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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

    • 3.8 Art.7.6 Esotericism and Symbolism 3.4 Ariosophy o 4.7 Science o 4.3.3.P.3.2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.1 Seven Cosmic Planes  3.3.P.6 Scholarship o 4. Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev.3.8.3 Anthroposophy o 4.2 Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.8 Rounds and Races  3.1 Following o 4.3. Blavatsky’s grandfather .1 Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4.5 Anthropogenesis 3.8.1 Leo Tolstoy  4.2 Indian Independence Movement o 4.3. music and literature  4.7 Septenary Systems  3. H.5 New Age Movement o 4.8.7.

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

Blavatsky’s family by documents. belonged to the Grand Prince of Kiev. was the mother of the well-known Russian statesman.P. In the record of service of “Aleksey Fedorov Hahn’s son” (1751–1815) (H. in the same place. which is not connected with H. any documents supporting a relationship between H. Later. Boris Zirkoff. Hahn von Rottenstern-Hahn) have yet to be located.Zhelihovsky and Leonid Petrovich von Hahn). Governor of the fortress Kamenets-Podolsk) is mentioned as descended from “Eastland’s inhabitants.P. P. Zirkoff himself belongs to Hahn's family on the female side. was a general. Ekaterina Andreevna. H. According to the lineage of her father. Childhood and Youth Rostislav Andreevich Fadeyev. Their son. this cross passed into the hands of Helena Pavlovna and further to Sergei Witte. Blavatsky’s forefathers from father’s side) belonged to the Count von Hahn's family line from Basedov (Mecklenburg). this family is traceable back to the Carolingian dynasty and German knights and crusaders.P. in the family of well-known writer Helena . Blavatsky’s collected works pointed out that Hahn's family (H. Michael of Chernigov. during his daughter’s marriage had blessed his daughter and new son-in-law with an ancient cross which. St. Meanwhile. Lastly.P. The archives contain the documents supporting the existence of “Kraits-Commissioner” Johann Friedrich (Fyodor) Hahn who was born in 1719 at Narva died May 31. according to family legend. an editor and active promoter of theosophy.P. army writer and reformer. Sergei Witte. Peter Alekseevich Hahn. Their daughter. in the introduction to H. 1803. Sergei Witte wrote that his grandfather. The documents do not contain any information about the lineage or ties of relationship of the family.k. not Johann Friedrich but Johann August von Hahn. Rostislav Andreevich Fadeyev. at Yekaterinoslav (from 1926 Dnepropetrovsk). Helena Petrovna belongs to the Baltic-German family von Hahn.P.V. Blavatsky’s family and the Mecklenburg Counts von Hahn (a.a. youngest daughter Nadejda Andreevna became an active member of the Theosophical Society. According to information from another source.Blavatsky’s grandfather. Blavatsky’s uncle Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born on July 31 (August 12 for new style) 1831." His father had foreign citizenship and was KraitsCommissioner in the Eastland”. Dolgorukov. Note that B.

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

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

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

It is known. Greece and Eastern Europe.[22] Travels The next period of H. Later she gave several concerts in England and other countries. Blavatsky for the first time met her Teacher in Hyde Park at London. that at this time she learned to play piano with I. Rawson wrote: “ Her relation to her mission was highly impersonal because she often repeated: "This work is not my but he who sends me. It is known that Helena Blavatsky met Albert Rawson at Cairo. and together they leaved to travel over Egypt.A. after leaving the Middle East she began to travel Europe with her father. Blavatsky’s death. Rawson. N. Blavatsky told him about her future participation in the work which some day will serve to liberation of the human mind. widow of Sweden ambassador at London. In general. already a doctor of theology and doctor of law in Oxford described their meeting at Cairo. and from time to time he sent money to her. According to her memory. 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.place. on her birthday (August 12). At that time he was the student learned the art. Blavatsky’s reminiscences.P. Blavatsky made on August 12. 1851 In 1851. After H. Then she moved to Constantinople. Countess Konstanz Wachtmeister. After leaving England. Helena escaped from the husband and returned to her relatives. Drawing of H. well-known composer and virtuoso pianist. A. she saw the Teacher in her dreams. Blavatsky went to Canada.P. Blavatsky’s life is difficult for her biographers as she did not keep diaries and there was nobody with her to tell about these events." ” According to H.[21] Further. There she met a Russian countess Kiseleva. she was going to Odessa and sailed away from Poti to Kerch at English sailboat “Commodore”. a picture of a route and course of the travels is based mainly on Blavatsky’s own memories which sometimes contain chronological contradictions. Fadeyeva reported that over all her relatives the father only knows where his daughter is. Previously. then to Mexico. H.P. Soon after their wedding. Central . Mosheles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

