Michael Gomes has spent the past forty years researching the life of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the Russian -American esotericist who helped awaken American interest in alterative spirituality. Gomes, the author of six books and over fifty articles on Blavatsky and her circle, is a recipient of Columbia University's Herman Ausubel Memorial Prize for achievement in History. He spent a number of years in India researching at the archives of the International headquarters of the Theosophical Society. He is Curator of the Emily Sellon Memorial Library in New York.
Historian, author, and the librarian at the New York Lodge of the Theosophical Society, Michael Gomes (book link) discussed the life and works of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, who paved the way for esoteric ideas on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself.