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 Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.8.P. Blavatsky’s grandfather .4 Ariosophy o 4.2 Indian Independence Movement o 4.1 Seven Cosmic Planes  3.8.3.    • Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4.6 Esotericism and Symbolism 3.1 Leo Tolstoy  4.7.P.5 New Age Movement o 4.3 Anthroposophy o H.8 Art.7 Septenary Systems  3.1 Following o 4.6 Scholarship o Anthropogenesis 3.7 Science o 4.8 Rounds and Races  3. Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev.2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.8. music and literature  4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

According to biographers. He helps Blavatsky to get to several lamaseries where any European was not before her. T. In the letter from October 2.P.238.1. This is a large wooden building in China style looking like to pagoda located between lake and a nice river". Cranston asserts that. Blavatsky. she depicted her correspondent a solitary temple of Tashi Lama near Shigatse. one of the eminent explorers of Tibet and its philosophy W. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” (London.P. "is in the region of Karakoram mountains beyond Ladakh which is at minor Tibet and related now to Kashmir. and also at Shigatse. 617.628). v. In 1927. Thus.2. A book "The Voice of the Silence". according to H. published for the request of Panchen Lama IX in 1927 by Chinese society for Buddhism study at Peking. Blavatsky also confirmed her living at Tashilunpo and Shigatse.D.).Y. According to the biographers.H. H. reports that H. and for this she needs to get an initiation". 1888. Blavatsky during several years was studied in Tashilunpo and knew well Panchen Lama VIII Tenpay Vangchug. Doctor Malalasekera.P. v. main Tibetan religious centre … and at Karakoram mountains in Kunlun Shan. Samdup believed that in spite of malevolent critics of Blavatsky’s works. 1991 she wrote to M. Late lama K. Suzuki supposes that . it is not known would she was at Lhasa in that time. Hillis-Billing that the house of Teacher K. but V. p. 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. In a letter. Blavatsky’s path laid to Tashilunpo monastery (near Shigatse). Jelihovsky affirmed the follows: "It is reliably that she (Blavatsky) sometimes was at Lhasa. please see about this in H. founder and President of the World Buddhist brotherhood.H. Her living stories about this proved that for me many times". this author has undisputable proofs that she was well acquainted with the highest lamaist teaching. capital of Tibet. S. last period of her living at Tibet H. Blavatsky has conducted in the home of her Teacher Koot Hoomi (K. 411. wrote about Blavatsky in a monumental "Buddhism Encyclopedia": "Her acquaintance with Tibetan Buddhism and also with esoteric Buddhism practices is indubitable".P. Japan philosopher and Buddhologist D. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

."[68] ” She also states that: “ There are. especially the Arabs. and also 850.000 years ago. Of such semi-animal creatures. down to the whitest creamy colour..000. In its evolutionary journey. Blavatsky does not claim that the present Aryan Root-race is the last and highest of them all.. according to her there is a fixed number of reincarnating souls evolving. in the intellectual development of the souls.) who is said to have lived over 18. and eventually disappear. for instance." she also stated that there were wise and initiated teachers among the Jews and the Arabs. are "degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality.“ The Aryan races. These levels of evolution are independent. especially the Arabs. The Semites. or rather still were a few years ago.[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. The Indo-European races will also eventually degenerate and disappear. in a rather crude personality. She also states that cultures follow a cycle of rising. (.000 years ago — at the time of the sinking of the last remnants of the great continent of Atlantis. degeneration. where it acquires different skills and learns different lessons.[73] some of them were Blavatsky's teachers early in her life. for karmic reasons. A highly evolved Monad may incarnate. all of which are beyond sex. now varying from dark brown. are yet all of one and the same stock — the Fifth Root-Race — and spring from one single progenitor.. development. almost black.[72] Even though she declares that at this point of their cultural evolutionary cycle the Semites.[70] ” Blavatsky's teachings talk about three separate levels of evolution: physical. the men and women of which are entirely covered with hair [69]. Also. Also. and spiritual. as new and more developed races and cultures develop on the planet: . accepting even the Turanian [as part of the same language group] with ample reservations. a very intellectual person may be less evolved at the spiritual level than an illiterate. nationality. the sole remnants known to Ethnology were the Tasmanians. and other physical or cultural characteristics. a portion of the Australians and a mountain tribe in China. descendants of these half-animal tribes or races. intellectual. both of remote Lemurian and Lemuro-Atlantean origin .[71] Blavatsky states that there are differences in the spiritual evolution of the Monads (the "divine spark" in human beings). every soul has to take birth in every culture in the world. and in the physical qualities of the bodies. are later Aryans — degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality. redbrown-yellow. religion.