except aum. Blavatsky described the planes according to these states of consciousness. Thus. for instance: the correspondence between the seasons of Earth and the process of a single human life. as there are seven fundamental forces in nature.[50] a common claim among Esoteric and mystical doctrines and religions." and "will be found and recognized in every religion. growth. and thus contains. the three first steps involving an apparent involution. and in which states of consciousness other than the commonly known can manifest. 4) the interlaced triangles. 3) the gnostic cross (near the serpent's head). and seven planes of being." She said that the "seven rays of the Chaldean Heptakis or Iao. The seal of the Society contains all of these symbols. through birth. the evolutionary "pilgrimage" proceeds cyclically through seven stages.S. so there are seven states of consciousness in which man can live. In her system. and. forming together "T. but there is a succession of seven Cosmic planes of existence. 5) the cruxansata (in the centre). composed of increasingly subtler forms of matter-energy. remember and have his being. adulthood and then decline and death.analogous correspondence between various aspects of reality. There are seven symbols of particular importance to the Society's symbology: 1) the seal of the Society."[52] Seven Cosmic Planes Main article: Planes of existence The Cosmos does not consist only of the physical plane that can be perceived with the five senses. the seven elemental powers. the doctrines its members follow.". 2) a serpent biting its tail. on the Gnostic stones" represent the seven large stars of the Egyptian "Great Bear" constellation. 6) the pin of the Society. and the Hindu "seven Rishis. the plane of the material and concrete . 7) Om (or aum)." 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. in symbolic form. composed of cruxansata and serpent entwined. for example. the sacred syllable of the Vedas. and the last three involving a progressive development."[49] Theosophy holds that the manifested universe is ordered by the number seven. think.[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. the fourth one being one of equilibrium. 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.

