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Helena Blavatsky

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Helena von Hahn August 12, 1831 Born Yekaterinoslav, Russian Empire (now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) May 8, 1891 (aged 59) Died London, United Kingdom Era 19th-century philosophy School Theosophy
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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Russian: Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Ukrainian: Олена Петрівна Блаватська), (born as Helena von Hahn (Russian: Елена Петровна Ган, Ukrainian: Олена Петрівна Ган); 12 August [O.S. 31 July] 1831 – 8 May 1891) was a scholar of ancient wisdom literature who along with H.S Olcott and Anagarika Dharmapala was instrumental in the Western transmission and revival of Theravada Buddhism. In 1875 Blavatsky and Olcott established a research and publishing institute called the Theosophical Society. Blavatsky defined Theosophy as "the archaic Wisdom-Religion, the esoteric doctrine once known in every ancient country having claims to civilization."[1] Blavatsky's extensive research into the many different spiritual traditions of the world led to the publication of what is now considered her magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine, which collates and organizes the essence of these teachings into a comprehensive synthesis. Blavatsky saw herself as a missionary of this ancient knowledge and one of the main purposes of the Theosophical Society was “to form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color”.[2] Blavatsky's other works include Isis Unveiled, The Key to Theosophy, and The Voice of the Silence.


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1 Biography o 1.1 Lineage o 1.2 Childhood and Youth o 1.3 Travels o 1.4 Main Creative Period 2 The Theosophical Society 3 Theosophy o 3.1 Definition and Origin o 3.2 Overview  3.2.1 Scope  3.2.2 Methodology  Law of Correspondences  3.2.3 Applications  3.2.4 Terminology o 3.3 Basic Tenets  3.3.1 Three Fundamental Propositions  3.3.2 Karma and Reincarnation  3.3.3 Cycles  3.3.4 Cosmic Evolution  Items of Cosmogony

3 Anthroposophy o 4.1 Seven Cosmic Planes  3.2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.3.1 Leo Tolstoy  4. music and literature  4.1 Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4.4 Ariosophy o Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.1 Following o 4.2 Indian Independence Movement o 4.6 Scholarship o Rounds and Races  3. Blavatsky’s grandfather .3.7.P.6 Esotericism and Symbolism 3.5 New Age Movement o 4.5 Anthropogenesis 3. H.8 Art.P.3.7 Septenary Systems  3. Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev.3.7 Science o 4.7.    • 3.3.

P. The eldest daughter. Alexander von Humboldt . Blavatsky’s lineage goes back through Prince Michael of Chernigov to Rurik. Andrey Mikhailovich’s grandfather. Helena von Hahn. was a favorite of Suvorov. Princess Helena Pavlovna Dolgoroukov married Andrey Mikhailovich Fadeyev who was the state officer and later the Secret Councilor Governor of Saratov and Tiflice. one of direct ancestors of H. was a captain in the army of Peter the Great. according to A. Pisareva. Vera Petrovna . Helena Pavlovna Dolgorukaya.F. According to H. Prince Pavel Vasilyievich Dolgorukov (1755–1837) was a Major General during the reign of Ekaterina the Great. botanist Homer de Hel named found by him shell Venus-Fadeyeff in honor of Helena Pavlovna.P. a daughter of a military officer (of French descent) who had command of an army corps during the Crimea campaign and. Fadeyev. She received a versatile home education. Fadeyev’s herbariums and pictures of various plants aroused the admiration of many scientists. Blavatsky’s grandmother. Peter Mikhailovich Fadeyev.Maternally. Swedish botanist.P. George[4] and was a companion in arms of Kutuzov. and focused her studies on the fields of archeology. H. a researcher of Caucasus flora and fauna.[3] H. spoke in five languages. Blavatsky’s great grandfather. the Order of St. Maternally. H.P. Helena Pavlovna was in scientific correspondence with : well-known German scientist. was a well-known writer and made a name for herself as a Russian George Sand (She was the mother of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. He was decorated with the highest army award. numismatics.[5] His wife was Henrietta Adolfovna de Bandre du Plessis (died 1812). His lineage goes back to Russian hereditary noblemen and the German von Krause lineage. founder of the Russian state at Novgorod. Blavatsky’s grandmother In 1813. English geologist and founder of Geographic Society.P. Helena Pavlovna and Andrey Mikhailovich had four children. Sergei Grigor’evich was the great grandfather of Helena Pavlovna Fadeyeva-Dolgorukaya (H. H. and botany.M. Blavatsky was Sergey Grigor’yevich Dolgoruky. Christian Steven.[6] A daughter of Pavel Vasilyievich and Henrietta Adolfovna was Princess Helena Pavlovna. a well-known diplomat of his time and the brother of Aleksey Grigor’evich Dolgoruky. Blavatsky’s grandmother) and great-great-great-grandfather of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. a member of Supreme Secret Council under Peter the Second. Sir Roderick Murchison .

The documents do not contain any information about the lineage or ties of relationship of the family. P. Note that B." His father had foreign citizenship and was KraitsCommissioner in the Eastland”.P. Their son. Blavatsky’s forefathers from father’s side) belonged to the Count von Hahn's family line from Basedov (Mecklenburg). this family is traceable back to the Carolingian dynasty and German knights and crusaders.Blavatsky’s grandfather. Lastly. in the same place. army writer and reformer.Zhelihovsky and Leonid Petrovich von Hahn). Helena Petrovna belongs to the Baltic-German family von Hahn.P. Zirkoff himself belongs to Hahn's family on the female side.P. at Yekaterinoslav (from 1926 Dnepropetrovsk).P. Blavatsky’s family by documents. According to the lineage of her father. In the record of service of “Aleksey Fedorov Hahn’s son” (1751–1815) (H. H. Blavatsky’s collected works pointed out that Hahn's family (H. was the mother of the well-known Russian statesman. Rostislav Andreevich Fadeyev. Their daughter. any documents supporting a relationship between H. Dolgorukov. was a general.V.P. 1803. in the introduction to H. Michael of Chernigov.P. Later.k. St. which is not connected with H. Governor of the fortress Kamenets-Podolsk) is mentioned as descended from “Eastland’s inhabitants. in the family of well-known writer Helena . Hahn von Rottenstern-Hahn) have yet to be located. Ekaterina Andreevna.a. Blavatsky’s family and the Mecklenburg Counts von Hahn (a. According to information from another source. Blavatsky’s uncle Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born on July 31 (August 12 for new style) 1831. during his daughter’s marriage had blessed his daughter and new son-in-law with an ancient cross which. Sergei Witte wrote that his grandfather. this cross passed into the hands of Helena Pavlovna and further to Sergei Witte. The archives contain the documents supporting the existence of “Kraits-Commissioner” Johann Friedrich (Fyodor) Hahn who was born in 1719 at Narva died May 31. an editor and active promoter of theosophy. Peter Alekseevich Hahn. Childhood and Youth Rostislav Andreevich Fadeyev. youngest daughter Nadejda Andreevna became an active member of the Theosophical Society. not Johann Friedrich but Johann August von Hahn. Boris Zirkoff. Meanwhile. belonged to the Grand Prince of Kiev. Sergei Witte. according to family legend.

the family moved to Romankovo (now it enters Dneprodzerzhinsk). Helena’s Grandfather Andrei Mikhailovich was assigned for a governor of Saratov by approval of Emperor’s Nikolai I. Vera (future writer Jelihovsky/ Zhelihovsky). wrote to A.[7] In 1838. Helena Petrovna along with her sister. Leonid. at Saratov her son.Sinnett her memory of her niece: Helena Andreevna Hahn. Helena Petrovna was then nine years old. Nadejda Fadeyeva. and displayed a marked indifference to the “nobles”. She preferred to play with domestic’s children but not with equals. A year later after Helena’s birth. H. mother moved with the little girls to Poltava where Helena began to take dance lessons and learned to play the piano. her father “complemented her. <…> She always needs for attention to prevent her escape from home and meetings with street ragamuffins. the family often chose the place of abode.[8] In November. [clarification needed] There Helena Andreevna found the governess for her children which had taught them English.Petersburg. Blavatsky’s mother “In childhood.P. Helena’s aunt. was born. In spring 1839. taught by her mother. From St. was born. Petersburg where lived until May 1837. German knights Hahn-Hahn von der Rother Hahn. the family moved to Odessa because of Helena’s wealth aggravation. who knew no other language besides German. In June 1840. After this. And at mature age she irrepressibly reached out to them whose status was lower than her own. according to V. Her progress was so appreciable that.[9] At ten years old.Andreevna Hahn (Fadeyeva) and an officer of horse-artillery battery Peter Alekseevich Hahn. Helena began to study German." . where Helena’s sister. mother and grandfather Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev moved to Astrakhan. Because of her father’s profession. Jelihovsky. Helena Andreevna and her children moved to live with him. Andrei Mikhailovich worked a main relieving officer over Kalmyk people and local German colonists. to which she belongs by birth”. and in jest called her a worthy heiress of her glorious ancestors. all [Helena’s] the likings and interests were concentrated on the people from lower estates. Further the family lived in Tula and Kursk and in spring 1836 arrived to St. and in 1835 they moved to Odessa. There.

