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  • Biography
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  • Theosophy
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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

2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.5 New Age Movement o 4.7 Science o 4.6 Esotericism and Symbolism 3.8.3. H.P.3.3.2 Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.1 Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4.1 Following o Scholarship o 4.2 Indian Independence Movement o 4.5 Anthropogenesis 3.8 Art.7 Septenary Systems  3.3.7.    • 3.3 Anthroposophy o 4.4 Ariosophy o 4.8. Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev.1 Leo Tolstoy  4.7.8 Rounds and Races  3.1 Seven Cosmic Planes  3.P. Blavatsky’s grandfather .3. music and literature  4.

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

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

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

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

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

Mosheles. After H. that at this time she learned to play piano with I. According to her memory. Central . then to Mexico. Blavatsky told him about her future participation in the work which some day will serve to liberation of the human mind. Soon after their wedding. a picture of a route and course of the travels is based mainly on Blavatsky’s own memories which sometimes contain chronological contradictions. Then she moved to Constantinople. 1851 In 1851. on her birthday (August 12).P.[21] Further. after leaving the Middle East she began to travel Europe with her father.A. already a doctor of theology and doctor of law in Oxford described their meeting at Cairo. Blavatsky’s reminiscences. N. Fadeyeva reported that over all her relatives the father only knows where his daughter is.[22] Travels The next period of H. It is known. widow of Sweden ambassador at London. It is known that Helena Blavatsky met Albert Rawson at Cairo. Blavatsky for the first time met her Teacher in Hyde Park at London. and together they leaved to travel over Egypt. A. Helena escaped from the husband and returned to her relatives. Countess Konstanz Wachtmeister. Blavatsky’s death. well-known composer and virtuoso pianist. Greece and Eastern Europe. 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. Rawson. and from time to time he sent money to her. she saw the Teacher in her dreams.place." ” According to H. Blavatsky made on August 12. After leaving England. she was going to Odessa and sailed away from Poti to Kerch at English sailboat “Commodore”. In general. 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. Later she gave several concerts in England and other countries. Drawing of H. Blavatsky went to Canada. Rawson wrote: “ Her relation to her mission was highly impersonal because she often repeated: "This work is not my but he who sends me.P. At that time he was the student learned the art. Previously.P. H. There she met a Russian countess Kiseleva.

