Jean Overton Fuller

– Writer, Biographer, Artist, Poet, Mystic, Astrologer, Theosophist, Ripperologist

Jean Overton Fuller is no stranger to controversy. For more than half a century she has been exploding myths in a manner than has often lead to a complete reappraisal of the establishment view. The only child of Indian Army Officer Capt J H M Fuller and the artist Violet Overton Fuller, she holds a degree in English from London University. She had a brief career on the stage and knew Victor Neuberg, (magical partner of Aleister Crowley) and his circle in the mid 1930s.

During World War II she used her eagle eye to search for espionage in sensitive postal communications. She later made researches into the fate of her friend Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan and other British agents in France under German occupation.

Jean Overton Fuller’s acclaimed biography Noor-un-Nisa-Inayat Khan (Madeleine) was first published by Victor Gollancz in September 1952, and because of the enormous public empathy to the heroic life and death of beautiful Princess Noor, had run into fourth impression by November of the same year. Several subsequent editions followed, including a Pan paperback entitled Born For Sacrifice, and a new hardback edition by East-West Publications in 1988.

Miss Fuller joined the Theosophical Society in 1940, and is a former vice-president of the Astrological Lodge of London.  She was a regular contributor to the scholarly journal Theosophical History founded by Leslie Price and edited by Professor James Santucci.  Jean Overton Fuller also contributed letters for ”Alpheus”, Govert Schuller’s excellent Theosophical website for Esoteric History

Jean was also well liked and respected among Ripperologists and she spoke at The Jack The Ripper Conference. See Mandrake Ripperology section for Jean Overton Fuller

Check out these very good websites about Jean Overton Fuller



ISBN 0-903394-98-7 / Format: Large A4 hardback / Full colours illustrations /
Publisher: Fuller d’Arch Smith Ltd (1992)
Price: £10 / $20 / post and packaging not included / available from Mandrake of Oxford

[Jean Overton Fuller is the author of more than a dozen non-fiction books of very different character from this, and is also an artist. She studied at the Academie Julien in Paris, and paintings she exhibited at the Chelsea Art Society and elsewhere include a number of those of the cats and other immortals who figure in this story.]


Driven to it- An autobiography
by Jean Overton Fuller
Published 2007 by Michael Russell
ISBN 978-0-85955-306-3 / Hardback / 376 pp /
Illustrated with previously unreleased photographs.
[‘Driven to it‘ is the long awaited autobiography by one of England’s rarest and most erudite writers. A must read for Jean Overton Fuller’s fans. She is a natural writer. And a true original.]THIS TITLE IN NOW OUT OF PRINT.

Blavatsky and Her Teachers: An Investigative Biography
By Jean Overton Fuller
ISBN 0856921718 /  1989 / East/West Publishing / Hardback
[An elegantly written, well researched, profoundly insightful biography of the extraordinary Madame Blavatsky and a study of her works, by a respected Theosophical scholar.]

Krishnamurti and The Wind:  An Integral Biography
By Jean Overton Fuller
ISBN 0722950187  / 2003 / TPH London / Hardback / Paperback
[Another must read for all students of Theosophical History.]



Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan (Madeleine)
The Starr Affair
Double Webs – Horoscope for a Double Agent
Shelley – A Biography
Swinburne – A Biography
The German Penetration of S O E
Sir Francis Bacon – A Biography
The Comte de Saint-Germain,
(Last Scion of the House of Rákóczy)
Blavatsky and Her Teachers – An Investigative Biography
Cats and Other Immortals
Déricourt, The Chequered Spy – A Biography
Krishnamurti and The Wind – An Integral Biography
Driven to it – An Autobiography



*Joan Grant – Winged Pharaoh
*Cyril Scott and A Hidden School
[*can be purchased from the Theosophical History website.]



Carthage and the Midnight Sun
The Sun’s Cart
Silver Planet
Darun and Pitar
Prophecy from Helen



Shiva’s Dance (from the French of Helene Bouvard)
That the Gods May Remember
(from the French of Helene Bouvard)
The Prophet (from the Russian of Alexander Pushkin)



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