Helena’s mother and at that time a well-known writer. I will not suffer from seeing Helena’s hard lot! I am quite sure that her destiny will be not womanly. She liked jokes. According to Vera Jelihovsky. was worried about the destiny of her elder daughter. and writer. therefore. Helena’s grandfather Andrei Mikhailovich and Grandmother Helena Pavlovna had taken the children to Saratov. cheerful. the family had moved from Saratov to Tiflis (now Tbilisi.In 1841. the picture was drawn by H.[11] After her mother’s death.[12][13] Helena’s favorite place in the house was her grandmother’s library which Helena Pavlovna inherited from her father. 1842 Helena Andreevna Hahn. “gifted from childhood by outstanding features”. at the time.[13] In this voluminous library. Helena's mother.[15] H. Mary Zhukova. teasing and to cause a commotion” [26]. Helena’s aunt. Georgia). According to one of the versions. Blavatsky. died at the age of 28 of galloping consumption.[3] Her grandmother and three teachers were occupied with the children’s upbringing and education. Blavatsky and her family (Ukraine) In 1847. the family returned to Ukraine. Helena Petrovna paid special attention to the books whose subject was medieval occultism.P. sparkling with wit talk. remembered the following: . Nadejda Andreevna Fadeyeva. that she will suffer much”. Blavatsky received a solid home education. were among them. Kostomarov.F.P. where they had quite a different life. Museum centre of H. her mother said: “Well! Perhaps it is for the better that I am dying: at least. Pisareva wrote in her biographic essay “Helena Petrovna Blavatsky”: “They who knew her … in youth remember with delight her inexhaustibly merry. where Andrei Mikhailovich was invited to work in the Council of Senior Governance of Transcaucasia region. A known historian.[10] Before her death. Fadeyev’s house was visited by Saratov’s intellectuals. where Helena contracted Herpes. On July 6.[14] “Two Helens (Helena Hahn and Helena Blavatsky)” 1844-1845.

Tiflis governor’s wife: “Simultaneously with Fadeev’s family. direct.[18] According to A. Blavatsky. Drawing of H. at the end of 1847.P. an old friend of Andrei Mikhailovich prince Vladimir Sergeevich Golitsin (1794–1861). prince Golitsin. She was trained as a girl from good family … extraordinary wealth in the form of her intellectual faculties. as it was rumored. energetic and open character – this is what raised her so high over the level of conventional society and could not help attracting the common attention and therefore the envy and hostility from these who with their nonentity can not stand of luster and gifts of this wonderful nature”.P. Blavatsky.Fadeyev and V. in Tiflis lived a relation of the Caucasian Governor-general.[19] arrived to Tiflis and lived there a few months. Head of the Caucasian line centre and further privy councilor. Jelihovsky. 1849 their wedding ceremony took .P. and aged prince Golitsin could not be “strongly interested for an original young woman” because of moral reasons. and she began to study the books from great grandfather’s library more deeply.[16] This version was further supported by many biographers of H. as a young woman. danced at the balls and visited the parties.[19] Striving for full independence during the winter of 1848/1849 at Tiflis. Major General.“As a child. according to his biographers. Blavatsky consider the information from M. in her essay dedicated to H. unusually developed mind together with chivalrous. was “either mason or magician or soothsayer” Blavatsky tried “to come into contact with a mysterious sage of the East where prince Golitsin was going to”. she has experienced sudden inner change.M. Just due to Golitsin (Yermolova did not cited his name) which. fineness and quickness of thought. she always was so higher than her surroundings that she never was could not appreciate its true value. often was in society.F. In addition.Pisareva. as a woman. Blavatsky made after visiting of the opera “Faustus” In 1910 H. cited the reminiscences of Mary Grigor’evna Yermolova. who was much older than Helena.[16] In youth.P. amazing understanding and learning of most difficult disciplines. 1862. Helena had a high life. [20] Therefore. Helena Petrovna entered into a sham marriage with vice-governor of Erevan Nikifor Vladimirovich Blavatsky. In June 7. some researchers of H. He often visited Fadeyevs and was greatly interested by an original young woman”. Yermolova about prince Golitsin improbable because the young Golitsin’s sons did not correspond to Yermolova’s description because of age.[17] “Margarita and Mephistopheles”. prince Golitsin never was going to the East. But when she reached 16. He almost daily visited Fadeyevs. and often with his young sons Sergei (1823–1873) and Alexander (1825–1864).

A. Blavatsky’s death. on her birthday (August 12). After leaving England. Blavatsky’s reminiscences. Greece and Eastern Europe. Central . A. Blavatsky made on August 12. There she met a Russian countess Kiseleva. N. that at this time she learned to play piano with I.P. It is known.P. According to her memory. after leaving the Middle East she began to travel Europe with her father. Helena escaped from the husband and returned to her relatives. a picture of a route and course of the travels is based mainly on Blavatsky’s own memories which sometimes contain chronological contradictions. well-known composer and virtuoso pianist. Previously. It is known that Helena Blavatsky met Albert Rawson at Cairo.place. she was going to Odessa and sailed away from Poti to Kerch at English sailboat “Commodore”. Soon after their wedding. H. Countess Konstanz Wachtmeister.P. widow of Sweden ambassador at London.[22] Travels The next period of H. Then she moved to Constantinople. Blavatsky for the first time met her Teacher in Hyde Park at London. Blavatsky went to Canada. After H. Mosheles. already a doctor of theology and doctor of law in Oxford described their meeting at Cairo. then to Mexico. she saw the Teacher in her dreams. At that time he was the student learned the art. Later she gave several concerts in England and other countries." ” According to H. Fadeyeva reported that over all her relatives the father only knows where his daughter is. 1851 In 1851. Blavatsky’s life is difficult for her biographers as she did not keep diaries and there was nobody with her to tell about these events. remembered the details of this talk in which Teacher said that he "needs her participation in the work he is going to undertake" and "she will live three years at Tibet to prepare to carry out this important mission. and together they leaved to travel over Egypt. Rawson. and from time to time he sent money to her. Drawing of H.[21] Further. Rawson wrote: “ Her relation to her mission was highly impersonal because she often repeated: "This work is not my but he who sends me. In general. Blavatsky told him about her future participation in the work which some day will serve to liberation of the human mind.

In 1856. together with her sister. On May 1859 Blavatsky moved with her family to the village Rugodevo of Novorzhev district where Blavatsky lived almost one year. she traveled via Japan and Singapore to arrive in Calcutta. according to V.P.and South America. and further. Rawson. In 1855 (or 1856). Blavatsky spent several months in France and Germany. In 1857. Blavatsky came back to London. moved to Caucasus to visit her grandparents. where. She arrived on Christmas night of 1858. Then. she stayed some time at San Francisco.P. In 1892. H. The book "From the caves and jungles of Hindustan" in a literature style describes the travels of H. she met her Teacher another time. Blavatsky came to Chicago. Blavatsky returned from the travels as "a human gifted by exceptional features and forces amazing all the people around her". H. Blavatsky tried to enter Tibet through Nepal but a British representative would not permit it. the essays were first published in the newspaper “Moskovskie vedomosti” which was edited by known publicist M. Sinnett. Here. I simply collected to time interval in three-four months the events and cases occurring during several years just like the part of the phenomena that the Teacher has shown". Though the book was considered a novel. H. According to V. On spring 1860.P. In 1852 she arrived in India. Blavatsky’s memories about living in India were published in the book "From caves and jungles of Hindustan". when she got well she. H. I received the letters from this Hindu but [have] not once seen him during these two years". Blavatsky asserted that "the facts and persons that I cited are true. The essays attracted a great interest of the readership so Katkov republished them at attachment to "Russkii vestnik" and then published new letters written specially for this journal. according to H. Blavatsky and her Teacher which she named Takhur Gulab-Singh. She was a member of philharmonic society". Blavatsky repeatedly tried to pass to Tibet from India via Kashmir but shortly before the Mutiny she received instructions from her Teacher and sailed on a Holland ship from Madras to Java.P. "acquiring a fame by her music talent. Katkov. Jelihovsky. The book was composed from essays written from 1879 to 1886 under the pen name "Radda-Bay". After this. Jelihovsky. the book was partially translated into English. Then. . in 1975 it was fully translated into English. I honestly followed the pointed route. according to A. In that book Blavatsky has displayed an eminent literature talent. This period finished by her strong illness. After this meeting she came to New York. to the West through the Rocky Mountains. Helena Petrovna remembered: "I lived there about two years and received money monthly from [an] unknown person.N. Blavatsky. In Russian. Later she returned to Europe. Before leaving India.P. where she again met A. and then she moved to Pskov to her relatives. together with settler caravans. From India. she sailed through the Pacific Ocean to the Far East.

Although her further route is not known for certain. From Russia. On the beginning of 1868. In 1867. and in such a place where both the nature and the neophyte preserve a perfect and unbroken rest if not the silence! There the air is not poisoned by miasmas around a hundreds miles. and as much as years of relative solitude. 1867 she took part in the battle near Mentan on Garibaldi’s side. in communication with disciples only which pursue the same aim. Then she traveled to North Italy and Balkans and further to Constantinople. and there the atmosphere and human magnetism are quite clear and there the animal’s blood is never shed. Blavatsky began to travel again. she was considered as killed but further she was picked up at the battlefield. probably. Greece and Italy. when she answered to the question why she traveled to Tibet. it is quite useless to go to Tibet or India to recover some knowledge or power that are hidden in any human soul. at Zadonsk. Later. Blavatsky wrote: “ Really. Lebanon. Initially. on the way to Caucasus. Blavatsky. Blavatsky met the former exarch of the Georgia Isidor. Syria.P. St-Petersburg and Finland. Her left hand was twice broken by saber stabs.P. she visited Persia. in November 17. Jerusalem and more than once was at Egypt. ” Palace of Panchen Lama at monastery Tashilunpo at Shigatse . Fodor’s biography. but acquisition of higher knowledge and power requires not only many years of intensive studying under the guidance of higher mind together with a resolution that cannot be shaken by any danger. Then she visited Venice.As V. (Details see below). in addition. she got two hard missile wounds in right shoulder and leg. Isidor gave one’s blessing to H. H. she traveled through Hungary and Balkans during a few months. Further he was the metropolitan of Kiev and then Novgorod. India and Tibet. According to N. Blavatsky told Olcott that she was a volunteer at Mentan together with other European women. Jelihovsky has reported. Florence and Mentan. when Blavatsky recovered from the wounds she moved to Florence.