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

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

1888. main Tibetan religious centre … and at Karakoram mountains in Kunlun Shan. she depicted her correspondent a solitary temple of Tashi Lama near Shigatse. reports that H.P.Y. please see about this in H. Japan philosopher and Buddhologist D. 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. Blavatsky.H. one of the eminent explorers of Tibet and its philosophy W. last period of her living at Tibet H. In 1927. Late lama K. Her living stories about this proved that for me many times". 1991 she wrote to M. This is a large wooden building in China style looking like to pagoda located between lake and a nice river".H. v.P. p.D. Blavatsky during several years was studied in Tashilunpo and knew well Panchen Lama VIII Tenpay Vangchug. and for this she needs to get an initiation". T.P.).2. this author has undisputable proofs that she was well acquainted with the highest lamaist teaching. founder and President of the World Buddhist brotherhood. published for the request of Panchen Lama IX in 1927 by Chinese society for Buddhism study at Peking. but V. 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". P. S.P. According to the biographers. Cranston asserts that. Samdup believed that in spite of malevolent critics of Blavatsky’s works. Hillis-Billing that the house of Teacher K. "is in the region of Karakoram mountains beyond Ladakh which is at minor Tibet and related now to Kashmir. He helps Blavatsky to get to several lamaseries where any European was not before her. wrote about Blavatsky in a monumental "Buddhism Encyclopedia": "Her acquaintance with Tibetan Buddhism and also with esoteric Buddhism practices is indubitable". Blavatsky’s path laid to Tashilunpo monastery (near Shigatse). Blavatsky also confirmed her living at Tashilunpo and Shigatse. capital of Tibet. v. it is not known would she was at Lhasa in that time. and also at Shigatse. A book "The Voice of the Silence". In a letter. Blavatsky has conducted in the home of her Teacher Koot Hoomi (K. Suzuki supposes that . 617. Jelihovsky affirmed the follows: "It is reliably that she (Blavatsky) sometimes was at Lhasa. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” (London.628). 411.According to biographers.238. Thus. according to H. In the letter from October 2. Doctor Malalasekera.1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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.000 years ago. the sole remnants known to Ethnology were the Tasmanians.“ The Aryan races.[71] Blavatsky states that there are differences in the spiritual evolution of the Monads (the "divine spark" in human beings). are later Aryans — degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality. a very intellectual person may be less evolved at the spiritual level than an illiterate. A highly evolved Monad may incarnate. almost black."[68] ” She also states that: “ There are. down to the whitest creamy colour. Also. nationality. are "degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality. (. degeneration. These levels of evolution are independent. for karmic reasons. and in the physical qualities of the bodies. as new and more developed races and cultures develop on the planet: . Blavatsky does not claim that the present Aryan Root-race is the last and highest of them all. She also states that cultures follow a cycle of rising. the men and women of which are entirely covered with hair [69]. development. and other physical or cultural characteristics. religion.. accepting even the Turanian [as part of the same language group] with ample reservations. especially the Arabs. and eventually disappear..[73] some of them were Blavatsky's teachers early in her life.000.[72] Even though she declares that at this point of their cultural evolutionary cycle the Semites. Of such semi-animal creatures. according to her there is a fixed number of reincarnating souls evolving. for instance. in a rather crude personality. The Indo-European races will also eventually degenerate and disappear. now varying from dark brown. every soul has to take birth in every culture in the world. in the intellectual development of the souls.) who is said to have lived over 18. both of remote Lemurian and Lemuro-Atlantean origin . or rather still were a few years ago.000 years ago — at the time of the sinking of the last remnants of the great continent of Atlantis. all of which are beyond sex.. descendants of these half-animal tribes or races." she also stated that there were wise and initiated teachers among the Jews and the Arabs. and spiritual. are yet all of one and the same stock — the Fifth Root-Race — and spring from one single progenitor.[70] ” Blavatsky's teachings talk about three separate levels of evolution: physical.. The Semites. especially the Arabs. Also. intellectual. and also 850. a portion of the Australians and a mountain tribe in China. where it acquires different skills and learns different lessons. In its evolutionary journey. redbrown-yellow.

but only to beget another higher race on the ascending cycle. the Anthroposophical Society.[77] Indian Independence Movement Some early members of the Theosophical Society were closely linked to the Indian independence movement. which he called Anthroposophy through a new organization. while a series of other less favoured groups — the failures of nature — will. and have already begun.[75] Influence Following During the 1920s the Theosophical Society Adyar had around 7. the great majority of German-speaking Theosophists joined him in the new group.900. like some individual men. vanish from the human family without even leaving a trace behind. [76] According to a Theosophical source. Hume was particularly involved in the founding of the Indian National Congress.[74] ” The first aim of the Theosophical Society she founded is "To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. race after race. the Indian section in 2008 was said to have around 13.000 members in the USA. disagreed with the Adyar-based international leadership of the Society over several doctrinal matters including the so-called World Teacher Project (see above).000 members while in the US the 2008 membership was reported at around 3. including Allan Octavian Hume.“ Thus will mankind. head of the German branch of the Theosophical Society in the early part of the 20th-century. to change. caste or colour". without distinction of race. selectively mixed Theosophical doctrine on the evolution of Humanity and on . Ariosophy Austrian/German ultra-nationalist Guido von List and his followers such as Lanz von Liebenfels. Annie Besant and others. Climates will. Anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner. creed. perform its appointed cycle-pilgrimage. Such is the course of Nature under the sway of KARMIC LAW: of the ever present and the ever-becoming Nature. each tropical year after the other dropping one sub-race. Steiner left the Theosophical Society in 1913 to promote his own Theosophy-influenced philosophy. 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". sex.