selectively mixed Theosophical doctrine on the evolution of Humanity and on . the great majority of German-speaking Theosophists joined him in the new group. each tropical year after the other dropping one sub-race. disagreed with the Adyar-based international leadership of the Society over several doctrinal matters including the so-called World Teacher Project (see above). Climates will. [76] According to a Theosophical source. the Indian section in 2008 was said to have around 13. creed. Steiner left the Theosophical Society in 1913 to promote his own Theosophy-influenced philosophy. sex. which he called Anthroposophy through a new organization. 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".000 members while in the US the 2008 membership was reported at around 3. head of the German branch of the Theosophical Society in the early part of the 20th-century. while a series of other less favoured groups — the failures of nature — will. and have already begun.000 members in the USA. Hume was particularly involved in the founding of the Indian National Congress. without distinction of race.900.[77] Indian Independence Movement Some early members of the Theosophical Society were closely linked to the Indian independence movement. but only to beget another higher race on the ascending cycle.“ Thus will mankind. vanish from the human family without even leaving a trace behind. like some individual men.[74] ” The first aim of the Theosophical Society she founded is "To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. Annie Besant and others. Anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner. Ariosophy Austrian/German ultra-nationalist Guido von List and his followers such as Lanz von Liebenfels. the Anthroposophical Society. Such is the course of Nature under the sway of KARMIC LAW: of the ever present and the ever-becoming Nature. to change. perform its appointed cycle-pilgrimage. including Allan Octavian Hume. race after race. caste or colour".[75] Influence Following During the 1920s the Theosophical Society Adyar had around 7.

The Bridge to Freedom and The Summit Lighthouse. Geoffrey Hodson."[79] Other organizations loosely based on Theosophical texts and doctrines include the Agni Yoga. Taimni a professor of Chemistry at the Allahabad University in India. which evolved into the Church Universal and Triumphant. Art. . "No single organization or movement has contributed so many components to the New Age Movement as the Theosophical Society. this system of thought became known as Ariosophy."[82] This piece. Composer Alexander Scriabin was a Theosophist whose beliefs influenced his music.. Mysterium.. a precursor of nazism. and before his death Scriabin planned a multimedia work to be performed in the Himalayas that would bring about the armageddon. Scholarship Scholar Alvin Boyd Kuhn wrote his thesis. especially by providing a justification or rationale for his chromatic language. Frank Baum. James Jones. Lovecraft. 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. was never realized. on the subject – the first instance in which an individual obtained his doctorate with a thesis on Theosophy. Leo Tolstoy . music and literature Artists and authors who investigated Theosophy include Talbot Mundy. "a grandiose religious synthesis of all arts which would herald the birth of a new world. due to his death in 1915.[80] Science Very few scientists have been Theosophists.[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. and a group of religions based on Theosophy called the Ascended Master Teachings: the "I AM" Activity. Charles Howard Hinton. P. 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.Root races with nationalistic and fascist ideas.[81] H. K. and L.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

