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

8 Rounds and Races  3.3.5 Anthropogenesis 3.P.3.3. H.3.8.5 New Age Movement o 4.3.1 Leo Tolstoy  4. music and literature  4.3.2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.4 Ariosophy o 4.P.    • 3.6 Esotericism and Symbolism 3.1 Following o 4.7 Septenary Systems  3.3 Anthroposophy o 4.6 Scholarship o 4.7. Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev. Indian Independence Movement o 4.7.7 Science o 4.8 Art.1 Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4. Blavatsky’s grandfather .2 Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.1 Seven Cosmic Planes  3.

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

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

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

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

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

Then she moved to Constantinople. H.[22] Travels The next period of H. on her birthday (August 12). There she met a Russian countess Kiseleva. At that time he was the student learned the art. remembered the details of this talk in which Teacher said that he "needs her participation in the work he is going to undertake" and "she will live three years at Tibet to prepare to carry out this important mission. Later she gave several concerts in England and other countries. she was going to Odessa and sailed away from Poti to Kerch at English sailboat “Commodore”. Previously. well-known composer and virtuoso pianist. According to her memory. Mosheles. After H. and from time to time he sent money to her. Blavatsky made on August 12. Countess Konstanz Wachtmeister.A. Rawson. 1851 In 1851. Drawing of H. widow of Sweden ambassador at London. 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 for the first time met her Teacher in Hyde Park at London. after leaving the Middle East she began to travel Europe with her father. After leaving England. Soon after their wedding.P.P. It is known that Helena Blavatsky met Albert Rawson at Cairo. Blavatsky told him about her future participation in the work which some day will serve to liberation of the human mind. and together they leaved to travel over Egypt. In general. It is known. Blavatsky went to Canada. N. A. Greece and Eastern Europe. already a doctor of theology and doctor of law in Oxford described their meeting at Cairo. Central . then to Mexico." ” According to H. 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. Blavatsky’s death.[21] Further. Fadeyeva reported that over all her relatives the father only knows where his daughter is. that at this time she learned to play piano with I. Helena escaped from the husband and returned to her relatives. a picture of a route and course of the travels is based mainly on Blavatsky’s own memories which sometimes contain chronological contradictions. Blavatsky’s reminiscences.place.P. she saw the Teacher in her dreams.

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

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

According to the biographers. In a letter. Blavatsky.). but V. published for the request of Panchen Lama IX in 1927 by Chinese society for Buddhism study at Peking. according to H. capital of Tibet. P. Jelihovsky affirmed the follows: "It is reliably that she (Blavatsky) sometimes was at Lhasa. this author has undisputable proofs that she was well acquainted with the highest lamaist teaching. 411.2. founder and President of the World Buddhist brotherhood. 1991 she wrote to M. p. 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". In 1927. v. v.D.H. A book "The Voice of the Silence".Y. This is a large wooden building in China style looking like to pagoda located between lake and a nice river". 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. and also at Shigatse. Samdup believed that in spite of malevolent critics of Blavatsky’s works. S.628). Suzuki supposes that . 617. Hillis-Billing that the house of Teacher K. reports that H. In the letter from October 2. please see about this in H.1. H.P. Late lama K. Blavatsky’s path laid to Tashilunpo monastery (near Shigatse). Her living stories about this proved that for me many times". He helps Blavatsky to get to several lamaseries where any European was not before her. it is not known would she was at Lhasa in that time.According to biographers. 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. Cranston asserts that.H. "is in the region of Karakoram mountains beyond Ladakh which is at minor Tibet and related now to Kashmir.P. she depicted her correspondent a solitary temple of Tashi Lama near Shigatse. and for this she needs to get an initiation". T. Thus.P.238. Doctor Malalasekera. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” (London. main Tibetan religious centre … and at Karakoram mountains in Kunlun Shan. wrote about Blavatsky in a monumental "Buddhism Encyclopedia": "Her acquaintance with Tibetan Buddhism and also with esoteric Buddhism practices is indubitable".P. Japan philosopher and Buddhologist D. Blavatsky has conducted in the home of her Teacher Koot Hoomi (K. 1888. one of the eminent explorers of Tibet and its philosophy W. last period of her living at Tibet H.