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

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

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

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

she quotes Dr. Walter Leaf (translator). 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. Blavatsky was accused of having plagiarized a number of sources. A."[102] The authenticity and originality of her writings were questioned. evil. in her view. on the contrary. Vernon . the same SPR retracted the Hodgson report. ancient and modern. 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. publishing thousands of pages and debate continues about her work. There are. a racist and a falsifier of letters. a false medium. a smoker of cannabis. See: The Sources of Madame Blavatsky's Writings by William Emmette Coleman from Modern Priestess of Isis by Vsevolod Sergyeevich Solovyoff (author). the light-bringer (which is the literal meaning of the name Lucifer). and in Wagner’s creativity”. many statements that remain to be verified."[94] She wrote prolifically. Most of the accusations remain undocumented. Skeptics have painted her as a great fraud."[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. She taught about very abstract and metaphysical principles. A similar view is also shared by the Christian Gnostics. for the rest of her live. he was nice to Blavatsky. copying the texts crudely enough to misspell the more difficult words. as for example when she said that the atom was divisible.[98][99][100][101] In The New York Times Edward Hower wrote. in a 1986 press release to the newspapers and leading magazines in Great Britain. had grown in different esoteric religions. and accused her of being a charlatan. However.[103] In his 1885 report to the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). Throughout much of Blavatsky's public life her work drew harsh criticism from some of the learned authorities of her day. Some of these statements are controversial. As he owned. For example. after a re-examination of the case by the Fortean psychic Dr. but also sought to denounce and correct superstitions that. Canada and the USA. [96] that the Bodhisattvas choose to give up Nirvana in order to help humanity[97] and other controversial statements that were later found true.[93] ” Criticism Well-known and controversial during her life. breadth and depth of her views and all that he highly appreciated in another field.“ In general. however. a spy for the Russians. Blavatsky was influential on spiritualism and related subcultures: "The western esoteric tradition has no more important figure in modern times. a spy for the English. "Theosophical writers have defended her sources vehemently. Richard Hodgson concluded that Blavatsky was a fraud. 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.

Blavatsky]. an expert on forgery. Eliphas Levi. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is really our national pride.[107] Scientists and cultural workers about H. Carroll wrote that Blavatsky had faked a materialization of a tea cup and saucer as well as written the messages from her masters herself.P. philosopher and scientist «Whatever the critics said about m-me Blavatsky or colonel Olcott or d-r Bezant. — Nicholas Roerich. Eternal glory to her! — Helena Roerich. as follows: "Madame Blavatsky. new study concludes. they say gloatingly and with injustice of ignorance about that they do not know and do not wish to know. Recently. we have heard again that some people do not read books but at once. past president of The Royal Photographic Society and formerly Research Manager to Thomas De La Rue. [189]. was unjustly condemned. cofounder of the Theosophical Society. 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. Blavatsky «I admire a great spirit and fiery heart of our great compatriot. It is sad that certain people wish to fight but only at all not there where their struggle is needed.[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. philosopher .[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. one of the leaders and ideologists of the movement for India independence. a Russian philosopher «The more of just and good words will be said about a Great Russian woman [H."[104] René Guénon wrote a detailed critique of Theosophy titled Theosophy: history of a pseudoreligion (1921). 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. the more necessary it is now.P.Harrison. Helena Ivanovna [Roerich] is convinced that an institute named after H. 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. She was a great Martyr for the Light and True.P. Blavatsky will be established at her Motherland». — Mahatma Gandhi. In the book Guenon claimed that Blavatsky had acquired all her knowledge naturally from other books not from any supernatural masters. a Russian painter. their contribution to development of humanism will already be very important».

