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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." 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”. Blavatsky's other works include Isis Unveiled, The Key to Theosophy, and The Voice of the Silence.
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 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11 Items of Cosmogony
3.8 Rounds and Races 3.6 Scholarship o 4.3.5 Anthropogenesis 3.3.7 Science o 4.8.4 Ariosophy o 4. music and literature 4.2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.P. • 3.7.6 Esotericism and Symbolism 3.3 Anthroposophy o 18.104.22.168 Septenary Systems 3. Blavatsky’s grandfather .3.2 Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.P.1 Following o 4.3. H.5 New Age Movement o 4.7.2 Indian Independence Movement o 4.1 Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4.8 Art.8.1 Seven Cosmic Planes 3. Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev.1 Leo Tolstoy 4.3.
F. His wife was Henrietta Adolfovna de Bandre du Plessis (died 1812). a well-known diplomat of his time and the brother of Aleksey Grigor’evich Dolgoruky.P. one of direct ancestors of H. Andrey Mikhailovich’s grandfather. Alexander von Humboldt . Pisareva. according to A. Peter Mikhailovich Fadeyev. Princess Helena Pavlovna Dolgoroukov married Andrey Mikhailovich Fadeyev who was the state officer and later the Secret Councilor Governor of Saratov and Tiflice. numismatics. a researcher of Caucasus flora and fauna.P. A daughter of Pavel Vasilyievich and Henrietta Adolfovna was Princess Helena Pavlovna. Blavatsky’s lineage goes back through Prince Michael of Chernigov to Rurik. was a captain in the army of Peter the Great. Blavatsky’s grandmother In 1813. a member of Supreme Secret Council under Peter the Second. Prince Pavel Vasilyievich Dolgorukov (1755–1837) was a Major General during the reign of Ekaterina the Great. Vera Petrovna . George and was a companion in arms of Kutuzov.P. the Order of St. Helena Pavlovna was in scientific correspondence with : well-known German scientist. Sir Roderick Murchison . a daughter of a military officer (of French descent) who had command of an army corps during the Crimea campaign and. Helena Pavlovna Dolgorukaya. was a well-known writer and made a name for herself as a Russian George Sand (She was the mother of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.Maternally. He was decorated with the highest army award. Sergei Grigor’evich was the great grandfather of Helena Pavlovna Fadeyeva-Dolgorukaya (H. Blavatsky’s grandmother. Blavatsky’s great grandfather. was a favorite of Suvorov. Fadeyev. Helena von Hahn. She received a versatile home education. Blavatsky’s grandmother) and great-great-great-grandfather of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.P. H. spoke in five languages.P. Christian Steven. Fadeyev’s herbariums and pictures of various plants aroused the admiration of many scientists. botanist Homer de Hel named found by him shell Venus-Fadeyeff in honor of Helena Pavlovna. Swedish botanist. and focused her studies on the fields of archeology. Blavatsky was Sergey Grigor’yevich Dolgoruky. Maternally. founder of the Russian state at Novgorod. According to H. Helena Pavlovna and Andrey Mikhailovich had four children. H. English geologist and founder of Geographic Society.M. H. and botany. The eldest daughter. H. His lineage goes back to Russian hereditary noblemen and the German von Krause lineage.
was a general. Their daughter. Meanwhile. according to family legend. in the introduction to H. Zirkoff himself belongs to Hahn's family on the female side. youngest daughter Nadejda Andreevna became an active member of the Theosophical Society.a.P.V. Blavatsky’s family and the Mecklenburg Counts von Hahn (a. Blavatsky’s forefathers from father’s side) belonged to the Count von Hahn's family line from Basedov (Mecklenburg). this cross passed into the hands of Helena Pavlovna and further to Sergei Witte.k. during his daughter’s marriage had blessed his daughter and new son-in-law with an ancient cross which. Blavatsky’s collected works pointed out that Hahn's family (H.P. Hahn von Rottenstern-Hahn) have yet to be located. at Yekaterinoslav (from 1926 Dnepropetrovsk).Blavatsky’s grandfather. 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. Ekaterina Andreevna. in the same place. According to the lineage of her father. Dolgorukov. Rostislav Andreevich Fadeyev. Sergei Witte wrote that his grandfather. 1803. Peter Alekseevich Hahn. any documents supporting a relationship between H. Blavatsky’s uncle Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born on July 31 (August 12 for new style) 1831.P. Sergei Witte. Their son. H.P. Lastly. Helena Petrovna belongs to the Baltic-German family von Hahn. Childhood and Youth Rostislav Andreevich Fadeyev. Michael of Chernigov. The documents do not contain any information about the lineage or ties of relationship of the family." His father had foreign citizenship and was KraitsCommissioner in the Eastland”. St.P. belonged to the Grand Prince of Kiev. P. army writer and reformer. which is not connected with H. Boris Zirkoff. not Johann Friedrich but Johann August von Hahn. In the record of service of “Aleksey Fedorov Hahn’s son” (1751–1815) (H. Governor of the fortress Kamenets-Podolsk) is mentioned as descended from “Eastland’s inhabitants. in the family of well-known writer Helena . this family is traceable back to the Carolingian dynasty and German knights and crusaders. Later. Blavatsky’s family by documents.P. an editor and active promoter of theosophy. Note that B. was the mother of the well-known Russian statesman. According to information from another source.Zhelihovsky and Leonid Petrovich von Hahn).