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

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

It may. She called the current Root-race. Nor was there ever a first man—whether Adam or Yima—but a first mankind.[61] The previous fourth Root race was at the midpoint of the sevenfold evolutionary cycle.[64] Human evolution is tied to the particular Round or planetary stage of evolution – the Monads informing humans in this Round were previously informing the third Round's animal class. which is developing on its appointed geologic/climatic period. 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.[66] The Secret Doctrine (II. the fifth one. or may not.".[59] At present. they first develop while the preceding Race is still dominant.[60] The continuing development of the Aryan stage has been taking place since about the middle of the Calabrian (about 1. which finalized to the form known to early 21st century medical science during the fourth Root race. Rounds may last hundreds of millions of years each. 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. humanity's evolution is at the fifth stage. for it) as humanity's dominant characteristic. while the third Root-race is denominated "Lemurian". Older races complete their evolutionary cycle and die out. be "mitigated polygenism. A component of that investment was the gradual appearance of contemporary human physiology.[67] The present Root-race was preceded by the fourth one. each stage occurring mostly in a different supercontinent – these continents are actually. She described the Aryan Root-race in the following way: .others in stages that last millions of years. the present fifth Root race will in time evolve into the more advanced spiritually sixth. The appearance of Root races is not strictly serial. "Aryan. signifying the gradual reemergence of spiritualized consciousness (and of the proper forms. the so-called Aryan Root race. A Root-race is the archetype from which spring all the races that form humanity in a particular evolutionary cycle. Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine argued for polygenism —"the simultaneous evolution of seven human groups on seven different portions of our globe".000 years ago). 610) states: Mankind did not issue from one solitary couple. Theosophy states that Earth is currently in the fourth Round of the planet's own sevenfold development.[63] Humanity's evolution is a subset of planetary evolution. which developed in Atlantis. the point in which the "human" Monad became fully vested in the increasingly complex and dense forms that developed for it. and will "migrate" to a different class of entities in the fifth Round.[62] The current fifth stage is on the ascending arc. or "vehicles"." Once that both creation ex nihilo—an absurdity—and a superhuman Creator or creators—a fact —are made away with by science. itself a subject of Theosophy's Esoteric cosmology. which is described in the doctrine of Rounds. according to Theosophy co-evolving geological and climatic stages.000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blavatsky «I admire a great spirit and fiery heart of our great compatriot. philosopher and scientist «Whatever the critics said about m-me Blavatsky or colonel Olcott or d-r Bezant. was unjustly condemned. we have heard again that some people do not read books but at once. new study concludes. Eternal glory to her! — Helena Roerich. [189]."[104] René Guénon wrote a detailed critique of Theosophy titled Theosophy: history of a pseudoreligion (1921).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. Carroll wrote that Blavatsky had faked a materialization of a tea cup and saucer as well as written the messages from her masters herself. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is really our national pride. their contribution to development of humanism will already be very important». philosopher .[107] Scientists and cultural workers about H. It is sad that certain people wish to fight but only at all not there where their struggle is needed.[106] Mattias Gardell in Gods of the blood: the pagan revival and white separatism (2003) has documented how the Aryan race ideas of Blavatsky and other Theosophists have influenced esoteric racialist groups such as Ariosophy and scientific racism. past president of The Royal Photographic Society and formerly Research Manager to Thomas De La Rue. an expert on forgery. one of the leaders and ideologists of the movement for India independence. — Nicholas Roerich. as follows: "Madame Blavatsky. In the book Guenon claimed that Blavatsky had acquired all her knowledge naturally from other books not from any supernatural masters. a Russian painter.Harrison. 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. — Mahatma Gandhi. cofounder of the Theosophical Society. the more necessary it is now. Blavatsky]. Eliphas Levi. Recently. they say gloatingly and with injustice of ignorance about that they do not know and do not wish to know. a Russian philosopher «The more of just and good words will be said about a Great Russian woman [H. Helena Ivanovna [Roerich] is convinced that an institute named after H. Blavatsky will be established at her Motherland». and I know that in future Russia her name will be put up to the proper mark of honoring.P. She was a great Martyr for the Light and True. the Kabbala and other Hermetic treatises. 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.P.

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

weird and science fiction books published in the English language. House. René (2001). H. H.Her many articles have been collected in the Collected Writings of H. An alternative link is: http://collectedwritings. Theosophical University Press. Charles J. The esoteric world of Madame Blavatsky : insights into the life of a modern sphinx. ISBN 978-0-399-12376-4 Ryan. a bibliography of fantasy. H. The lady with the magic eyes : Madame Blavatsky.P. Marion (1980). Vernon (1997). Everett Franklin (1948).P.net This series has 15 numbered volumes including the index. Books about Blavatsky • • • • • • • • • • • Bleiler. S L (1994) [1993]. ISBN 978-155700-090-3 Solovyov. House. A Quest book. Theosophical Pub. Grace F (1937). retrieved 2009-11-26 Hanson. the woman behind the myth. Theosophical University Press. Madame Blavatsky. Theosophy : history of a pseudo-religion. A Modern Priestess of Isis London Symonds. OCLC 1113926 Caldwell. ISBN 978-0-900588-80-8. Blavatsky. Virginia (1988). HPB : the extraordinary life and influence of Helena Blavatsky. Chicago. founder of the modern Theosophical movement. ISBN 978-1-4254-8709-6 Thibaux.P. Edition 1. Putnam. Theosophical Pub. Shasta Publishers. The checklist of fantastic literature. Blavatsky and the SPR : an examination of the Hodgson report of 1885. Blavatsky and The secret doctrine. Sophia Perennis. P. Blavatsky and the theosophical movement : a brief historical sketch. Daniel H (2000). ISBN 978-0-8356-0794-0 Cranston. Vsevolod Sergyeevich (1895). Héléna Blavatsky. Putnam. Jean-Michel (1992) [1992]. retrieved 2009-11-26 Harrison. medium and magician. les sept esprits de la révolte. close associate of Blavatsky. ISBN 2-86391-500-2 See also • • • • • • • • • • • Anthroposophy Coulomb Affair Hodgson Report Isis Unveiled Jiddu Krishnamurti Koot Hoomi Morya Schola Philosophicae Initiationis Thevetat Tulpa Violet Tweedale. John (2006) [1959]. Kessinger Pub. Knoche. retrieved 2009-11-26 Meade. . ISBN 978-087477-769-7 Guénon. ISBN 978-1-55700-118-4. ISBN 978-0-8356-0630-1.

