Karen Mutton (nee Carfoot) graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor's degree in English History and Anthropology in 1980. She went on to teach History at schools in Sydney and traveled extensively, visiting archaeological sites around the world. Her first book, a History textbook Tales of the Ancient World, was popular in Australian schools. Karen published her second book Lobsang Rampa New Age Trailblazer in 2006 and her third book 'Pioneers of the Aura' in 2007. She had several articles published in Nexus and New Dawn magazines on Lobsang Rampa and the aura.