Blavatsky’s mother “In childhood. Because of her father’s profession. was born.Petersburg. all [Helena’s] the likings and interests were concentrated on the people from lower estates. There. who knew no other language besides German. German knights Hahn-Hahn von der Rother Hahn. was born. mother moved with the little girls to Poltava where Helena began to take dance lessons and learned to play the piano. A year later after Helena’s birth. Helena Petrovna along with her sister. <…> She always needs for attention to prevent her escape from home and meetings with street ragamuffins. at Saratov her son. Andrei Mikhailovich worked a main relieving officer over Kalmyk people and local German colonists. Further the family lived in Tula and Kursk and in spring 1836 arrived to St. Helena Petrovna was then nine years old. and in jest called her a worthy heiress of her glorious ancestors." . the family moved to Romankovo (now it enters Dneprodzerzhinsk). And at mature age she irrepressibly reached out to them whose status was lower than her own. After this. and displayed a marked indifference to the “nobles”.P. Helena’s aunt. In November. Helena’s Grandfather Andrei Mikhailovich was assigned for a governor of Saratov by approval of Emperor’s Nikolai I. Jelihovsky. Helena Andreevna and her children moved to live with him. the family often chose the place of abode. Nadejda Fadeyeva. Her progress was so appreciable that. In 1838. taught by her mother. according to V. mother and grandfather Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev moved to Astrakhan. and in 1835 they moved to Odessa. Helena began to study German. In spring 1839. Vera (future writer Jelihovsky/ Zhelihovsky).Andreevna Hahn (Fadeyeva) and an officer of horse-artillery battery Peter Alekseevich Hahn. At ten years old. [clarification needed] There Helena Andreevna found the governess for her children which had taught them English. the family moved to Odessa because of Helena’s wealth aggravation. to which she belongs by birth”. where Helena’s sister. In June 1840. Petersburg where lived until May 1837. her father “complemented her.Sinnett her memory of her niece: Helena Andreevna Hahn. She preferred to play with domestic’s children but not with equals. From St. H. Leonid. wrote to A.
Blavatsky. Georgia). teasing and to cause a commotion” . remembered the following: . the family had moved from Saratov to Tiflis (now Tbilisi. Mary Zhukova. H. that she will suffer much”. the family returned to Ukraine.P. where Andrei Mikhailovich was invited to work in the Council of Senior Governance of Transcaucasia region. died at the age of 28 of galloping consumption. Helena’s mother and at that time a well-known writer.In 1841. After her mother’s death. her mother said: “Well! Perhaps it is for the better that I am dying: at least. Fadeyev’s house was visited by Saratov’s intellectuals. was worried about the destiny of her elder daughter. In this voluminous library. According to one of the versions. I will not suffer from seeing Helena’s hard lot! I am quite sure that her destiny will be not womanly. “Two Helens (Helena Hahn and Helena Blavatsky)” 1844-1845. therefore.P. Nadejda Andreevna Fadeyeva. Helena Petrovna paid special attention to the books whose subject was medieval occultism. and writer. at the time. Helena’s aunt. where Helena contracted Herpes. where they had quite a different life. According to Vera Jelihovsky. Pisareva wrote in her biographic essay “Helena Petrovna Blavatsky”: “They who knew her … in youth remember with delight her inexhaustibly merry. Helena’s favorite place in the house was her grandmother’s library which Helena Pavlovna inherited from her father. A known historian. Before her death. Helena’s grandfather Andrei Mikhailovich and Grandmother Helena Pavlovna had taken the children to Saratov.F. Helena's mother. Kostomarov. were among them. Blavatsky received a solid home education. cheerful. the picture was drawn by H. On July 6. She liked jokes. 1842 Helena Andreevna Hahn. “gifted from childhood by outstanding features”. sparkling with wit talk. Museum centre of H. Her grandmother and three teachers were occupied with the children’s upbringing and education. Blavatsky and her family (Ukraine) In 1847.