diplomat. H P (1933) [1889]. at a suburb Adyar (near a little river with the same name).W. For the present and future India. OCLC 61915001 Blavatsky. The key to theosophy. «Here. OCLC 84938217 Blavatsky. OCLC 220858481 Blavatsky. Theosophical Publ. the clairvoyants said with their primitively thinking congeners in the language of Gods. 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. H P (1889). H P (1892). Co. But her art to excite the disinterested liking and devotion of the natives.P. Neff. ISBN 978-1-55643-457-0 . Nicholas (2004). ISBN 1-77541-603-8 Blavatsky. OCLC 612505 Blavatsky. Western esoteric masters series. The Secret Doctrine. (India) Ltd. known in Russian literature as Radda-Bay. J. near to Emperor Nicholas II. H P (1877).e. North Atlantic Books. their dim thirst for unity under the banner of this strange northern woman from the people which is quite alien to England. H. H P (1880). poet. Isis unveiled. Blavatsky is not died and will not die never». Co. Personal memoirs. Theosophy Co. London. firstly established a strong connection between these “barbarians” and our culture. — Wassily Kandinsky. OCLC 7211493 Blavatsky.P. This gives rise to one of the greatest spiritual movements which unites today (1910) many peoples in Theosophical society». Helena Blavatsky. perhaps. London. Works The books written by Madame Blavatsky included: • • • • • • • • Blavatsky. after her long stay in India. An American colonel Olcott was a friend and active assistant of H. OCLC 454984121 Blavatsky. a Russian painter. Floating Press. one of the founders of abstract art. H P (1888). The Voice of the Silence. magical acts of the human’s will which ignore the conditions of space and time. Goodrick-Clarke. H P. Theosophical publishing society. Blavatsky. graphic artist. From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan. Nightmare tales. Bouton. Mary Katherine (1937). Theosophical Pub. at the turn of the 19th to 20th century.«Perhaps. — Prince Esper Ukhtomsky. a center of new original brotherhood has been established. near Madras. i. 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. […] Some periodicals were especially dedicated to statements of inexplicable psychic phenomena related to yogism. from the distant days when. Blavatsky. H P.

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

^ Фадеев. П. Сильвия при участии Уильям. 1999. New York: State University of New York Press. П. 56.219 6. С. Ч. 23. page 89 2. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер. — РигаМосква: ЛИГАТМА. — Albany. К. Пенза») 5. 50-51. М. 249. В. 1995 13. ред. Е.II. There were thousands books for alchemy. 194—199. С. С.204. — North Atlantic Books. — Пенза: Министерство культуры Пензенской области. Ч. The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky and the Myth of the Great White Lodge. VIII. — С. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 18. Перев. 364—366. ^ In the letter from March 1. Д. ^ Желиховская. Нэф М. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество . Blavatsky. 2004. p. на русский. Helena Blavatsky. ^ Фадеев. Личные мемуары Е. Елена Петровна Блаватская.R. Кэри. C. C. 28 10. II. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky // Lucifer. ^ Некрасова. Письма друзьям и сотрудникам. С. XI 16. ^ Jelihovsky. P. ^ С. — С. Author Journalist. ^ a b Светлана Кайдаш «Елена Блаватская в России» // «Утренняя звезда» — научно-художественный иллюстрированный альманах Международного Центра Рерихов. М. — М. П. and others" 3. — ISBN 1-55643-457-X. П.246. showing a household including "Constance Wachtmeister Manager of Publishing Office. 19. 240 12. Гл. Блаватской. П. I have read it with great interest before fifteen” / Блаватская Е. Сапов. ^ Блаватская Елена Петровна // Русская философия: словарь/Под общ. 1882 H. 3. Ч. I. Mead.. Писарева. C. С. Dondukov-Korsakov: “My maternal great-grandfather. а также: Крэнстон. Вишневский. Е. Блаватская. Блаватская…». — С. Richard-Nafarre N. Желиховская. С англ. 11. ^ a b См. Сборник.References 1. ^ Фадеев. The Theosophist. 560-1 9. — P. magic and other occult sciences.20—21 7. Isabel Oakley. ред. Е. 1994. ^ Долгорукий (Долгоруков) Павел Васильевич // «Пензенская энциклопедия» / Гл.I. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky / Ed. А. Мое отрочество. ^ 1891 England Census. 2002. П. (Биографический очерк) 17. Ч II. Ф. ^ a b Крэнстон. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. ^ Sinnet A. Кэри. 15.: Дроздов. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. Millener. Ч. had an unusual library. — М.: Республика. доп. 14. 129 8. № 2—3. Johnson P. G. — 2-е издание. Authoress. ^ 46.P. The Theosophist. Helena P. Фадеев.M. Маслина / В. 368—369.I. ^ a b . Крэнстон «Е. 1999. С. by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke.S. ^ Volume I. P. 66. 1994—1997 4. Сильвия при участии Уильям. — P.: Большая Российская энциклопедия (размещено на сайте телеканала «Россия. доп. — 2-е издание. Prince Pavel Vasilievich Dolgoruky. Blavatsky wrote to Prince A.