P. Blavatsky during several years was studied in Tashilunpo and knew well Panchen Lama VIII Tenpay Vangchug.P. one of the eminent explorers of Tibet and its philosophy W. published for the request of Panchen Lama IX in 1927 by Chinese society for Buddhism study at Peking. In 1927.According to biographers. 1888. capital of Tibet. Samdup believed that in spite of malevolent critics of Blavatsky’s works. Blavatsky has conducted in the home of her Teacher Koot Hoomi (K. A book "The Voice of the Silence". Evans-Wentz wrote in introduction to his translation of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead": "As concerning an esoteric meaning of forty ninth day of Bardo. Thus. 617.238. p. This is a large wooden building in China style looking like to pagoda located between lake and a nice river". founder and President of the World Buddhist brotherhood. Doctor Malalasekera. T. Jelihovsky affirmed the follows: "It is reliably that she (Blavatsky) sometimes was at Lhasa. please see about this in H.D.P.P. According to the biographers. Blavatsky also confirmed her living at Tashilunpo and Shigatse. S. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” (London. He helps Blavatsky to get to several lamaseries where any European was not before her. In the letter from October 2. Late lama K. she depicted her correspondent a solitary temple of Tashi Lama near Shigatse.628). H. Japan philosopher and Buddhologist D.).H. Suzuki supposes that . Blavatsky’s path laid to Tashilunpo monastery (near Shigatse). last period of her living at Tibet H. main Tibetan religious centre … and at Karakoram mountains in Kunlun Shan. "is in the region of Karakoram mountains beyond Ladakh which is at minor Tibet and related now to Kashmir. Blavatsky. Hillis-Billing that the house of Teacher K. this author has undisputable proofs that she was well acquainted with the highest lamaist teaching. but V. v.1. 411.2. 1991 she wrote to M. P. reports that H. Researchers believe that just at this time (during living in Tibet) Blavatsky began to study the texts which later will come to the book "The Voice of the Silence". according to H.H. Her living stories about this proved that for me many times". and for this she needs to get an initiation". it is not known would she was at Lhasa in that time. wrote about Blavatsky in a monumental "Buddhism Encyclopedia": "Her acquaintance with Tibetan Buddhism and also with esoteric Buddhism practices is indubitable". In a letter. v.Y. Cranston asserts that. and also at Shigatse.

<…> firstly opened a shop and factory for ink and then a flower shop (for artificial flowers).Yu. soon the society turned out in centre of financial scandal and was disbanded. S. … When I make the acquaintance of her.H. … In the main. Vahtmeister reported that when H. Then she came to Paris where she lived with her first cousin Nikolai Hahn.P. Olcott and Countess K.P. she was very not unkindly woman. she purchased a ticket to New York. Blavatsky escaped but lost her luggage and money. … Many times before my very eyes she wrote the longest letters to her friends and relatives. Blavatsky began to travel through Middle East. during the travel from Piraeus to Egypt at the ship "Evnomia" the powder magazine blew up and the ship was destroyed. Blavatsky. In 1871. 1876-1878 “ "undoubtedly Ms. In the end of July. On April 1873. In 1871. H. On July 1872. I was surprised by her colossal talent to grasp any thing very quickly. Blavatsky saw a poor woman with two children which can not to pay the fare. Witte remembered that Blavatsky "when settled at Odessa. Then she visited Cyprus and Greece. However. Palestine and Constantinople where she lived during nine months. Blavatsky arrived to Cairo where she has founded a Spiritualistic society (Societe Sirite) aimed on studying of mental phenomena. Blavatsky moved from Odessa to Bucharest to visit her friend. ” After almost three years living at Tibet. Thirty passengers died.P. Blavatsky somehow or other was initiated into deeper propositions of the Mahayana teaching". Blavatsky came to Odessa through Syria. she . She has so huge blue eyes that I never see in my life". H. At this time she often visited my mother. after leaving of Cairo.

the correspondence was published by Alfred Barker in 1923. Blavatsky and Olcott left for Bombay. In July 8. Using H. The marriage had broken after several months [78]. In February 1879. After this. they founded a headquarters of the Theosophical Society in Adyar near Madras [100]. Then she moved to London where she was occupied with writing of the books [96]. Sinnett was seriously interested in activity of the Society.have changed her first-class ticket for four third-class tickets and traveled through the Pacific Ocean during two weeks under third-class. she lived some time in Germany and Belgium. In 1882. In 1885. Soon they met Alfred Sinnett. after the Sinnett’s death. 1875. he began to correspond with Mahatmas. Then she wrote “The Voice of the Silence” (1889). In April 3. Sinnett was against the publication of the letters in total volume. For all that. From 1879 to 1888 Blavatsky edited the magazine “The Theosophist” [96]. as he believed. editor of the government Allahabad’s newspaper “The Pioneer”. 1878 she became an American citizen [101]. reflected the Mahatmas thoughts exactly enough. Blavatsky’s mediation. 1891 Blavatsky died after . in New York. Main Creative Period Helena Blavatsky In 1873. “The Key to Theosophy” (1889). [102]. they established the Theosophical Society [100]. Blavatsky formally has married with a Georgian living in America Michael Betanelly. “The Secret Doctrine” (1888). On May 8. Blavatsky left India because of the aggravation. In 1875. He selected for publication some fragments which. The Theosophical Society has many followers in India [96]. Blavatsky moved to Paris and further to USA where she met a colonel Henry Steel Olcott.

The Theosophical Society Main article: Theosophical Society Blavatsky helped found the Theosophical Society in New York City in 1875 with the motto. Her body was burned and the ashes were divided between three centers of the theosophical movement: London. New York and Adyar (near Madras). As of 2011 Theosophy remains an active philosophical school with presences in more than 50 countries around the world. creed. caste. as (theogonia). Theosophy and its doctrines are often referred to as a new-fangled religion. she stated the following about the meaning and origin of the term: ENQUIRER. India in 1878. To encourage the study of Comparative Religion. often referred to under various names. 3. sex. a suburb of Madras. Following Blavatsky’s death. it is not . or color. Therefore. 2. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. The Society was organized as a non-proselytizing.she was down with flu. The International Headquarters of the Society was eventually established in Adyar. certainly not "God" in the sense attached in our day to the term.[26] Theosophy Blavatsky is most well known for her promulgation of a theosophical system of thought. without distinction of race. The Esoteric Tradition. The word theos means a god in Greek. and William Quan Judge (1851–1896). Definition and Origin Theosophy was considered by Blavatsky to be “the substratum and basis of all the worldreligions and philosophies”[27] In her book “The Key to Theosophy”. To investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man. non-sectarian entity. "Divine Wisdom. including: The Occult Science.[23] Its other principal founding members include Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907). The Wisdom of the Ages. "There is no Religion higher than Truth". Is it a religion? THEOSOPHIST. The day of her death is observed by the followers as “day of the white lotus”. etc. What is the real meaning of the term? THEOSOPHIST. or simply as Occultism or Theosophy. genealogy of the gods. disagreements among prominent Theosophists caused a series of splits and several Theosophical Societies and Organizations emerged." (Theosophia) or Wisdom of the gods. After several changes and iterations its declared objectives became the following:[24] 1. one of the divine beings. ENQUIRER. It is not. Philosophy.[25] Blavatsky and Olcott (the first President of the Society) moved from New York to Bombay.. and Science. Theosophy is Divine Knowledge or Science.

along with all other fields of knowledge. are investigated.[29] Blavatsky discussed the major themes of Theosophy in several major works. Theosophy attempts to reconcile humanity's scientific. but Divine Wisdom such as that possessed by the gods. . ENQUIRER. which transcend the limitations of the senses. She also wrote over 200 articles in various theosophical magazines and periodicals. workings and ultimate fate of the universe and humanity. Philaletheians. producing works that at times sought to elucidate the ideas she presented (see Gottfried de Purucker). In often elaborate exposition. However these. including The Secret Doctrine. who started the Eclectic Theosophical system." The name Theosophy dates from the third century of our era. which is called in Theosophical literature The Occult Science. As it largely employs a synthesizing approach." as translated by some. In this sense. philosophical. a right to the name of Theosophist. The term is many thousand years old. The Occult Science is said to have been preserved (and practiced) throughout history by carefully selected and trained individuals. The Key to Theosophy. It comes to us from the Alexandrian philosophers. it has therefore also been called a system of "absolutist metaphysics". contributed to the development of this school of theosophical thought. as well as later theosophists. as it develops further." and aletheia "truth. the Theosophical literature has predicted some findings which were later corroborated by modern science. called lovers of truth. It is commonly held by Theosophists that many of the basic Theosophical tenets may in the future be empirically and objectively verified by science. but also on a metaphysical one. What is the origin of the name? THEOSOPHIST.[31] Since its inception. Isis Unveiled. According to Blavatsky.[30] Contemporaries of Blavatsky. this postulated science provides a description of Reality not only at a physical level.[35] It is portrayed as an attempt at gradual. and religious disciplines and practices into a unified worldview. and at times to expand upon them.[33][34] Methodology According to Blavatsky. all real lovers of divine wisdom and truth had.[28] According to her. it makes extensive use of the vocabulary and concepts of many philosophical and religious traditions."Wisdom of God. amended. and religious movements.[36] Theosophists further assert that Theosophy's precepts and their axiomatic foundation may be verified by following certain prescribed disciplines that develop in the practitioner metaphysical means of knowledge. from phil "loving. and The Voice of the Silence. Theosophy has also given rise to or influenced the development of other mystical. Theosophy is neither revelation nor speculation. faithful reintroduction of a hitherto hidden science. and through doctrinal assimilation or divergence. philosophical. and have. Theosophy's all-encompassing worldview proposes explanations for the origin.[32] Overview Scope Broadly. and explained within an esoteric or occult framework. and began with Ammonius Saccas and his disciples.

