The Return of Holy Russia presents us with a new history of that vast territory which looks specifically at the tug of mystical influences and how that shapes not only Russia but also its place on the world stage. Gary Lachman is an expert on this subject, having written books already about Madame Blavatsky and PD Ouspensky, and he deals with the counter pulls between Eastern and Western civilization as well as Russia's own spiritual history of Slavic Paganism. Through this, we learn about the influences of modern-day Russia with Putin's politics and how figures like . This is in equal part a thoughtful academic look as well as a compelling thesis on how to understand the spiritual philosophies of Russia.
344pp, 161 x 237 mm, Hardback, 2020, RRP £25.00