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

272–273 [Volume I]. 14 [Volume I: "Proem"]. "An Omnipresent.P.. and which are fully and absolutely demonstrated. p. and Immutable PRINCIPLE on which all speculation is impossible. The Fellows may be Christians or Mussulmen. in the carrying out of at least one of the objects of the programme.. 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." 39.. ^ de Zirkoff. 7–12.. 37. "Who Played That Trick on H. pp. endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception. i. 62–63 [Volume I: "Stanza III: The Awakening of the Kosmos"]. throughout all its kingdoms. Boris. Proem. psychic. or a scholar. testing. Boundless. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 274 [Volume I]. ^ Blavatsky 2002.e. not teaching. 35–85 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe" through "Stanza III: The Awakening of the Kosmos"]. "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. and by centuries of experiences. of the teachings of higher and exalted beings.. but. or a psychic student. on observation and experience. 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. Spiritualists or Materialists. 3–4. ^ Blavatsky 2002. Jews or Parsees. That for long ages." Manifest existence is often called "Illusion" in Theosophy." 36.. a searcher into Aryan and other old literature. he has to help. ^ Blavatsky 1888. it does not matter.. We men must remember that ...B. 43. 38. "The Society is a philanthropic and scientific body for the propagation of the idea of brotherhood on practical instead of theoretical lines. . and verifying in every department of nature the traditions of old by the independent visions of great adepts. p. ^ Blavatsky 1888.35. p. xxxviii. since it transcends the power of human conception and could only be dwarfed by any human expression or similitude. however. 87 "Faith is a word not to be found in theosophical dictionaries: we say knowledge based. men who have developed and perfected their physical. without reference to size or limitation or area. . 19. who watched over the childhood of Humanity. not being an increase in size — for infinite extension admits of no enlargement — was a change of condition. is CONSCIOUS: i.e. mental. if he can. ^ Blavatsky 1888." 41." [Emphasis in original].It implies that this expansion. means the development of limitless subjectivity into as limitless objectivity. . and spiritual organizations to the utmost possible degree. owing to its conceptual and actual differentiation from the only Reality. had passed their lives in learning. 42. does not allude to an expansion from a small centre or focus. Buddhists or Brahmins. We have no two beliefs or hypotheses on the same subject. pp. our knowledge consents to add to its lore only those facts which have become undeniable. pp. ^ The Secret Doctrine. Eternal.." [Emphasis in original]. but every member must be either a philanthropist. pp. There is this difference. ^ Blavatsky 1888. the 'Wise Men' of the Fifth Race. "Everything in the Universe. In short.?: The Puzzle of The Theosophical Glossary.. By checking. Page 14 40. "The expansion 'from within without'.