Applications Applied Theosophy was one of the main reasons for the foundation of the Theosophical Society in 1875 (see below). p. or of subatoms. 519 Law of Correspondences In The Secret Doctrine. To provide clarity on her intended meanings. they are elastic also. Blavatsky had written: The atom is elastic. Terminology Despite extensively using Sanskrit terminology in her works. and in such case they represent no dynamic importance. below). the law of correspondences states that the microcosm is the miniature copy of the macrocosm and therefore what is found “below” can be found. in his Preface to the Glossary. so below”. the practice of Theosophy was considered an integral part of its contemporary incarnation. and in theosophy it is postulated that the same general process is equally applied to the lifespan of a planet. meditation. Blavatsky . many Theosophical concepts are expressed differently than in the original scriptures. Examples include the basic structures of microcosmic organisms mirroring the structure of macrocosmic organisms (see septenary systems. “above”. i. and in that case. Blavatsky's The Theosophical Glossary was published in 1892. the atom is divisible.S.. in 1888. Nine years before. and must consist of particles. by analogy. The Secret Doctrine Volume I.a small. J. was founded. but a jigsaw puzzle made of smaller pieces. G. too. solid sphere. And thus ad infinitum. It was only in 1897 that J.e. Efforts at applying its tenets started early. ergo. The lifespan of a human being can be seen to follow. and in 1908 an international charitable organization to promote service. This item is used by many theosophists as a method of study and has been called “The Law of Correspondences”. the accepted model of the atom in the 19th century resembled that of a billiard ball . they. precludes the possibility of conceiving matter as an objective substance.For example. one year after her death. are subject to divisibility. which are traditionally seen as necessary for a holistic development. and thus to move from particulars to principles. a galaxy and to the universe itself. Also. —Helena Blavatsky. the same path as the seasons of the Earth. often through analogy.R. Blavatsky spoke of a basic item of cosmogony reflected in the ancient saying: “as above. the acceptance and practical application of the Society's motto and of its three objectives are part of the Theosophical life. Thomson discovered the electron suggesting that the atom was not an "indivisible" particle. Through the Law of Correspondences. as John Dalton had suggested. But infinite divisibility of atoms resolves matter into simple centers of force.[37] Theosophical discipline includes the practice of study. And these sub-atoms? They are either non-elastic. a theosophist seeks to discover the first principles underlying various phenomenon by finding the shared essence or idea. According to the editor. and service. the Theosophical Order of Service. Briefly. or. Mead. a solar system. Study and meditation are normally promoted in the activities of the Theosophical Society.

and Matter. Accordingly.[43] The second proposition is "the absolute universality of that law of periodicity. "the One Reality". the Hindu Classical Dictionary.[38] Basic Tenets Three Fundamental Propositions Blavatsky explained the essential component ideas of her cosmogony in her magnum opus. unconditioned. This evolution is not random.[47] Karma and Reincarnation Cycles .[45] doing so over vast but finite periods of time.[41] According to this view. another is the law of karma or cause and effect. variously called "the Absolute". One such law is the law of periodicity and cyclicity. and the obligatory pilgrimage for every Soul — a spark of the former — through the Cycle of Incarnation (or 'Necessity') in accordance with Cyclic and Karmic law. and on their clear apprehension depends the understanding of all that follows…”[39] The first proposition is that there is one underlying.[40] However." The individual souls are seen as units of consciousness (Monads) that are intrinsic parts of a universal oversoul. Vishnu-Purana. Everything in the universe is informed by the potentialities present in the "Unknown Root. of flux and reflux. indivisible Truth. just as different sparks are parts of a fire. These basic ideas are few in number. The Secret Doctrine. the final of which is physical plane. "the Unknown Root". of which she said: “Before the reader proceeds … it is absolutely necessary that he should be made acquainted with the few fundamental conceptions which underlie and pervade the entire system of thought to which his attention is invited. She began with three fundamental propositions. aspects of which are perceivable on the physical level. and therefore unknowable and non-describable: "It is 'Be-ness' rather than Being". etc. and being a cause as regards its successor". transient states of matter and consciousness are manifested in IT.'"[44] each one "standing in the relation of an effect as regards its predecessor. but informed by intelligence and with a purpose. and the Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia. during the whole term. These Monads undergo a process of evolution where consciousness unfolds and matter develops... Consciousness. manifest existence is a "change of condition"[42] and therefore neither the result of creation nor a random event. manifest existence is an eternally re-occurring event on a "boundless plane": "'the playground of numberless Universes incessantly manifesting and disappearing.wished to express her indebtedness to four works: the Sanskrit-Chinese Dictionary. in an unfolding gradation from the subtlest to the densest. It is causeless and timeless. Evolution follows distinct paths in accord with certain immutable laws. [46] Related to the above is the third proposition: "The fundamental identity of all Souls with the Universal Over-Soul. ebb and flow"." and manifest with different degrees of Life (or energy).

is the copy of the higher. a system of thought that “is the uninterrupted record covering thousands of generations of Seers whose respective experiences were made to test and to verify the traditions passed orally by one early race to another. of the teachings of higher and exalted beings. 5. 6. while also touching upon the complex Sanskrit ideas of Parabrahmam and Mulaprakriti. and is therefor unreal in comparison to the eternal changelessness of the One Principle. This is known as the “law of correspondences”. 4. stating that everything in the universe is conscious. that the spiritual essence is forever covered by the material essence. The second item reiterates the first fundamental proposition (see above). the Occult Philosophy states that there are no unconscious or blind laws of Nature. the macrocosm. so too the manifested universe is preceded by impulses from divine thought. has a beginning and an end. The fifth item reiterates the third fundamental proposition (see above). The law of correspondences also becomes central to the methodology of many theosophists. visible and invisible Space. The sixth item gives a core idea of theosophical philosophy. while it remains a “principle” in the beginningless and endless abstract. Mulaprakriti. Blavatsky gave a summary of the central points of her system of cosmogony. feeling and will. Just as a human being experiences every action as preceded by an internal impulse of thought. calling the one principle “the fundamental law in that system [of cosmogony]”. the microcosm. an illusion. Its impersonality is the fundamental conception of the System. Blavatsky states that the entire universe is called illusion because everything in it is temporary.”. that all is governed by consciousness and consciousnesses. The third item reiterates the second fundamental proposition (see above).Cosmic Evolution Items of Cosmogony In the recapitulation of The Secret Doctrine. It is latent in every atom in the Universe.” 3. which itself becomes a central idea of many theosophists.” for it becomes “substance” on the plane of the manifested Universe. The fourth item is the common eastern idea of Maya (illusion).e. that “as above. as they look for . the one radical cause.” 2. in its own way and on its own plane of perception. so below”. This item gives rise to the notion of an “almost endless series of hierarchies of sentient beings”. Here Blavatsky says of this principle that it is “the One homogeneous divine SubstancePrinciple. and that thus the lower. i.[48] These central points are as follows: 1. … It is called “Substance-Principle. and is the Universe itself. Because of this. This item presents the idea that the One unconditioned and absolute principle is covered over by its veil. emotion or will. The first item reiterates Blavatsky’s position that The Secret Doctrine represents the “accumulated Wisdom of the Ages”. impressing once again that “The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute Essence. because it contains all and everything. its basic premise being that everything in the universe is worked and manifested from within outwards. or from the higher to the lower. who watched over the childhood of Humanity. It is the omnipresent Reality: impersonal.

" She said that the "seven rays of the Chaldean Heptakis or Iao. the three first steps involving an apparent involution. 4) the interlaced triangles.[51] Septenary Systems In the Theosophical view all major facets of existence manifest following a seven-fold model: "Our philosophy teaches us that. the doctrines its members follow. for example. adulthood and then decline and death. and in which states of consciousness other than the commonly known can manifest. In her system. for instance: the correspondence between the seasons of Earth and the process of a single human life." and said that the seven emanations of the lower seven sephiroth are the "primeval seven rays. Anthropogenesis Esotericism and Symbolism In the first book of The Secret Doctrine Blavatsky drew an "analogy between the Aryan or Brahmanical and the Egyptian esotericism. the plane of the material and concrete . the seven elemental powers. remember and have his being. the fourth one being one of equilibrium. and."[52] Seven Cosmic Planes Main article: Planes of existence The Cosmos does not consist only of the physical plane that can be perceived with the five senses. in symbolic form. 7) Om (or aum). 2) a serpent biting its tail. and the last three involving a progressive development. as there are seven fundamental forces in nature. 6) the pin of the Society. through birth. Blavatsky described the planes according to these states of consciousness. There are seven symbols of particular importance to the Society's symbology: 1) the seal of the Society. the sacred syllable of the Vedas. but there is a succession of seven Cosmic planes of existence.". composed of increasingly subtler forms of matter-energy. the evolutionary "pilgrimage" proceeds cyclically through seven stages. except aum. forming together "T.[50] a common claim among Esoteric and mystical doctrines and religions. 3) the gnostic cross (near the serpent's head). so there are seven states of consciousness in which man can live."[49] Theosophy holds that the manifested universe is ordered by the number seven. on the Gnostic stones" represent the seven large stars of the Egyptian "Great Bear" constellation. and the Hindu "seven Rishis.analogous correspondence between various aspects of reality. and thus contains. Thus.S. think." and "will be found and recognized in every religion. 5) the cruxansata (in the centre). composed of cruxansata and serpent entwined. and seven planes of being. growth." Blavatsky saw the seven rays of the Vedic sun deity Vishnu as representing the same concept as the "astral fluid or 'Light' of the Kabalists. The seal of the Society contains all of these symbols.

