it.
But just to mention a few
things . . . she had "proof" of some of her "past-life" experiences; she claimed all sorts of
strange things that, as you can imagine (or maybe you can't imagine because when you were a kid you
were locked in an orange barrel with your imaginary friends Larry, Darryl and Darryl in their orange
vest apparel, and you were told to stay there until your imagination was dead), her life was full of
It was, however, also full of mystery and romance and more. The time has come,
as Madam Blavatsky predicted, that you must stop reading this review and buy this DVD. It's an
amazing and well shot documentary that is fascinating to watch, but you already know that because at
the end of the previous sentence, you stopped reading this review and bought the DVD. GEM!
Credits: Parenthetical digression inspired by and mostly copied from Orange Barrels By Todd Yohn