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Helena von Hahn August 12, 1831 Born Yekaterinoslav, Russian Empire (now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) May 8, 1891 (aged 59) Died London, United Kingdom Era 19th-century philosophy School Theosophy
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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Russian: Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Ukrainian: Олена Петрівна Блаватська), (born as Helena von Hahn (Russian: Елена Петровна Ган, Ukrainian: Олена Петрівна Ган); 12 August [O.S. 31 July] 1831 – 8 May 1891) was a scholar of ancient wisdom literature who along with H.S Olcott and Anagarika Dharmapala was instrumental in the Western transmission and revival of Theravada Buddhism. In 1875 Blavatsky and Olcott established a research and publishing institute called the Theosophical Society. Blavatsky defined Theosophy as "the archaic Wisdom-Religion, the esoteric doctrine once known in every ancient country having claims to civilization."[1] Blavatsky's extensive research into the many different spiritual traditions of the world led to the publication of what is now considered her magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine, which collates and organizes the essence of these teachings into a comprehensive synthesis. Blavatsky saw herself as a missionary of this ancient knowledge and one of the main purposes of the Theosophical Society was “to form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color”.[2] Blavatsky's other works include Isis Unveiled, The Key to Theosophy, and The Voice of the Silence.

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1 Biography o 1.1 Lineage o 1.2 Childhood and Youth o 1.3 Travels o 1.4 Main Creative Period 2 The Theosophical Society 3 Theosophy o 3.1 Definition and Origin o 3.2 Overview  3.2.1 Scope  3.2.2 Methodology  3.2.2.1 Law of Correspondences  3.2.3 Applications  3.2.4 Terminology o 3.3 Basic Tenets  3.3.1 Three Fundamental Propositions  3.3.2 Karma and Reincarnation  3.3.3 Cycles  3.3.4 Cosmic Evolution  3.3.4.1 Items of Cosmogony

6 Scholarship o 4.1 Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4.3. music and literature  4.3.7.7 Science o 4.5 Anthropogenesis 3.P.1 Leo Tolstoy  4.8.3.8. Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev.3.7 Septenary Systems  3.3.1 Seven Cosmic Planes  3.3.8 Art.2 Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.1 Following o 4.3.8.8 Rounds and Races  3.2 Indian Independence Movement o 4.P.    • 3. Blavatsky’s grandfather .6 Esotericism and Symbolism 3.3 Anthroposophy o 4.4 Ariosophy o 4.7. H.5 New Age Movement o 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Japan philosopher and Buddhologist D. Blavatsky during several years was studied in Tashilunpo and knew well Panchen Lama VIII Tenpay Vangchug.2. it is not known would she was at Lhasa in that time. In a letter. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” (London.628). last period of her living at Tibet H. P.P. founder and President of the World Buddhist brotherhood.P.H. 1991 she wrote to M. Thus.P. Blavatsky has conducted in the home of her Teacher Koot Hoomi (K. A book "The Voice of the Silence".H. this author has undisputable proofs that she was well acquainted with the highest lamaist teaching. published for the request of Panchen Lama IX in 1927 by Chinese society for Buddhism study at Peking.D.238. and for this she needs to get an initiation". According to the biographers. v.). v. Blavatsky also confirmed her living at Tashilunpo and Shigatse.Y. 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. "is in the region of Karakoram mountains beyond Ladakh which is at minor Tibet and related now to Kashmir. reports that H. Her living stories about this proved that for me many times". In 1927. she depicted her correspondent a solitary temple of Tashi Lama near Shigatse. In the letter from October 2. T. but V. capital of Tibet. 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". S. one of the eminent explorers of Tibet and its philosophy W. This is a large wooden building in China style looking like to pagoda located between lake and a nice river". Blavatsky. Doctor Malalasekera.P. Cranston asserts that. Hillis-Billing that the house of Teacher K. p. 411.1. H. according to H. 1888. Samdup believed that in spite of malevolent critics of Blavatsky’s works. please see about this in H. Blavatsky’s path laid to Tashilunpo monastery (near Shigatse).According to biographers. Late lama K. He helps Blavatsky to get to several lamaseries where any European was not before her. wrote about Blavatsky in a monumental "Buddhism Encyclopedia": "Her acquaintance with Tibetan Buddhism and also with esoteric Buddhism practices is indubitable". and also at Shigatse. 617. main Tibetan religious centre … and at Karakoram mountains in Kunlun Shan. Jelihovsky affirmed the follows: "It is reliably that she (Blavatsky) sometimes was at Lhasa. Suzuki supposes that .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