3.Adi (the supreme. . love.the Double or Astral body Mayavi-rupa .the "Illusion-body. .the vehicle of the higher Mind. Since both the higher and lower mental planes share the same type of subtle matter. they regard them as one single plane with two subdivisions.Physical . . Principles are the seven basic constituents of the universe.Anupadaka (the parentless. The Key to Theosophy.Buddhic (the spiritual plane of intuition. but related. among other works. Mme.mind (lower mental plane) is classified as different from the plane of the spiritual and holistic mind (higher mental plane). 6. . the Monad) 3. or human soul) .[53] The Theosophical teachings about the constitution of human beings talk about two different. usually described by Mme. in descending order. The "Septenary Nature of Man" was described by Blavatsky in. In an article she described three subtle bodies:[54] • • • Linga Sharira .Atmic (the spiritual plane of Man's Higher Self) 4. .Emotional (a personal plane that ranges from lower desires to high emotions) 7. Blavatsky as follows: 1. and an etheric one that is beyond these senses) Seven Principles and Bodies Main article: Subtle body Just as the Cosmos is not limited to its physical dimension.Kama (animal soul) . . . 4.Buddhi (spiritual soul) .Mental (with a higher and lower subdivisions. Blavatsky's teachings about subtle bodies were few and not very systematic. human beings have also subtler dimensions and bodies. it ranges from a postulated purely spiritual essence (called a "Ray of the Absolute") to the physical body. 5. this plane bridges the spiritual with the personal) 6.Manas (mind. 2. Later Theosophists like Charles Webster Leadbeater and Annie Besant classified the seven planes according to the kind of subtle matter that compose them. 7.Physical plane (a personal plane which again has two subdivisions the dense one perceivable by our five senses. . a divine plane not reached by human beings) 2.Prana (or vital) . and wisdom) 5. In this later view the seven cosmic planes include (from spiritual to material): 1.Astral (later called etheric) ." Causal Body .Atma (Spirit or Self) These Principles in Man may or may not form one or more bodies. things: principles and bodies. also a divine plane home of the divine spark in human beings. .

Theosophy describes humanity's evolution on Earth in the doctrine of Root races. appearance and condition of his "double". in its human phase.. regardless of stature." At death. containing the animal elements. When separated from the body it can be wounded by sharp objects. containing the spiritual elements gathered during life. This can be seen over the graves like a luminous figure of the man that was. drawing at one and the same time from the lowest terrestrial manas (mind) and Kama. is thought to be informed by a Monad. that of mind and self-consciousness (see Septenary above). The experience gained in the previous evolutionary stages is retained. merges after death entirely into the causal body. and so consciousness inexorably advances towards greater completeness. or complexity. the wound will be reflected in the physical counterpart. all Evolution is basically the evolution of Consciousness. during certain atmospheric conditions. it is discarded together with the physical body and eventually disintegrates or decomposes. physical-biological evolution being only a constituent part.. being: ". besides the dense physical body. The mayavi-rupa is dual in its functions.[58] These are seven stages of development. the element of desire. the subtle bodies in a human being are: • • • • Etheric body (vehicle of prana) Emotional or astral body (vehicle of desires and emotions) Mental body (vehicle of the concrete or lower mind) Causal body (vehicle of the abstract or higher mind) These bodies go up to the higher mental plane."[55] The higher part of this body. The two higher spiritual Principles of Buddhi and Atma do not form bodies proper but are something more like "sheaths". during which every human Monad evolves alongside . The linga sarira can be separated or projected a limited distance from the body. When it returns to the physical frame. At that point the process reverses towards a respiritualization of consciousness. Therefore. the Monad consists of the two highest-ordered (out of seven) constituents or principles of human nature and is connected to the third-highest principle.The Linga Sharira is the invisible double of the human body. elsewhere referred to as the etheric body or doppelgänger and serves as a model or matrix of the physical body. and which eventually culminate in gross physical matter.the vehicle both of thought and of the animal passions and desires. forms the Kama-rupa. Rounds and Races It follows from the above that to Theosophy. the source of "spooks" or apparitions of the dead. a phenomenon called "repercussion. which conforms to the shape. [57] All individuated existence. apparent animation. while the lower part.[56] All evolutionary paths involve the serial immersion (or reincarnation) of basic units of consciousness called Monads into forms that become gradually denser.

610) states: Mankind did not issue from one solitary couple. signifying the gradual reemergence of spiritualized consciousness (and of the proper forms.[61] The previous fourth Root race was at the midpoint of the sevenfold evolutionary cycle. which finalized to the form known to early 21st century medical science during the fourth Root race. the fifth one.[63] Humanity's evolution is a subset of planetary evolution. A Root-race is the archetype from which spring all the races that form humanity in a particular evolutionary cycle.[66] The Secret Doctrine (II. the point in which the "human" Monad became fully vested in the increasingly complex and dense forms that developed for it. the present fifth Root race will in time evolve into the more advanced spiritually sixth. It may. which is developing on its appointed geologic/climatic period. the so-called Aryan Root race. A component of that investment was the gradual appearance of contemporary human physiology.[62] The current fifth stage is on the ascending arc. or "vehicles"." Once that both creation ex nihilo—an absurdity—and a superhuman Creator or creators—a fact —are made away with by science. according to Theosophy co-evolving geological and climatic stages.000 years ago). She described the Aryan Root-race in the following way: . humanity's evolution is at the fifth stage.[67] The present Root-race was preceded by the fourth one. Nor was there ever a first man—whether Adam or Yima—but a first mankind. She called the current Root-race. polygenism presents no more difficulties or inconveniences (rather fewer from a scientific point of view) than monogenism does. while the third Root-race is denominated "Lemurian". itself a subject of Theosophy's Esoteric cosmology. Theosophy states that Earth is currently in the fourth Round of the planet's own sevenfold development. be "mitigated polygenism.[60] The continuing development of the Aryan stage has been taking place since about the middle of the Calabrian (about 1.[59] At present.[64] Human evolution is tied to the particular Round or planetary stage of evolution – the Monads informing humans in this Round were previously informing the third Round's animal class. Blavatsky used the compounded word Root race to describe each of the seven successive stages of human evolution that take place over large time periods in her cosmology. each stage occurring mostly in a different supercontinent – these continents are actually. which developed in Atlantis.[65] Racial theories Regarding the origin the human races on earth. The appearance of Root races is not strictly serial. "Aryan. Rounds may last hundreds of millions of years each. they first develop while the preceding Race is still dominant. or may not.000. which is described in the doctrine of Rounds. Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine argued for polygenism —"the simultaneous evolution of seven human groups on seven different portions of our globe". and will "migrate" to a different class of entities in the fifth Round. Older races complete their evolutionary cycle and die out.".others in stages that last millions of years. for it) as humanity's dominant characteristic.

descendants of these half-animal tribes or races. are later Aryans — degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality. where it acquires different skills and learns different lessons. all of which are beyond sex. Of such semi-animal creatures. A highly evolved Monad may incarnate. both of remote Lemurian and Lemuro-Atlantean origin . every soul has to take birth in every culture in the world.) who is said to have lived over 18. Also. religion. intellectual. in a rather crude personality. (.[71] Blavatsky states that there are differences in the spiritual evolution of the Monads (the "divine spark" in human beings).. and other physical or cultural characteristics. especially the Arabs. and spiritual. a portion of the Australians and a mountain tribe in China.000 years ago — at the time of the sinking of the last remnants of the great continent of Atlantis. now varying from dark brown. The Semites. degeneration. and eventually disappear." she also stated that there were wise and initiated teachers among the Jews and the Arabs. Also. as new and more developed races and cultures develop on the planet: ."[68] ” She also states that: “ There are. for karmic reasons. are "degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality. nationality. especially the Arabs. The Indo-European races will also eventually degenerate and disappear. development. These levels of evolution are independent.“ The Aryan races. in the intellectual development of the souls.[70] ” Blavatsky's teachings talk about three separate levels of evolution: physical. a very intellectual person may be less evolved at the spiritual level than an illiterate. for instance. are yet all of one and the same stock — the Fifth Root-Race — and spring from one single progenitor. redbrown-yellow.[72] Even though she declares that at this point of their cultural evolutionary cycle the Semites..[67] ” Her evolutionary view admits a difference in development between various ethnic groups: “ The occult doctrine admits of no such divisions as the Aryan and the Semite. accepting even the Turanian [as part of the same language group] with ample reservations. and in the physical qualities of the bodies.000. She also states that cultures follow a cycle of rising. down to the whitest creamy colour. the sole remnants known to Ethnology were the Tasmanians. according to her there is a fixed number of reincarnating souls evolving.[73] some of them were Blavatsky's teachers early in her life. In its evolutionary journey... Blavatsky does not claim that the present Aryan Root-race is the last and highest of them all. or rather still were a few years ago.000 years ago. almost black. and also 850. the men and women of which are entirely covered with hair [69].

each tropical year after the other dropping one sub-race. which he called Anthroposophy through a new organization. Steiner left the Theosophical Society in 1913 to promote his own Theosophy-influenced philosophy. selectively mixed Theosophical doctrine on the evolution of Humanity and on . the great majority of German-speaking Theosophists joined him in the new group. [76] According to a Theosophical source.[75] Influence Following During the 1920s the Theosophical Society Adyar had around 7. sex.000 members in the USA.“ Thus will mankind.[74] ” The first aim of the Theosophical Society she founded is "To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. creed. and her writings also include references emphasizing the unity of humanity: "all men have spiritually and physically the same origin" and that "mankind is essentially of one and the same essence". Hume was particularly involved in the founding of the Indian National Congress. head of the German branch of the Theosophical Society in the early part of the 20th-century. and have already begun. Anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner. vanish from the human family without even leaving a trace behind. disagreed with the Adyar-based international leadership of the Society over several doctrinal matters including the so-called World Teacher Project (see above). caste or colour". while a series of other less favoured groups — the failures of nature — will. without distinction of race.900.000 members while in the US the 2008 membership was reported at around 3. to change. the Anthroposophical Society. like some individual men. perform its appointed cycle-pilgrimage. the Indian section in 2008 was said to have around 13. Such is the course of Nature under the sway of KARMIC LAW: of the ever present and the ever-becoming Nature. Ariosophy Austrian/German ultra-nationalist Guido von List and his followers such as Lanz von Liebenfels. but only to beget another higher race on the ascending cycle. race after race.[77] Indian Independence Movement Some early members of the Theosophical Society were closely linked to the Indian independence movement. Annie Besant and others. including Allan Octavian Hume. Climates will.