Blavatsky came to Odessa through Syria. Blavatsky saw a poor woman with two children which can not to pay the fare. On April 1873. However. … In the main. Blavatsky began to travel through Middle East. Olcott and Countess K. she purchased a ticket to New York. In 1871. Blavatsky escaped but lost her luggage and money.H. Blavatsky. S. ” After almost three years living at Tibet.P. On July 1872. In the end of July. after leaving of Cairo.P. In 1871. Blavatsky arrived to Cairo where she has founded a Spiritualistic society (Societe Sirite) aimed on studying of mental phenomena. I was surprised by her colossal talent to grasp any thing very quickly. <…> firstly opened a shop and factory for ink and then a flower shop (for artificial flowers).Yu. she . H. she was very not unkindly woman. 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. during the travel from Piraeus to Egypt at the ship "Evnomia" the powder magazine blew up and the ship was destroyed. Palestine and Constantinople where she lived during nine months. … When I make the acquaintance of her. H. At this time she often visited my mother. Blavatsky moved from Odessa to Bucharest to visit her friend. Witte remembered that Blavatsky "when settled at Odessa. Blavatsky somehow or other was initiated into deeper propositions of the Mahayana teaching". Vahtmeister reported that when H. soon the society turned out in centre of financial scandal and was disbanded. Then she came to Paris where she lived with her first cousin Nikolai Hahn. Thirty passengers died. 1876-1878 “ "undoubtedly Ms.P. Then she visited Cyprus and Greece.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

had an unusual library. П. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky / Ed. 1994—1997 4. 194—199. ^ Фадеев. 2002. Helena Blavatsky. доп. М. № 2—3.219 6. 560-1 9. 1882 H.204. — Пенза: Министерство культуры Пензенской области.: Большая Российская энциклопедия (размещено на сайте телеканала «Россия. С. — С. Richard-Nafarre N. С. ^ Блаватская Елена Петровна // Русская философия: словарь/Под общ. Blavatsky wrote to Prince A. ^ a b Светлана Кайдаш «Елена Блаватская в России» // «Утренняя звезда» — научно-художественный иллюстрированный альманах Международного Центра Рерихов. Ф. 50-51. Гл. ^ С. ^ Долгорукий (Долгоруков) Павел Васильевич // «Пензенская энциклопедия» / Гл. Ч II. Millener. 11. ^ Volume I. — С. 1999. The Theosophist. ^ a b . 1995 13. Личные мемуары Е.. Елена Петровна Блаватская. Сборник. The Theosophist. С. С. 14. Кэри. П. Ч. В. на русский. by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. — Albany.I. New York: State University of New York Press. ^ a b См. 129 8. p. Ч. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. — North Atlantic Books. — М. Сапов. М. 28 10. Сильвия при участии Уильям. Сильвия при участии Уильям.246. Д. 66.M. 23. П. I. С. ^ Некрасова. G. Фадеев. ^ Желиховская. Блаватской. Блаватская. 15. 1994. — P. С. ред. Желиховская. Перев. Authoress. Кэри.S. — P. page 89 2. I have read it with great interest before fifteen” / Блаватская Е. — ISBN 1-55643-457-X. Mead. C. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky // Lucifer. XI 16. Е. ^ Jelihovsky. — 2-е издание. — М. П. 368—369. II. C. П.: Республика.: Дроздов. showing a household including "Constance Wachtmeister Manager of Publishing Office. Блаватская…». Писарева. Маслина / В. 240 12. Isabel Oakley.20—21 7. ^ Фадеев. С англ. ^ In the letter from March 1. доп. 1999.References 1. Пенза») 5. P. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер. ^ Sinnet A. — РигаМосква: ЛИГАТМА.P. П. 249. 2004. 19. Helena P. ^ 1891 England Census. Ч. The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky and the Myth of the Great White Lodge. ^ 46. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 18. (Биографический очерк) 17. а также: Крэнстон. 3. Крэнстон «Е. Мое отрочество. — 2-е издание. C.I.II. Ч. ^ Фадеев. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. Е. ^ a b Крэнстон. Нэф М. 56. Author Journalist. P. ред. Вишневский. 364—366. Johnson P. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество .R. There were thousands books for alchemy. Письма друзьям и сотрудникам. Е. and others" 3. magic and other occult sciences. К. Dondukov-Korsakov: “My maternal great-grandfather. А. VIII. — С. Blavatsky. Prince Pavel Vasilievich Dolgoruky.

