Books: Emy & Her Krishna

CANDLES IN THE SUN (196 pp.)—Lady Emily Lutyens—Lippincott ($3.95).

Women as a rule make devoted church workers, but they should not be entrusted with inventing their own churches. No exception is Lady Emily Lutyens, who was one of the muddled Marthas of the Theosophical Society, a cult that hoped to mix the occult traditions of Buddhism. Christianity, and the other great religions, and actually succeeded only in unloosing a great Ganges tidal bore of flumduddery and jiggerypook on the superstitious suburbs of the West. Author Lutyens' first book, A Blessed Girl (1954), evoked a...

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