"[82] This piece. P. Leo Tolstoy . often called his "mystic" chord. Taimni a professor of Chemistry at the Allahabad University in India. this system of thought became known as Ariosophy. Scriabin devised a quartal synthetic chord. and L. Frank Baum.. Composer Alexander Scriabin was a Theosophist whose beliefs influenced his music. music and literature Artists and authors who investigated Theosophy include Talbot Mundy. Theosophy: A Modern Revival of Ancient Wisdom."[79] Other organizations loosely based on Theosophical texts and doctrines include the Agni Yoga. Geoffrey Hodson. Scholarship Scholar Alvin Boyd Kuhn wrote his thesis. and before his death Scriabin planned a multimedia work to be performed in the Himalayas that would bring about the armageddon.[80] Science Very few scientists have been Theosophists. "No single organization or movement has contributed so many components to the New Age Movement as the Theosophical Society.Root races with nationalistic and fascist ideas. James Jones. . and a group of religions based on Theosophy called the Ascended Master Teachings: the "I AM" Activity. was never realized. K. Art. Lovecraft. due to his death in 1915..[78] New Age Movement The present-day New Age movement is said to be based to a considerable extent on the Theosophical tenets and ideas presented by Blavatsky and her contemporaries. though some notable exceptions have included the chemists William Crookes and Ernest Lester Smith who were elected members of the British Royal Society and I. "a grandiose religious synthesis of all arts which would herald the birth of a new world.[81] H. which evolved into the Church Universal and Triumphant. on the subject – the first instance in which an individual obtained his doctorate with a thesis on Theosophy. especially by providing a justification or rationale for his chromatic language. The Bridge to Freedom and The Summit Lighthouse. It has been the major force in the dissemination of occult literature in the West in the twentieth century. Mysterium. Charles Howard Hinton. a precursor of nazism.

Two ways” to Leo Tolstoy.P. from author H. Blavatsky to Leo Tolstoy An inscription on a gift on the book presented to Leo Tolstoy It is known that H. ” . “one of the few”. by Ilya Repin The book “The Voice of the Silence” presented by H. At the first page of the book was made an inscription on a gift: “ To count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy.P. Blavatsky. The Seven gates.Portrait of Tolstoy in 1887. Blavatsky presented her book “The Voice of the Silence.

“A circle of reading”. Move off your thoughts from external things and all that is received from without.[83] Therefore. He signed their as “Brahmin’s wisdom”. In this letter Lavrov asked him about his relation to the book “H. In order to know yourself you must to sacrifice your “I” to universal “I”. Tolstoy “For every day”: “ Mar 3. Makovitsky.P. “For every day”. in his works.[85] Dicta from the book. Kaluga. L. Your shadows live and disappear. Leo Tolstoy has used in her books “The thoughts of wise people”.[86] Comments to Tolstoy’s complete set of works contain explanation that redaction has made an addition to manuscript. presented by H. 1903 he made a following writing: “ I am writing a beautiful theosophical journal and find many common with my understanding”. Tolstoy said that H. you must. Blavatsky.[85] In his diary. Let’s cite a book of L.According to reminiscences of D. 1908). Blavatsky from “The Voice of the Silence”.P. Blavatsky.P. to know yourself. first of all. Lavrov’s letter on August 16. Translation from English of H. H. What is eternal into you. 1909. 1906 L.[86] ” Also Leo Tolstoy. Blavatsky “wrote him from England about fifteen years ago”. Blavatsky sends the book to Tolstoy soon after its publishing in 1889. Blavatsky.[87] ” On his copy. giving the source as follows: “Brahmin’s wisdom. Try to separate the arising images from yourself in order they not cast a shadow on your soul. The Brahmin' wisdom”. used the dicta from the theosophical journal “Teosophisner Wegwiser”. If you want grasp the cognition of a comprehensive “I”. on February 12. is and will and the time of which has never was struck. Sacrifice your life if you want live in spirit.[86] Alexander Scriabin . H. “ The books are well known. Two ways” (from the sacred Indian writings. They contain many good but it is wrong only that they say about that the human do not has to know” [84] ” Such a note Leo Tolstoy has made on the envelope of I.P.P. This Eternal is this human who was.P. Thomas Aquinas. St. Tolstoy had marked aphorisms of Ramakrishna. From the Voice of the Silence”. “The Voice of the Silence. do not belongs to transient life. what understand. The Seven gates.P. on October.

confluence of all and return of the world to unity is many common with a theosophical doctrine. “nobody can argue against Blavatsky”. and objects me with persistence and zeal of neophyte. However. wrote that Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” and journals “Bulletin of theosophy” constantly were on Scriabin’s work table [88]]. Here. when under influence of his persuasions I begin to read the theosophical books.[92] Another Scriabin’s biographer.[89] L. philosopher Boris de Schloezer wrote in 1923: “ I not remember who from his friends once pointed him to that he spike about a Mystery. seven races.[91] In Scriabin’s presence. One can really think that he became a true theosophist. manvantaras and so on as about selfevident things. Leonid Sabaneev. and strongly rises against the doubts that I speak concerning to truth of one or another Blavatsky’s statement. we can talk about the influence. Scriabin reread the “Secret Doctrine” very carefully and marked the most important places by a pencil.Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin Authors of the biographies of a prominent Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin give many mentions concerning to Scriabin’s deep liking for the theosophical ideas and his respect to H. expectations and striving <…>” [93] ” . Sabaneev wrote: “Blavatsky has for him more sacred authority than any Gospel. very clear and undisputable.[90] “He believed <…> Blavatsky like as a child believes his parents”. Few months ago I see Scriabin at Switzerland. Blavatsky. soon I got evidence that Scriabin uses the theosophical terms to express his own thoughts. in his book “Reminiscences about Scriabin” (1925).P. and advised him to read Blavatsky’s books. probably. He said about plans. where he was reading Blavatsky and <…> constantly uses in talk the theosophical terms.

and accused her of being a charlatan.[98][99][100][101] In The New York Times Edward Hower wrote. Vernon . Richard Hodgson concluded that Blavatsky was a fraud. Most of the accusations remain undocumented. however. in a 1986 press release to the newspapers and leading magazines in Great Britain. the same SPR retracted the Hodgson report.“ In general.[93] ” Criticism Well-known and controversial during her life. A. Throughout much of Blavatsky's public life her work drew harsh criticism from some of the learned authorities of her day."[94] She wrote prolifically. a spy for the English. There are. As he owned. copying the texts crudely enough to misspell the more difficult words. and in Wagner’s creativity”. he was nice to Blavatsky. breadth and depth of her views and all that he highly appreciated in another field. Blavatsky was accused of having plagiarized a number of sources."[95] In this reference Blavatsky explains that he whom the Christian dogma calls Lucifer was never the representative of the evil in ancient myths but."[102] The authenticity and originality of her writings were questioned. However. Canada and the USA. after a re-examination of the case by the Fortean psychic Dr. Critics pronounced her claim of the existence of masters of wisdom to be utterly false. Blavatsky and her books attract him due to bold attempt of grandiose synthesis. Walter Leaf (translator). evil. According to Blavatsky the church turned him into Satan (which means "the opponent") to misrepresent pre-Christian beliefs and fit him into the newly framed Christian dogmas. A similar view is also shared by the Christian Gnostics. Some of these statements are controversial. publishing thousands of pages and debate continues about her work. [96] that the Bodhisattvas choose to give up Nirvana in order to help humanity[97] and other controversial statements that were later found true. had grown in different esoteric religions. a smoker of cannabis. a spy for the Russians. many statements that remain to be verified. ancient and modern. but also sought to denounce and correct superstitions that. Kingsford’s book "Perfect Way" (section "The Secret of Satan"): "It is Satan who is the god of our planet and the only god" and adds "and this without any allusive metaphor to its wickedness and depravity. a false medium. for the rest of her live. See: The Sources of Madame Blavatsky's Writings by William Emmette Coleman from Modern Priestess of Isis by Vsevolod Sergyeevich Solovyoff (author). "Theosophical writers have defended her sources vehemently.[103] In his 1885 report to the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). a racist and a falsifier of letters. Skeptics have painted her as a great fraud. as for example when she said that the atom was divisible. For example. on the contrary. she quotes Dr. Blavatsky was influential on spiritualism and related subcultures: "The western esoteric tradition has no more important figure in modern times. She taught about very abstract and metaphysical principles. the light-bringer (which is the literal meaning of the name Lucifer). in her view.

we have heard again that some people do not read books but at once.Harrison. Carroll wrote that Blavatsky had faked a materialization of a tea cup and saucer as well as written the messages from her masters herself. a Russian painter. Recently.[105] Robert Todd Carroll in his book The skeptic's dictionary (2003) wrote that Blavatsky used trickery into deceiving others into thinking she had paranormal powers. they say gloatingly and with injustice of ignorance about that they do not know and do not wish to know. past president of The Royal Photographic Society and formerly Research Manager to Thomas De La Rue.[107] Scientists and cultural workers about H. — Mahatma Gandhi. as follows: "Madame Blavatsky.[106] Mattias Gardell in Gods of the blood: the pagan revival and white separatism (2003) has documented how the Aryan race ideas of Blavatsky and other Theosophists have influenced esoteric racialist groups such as Ariosophy and scientific racism.P. She was a great Martyr for the Light and True. Blavatsky]. the more necessary it is now. philosopher and scientist «Whatever the critics said about m-me Blavatsky or colonel Olcott or d-r Bezant. — Nicholas Roerich.P. was unjustly condemned. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is really our national pride. Eternal glory to her! — Helena Roerich. a Russian philosopher «The more of just and good words will be said about a Great Russian woman [H. an expert on forgery. Guenon points out that Blavatsky spent a long time visiting a library at New York where she had easy access to the works of Jacob Boehme. their contribution to development of humanism will already be very important». Helena Ivanovna [Roerich] is convinced that an institute named after H. Eliphas Levi."[104] René Guénon wrote a detailed critique of Theosophy titled Theosophy: history of a pseudoreligion (1921). Blavatsky will be established at her Motherland». one of the leaders and ideologists of the movement for India independence.P. philosopher . Blavatsky «I admire a great spirit and fiery heart of our great compatriot. cofounder of the Theosophical Society. In the book Guenon claimed that Blavatsky had acquired all her knowledge naturally from other books not from any supernatural masters. Guenon also wrote that Blavatsky had borrowed passages taken from a translation of extracts from the Kanjur and Tanjur published in 1836 in the twentieth volume of the Asiatic Researchers of Calcutta by Sándor Kőrösi Csoma an eccentric orientalist. new study concludes. [189]. It is sad that certain people wish to fight but only at all not there where their struggle is needed. the Kabbala and other Hermetic treatises. and I know that in future Russia her name will be put up to the proper mark of honoring.