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

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

as there is no 'Blind' or 'Unconscious' Law". Theosophical University Press Online." [All emphasis in original]. such changes in the axial direction . 51. 6"] 46. and vice versa . we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there. absolute reality. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science. however. Retrieved on: 2011-12-17. 36 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe"]. 89. the Universe and the Deity which informs it are unthinkable apart from each other". 17 [Volume I: "Proem"]. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 573–4. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Pages 272-274 49. 15 [Volume I: "Proem"]. [Emphasis in original] 57. Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter are.. say.000. 44. Monads. pp. duality supervenes in the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter. p. Volume 1. pp. They cover the complicated Monad doctrine in some detail]. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893). 58. p. vol 1. Blavatsky 1888. Theosophical Symbolism. Blavatsky 1888. 523.040. 170–190. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 179 [Volume I].. ^ Blavatsky 1888.. 50.000. p. standing in as two aspects of the single. H..000 years. p. ^ Nilakant (May 1886). 206 [Volume I: "Stanza VI – Continued. and Atoms"]. three occasioned by the change in the inclination of the earth's axis . Astral Bodies. 217-220 56. One of the reasons for the "Root" appelation is in order to account for constituent evolutionary paths called "sub-races". 2. are always followed by [climatic] vicissitudes . pp. but as the two facets or aspects of the Absolute". the poles have been thrice inverted. 53. ^ H. Blavatsky. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ The terms "spirit" and "matter" have uncommon meanings in Theosophy. 48.. 329. Theosophical Publishing Society. 52.. .. to be regarded. [Emphasis in original]. ^ The Secret Doctrine. and Philosophy (Original from Harvard University (2 volumes) ed. Dialogue Between Two Editors on Astral Bodies. 59. 51. 353 [Volume II]. 217-226 55. Occult data show that even since the time of the regular establishment of the Zodiacal calculations in Egypt.. P.. ^ Blavatsky 1888. "Gods.. More accurate terms according to Blavatsky would be the notions of "subject" (spirit) and "object" (matter). p. 90–93. Blavatsky states that each complete cycle lasts 311. ^ 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. "Matter is Spirit.because we do not perceive any signs—which we can recognise—of consciousness. [Information about the Monads in this section is almost exlusively based on these two chapters. Subject and Object.. ^ Blavatsky 1888. pp. 43 [Volume I: "Stanza I."]. 45. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. 610–633 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads". p. "But once that we pass in thought from this (to us) Absolute Negation. pp. p 129–130.. ^ Blavatsky 2002. 47.P. "Our globe is subject to seven periodical entire changes which go pari passu with the races . 54. ^ Blavatsky 2002. 274–275 [Volume I]. The Path 1. Religion. p. There is no such thing as either 'dead' or 'blind' matter. not as independent realities. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X.). in stones. pp. ^ Blavatsky.

^ http://news. pp. Vol. "Now our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence — as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem — about 1.II. ^ The Secret Doctrine.60. ^ Blavatsky 1888. whether visible or invisible.." [Emphasis in original]. and animal] during the three preceding Rounds. so to say. ^ Blavatsky.. . . 330 [Volume II]. 1892. . ^ Blavatsky 1888. 66. the [now human] MONAD had passed through. p.. ^ a b The Secret Doctrine. Our Earth . it forms and consolidates. p. Religion and Philosophy.. every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature [mineral. there have already been four such axial disturbances. like every other atom in the Universe. journeyed and been imprisoned in. the Synthesis of Science.e. Vol.181 72. the Synthesis of Science.000 years". Religion and Philosophy. "As shown. 39 73. "Since ." [All emphasis in original]. i.." [Emphasis in original]. 445–446 [Volume II: "Conclusion"]. when the old continents — save the first one — were sucked in by the oceans. p.au/world/8481790/girl-covered-in-hair-adoptedby-grandfather 70.. vegetable. pp.200 69. every planet. as we have now. ^ The Secret Doctrine..249 68..II. the Synthesis of Science. [Emphasis in original]. during the last three it gradually returns to its first ethereal form: it is spiritualised.I. since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. p.. Up to this fourth Life-Cycle. Vol.271-273. p. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 2nd ed. Its Humanity develops fully only in the Fourth—our present Round.000. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Man tends to become a God and then—GOD. . as have the others.. Hence every sidereal body. during the fourth it settles and hardens. 63. has to live. p. to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit. Religion and Philosophy. 106 [Volume I]. 65. will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form . Humanity appeared on this Earth... 158–159 [Volume I]. through seven Rounds. ^ The Secret Doctrine.com. 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. . 184 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"]. p. Humanity. this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity..II. The evolution of life proceeds on these seven globes or bodies from the 1st to the 7th in Seven ROUNDS or Seven Cycles.ninemsn. ^ Blavatsky 1888. pp. During the three Rounds to come. P. the Synthesis of Science. 61. other lands appeared. like the globe on which it lives. is credited with six companion globes.. During the first three. ^ The Key to Theosophy. 62. "Everything in the metaphysical as in the physical Universe is septenary. The face of the Globe was completely changed each time". but to the mortals that inhabit any world. 64. Vol. ^ In the Light of Theosophy 67. The Theosophical Glossary. pp.195-6 71. p.. Religion and Philosophy. 1890. H. "And when we say human. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 434 [Volume II].

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