— М. Е. Нэф М. — Albany. Личные мемуары Е. Гл. — С.References 1. Authoress. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 18. The Theosophist. ^ Долгорукий (Долгоруков) Павел Васильевич // «Пензенская энциклопедия» / Гл. showing a household including "Constance Wachtmeister Manager of Publishing Office. С. С. С. на русский. ^ С. М. 19. — North Atlantic Books. C. ^ a b Светлана Кайдаш «Елена Блаватская в России» // «Утренняя звезда» — научно-художественный иллюстрированный альманах Международного Центра Рерихов. Сборник. page 89 2. — P. Isabel Oakley.R. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество . — 2-е издание. П. П. The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky and the Myth of the Great White Lodge. 364—366. П. Johnson P. Richard-Nafarre N. — P. and others" 3.20—21 7. Ч. Author Journalist.M. ^ Блаватская Елена Петровна // Русская философия: словарь/Под общ. 2004. magic and other occult sciences. G. by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. ^ Желиховская. Blavatsky. ^ Sinnet A. Кэри. — М. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky / Ed.P. П. P. Dondukov-Korsakov: “My maternal great-grandfather. № 2—3. Ч II. New York: State University of New York Press. p. Блаватская…». There were thousands books for alchemy.246.: Дроздов. А. 3. Мое отрочество. Письма друзьям и сотрудникам. Сапов. 15. Перев. Блаватской. ^ Volume I. — 2-е издание. C. Helena P. Крэнстон «Е. 14. 194—199. 1882 H. Е. К. Сильвия при участии Уильям. Prince Pavel Vasilievich Dolgoruky. П. С. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер. Ч. Ч. С. Маслина / В. Ч. Желиховская. Mead. Д. XI 16.S. — Пенза: Министерство культуры Пензенской области. Блаватская.II. 11. ^ 1891 England Census. доп.. — РигаМосква: ЛИГАТМА. I. 240 12. Ф. Е. 1995 13. Вишневский. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky // Lucifer. ^ a b . 56. ^ 46. 1994—1997 4.204. ^ Фадеев. VIII. 1999. Елена Петровна Блаватская. С. — С. P.I. Сильвия при участии Уильям.: Республика. 249. а также: Крэнстон. В. ^ In the letter from March 1. (Биографический очерк) 17. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. ред. Millener. 23. ^ a b См.219 6. C. 2002. М. had an unusual library. ^ Фадеев. 1999.I. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. The Theosophist. II. ред. ^ Некрасова. 129 8. 50-51. 66. 560-1 9. 1994. Blavatsky wrote to Prince A. Писарева. ^ Фадеев. — С. Фадеев. 368—369. I have read it with great interest before fifteen” / Блаватская Е. Helena Blavatsky. ^ Jelihovsky. Кэри. ^ a b Крэнстон. Пенза») 5. П.: Большая Российская энциклопедия (размещено на сайте телеканала «Россия. 28 10. — ISBN 1-55643-457-X. доп. С англ.

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

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

p. 47. 59. in stones. 573–4. to be regarded.because we do not perceive any signs—which we can recognise—of consciousness.). and Atoms"]. ^ Blavatsky 2002. 15 [Volume I: "Proem"].. Religion. "Matter is Spirit. Dialogue Between Two Editors on Astral Bodies. pp. ^ The Secret Doctrine. 50. "Our globe is subject to seven periodical entire changes which go pari passu with the races . ^ 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. [Emphasis in original].. 329. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ Blavatsky 1888. three occasioned by the change in the inclination of the earth's axis . and Philosophy (Original from Harvard University (2 volumes) ed. . pp. 170–190. pp. 523. 48. p. 54. ^ Blavatsky.. p. ^ Blavatsky 1888. p. pp. Occult data show that even since the time of the regular establishment of the Zodiacal calculations in Egypt. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science. 45. 17 [Volume I: "Proem"].000. Monads. More accurate terms according to Blavatsky would be the notions of "subject" (spirit) and "object" (matter). 206 [Volume I: "Stanza VI – Continued. 89. 51. Blavatsky 1888. ^ H. say. 36 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe"]. but as the two facets or aspects of the Absolute". ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893). or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. the poles have been thrice inverted. as there is no 'Blind' or 'Unconscious' Law".. There is no such thing as either 'dead' or 'blind' matter..000. p. not as independent realities. vol 1. Retrieved on: 2011-12-17.. Theosophical Publishing Society. Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter are. ^ Blavatsky 1888. "Gods. 274–275 [Volume I]. 52. p.. Subject and Object. Blavatsky 1888. ^ The terms "spirit" and "matter" have uncommon meanings in Theosophy. Pages 272-274 49. 2. 217-226 55. P. Theosophical Symbolism. Blavatsky states that each complete cycle lasts 311. the Universe and the Deity which informs it are unthinkable apart from each other". pp. absolute reality. standing in as two aspects of the single. They cover the complicated Monad doctrine in some detail]. The Path 1. 53.000 years.. and vice versa . ^ Blavatsky 1888. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. 43 [Volume I: "Stanza I. Theosophical University Press Online. Astral Bodies. p. "But once that we pass in thought from this (to us) Absolute Negation. [Emphasis in original] 57. 58. however. p 129–130.. 353 [Volume II].040. 51. 44. Blavatsky. [Information about the Monads in this section is almost exlusively based on these two chapters. 610–633 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"." [All emphasis in original]. Volume 1. 179 [Volume I]. 217-220 56. ^ Blavatsky 1888.. 90–93. One of the reasons for the "Root" appelation is in order to account for constituent evolutionary paths called "sub-races". H.P. duality supervenes in the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter. pp.. ^ Nilakant (May 1886).. 6"] 46. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ Blavatsky 2002. are always followed by [climatic] vicissitudes . we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there."]. such changes in the axial direction .