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

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

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

" [All emphasis in original]. 51. There is no such thing as either 'dead' or 'blind' matter. p. 89. pp. Blavatsky states that each complete cycle lasts 311. ^ Blavatsky 1888.. 44. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Retrieved on: 2011-12-17. standing in as two aspects of the single. Theosophical Publishing Society.. ^ The concept of race in this case and Theosophy in general has a different meaning than the one given by early 21st-century Anthropology and Sociology. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 43 [Volume I: "Stanza I. are always followed by [climatic] vicissitudes . Blavatsky. p.000 years. but as the two facets or aspects of the Absolute". 206 [Volume I: "Stanza VI – Continued. 47. 58. 179 [Volume I]. 53. 36 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe"]. H. ^ Blavatsky 1888. pp. such changes in the axial direction . Astral Bodies.. not as independent realities. and Atoms"]. and vice versa . pp.000. p. pp.). pp. the Universe and the Deity which informs it are unthinkable apart from each other"."]. P. 523. Occult data show that even since the time of the regular establishment of the Zodiacal calculations in Egypt. 610–633 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads". Blavatsky 1888. vol 1. p. we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there. as there is no 'Blind' or 'Unconscious' Law".000. p. Pages 272-274 49. 573–4. 2.040... ^ The terms "spirit" and "matter" have uncommon meanings in Theosophy.. three occasioned by the change in the inclination of the earth's axis . "But once that we pass in thought from this (to us) Absolute Negation. They cover the complicated Monad doctrine in some detail]. Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter are. [Information about the Monads in this section is almost exlusively based on these two chapters. pp. [Emphasis in original]. p. duality supervenes in the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter.. Volume 1. ^ Blavatsky. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ Nilakant (May 1886). to be regarded. 48. 217-226 55. 15 [Volume I: "Proem"].P. Monads. ^ The Secret Doctrine. 217-220 56. ^ Blavatsky 2002.. Subject and Object. ^ Blavatsky 1888. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science. ^ H. One of the reasons for the "Root" appelation is in order to account for constituent evolutionary paths called "sub-races". 170–190. 45. "Matter is Spirit. 17 [Volume I: "Proem"]. the poles have been thrice inverted. Dialogue Between Two Editors on Astral Bodies. "Gods. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. 6"] 46. 90–93. Theosophical University Press Online.. 274–275 [Volume I]. Religion. absolute reality.. Blavatsky 1888. Theosophical Symbolism.because we do not perceive any signs—which we can recognise—of consciousness. and Philosophy (Original from Harvard University (2 volumes) ed. 50. 329. say. 353 [Volume II]. p 129–130. 51. p. 59. in stones. More accurate terms according to Blavatsky would be the notions of "subject" (spirit) and "object" (matter). The Path 1. "Our globe is subject to seven periodical entire changes which go pari passu with the races . ^ Blavatsky 2002. however.. .. [Emphasis in original] 57. 54. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893). 52. ^ Blavatsky 1888.

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

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