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

P.7.3. Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev.8 Rounds and Races  3.6 Esotericism and Symbolism Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4.7 Science o 4. H.7 Septenary Systems  3.7. Blavatsky’s grandfather .8 Art.5 Anthropogenesis 3.3.4 Ariosophy o 4.3 Anthroposophy o 4.6 Scholarship o 4.3. music and literature  4.1 Following o 4.2 Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.1 Seven Cosmic Planes     • 3.8.1 Leo Tolstoy  4.5 New Age Movement o 4.2 Indian Independence Movement o 4.2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.P.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

but only to beget another higher race on the ascending cycle.000 members while in the US the 2008 membership was reported at around 3. Hume was particularly involved in the founding of the Indian National Congress. Such is the course of Nature under the sway of KARMIC LAW: of the ever present and the ever-becoming Nature. perform its appointed cycle-pilgrimage. to change. Annie Besant and others. caste or colour". 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". like some individual men.[75] Influence Following During the 1920s the Theosophical Society Adyar had around 7. disagreed with the Adyar-based international leadership of the Society over several doctrinal matters including the so-called World Teacher Project (see above). race after race. the Indian section in 2008 was said to have around 13.900.“ Thus will mankind. including Allan Octavian Hume.[74] ” The first aim of the Theosophical Society she founded is "To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. vanish from the human family without even leaving a trace behind.000 members in the USA. Ariosophy Austrian/German ultra-nationalist Guido von List and his followers such as Lanz von Liebenfels. [76] According to a Theosophical source. while a series of other less favoured groups — the failures of nature — will. Climates will. which he called Anthroposophy through a new organization. Steiner left the Theosophical Society in 1913 to promote his own Theosophy-influenced philosophy. creed. selectively mixed Theosophical doctrine on the evolution of Humanity and on . Anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner.[77] Indian Independence Movement Some early members of the Theosophical Society were closely linked to the Indian independence movement. sex. the great majority of German-speaking Theosophists joined him in the new group. and have already begun. each tropical year after the other dropping one sub-race. the Anthroposophical Society. without distinction of race. head of the German branch of the Theosophical Society in the early part of the 20th-century.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

59.. p. 43 [Volume I: "Stanza I. Occult data show that even since the time of the regular establishment of the Zodiacal calculations in Egypt. There is no such thing as either 'dead' or 'blind' matter. are always followed by [climatic] vicissitudes . ^ Blavatsky 1888. in stones. p. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 51. 89. such changes in the axial direction . Dialogue Between Two Editors on Astral Bodies.. Monads. Religion. three occasioned by the change in the inclination of the earth's axis .. 48. pp.. "Gods. but as the two facets or aspects of the Absolute". ^ The Secret Doctrine. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. The Path 1. absolute reality. 179 [Volume I]. 329.... p. p 129–130. Astral Bodies. 53. 47. 50. [Emphasis in original] 57. P.040. 36 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe"]. p. vol 1. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ Blavatsky 2002. Volume 1. p. standing in as two aspects of the single. ^ The terms "spirit" and "matter" have uncommon meanings in Theosophy. pp.. pp. 353 [Volume II]. the poles have been thrice inverted. 274–275 [Volume I]. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Blavatsky states that each complete cycle lasts 311. ^ Nilakant (May 1886). Theosophical Publishing Society.).000. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. 610–633 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads". ^ Blavatsky 2002. 217-220 56. 206 [Volume I: "Stanza VI – Continued. as there is no 'Blind' or 'Unconscious' Law".because we do not perceive any signs—which we can recognise—of consciousness. ^ H. More accurate terms according to Blavatsky would be the notions of "subject" (spirit) and "object" (matter).000.000 years. Pages 272-274 49. . 45. say. 217-226 55.. Blavatsky 1888.. duality supervenes in the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter."]. ^ Blavatsky. pp.P. ^ Blavatsky 1888. pp. 2. not as independent realities. H." [All emphasis in original]. "Our globe is subject to seven periodical entire changes which go pari passu with the races . Subject and Object.. however. 17 [Volume I: "Proem"]. and Atoms"]. 52. ^ Blavatsky 1888. we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there. Theosophical University Press Online. "Matter is Spirit. One of the reasons for the "Root" appelation is in order to account for constituent evolutionary paths called "sub-races". 58. Blavatsky 1888. 170–190. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893). p. 90–93. pp. 523. [Information about the Monads in this section is almost exlusively based on these two chapters. ^ Blavatsky 1888.. Retrieved on: 2011-12-17. ^ 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. and Philosophy (Original from Harvard University (2 volumes) ed. 573–4. Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter are. 54. to be regarded. p. 15 [Volume I: "Proem"]. Theosophical Symbolism. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science. [Emphasis in original]. 51. "But once that we pass in thought from this (to us) Absolute Negation. 44. 6"] 46. They cover the complicated Monad doctrine in some detail]. the Universe and the Deity which informs it are unthinkable apart from each other". Blavatsky. and vice versa .

p.. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 66. as have the others.. Religion and Philosophy. through seven Rounds. the Synthesis of Science. since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. Vol. ^ The Secret Doctrine. Man tends to become a God and then—GOD...II. this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity. and animal] during the three preceding Rounds. Hence every sidereal body. Vol. Up to this fourth Life-Cycle.au/world/8481790/girl-covered-in-hair-adoptedby-grandfather 70. during the last three it gradually returns to its first ethereal form: it is spiritualised. the Synthesis of Science. ^ In the Light of Theosophy 67.II. other lands appeared. pp. whether visible or invisible." [Emphasis in original]. During the first three.. "And when we say human.. "Now our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence — as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem — about 1. 1890.com. 39 years". . 106 [Volume I]. p. i. ^ Blavatsky 1888. p. the Synthesis of Science. ^ Blavatsky 1888. The face of the Globe was completely changed each time". 2nd ed. it forms and consolidates. ^ Blavatsky. 61. 63. . Our Earth .e.195-6 71. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Religion and Philosophy. Religion and Philosophy. Humanity. 158–159 [Volume I]. 1892.249 68. ^ http://news. H. ^ Blavatsky 1888.181 72. ^ The Secret Doctrine. ^ The Key to Theosophy.. when the old continents — save the first one — were sucked in by the oceans. is credited with six companion globes. the Synthesis of Science... During the three Rounds to come. pp. The evolution of life proceeds on these seven globes or bodies from the 1st to the 7th in Seven ROUNDS or Seven Cycles. P. like the globe on which it lives. 330 [Volume II]. Vol. and huge mountain chains arose where there had been none before.. 62.ninemsn. ^ a b The Secret Doctrine. will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form . "Since . the [now human] MONAD had passed through. there have already been four such axial disturbances.." [All emphasis in original]. p. 64. as we have now. Religion and Philosophy. . [Emphasis in original]. pp. 184 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"]. 445–446 [Volume II: "Conclusion"]. ^ The Secret Doctrine. vegetable. 434 [Volume II].II. it is referred to as 'humanity' only for lack of a more appropriate term. "Everything in the metaphysical as in the physical Universe is septenary.271-273.. p. to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit. p. p.. The Theosophical Glossary. Vol. but to the mortals that inhabit any world. p.. Its Humanity develops fully only in the Fourth—our present Round. has to live.200 69. every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature [mineral. "As shown.. ." [Emphasis in original]. every planet. Humanity appeared on this Earth. ^ Blavatsky 1888. during the fourth it settles and hardens. journeyed and been imprisoned in. pp. . so to say. like every other atom in the Universe. 65.I.

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