195-6 71.60. P. 64. The Theosophical Glossary. . "And when we say human.. ^ In the Light of Theosophy 67. ^ The Secret Doctrine. as have the others. pp. 158–159 [Volume I]. like the globe on which it lives. 39 73. pp. 61.249 68. Up to this fourth Life-Cycle. through seven Rounds..000. and huge mountain chains arose where there had been none before. ^ The Secret Doctrine.000 years". [Emphasis in original]. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Humanity appeared on this Earth. ^ Blavatsky 1888. During the three Rounds to come. so to say. this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity. ^ The Key to Theosophy.II. p. 1892. 434 [Volume II]. Religion and Philosophy. Humanity.. the [now human] MONAD had passed through. p. Vol. 63. since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. but to the mortals that inhabit any world.II. p. every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature [mineral. Hence every sidereal body." [All emphasis in original]. will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form . it is referred to as 'humanity' only for lack of a more appropriate term. Religion and Philosophy." [Emphasis in original]. during the last three it gradually returns to its first ethereal form: it is spiritualised... whether visible or invisible. when the old continents — save the first one — were sucked in by the oceans. it forms and consolidates. Our Earth . Vol. i.au/world/8481790/girl-covered-in-hair-adoptedby-grandfather 70. 445–446 [Volume II: "Conclusion"]. Vol. to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit. there have already been four such axial disturbances.. ^ a b The Secret Doctrine. "Since . every planet. p.e.. H. . Religion and Philosophy. the Synthesis of Science.271-273. pp. ^ http://news. other lands appeared. 66. the Synthesis of Science. ^ Blavatsky.. is credited with six companion globes. . Religion and Philosophy. like every other atom in the Universe. Its Humanity develops fully only in the Fourth—our present Round.200 69. p. The face of the Globe was completely changed each time". "Now our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence — as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem — about 1. Man tends to become a God and then—GOD. and animal] during the three preceding Rounds. During the first three.com. journeyed and been imprisoned in... as we have now. The evolution of life proceeds on these seven globes or bodies from the 1st to the 7th in Seven ROUNDS or Seven Cycles. 62. ^ Blavatsky 1888. the Synthesis of Science. ^ The Secret Doctrine.. Vol. p. ^ Blavatsky 1888.I. . 184 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"]. vegetable. 106 [Volume I]. "As shown. p. has to live.181 72. 65.. p.ninemsn. during the fourth it settles and hardens. pp. 330 [Volume II].. ^ Blavatsky 1888. the Synthesis of Science. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 1890. .II. 2nd ed.." [Emphasis in original]. "Everything in the metaphysical as in the physical Universe is septenary..

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