Elena Fedorovna Pisareva

Elena Pisareva(1855-1944) was a principal contributor to the theosophical movement in Russia from the 1880s through the 1920s. A talented writer and prolific translator, this is her firsthand account of how Theosophy came to Russia and developed there until the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, after which many of the leading figures in Russian Theosophy went into exile.

Highlighting the talents and energy of others, particularly the abilities of another brilliant leader of Russian theosophy, Anna Kamensky, Pisareva infuses her enthusiasm, dedication, and personal insights into this historical account. She takes us on a journey through the early years of Russian Theosophy, from her family estate in Kaluga where she and her husband hosted meetings and provided the literature that led to the remarkable accomplishments of the Russian Theosophical Society, to the ensuing frustrations of the years in exile after the society was crushed by Soviet power. 

Other Works By the Author
The Light of the Russian Soul: A Personal Memoir of Early Russian Theosophy