Blavatsky. This version was further supported by many biographers of H. Helena had a high life.P.  Therefore. Head of the Caucasian line centre and further privy councilor. She was trained as a girl from good family … extraordinary wealth in the form of her intellectual faculties. Drawing of H. some researchers of H. she has experienced sudden inner change. danced at the balls and visited the parties. who was much older than Helena. and she began to study the books from great grandfather’s library more deeply. 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”.P. prince Golitsin. according to his biographers. Blavatsky consider the information from M. cited the reminiscences of Mary Grigor’evna Yermolova. prince Golitsin never was going to the East. in Tiflis lived a relation of the Caucasian Governor-general. Major General. 1849 their wedding ceremony took . fineness and quickness of thought. she always was so higher than her surroundings that she never was could not appreciate its true value. at the end of 1847. amazing understanding and learning of most difficult disciplines. But when she reached 16. and aged prince Golitsin could not be “strongly interested for an original young woman” because of moral reasons.Fadeyev and V. Blavatsky made after visiting of the opera “Faustus” In 1910 H. In youth. Yermolova about prince Golitsin improbable because the young Golitsin’s sons did not correspond to Yermolova’s description because of age. direct. Striving for full independence during the winter of 1848/1849 at Tiflis. He often visited Fadeyevs and was greatly interested by an original young woman”. unusually developed mind together with chivalrous. as a woman. In June 7. Blavatsky. often was in society.M.“As a child. as it was rumored. 1862.P. as a young woman. Helena Petrovna entered into a sham marriage with vice-governor of Erevan Nikifor Vladimirovich Blavatsky. and often with his young sons Sergei (1823–1873) and Alexander (1825–1864). in her essay dedicated to H. In addition. Tiflis governor’s wife: “Simultaneously with Fadeev’s family. an old friend of Andrei Mikhailovich prince Vladimir Sergeevich Golitsin (1794–1861). Jelihovsky.P. Just due to Golitsin (Yermolova did not cited his name) which.F. 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”. According to A. He almost daily visited Fadeyevs.Pisareva. arrived to Tiflis and lived there a few months. “Margarita and Mephistopheles”.
There she met a Russian countess Kiseleva. Then she moved to Constantinople.A." ” According to H. she saw the Teacher in her dreams. In general. after leaving the Middle East she began to travel Europe with her father. N. Blavatsky’s life is difficult for her biographers as she did not keep diaries and there was nobody with her to tell about these events. Blavatsky’s death. widow of Sweden ambassador at London. Greece and Eastern Europe. already a doctor of theology and doctor of law in Oxford described their meeting at Cairo. It is known. then to Mexico. Previously. Blavatsky went to Canada.place. Central . she was going to Odessa and sailed away from Poti to Kerch at English sailboat “Commodore”.P. A. At that time he was the student learned the art.P. Travels The next period of H. According to her memory. well-known composer and virtuoso pianist. Rawson. Blavatsky’s reminiscences. Helena escaped from the husband and returned to her relatives. After leaving England. Soon after their wedding. a picture of a route and course of the travels is based mainly on Blavatsky’s own memories which sometimes contain chronological contradictions. and from time to time he sent money to her. Blavatsky told him about her future participation in the work which some day will serve to liberation of the human mind. Blavatsky made on August 12. Drawing of H. Countess Konstanz Wachtmeister. It is known that Helena Blavatsky met Albert Rawson at Cairo. that at this time she learned to play piano with I. Later she gave several concerts in England and other countries. Fadeyeva reported that over all her relatives the father only knows where his daughter is. Rawson wrote: “ Her relation to her mission was highly impersonal because she often repeated: "This work is not my but he who sends me. 1851 In 1851. H. Blavatsky for the first time met her Teacher in Hyde Park at London. After H. Further. and together they leaved to travel over Egypt.P. 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. Mosheles. on her birthday (August 12).