Personal memoirs. J. poet. H. the clairvoyants said with their primitively thinking congeners in the language of Gods. Nicholas (2004). — Prince Esper Ukhtomsky. Co. Theosophy Co. The key to theosophy. OCLC 612505 Blavatsky. H P. London. diplomat. known in Russian literature as Radda-Bay. OCLC 84938217 Blavatsky. Theosophical Pub. OCLC 7211493 Blavatsky. Blavatsky is not died and will not die never». one of the founders of abstract art.P. Goodrick-Clarke. Blavatsky has drawn a storm of charges in charlatanism and nearly because of suspiciousness of the English had forever leaved this loved by her and full of miracles peninsula. i. a center of new original brotherhood has been established. her regular travels over the country in order to draw closer to Magi for the purpose of getting of right to access to various hidden secrets of Brahmans and Jainism – all this together creates for Blavatsky an exclusive position which nobody has from the ancient times. OCLC 61915001 Blavatsky. Mary Katherine (1937). firstly established a strong connection between these “barbarians” and our culture. (India) Ltd. near to Emperor Nicholas II. ISBN 978-1-55643-457-0 .W. OCLC 220858481 Blavatsky. near Madras. Isis unveiled. — Wassily Kandinsky. ISBN 1-77541-603-8 Blavatsky. perhaps. Theosophical publishing society. This gives rise to one of the greatest spiritual movements which unites today (1910) many peoples in Theosophical society». For the present and future India. from the distant days when. Blavatsky. Works The books written by Madame Blavatsky included: • • • • • • • • Blavatsky. Helena Blavatsky. Floating Press.«Perhaps. Blavatsky. H P. London. Neff. From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan. Nightmare tales. H P (1933) [1889]. OCLC 454984121 Blavatsky. The Voice of the Silence. Theosophical Publ.e. H P (1880). North Atlantic Books.P. H P (1889). H P (1877). at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. magical acts of the human’s will which ignore the conditions of space and time. H P (1888). graphic artist. «Here. a Russian painter. An American colonel Olcott was a friend and active assistant of H. But her art to excite the disinterested liking and devotion of the natives. their dim thirst for unity under the banner of this strange northern woman from the people which is quite alien to England. The Secret Doctrine. […] Some periodicals were especially dedicated to statements of inexplicable psychic phenomena related to yogism. Co. at a suburb Adyar (near a little river with the same name). Western esoteric masters series. after her long stay in India. Bouton. H P (1892).

Knoche. A Modern Priestess of Isis London Symonds. House. René (2001). H.P. medium and magician. Virginia (1988). ISBN 978-0-900588-80-8. close associate of Blavatsky. Theosophical University Press.P. Chicago. ISBN 978-1-55700-118-4.net This series has 15 numbered volumes including the index. Héléna Blavatsky. Marion (1980). ISBN 978-0-8356-0630-1. Putnam. P. Blavatsky. John (2006) [1959]. a bibliography of fantasy. HPB : the extraordinary life and influence of Helena Blavatsky. S L (1994) [1993]. Grace F (1937). An alternative link is: http://collectedwritings. Theosophical Pub. Putnam. The checklist of fantastic literature. The esoteric world of Madame Blavatsky : insights into the life of a modern sphinx. founder of the modern Theosophical movement. weird and science fiction books published in the English language. Madame Blavatsky. Vernon (1997). Kessinger Pub. Theosophical Pub. ISBN 978-0-8356-0794-0 Cranston. Theosophical University Press. retrieved 2009-11-26 Harrison. Shasta Publishers. Blavatsky and the theosophical movement : a brief historical sketch. retrieved 2009-11-26 Hanson. Blavatsky and the SPR : an examination of the Hodgson report of 1885. ISBN 978-1-4254-8709-6 Thibaux. Vsevolod Sergyeevich (1895). ISBN 978-155700-090-3 Solovyov. Edition 1. H.Her many articles have been collected in the Collected Writings of H. Jean-Michel (1992) [1992]. Blavatsky and The secret doctrine. Everett Franklin (1948). Books about Blavatsky • • • • • • • • • • • Bleiler. Charles J. H. ISBN 2-86391-500-2 See also • • • • • • • • • • • Anthroposophy Coulomb Affair Hodgson Report Isis Unveiled Jiddu Krishnamurti Koot Hoomi Morya Schola Philosophicae Initiationis Thevetat Tulpa Violet Tweedale. Daniel H (2000). . ISBN 978-0-399-12376-4 Ryan. ISBN 978-087477-769-7 Guénon. Theosophy : history of a pseudo-religion. OCLC 1113926 Caldwell. The lady with the magic eyes : Madame Blavatsky. Sophia Perennis. retrieved 2009-11-26 Meade. the woman behind the myth. les sept esprits de la révolte. A Quest book. House.P.

364—366.M. — С. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество . Вишневский. 1999. С. C. ^ a b См. Блаватской. 28 10. 1999. Сапов. XI 16. page 89 2. на русский. Authoress. Ч.R. — Пенза: Министерство культуры Пензенской области.II. П. ^ Фадеев. В. ^ 46. М. 14. Author Journalist. The Theosophist. Blavatsky wrote to Prince A. Д. доп. 368—369. Richard-Nafarre N. 23. 2002. — Albany. ред. С. 19. G.References 1. (Биографический очерк) 17. 11. had an unusual library. ^ Фадеев. ^ a b Светлана Кайдаш «Елена Блаватская в России» // «Утренняя звезда» — научно-художественный иллюстрированный альманах Международного Центра Рерихов. VIII. 1995 13. 129 8. Гл.204. showing a household including "Constance Wachtmeister Manager of Publishing Office. Millener. ^ Sinnet A. Helena P. ^ Volume I. 1994. C. New York: State University of New York Press. Кэри. ^ Некрасова. С. C. доп. and others" 3. С англ. ^ a b Крэнстон. ^ Блаватская Елена Петровна // Русская философия: словарь/Под общ.P. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky // Lucifer. 249. А. 1882 H. П. Маслина / В. К. Пенза») 5. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. II. There were thousands books for alchemy. П. — P. — ISBN 1-55643-457-X. 2004.I. С. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. С. Johnson P. — РигаМосква: ЛИГАТМА. 56. 194—199. Елена Петровна Блаватская. Блаватская. Блаватская…». ^ С. 3. 50-51. Mead. 560-1 9. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 18. — P. magic and other occult sciences. Письма друзьям и сотрудникам. The Theosophist. Ч. ^ In the letter from March 1. 1994—1997 4. а также: Крэнстон. Сборник. Писарева. 66. Е. Ф. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер. by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. Ч. Сильвия при участии Уильям. — М. Перев.I. Сильвия при участии Уильям. — С. I. ^ Долгорукий (Долгоруков) Павел Васильевич // «Пензенская энциклопедия» / Гл. — 2-е издание. Кэри. П. Личные мемуары Е. № 2—3. П.246.: Большая Российская энциклопедия (размещено на сайте телеканала «Россия. ред. ^ 1891 England Census. Е. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky / Ed.20—21 7. Крэнстон «Е. Фадеев. 240 12. The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky and the Myth of the Great White Lodge. P.. С. Е. ^ Jelihovsky. P. ^ a b . Blavatsky. — М. — 2-е издание. Prince Pavel Vasilievich Dolgoruky. Helena Blavatsky. ^ Желиховская.219 6. Dondukov-Korsakov: “My maternal great-grandfather. ^ Фадеев. Isabel Oakley. Нэф М. I have read it with great interest before fifteen” / Блаватская Е. Мое отрочество. — North Atlantic Books. Ч.S. Ч II. — С. П.: Дроздов. М.: Республика. Желиховская. 15. p.

The Theosophical Society. 1999. ^ Blavatsky 2002. and no assent to any formula of belief. "In other words —'THERE IS NO RELIGION (OR LAW) HIGHER THAN TRUTH'—'SATYÂT NÂSTI PARO DHARMAH'—the motto of the Maharajah of Benares. 'As above. Перев. Blavatsky 1888. доп. 33. Theosophy and the Theosophical Society" [pp. Ч. ^ исьмо А. "Everything in the Universe follows analogy.' as it is called. Adyar [1]. 177 [Volume I]. so below'". but every applicant and member must lie in sympathy with the effort to create the nucleus of an Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. ^ Theosophical Glossary. XIV. p. ^ Theosophical Glossary. p. "Bear in mind that the Stanzas given treat only of the Cosmogony of our own planetary System and what is visible around it. that which is given.основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер. some of her statements have been unclear or contradictory on the subject and she often stressed." However. Моё отрочество.." 26. 2002. The United Lodge of Theosophists [3] 27. ^ Wakoff 1998. — С. P. Гл. «Письма друзьям и сотрудникам». Blavatsky 1888. Дондукову-Корсакову от 1 марта 1882 года // Блаватская Е. 13 [Volume I: "Proem"]. 250 ISBN 5-93975-062-1 22. xli [Volume I: Introduction]. pp." 24. 25.. М. "Article I: Constitution: 4. Ч. lively discussion among leading proponents of theosophy.. C. ^ Blavatsky 1888. II. — М. faith or creed shall be required as a qualification of membership. relates only to our visible Kosmos. and on occasion have led to serious doctrinal disputes. adopted by the Theosophical Society. ^ Фадеев. II.. See Neo-Theosophy 32. Moreover the Teachers say openly that not even the highest Dhyani-Chohans have ever penetrated the mysteries beyond those boundaries that separate the milliards of Solar systems from the 'Central Sun. See Theosophia. pp. 638—639. 39–41. .. 274 21. ^ Blavatsky stated that in practical terms. Multipage Encyclopedia entry includes a concise description of Theosophical philosophy in "[Section:] 2. The secret teachings with regard to the Evolution of the Universal Kosmos cannot be given. ^ Olcott 1891.. С. ^ Sinnet A. .. ^ Melton 1990. p. p.. . The Theosophical Society is absolutely unsectarian. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. ^ Societies and Organizations include. Therefore. на русский. Сборник. ^ Blavatsky Articles 31. xxv–xxvi [in "Introduction"]. Pasadena [2]. — С. П. ^ The Key to Theosophy 29. 364–365]. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 20. 34. Желиховская. 57-59 23.. ^ Some of the later works have become the focus of. 30. but are not limited to: The Theosophical Society. or have contributed to. See Theosophists. — 2-е издание. 28. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. . her Theosophical exposition concerned itself only "with our planetary System and what is visible around it".. с англ.77-79.