creed. and have already begun. like some individual men. sex. head of the German branch of the Theosophical Society in the early part of the 20th-century. Such is the course of Nature under the sway of KARMIC LAW: of the ever present and the ever-becoming Nature. perform its appointed cycle-pilgrimage. Hume was particularly involved in the founding of the Indian National Congress. [76] According to a Theosophical source.[75] Influence Following During the 1920s the Theosophical Society Adyar had around 7. Climates will. Ariosophy Austrian/German ultra-nationalist Guido von List and his followers such as Lanz von Liebenfels. but only to beget another higher race on the ascending cycle. the Anthroposophical Society. which he called Anthroposophy through a new organization. the Indian section in 2008 was said to have around 13.000 members in the USA. including Allan Octavian Hume. the great majority of German-speaking Theosophists joined him in the new group. while a series of other less favoured groups — the failures of nature — will. each tropical year after the other dropping one sub-race. vanish from the human family without even leaving a trace behind. Anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner.000 members while in the US the 2008 membership was reported at around 3.[74] ” The first aim of the Theosophical Society she founded is "To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. to change. 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". disagreed with the Adyar-based international leadership of the Society over several doctrinal matters including the so-called World Teacher Project (see above). without distinction of race.900.[77] Indian Independence Movement Some early members of the Theosophical Society were closely linked to the Indian independence movement. Steiner left the Theosophical Society in 1913 to promote his own Theosophy-influenced philosophy. Annie Besant and others. selectively mixed Theosophical doctrine on the evolution of Humanity and on .“ Thus will mankind. race after race. caste or colour".

music and literature Artists and authors who investigated Theosophy include Talbot Mundy. "a grandiose religious synthesis of all arts which would herald the birth of a new world. Geoffrey Hodson. especially by providing a justification or rationale for his chromatic language. and L. on the subject – the first instance in which an individual obtained his doctorate with a thesis on Theosophy. and a group of religions based on Theosophy called the Ascended Master Teachings: the "I AM" Activity. Frank Baum. James Jones.[81] H. Art. Scholarship Scholar Alvin Boyd Kuhn wrote his thesis. It has been the major force in the dissemination of occult literature in the West in the twentieth century. Charles Howard Hinton. often called his "mystic" chord. Composer Alexander Scriabin was a Theosophist whose beliefs influenced his music."[82] This piece. "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. due to his death in 1915. P.[80] Science Very few scientists have been Theosophists. a precursor of nazism. was never realized. . 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.[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. Scriabin devised a quartal synthetic chord. The Bridge to Freedom and The Summit Lighthouse.Root races with nationalistic and fascist ideas.. Leo Tolstoy . this system of thought became known as Ariosophy. which evolved into the Church Universal and Triumphant. K. Lovecraft."[79] Other organizations loosely based on Theosophical texts and doctrines include the Agni Yoga. Mysterium. and before his death Scriabin planned a multimedia work to be performed in the Himalayas that would bring about the armageddon.. Theosophy: A Modern Revival of Ancient Wisdom.

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

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

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

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

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is really our national pride. a Russian painter.[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. and I know that in future Russia her name will be put up to the proper mark of honoring.[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. as follows: "Madame Blavatsky. a Russian philosopher «The more of just and good words will be said about a Great Russian woman [H. She was a great Martyr for the Light and True. past president of The Royal Photographic Society and formerly Research Manager to Thomas De La Rue.P. Recently. we have heard again that some people do not read books but at once.P. an expert on forgery."[104] René Guénon wrote a detailed critique of Theosophy titled Theosophy: history of a pseudoreligion (1921). philosopher . the Kabbala and other Hermetic treatises.Harrison. Blavatsky «I admire a great spirit and fiery heart of our great compatriot. It is sad that certain people wish to fight but only at all not there where their struggle is needed. one of the leaders and ideologists of the movement for India independence. In the book Guenon claimed that Blavatsky had acquired all her knowledge naturally from other books not from any supernatural masters. Eliphas Levi. their contribution to development of humanism will already be very important». Eternal glory to her! — Helena Roerich. Blavatsky will be established at her Motherland». new study concludes. [189]. Carroll wrote that Blavatsky had faked a materialization of a tea cup and saucer as well as written the messages from her masters herself. cofounder of the Theosophical Society. was unjustly condemned. philosopher and scientist «Whatever the critics said about m-me Blavatsky or colonel Olcott or d-r Bezant. the more necessary it is now. Guenon also wrote that Blavatsky had borrowed passages taken from a translation of extracts from the Kanjur and Tanjur published in 1836 in the twentieth volume of the Asiatic Researchers of Calcutta by Sándor Kőrösi Csoma an eccentric orientalist.[107] Scientists and cultural workers about H. 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. they say gloatingly and with injustice of ignorance about that they do not know and do not wish to know. Blavatsky]. — Mahatma Gandhi. Helena Ivanovna [Roerich] is convinced that an institute named after H.P. — Nicholas Roerich.