206 [Volume I: "Stanza VI – Continued. p. 50.. Volume 1. 573–4. 610–633 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads". or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. three occasioned by the change in the inclination of the earth's axis . One of the reasons for the "Root" appelation is in order to account for constituent evolutionary paths called "sub-races". Occult data show that even since the time of the regular establishment of the Zodiacal calculations in Egypt. 89. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Blavatsky states that each complete cycle lasts 311. 44. [Emphasis in original] 57. not as independent realities. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893). 329. 53. More accurate terms according to Blavatsky would be the notions of "subject" (spirit) and "object" (matter). the Universe and the Deity which informs it are unthinkable apart from each other".. 6"] 46. vol 1. and Atoms"]. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. 179 [Volume I]. pp.000. [Information about the Monads in this section is almost exlusively based on these two chapters. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Blavatsky. are always followed by [climatic] vicissitudes . Religion. "Gods. 51. and Philosophy (Original from Harvard University (2 volumes) ed. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Blavatsky 1888. pp.. Astral Bodies. ^ 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. ^ Blavatsky 2002. 52." [All emphasis in original]. 217-226 55. duality supervenes in the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter. 2.. ^ H.P. 36 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe"]. 170–190. and vice versa .. standing in as two aspects of the single. Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter are. [Emphasis in original]. 217-220 56.. "But once that we pass in thought from this (to us) Absolute Negation. P. 51. 274–275 [Volume I]. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 43 [Volume I: "Stanza I.. p 129–130. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science. pp. to be regarded. "Our globe is subject to seven periodical entire changes which go pari passu with the races . ^ Nilakant (May 1886). H. however. Subject and Object. absolute reality. The Path 1.040. Theosophical University Press Online. 58. 54. 47. They cover the complicated Monad doctrine in some detail]. Pages 272-274 49. say. ^ Blavatsky 2002.000 years. pp.. 48. ^ The terms "spirit" and "matter" have uncommon meanings in Theosophy. p. p.. Theosophical Symbolism. such changes in the axial direction . 17 [Volume I: "Proem"]. ^ Blavatsky.000. pp. 59. Dialogue Between Two Editors on Astral Bodies. 45. There is no such thing as either 'dead' or 'blind' matter. ^ The Secret Doctrine. p. we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there.. 523. p. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 15 [Volume I: "Proem"]. p. the poles have been thrice inverted."]. but as the two facets or aspects of the Absolute". in stones. Retrieved on: 2011-12-17. 90–93. ...because we do not perceive any signs—which we can recognise—of consciousness. "Matter is Spirit. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 353 [Volume II]. Monads. as there is no 'Blind' or 'Unconscious' Law". Theosophical Publishing Society. pp. p.). Blavatsky 1888.

2nd ed. the [now human] MONAD had passed through.271-273. .195-6 71. the Synthesis of Science. since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. the Synthesis of Science.60.181 72. p. like the globe on which it lives. Its Humanity develops fully only in the Fourth—our present Round. will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form . 434 [Volume II]. 106 [Volume I]. 1892. but to the mortals that inhabit any world. Religion and Philosophy. every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature [mineral. ^ The Key to Theosophy. p." [All emphasis in original]. and huge mountain chains arose where there had been none before. as we have now.249 68. and animal] during the three preceding Rounds. During the first three.ninemsn. there have already been four such axial disturbances.. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 62. Humanity appeared on this Earth. ^ Blavatsky 1888. pp. The face of the Globe was completely changed each time". so to say. ^ The Secret Doctrine. "And when we say human. Vol.. Humanity." [Emphasis in original].. The Theosophical Glossary. p. ^ Blavatsky 1888. The evolution of life proceeds on these seven globes or bodies from the 1st to the 7th in Seven ROUNDS or Seven Cycles. . ^ The Secret Doctrine. other lands appeared. 445–446 [Volume II: "Conclusion"]. ^ http://news. through seven Rounds. 158–159 [Volume I]. journeyed and been imprisoned in. the Synthesis of Science. Hence every sidereal body. it is referred to as 'humanity' only for lack of a more appropriate term. i. during the fourth it settles and hardens. "As shown. this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity. when the old continents — save the first one — were sucked in by the oceans.. 61..000." [Emphasis in original]. 39 73. p. every planet. .I. During the three Rounds to come. Religion and Philosophy.. ^ Blavatsky 1888. P. whether visible or invisible.. it forms and consolidates. 184 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"].. Religion and Philosophy. p.. ^ In the Light of Theosophy 67. p. "Since .II.e. ^ a b The Secret Doctrine. Man tends to become a God and then—GOD. during the last three it gradually returns to its first ethereal form: it is spiritualised. pp. ^ Blavatsky 1888.000 years". "Now our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence — as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem — about 1..II.. has to live. 1890. [Emphasis in original]. Vol. the Synthesis of Science. "Everything in the metaphysical as in the physical Universe is septenary. . 63.. 64. Up to this fourth Life-Cycle. pp.. Vol. Vol. vegetable. 66.au/world/8481790/girl-covered-in-hair-adoptedby-grandfather 70. like every other atom in the Universe.. H. ^ Blavatsky 1888. . p. ^ Blavatsky. 330 [Volume II]. p. is credited with six companion globes. pp..200 69.com. 65. as have the others. Religion and Philosophy. to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit.II. ^ The Secret Doctrine. Our Earth .

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