274 [Volume I].. men who have developed and perfected their physical. 87 "Faith is a word not to be found in theosophical dictionaries: we say knowledge based. 38. In short. not teaching. "It is the uninterrupted record covering thousands of generations of Seers whose respective experiences were made to test and to verify the traditions passed orally by one early race to another. ^ Blavatsky 1888. "An Omnipresent. of the teachings of higher and exalted beings. ^ Blavatsky 2002. who watched over the childhood of Humanity. psychic.. is CONSCIOUS: i.. had passed their lives in learning.It implies that this expansion. however. ^ The Secret Doctrine. We have no two beliefs or hypotheses on the same subject. 272–273 [Volume I]." Manifest existence is often called "Illusion" in Theosophy. Eternal. We men must remember that . Spiritualists or Materialists.. Jews or Parsees.. Boundless. he has to help. in the carrying out of at least one of the objects of the programme. "The expansion 'from within without'." [Emphasis in original].e.." 36. ^ Blavatsky 2002. i. mental.B.e. 19. throughout all its kingdoms. . without reference to size or limitation or area. p. owing to its conceptual and actual differentiation from the only Reality. pp. 37. Boris. testing.P. pp. and which are fully and absolutely demonstrated. "The Society is a philanthropic and scientific body for the propagation of the idea of brotherhood on practical instead of theoretical lines.. pp. p. ^ Blavatsky 1888. if he can. 7–12." [Emphasis in original].. "Who Played That Trick on H. that while the observation and experience of physical science lead the Scientists to about as many 'working' hypotheses as there are minds to evolve them. a searcher into Aryan and other old literature. xxxviii. our knowledge consents to add to its lore only those facts which have become undeniable. ^ de Zirkoff. and Immutable PRINCIPLE on which all speculation is impossible. since it transcends the power of human conception and could only be dwarfed by any human expression or similitude. and spiritual organizations to the utmost possible degree. but every member must be either a philanthropist." 41. and by centuries of experiences.. it does not matter. That for long ages. . The Fellows may be Christians or Mussulmen. 43. Proem. Buddhists or Brahmins.35. but. Page 14 40. ^ Blavatsky 1888. or a psychic student.. By checking. 3–4.. "Everything in the Universe.?: The Puzzle of The Theosophical Glossary. p. 62–63 [Volume I: "Stanza III: The Awakening of the Kosmos"]. No vision of one adept was accepted until it was checked and confirmed by the visions—so obtained as to stand as independent evidence—of other adepts. means the development of limitless subjectivity into as limitless objectivity. ^ Blavatsky 1888. There is this difference." 39. the 'Wise Men' of the Fifth Race. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 35–85 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe" through "Stanza III: The Awakening of the Kosmos"]. or a scholar. . 14 [Volume I: "Proem"]. not being an increase in size — for infinite extension admits of no enlargement — was a change of condition. and verifying in every department of nature the traditions of old by the independent visions of great adepts. 42. does not allude to an expansion from a small centre or focus. endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception. pp. on observation and experience.

274–275 [Volume I].. ^ Blavatsky 1888.P. Pages 272-274 49.000 years. 206 [Volume I: "Stanza VI – Continued. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ Blavatsky 1888.. 329. 89. ^ Nilakant (May 1886). but as the two facets or aspects of the Absolute". P. [Emphasis in original] 57. "Our globe is subject to seven periodical entire changes which go pari passu with the races . p. Dialogue Between Two Editors on Astral Bodies.. 47. three occasioned by the change in the inclination of the earth's axis . Volume 1. Blavatsky 1888. p. not as independent realities. Theosophical Publishing Society."]. standing in as two aspects of the single. 52. Retrieved on: 2011-12-17. The Path 1.040." [All emphasis in original]. Blavatsky states that each complete cycle lasts 311. pp. 45. 217-226 55. ^ Blavatsky. however. 179 [Volume I]. p. pp. p 129–130.. ^ The concept of race in this case and Theosophy in general has a different meaning than the one given by early 21st-century Anthropology and Sociology. 2. ^ Blavatsky 2002. 59. ^ The terms "spirit" and "matter" have uncommon meanings in Theosophy. p. p. are always followed by [climatic] vicissitudes . . 17 [Volume I: "Proem"]. 353 [Volume II]. ^ Blavatsky 1888. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science. say. p. Subject and Object. 58. pp.000.. Occult data show that even since the time of the regular establishment of the Zodiacal calculations in Egypt. ^ Blavatsky 1888. duality supervenes in the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter. 51. Monads. Theosophical University Press Online. [Information about the Monads in this section is almost exlusively based on these two chapters... 43 [Volume I: "Stanza I. 15 [Volume I: "Proem"]. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893). There is no such thing as either 'dead' or 'blind' matter. vol 1. and Philosophy (Original from Harvard University (2 volumes) ed. ^ Blavatsky 1888. "Gods. 51. 36 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe"]. 53. They cover the complicated Monad doctrine in some detail].000.. Theosophical Symbolism. 48. 170–190. More accurate terms according to Blavatsky would be the notions of "subject" (spirit) and "object" (matter).because we do not perceive any signs—which we can recognise—of consciousness. Blavatsky. Religion. such changes in the axial direction . pp. ^ H. 50. 610–633 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads".). pp. we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there. "Matter is Spirit.. 54. Blavatsky 1888. 44... in stones. 6"] 46. ^ Blavatsky 2002. Astral Bodies. [Emphasis in original]. the Universe and the Deity which informs it are unthinkable apart from each other". ^ The Secret Doctrine. One of the reasons for the "Root" appelation is in order to account for constituent evolutionary paths called "sub-races". 523. 573–4.. to be regarded. p. absolute reality. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. "But once that we pass in thought from this (to us) Absolute Negation. and vice versa . pp. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 217-220 56. 90–93. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. as there is no 'Blind' or 'Unconscious' Law". H. the poles have been thrice inverted. Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter are. and Atoms"].

pp.249 68... so to say. Vol. p. p. pp.I. P. . ^ The Secret Doctrine. like every other atom in the Universe. p.271-273. ^ Blavatsky 1888." [Emphasis in original]. but to the mortals that inhabit any world. During the three Rounds to come. it is referred to as 'humanity' only for lack of a more appropriate term.e. The evolution of life proceeds on these seven globes or bodies from the 1st to the 7th in Seven ROUNDS or Seven Cycles. has to live.000 years". ^ In the Light of Theosophy 67. like the globe on which it lives. "Everything in the metaphysical as in the physical Universe is septenary. i. other lands appeared. since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. Vol.200 69. 61. Vol. Up to this fourth Life-Cycle. Religion and Philosophy. Vol. ^ The Secret Doctrine.. 66. ^ Blavatsky 1888.com. p.. ^ Blavatsky 1888.60. 445–446 [Volume II: "Conclusion"]. during the last three it gradually returns to its first ethereal form: it is spiritualised.au/world/8481790/girl-covered-in-hair-adoptedby-grandfather 70. when the old continents — save the first one — were sucked in by the oceans.. 64. the [now human] MONAD had passed through. the Synthesis of Science. to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit. . 106 [Volume I]. "As shown. will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form . ^ Blavatsky 1888.ninemsn. p. pp.. 39 73. . the Synthesis of Science. Religion and Philosophy. as have the others. 65.. every planet. through seven Rounds. journeyed and been imprisoned in. and huge mountain chains arose where there had been none before. ^ Blavatsky 1888. The Theosophical Glossary. p. every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature [mineral. pp. 158–159 [Volume I]. H. [Emphasis in original]. there have already been four such axial disturbances. 2nd ed.181 72.. 1890. "Since . "Now our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence — as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem — about 1. whether visible or invisible.II. Humanity. 63. p. the Synthesis of Science.. Its Humanity develops fully only in the Fourth—our present Round. and animal] during the three preceding Rounds. 184 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"]. vegetable. 1892.. ^ a b The Secret Doctrine. p. 434 [Volume II]. this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity.000. during the fourth it settles and hardens.II. ^ The Secret Doctrine. ^ Blavatsky. 330 [Volume II]. it forms and consolidates.." [Emphasis in original]. 62.. the Synthesis of Science. Religion and Philosophy. The face of the Globe was completely changed each time". ^ http://news.. as we have now.II. ^ The Key to Theosophy. Hence every sidereal body.. Humanity appeared on this Earth. ." [All emphasis in original]. Man tends to become a God and then—GOD. Religion and Philosophy.195-6 71. . is credited with six companion globes. ^ Blavatsky 1888. "And when we say human. During the first three.. Our Earth .

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