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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Jul 20, 2019

What is new age thinking, or spirituality, or the occult for that matter? Some religions consider the occult to be quite bad, demonic and even evil, and have taken measures to paint it in a negative light. 

If we look back in history, a fascinating figure stands out. Considered by some to be the mother of the new age, Alice A. Baily is an occultist who managed to get on Hitler’s black list, as well as irritate some conspiracy theoristsandthose that travel infundamentalists circles. Who was she really, though, and what is the underlying message and influence of this intriguing woman? 

Today we are talking with the author of "The Unlikely Occultist: A Biographical Novel of Alice A. Bailey".  

Isobel Blackthorn is a prolific novelist of original fiction across a range of genres, including dark psychological thrillers, gripping mysteries, captivating travel fiction and hilarious dark satire.  

Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism for her groundbreaking study of the texts of Alice A. Bailey. The biographical fictionbookexplores the life of the mysterious occultist who, for too long, wasshunted into the margins of history.