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

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

— Пенза: Министерство культуры Пензенской области. Ч. — P. 19. 11. В. 56. 15. C. Prince Pavel Vasilievich Dolgoruky. — С. — С. М. ^ Jelihovsky. 1999. 364—366. G.M. Blavatsky. Е. by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. II. Мое отрочество. The Theosophist. ^ a b См. 1994. magic and other occult sciences.: Республика. Блаватская…». С. П. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 18. Author Journalist. Желиховская. There were thousands books for alchemy.II.219 6. С. p. 1995 13. — М. Ч II. P. ^ Sinnet A. I have read it with great interest before fifteen” / Блаватская Е. М. 2004. а также: Крэнстон. 129 8. С. А. XI 16. Блаватская. Елена Петровна Блаватская. 1999. 23. Richard-Nafarre N. ^ Блаватская Елена Петровна // Русская философия: словарь/Под общ. Кэри. Johnson P. Blavatsky wrote to Prince A. ^ Долгорукий (Долгоруков) Павел Васильевич // «Пензенская энциклопедия» / Гл. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky // Lucifer. 368—369. ^ С. Е. П. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. на русский. П. ^ Некрасова. The Theosophist. Dondukov-Korsakov: “My maternal great-grandfather. 3. Ч. Блаватской. 2002. VIII. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер. showing a household including "Constance Wachtmeister Manager of Publishing Office. 249. I.I.. — ISBN 1-55643-457-X. Личные мемуары Е. Д. 28 10. Isabel Oakley. — 2-е издание. Маслина / В.: Большая Российская энциклопедия (размещено на сайте телеканала «Россия. — P. Helena Blavatsky. С англ. 194—199. 66. 1882 H. ^ Фадеев. С. Сборник.246.R. 50-51. — North Atlantic Books. Е. ред. ^ Volume I. П.References 1. The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky and the Myth of the Great White Lodge.P. Сильвия при участии Уильям. Кэри. — РигаМосква: ЛИГАТМА. Ф. П. Ч. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество . Mead. С. К. Пенза») 5. — С. 1994—1997 4.204. 240 12. № 2—3. Helena P.20—21 7. page 89 2. (Биографический очерк) 17. ^ Фадеев. доп.: Дроздов. доп. Фадеев. P. 560-1 9.I. ^ 1891 England Census. and others" 3. ^ 46. Крэнстон «Е. ^ a b . ^ Желиховская. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. — М. Вишневский. C. Нэф М. had an unusual library. Гл. Сапов. Письма друзьям и сотрудникам. ^ a b Крэнстон. — Albany. С. ^ In the letter from March 1. Сильвия при участии Уильям. П. Authoress. ^ a b Светлана Кайдаш «Елена Блаватская в России» // «Утренняя звезда» — научно-художественный иллюстрированный альманах Международного Центра Рерихов. Millener. Перев. — 2-е издание.S. New York: State University of New York Press. 14. Ч. ред. Писарева. C. ^ Фадеев. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky / Ed.

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

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

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

106 [Volume I]. The evolution of life proceeds on these seven globes or bodies from the 1st to the 7th in Seven ROUNDS or Seven Cycles. the Synthesis of Science.. . Its Humanity develops fully only in the Fourth—our present Round..200 69. During the three Rounds to come. "Now our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence — as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem — about 1. ^ Blavatsky 1888. "As shown. it forms and consolidates. Our Earth . Religion and Philosophy.000.. "Since .II. 61. has to live. and animal] during the three preceding Rounds. 1890. P. p. During the first three..au/world/8481790/girl-covered-in-hair-adoptedby-grandfather 70. pp. 64. Humanity appeared on this Earth. ^ The Key to Theosophy. 62. p. the Synthesis of Science.. 445–446 [Volume II: "Conclusion"]. 434 [Volume II].II.. Hence every sidereal body." [Emphasis in original]. 63. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Religion and Philosophy. other lands appeared. the Synthesis of Science. p. is credited with six companion globes.II. whether visible or invisible.271-273.249 68. and huge mountain chains arose where there had been none before. . The face of the Globe was completely changed each time". [Emphasis in original]. Vol. .com. since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. Up to this fourth Life-Cycle.e. 2nd ed. it is referred to as 'humanity' only for lack of a more appropriate term. when the old continents — save the first one — were sucked in by the oceans.. there have already been four such axial disturbances. 330 [Volume II].. 1892. during the last three it gradually returns to its first ethereal form: it is spiritualised." [Emphasis in original].ninemsn. 158–159 [Volume I].. ^ Blavatsky 1888. as we have now. ^ In the Light of Theosophy 67. every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature [mineral. Religion and Philosophy. every planet. Vol. Man tends to become a God and then—GOD. Humanity. Religion and Philosophy. pp. . ^ The Secret Doctrine. The Theosophical Glossary... p. p. Vol.60. ^ http://news. like every other atom in the Universe. 184 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"]. so to say.181 72. like the globe on which it lives. 66. ^ Blavatsky 1888. through seven Rounds.I. p. Vol. 65. to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit. pp.. i. ^ a b The Secret Doctrine. but to the mortals that inhabit any world. pp.195-6 71. H.. as have the others. ^ Blavatsky. "Everything in the metaphysical as in the physical Universe is septenary. vegetable. ^ Blavatsky 1888. .. p. the [now human] MONAD had passed through. will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form . the Synthesis of Science. ^ The Secret Doctrine. ^ The Secret Doctrine. during the fourth it settles and hardens." [All emphasis in original]. "And when we say human.000 years".. journeyed and been imprisoned in. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 39 73. this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity. p.

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