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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  3.2.2.1 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  3.3.4.1 Items of Cosmogony

Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev.2 Indian Independence Movement o 4.7.3.3.3.1 Leo Tolstoy  4.8.3.P.8. H.2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.1 Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4.3.6 Scholarship o 4.3.5 Anthropogenesis 3.3 Anthroposophy o 4.8 Rounds and Races  3.4 Ariosophy o 4. Blavatsky’s grandfather . music and literature  4.7.2 Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.7 Septenary Systems  3.3.P.8 Art.1 Seven Cosmic Planes  3.7 Science o 4.    • 3.1 Following o 4.5 New Age Movement o 4.8.6 Esotericism and Symbolism 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

this author has undisputable proofs that she was well acquainted with the highest lamaist teaching.628). 411. p. Late lama K. please see about this in H. she depicted her correspondent a solitary temple of Tashi Lama near Shigatse. According to the biographers.D. Blavatsky has conducted in the home of her Teacher Koot Hoomi (K.P. Blavatsky.According to biographers. Suzuki supposes that . In 1927. v. S. In a letter. according to H. Blavatsky’s path laid to Tashilunpo monastery (near Shigatse). reports that H. but V. last period of her living at Tibet 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". Samdup believed that in spite of malevolent critics of Blavatsky’s works. 1888. T. H. Doctor Malalasekera. capital of Tibet.). one of the eminent explorers of Tibet and its philosophy W. He helps Blavatsky to get to several lamaseries where any European was not before her. Japan philosopher and Buddhologist D. Thus. Her living stories about this proved that for me many times". v. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” (London. Jelihovsky affirmed the follows: "It is reliably that she (Blavatsky) sometimes was at Lhasa. and for this she needs to get an initiation". 1991 she wrote to M.2.238. P. wrote about Blavatsky in a monumental "Buddhism Encyclopedia": "Her acquaintance with Tibetan Buddhism and also with esoteric Buddhism practices is indubitable".Y.P.1. "is in the region of Karakoram mountains beyond Ladakh which is at minor Tibet and related now to Kashmir. published for the request of Panchen Lama IX in 1927 by Chinese society for Buddhism study at Peking. 617. founder and President of the World Buddhist brotherhood.H. it is not known would she was at Lhasa in that time.P. This is a large wooden building in China style looking like to pagoda located between lake and a nice river". Hillis-Billing that the house of Teacher K. main Tibetan religious centre … and at Karakoram mountains in Kunlun Shan.H.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. Blavatsky during several years was studied in Tashilunpo and knew well Panchen Lama VIII Tenpay Vangchug. Blavatsky also confirmed her living at Tashilunpo and Shigatse. A book "The Voice of the Silence". and also at Shigatse. In the letter from October 2. Cranston asserts that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

p." 24." However... adopted by the Theosophical Society. ^ Wakoff 1998. that which is given. The secret teachings with regard to the Evolution of the Universal Kosmos cannot be given. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 20. The Theosophical Society. 250 ISBN 5-93975-062-1 22. Ч.основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер.. ^ The Key to Theosophy 29. Blavatsky 1888. ^ Some of the later works have become the focus of.. «Письма друзьям и сотрудникам». 1999. "Everything in the Universe follows analogy. Желиховская. Therefore. доп. ^ Blavatsky stated that in practical terms. ^ Sinnet A. ^ Olcott 1891. her Theosophical exposition concerned itself only "with our planetary System and what is visible around it"." 26. 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. lively discussion among leading proponents of theosophy. 57-59 23. p. Сборник. pp. 13 [Volume I: "Proem"]. с англ. на русский.. relates only to our visible Kosmos. 33. Ч. ^ Фадеев. C. Перев. ^ Societies and Organizations include. pp. Blavatsky 1888. "In other words —'THERE IS NO RELIGION (OR LAW) HIGHER THAN TRUTH'—'SATYÂT NÂSTI PARO DHARMAH'—the motto of the Maharajah of Benares. 30. ^ Theosophical Glossary. 25. ^ исьмо А. ^ Blavatsky 2002. XIV. and no assent to any formula of belief. .' as it is called. 364–365]. "Article I: Constitution: 4.. 28. p. ^ Theosophical Glossary. Multipage Encyclopedia entry includes a concise description of Theosophical philosophy in "[Section:] 2.77-79. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. xli [Volume I: Introduction]. 34. Моё отрочество. М. but every applicant and member must lie in sympathy with the effort to create the nucleus of an Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. but are not limited to: The Theosophical Society. — 2-е издание. See Theosophists. some of her statements have been unclear or contradictory on the subject and she often stressed. П. — С. and on occasion have led to serious doctrinal disputes. ^ Melton 1990. — С. The Theosophical Society is absolutely unsectarian. faith or creed shall be required as a qualification of membership. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. See Neo-Theosophy 32. С. 'As above. Pasadena [2]. 2002. Гл. P. 39–41.. so below'". "Bear in mind that the Stanzas given treat only of the Cosmogony of our own planetary System and what is visible around it. 177 [Volume I]. . xxv–xxvi [in "Introduction"]. . The United Lodge of Theosophists [3] 27. or have contributed to. p. Adyar [1]. Дондукову-Корсакову от 1 марта 1882 года // Блаватская Е. 638—639.. 274 21. II. . See Theosophia. II. ^ Blavatsky Articles 31. Theosophy and the Theosophical Society" [pp.. — М..

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

They cover the complicated Monad doctrine in some detail]. Blavatsky states that each complete cycle lasts 311. "Gods. 89. 51.. 51. pp. [Emphasis in original] 57.000. ^ The terms "spirit" and "matter" have uncommon meanings in Theosophy. Pages 272-274 49.000 years. 610–633 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads". ^ The Secret Doctrine. "Matter is Spirit. 36 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe"]. 59. 523.. The Path 1. pp. are always followed by [climatic] vicissitudes . Dialogue Between Two Editors on Astral Bodies.). 353 [Volume II]. 15 [Volume I: "Proem"].. ^ Blavatsky 1888. we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there.000. Theosophical Symbolism. 52. 47. "But once that we pass in thought from this (to us) Absolute Negation. 45. 217-226 55. such changes in the axial direction . ^ 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. Monads.. Astral Bodies. 58.. ^ Blavatsky 1888. vol 1. pp. however. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. 217-220 56. 44." [All emphasis in original]. More accurate terms according to Blavatsky would be the notions of "subject" (spirit) and "object" (matter). 90–93. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. Blavatsky. One of the reasons for the "Root" appelation is in order to account for constituent evolutionary paths called "sub-races". pp. and Philosophy (Original from Harvard University (2 volumes) ed. not as independent realities.P. the Universe and the Deity which informs it are unthinkable apart from each other". p. Blavatsky 1888. p 129–130. 274–275 [Volume I].. .because we do not perceive any signs—which we can recognise—of consciousness. Theosophical Publishing Society. three occasioned by the change in the inclination of the earth's axis . [Information about the Monads in this section is almost exlusively based on these two chapters. [Emphasis in original]. p.. duality supervenes in the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter. H. There is no such thing as either 'dead' or 'blind' matter. pp. ^ H. and vice versa . absolute reality. in stones. ^ Blavatsky 2002.. Religion. ^ Blavatsky 1888. p. ^ Blavatsky 2002. 17 [Volume I: "Proem"].. Occult data show that even since the time of the regular establishment of the Zodiacal calculations in Egypt. Volume 1. Subject and Object. ^ Nilakant (May 1886)."].040. "Our globe is subject to seven periodical entire changes which go pari passu with the races . P. 53. p. Blavatsky 1888. say. p. 206 [Volume I: "Stanza VI – Continued. the poles have been thrice inverted. to be regarded. Retrieved on: 2011-12-17. p. 50. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ Blavatsky 1888.. 573–4. ^ Blavatsky 1888. and Atoms"]. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Theosophical University Press Online. 48.. as there is no 'Blind' or 'Unconscious' Law". 179 [Volume I]. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science. but as the two facets or aspects of the Absolute". 2. ^ Blavatsky. 170–190. p. standing in as two aspects of the single. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893).. Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter are. pp. 6"] 46. 329. 43 [Volume I: "Stanza I. 54.

158–159 [Volume I]. "And when we say human. Up to this fourth Life-Cycle. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ http://news.II. like every other atom in the Universe.. p.II. ^ Blavatsky 1888. "Now our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence — as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem — about 1.. other lands appeared.181 72.. ^ The Secret Doctrine. Humanity appeared on this Earth. there have already been four such axial disturbances. Hence every sidereal body. is credited with six companion globes. [Emphasis in original]. The evolution of life proceeds on these seven globes or bodies from the 1st to the 7th in Seven ROUNDS or Seven Cycles. will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form .com. and animal] during the three preceding Rounds. Man tends to become a God and then—GOD.. 330 [Volume II]. .. this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity. as we have now. through seven Rounds. ^ Blavatsky 1888.. 62. ^ Blavatsky 1888. p.271-273. During the first three. ^ The Secret Doctrine. 39 73.. 66. ^ The Key to Theosophy. . Vol. H.ninemsn. ^ a b The Secret Doctrine. ^ In the Light of Theosophy 67. p. when the old continents — save the first one — were sucked in by the oceans. Religion and Philosophy. like the globe on which it lives. ^ Blavatsky.. "Since . Vol. "As shown.e.000 years".au/world/8481790/girl-covered-in-hair-adoptedby-grandfather 70. p. it forms and consolidates. whether visible or invisible. Vol.. Humanity. p. during the last three it gradually returns to its first ethereal form: it is spiritualised.. pp.60. Religion and Philosophy.." [All emphasis in original].. Religion and Philosophy. as have the others.II. every planet.249 68. P. 65.. The face of the Globe was completely changed each time". during the fourth it settles and hardens. 106 [Volume I]. 1890. ^ The Secret Doctrine." [Emphasis in original]. ^ Blavatsky 1888. every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature [mineral. the Synthesis of Science.195-6 71. Our Earth . Vol. . 64. 2nd ed. 445–446 [Volume II: "Conclusion"]. to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit.." [Emphasis in original]. . 184 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"]. the Synthesis of Science. "Everything in the metaphysical as in the physical Universe is septenary. so to say. p. 61. the Synthesis of Science. has to live.000. pp. Its Humanity develops fully only in the Fourth—our present Round. pp. the Synthesis of Science. since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. the [now human] MONAD had passed through.200 69.. journeyed and been imprisoned in. Religion and Philosophy.I. 434 [Volume II]. The Theosophical Glossary. 63. . vegetable. i. pp. p. p. and huge mountain chains arose where there had been none before. it is referred to as 'humanity' only for lack of a more appropriate term. but to the mortals that inhabit any world. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 1892. During the three Rounds to come.

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