After this.N. From India. According to V. Then. Jelihovsky. she met her Teacher another time. In 1852 she arrived in India. . the book was partially translated into English. 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. Here. according to H. H. Blavatsky tried to enter Tibet through Nepal but a British representative would not permit it.and South America. she traveled via Japan and Singapore to arrive in Calcutta. Blavatsky.P. I simply collected to time interval in three-four months the events and cases occurring during several years just like the part of the phenomena that the Teacher has shown". she sailed through the Pacific Ocean to the Far East. and then she moved to Pskov to her relatives. where. On spring 1860. After this meeting she came to New York. according to V.P. In 1857. Blavatsky returned from the travels as "a human gifted by exceptional features and forces amazing all the people around her". the essays were first published in the newspaper “Moskovskie vedomosti” which was edited by known publicist M. Katkov. Later she returned to Europe. together with her sister. Blavatsky came back to London. where she again met A. Blavatsky came to Chicago. This period finished by her strong illness. The book was composed from essays written from 1879 to 1886 under the pen name "Radda-Bay". Helena Petrovna remembered: "I lived there about two years and received money monthly from [an] unknown person. "acquiring a fame by her music talent. together with settler caravans. Blavatsky asserted that "the facts and persons that I cited are true. On May 1859 Blavatsky moved with her family to the village Rugodevo of Novorzhev district where Blavatsky lived almost one year. she stayed some time at San Francisco. In 1892. when she got well she. I received the letters from this Hindu but [have] not once seen him during these two years". Blavatsky and her Teacher which she named Takhur Gulab-Singh. Jelihovsky. Before leaving India. and further. Sinnett. Then. to the West through the Rocky Mountains. H. In 1856.P. Blavatsky’s memories about living in India were published in the book "From caves and jungles of Hindustan". She was a member of philharmonic society". I honestly followed the pointed route. She arrived on Christmas night of 1858. 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. Though the book was considered a novel. in 1975 it was fully translated into English. H. In that book Blavatsky has displayed an eminent literature talent. Rawson.P. The book "From the caves and jungles of Hindustan" in a literature style describes the travels of H. according to A. In 1855 (or 1856). Blavatsky spent several months in France and Germany. H. moved to Caucasus to visit her grandparents. In Russian.P.
In 1867. ” Palace of Panchen Lama at monastery Tashilunpo at Shigatse . Florence and Mentan. Syria. and as much as years of relative solitude. Blavatsky began to travel again. According to N. when Blavatsky recovered from the wounds she moved to Florence. in November 17.As V. it is quite useless to go to Tibet or India to recover some knowledge or power that are hidden in any human soul. Initially. 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. at Zadonsk. probably. Then she traveled to North Italy and Balkans and further to Constantinople. 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. Isidor gave one’s blessing to H. Blavatsky wrote: “ Really. in communication with disciples only which pursue the same aim. Fodor’s biography. Although her further route is not known for certain. she visited Persia. Blavatsky met the former exarch of the Georgia Isidor. Then she visited Venice. Blavatsky.P. India and Tibet. St-Petersburg and Finland. From Russia. she was considered as killed but further she was picked up at the battlefield. 1867 she took part in the battle near Mentan on Garibaldi’s side. H. Greece and Italy.P. Her left hand was twice broken by saber stabs. Further he was the metropolitan of Kiev and then Novgorod. (Details see below). Later. and there the atmosphere and human magnetism are quite clear and there the animal’s blood is never shed. Jerusalem and more than once was at Egypt. she got two hard missile wounds in right shoulder and leg. on the way to Caucasus. Jelihovsky has reported. she traveled through Hungary and Balkans during a few months. Blavatsky told Olcott that she was a volunteer at Mentan together with other European women. Lebanon. On the beginning of 1868. in addition. when she answered to the question why she traveled to Tibet.
Cranston asserts that. 1888. Blavatsky during several years was studied in Tashilunpo and knew well Panchen Lama VIII Tenpay Vangchug.P. Researchers believe that just at this time (during living in Tibet) Blavatsky began to study the texts which later will come to the book "The Voice of the Silence". Blavatsky also confirmed her living at Tashilunpo and Shigatse. Doctor Malalasekera. and also at Shigatse.1. H. Her living stories about this proved that for me many times". "is in the region of Karakoram mountains beyond Ladakh which is at minor Tibet and related now to Kashmir.). This is a large wooden building in China style looking like to pagoda located between lake and a nice river".H.P.2. Samdup believed that in spite of malevolent critics of Blavatsky’s works. capital of Tibet. according to H.628). 617. 411. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” (London.According to biographers.D. Jelihovsky affirmed the follows: "It is reliably that she (Blavatsky) sometimes was at Lhasa. Japan philosopher and Buddhologist D. According to the biographers. Suzuki supposes that . published for the request of Panchen Lama IX in 1927 by Chinese society for Buddhism study at Peking. reports that H. Blavatsky has conducted in the home of her Teacher Koot Hoomi (K. In the letter from October 2. wrote about Blavatsky in a monumental "Buddhism Encyclopedia": "Her acquaintance with Tibetan Buddhism and also with esoteric Buddhism practices is indubitable". Thus. Hillis-Billing that the house of Teacher K. In a letter. main Tibetan religious centre … and at Karakoram mountains in Kunlun Shan. Blavatsky. v. A book "The Voice of the Silence". T.H. He helps Blavatsky to get to several lamaseries where any European was not before her.P. but V. Blavatsky’s path laid to Tashilunpo monastery (near Shigatse). she depicted her correspondent a solitary temple of Tashi Lama near Shigatse. Late lama K. please see about this in H.P. p. P. one of the eminent explorers of Tibet and its philosophy W. this author has undisputable proofs that she was well acquainted with the highest lamaist teaching. v. and for this she needs to get an initiation". 1991 she wrote to M. founder and President of the World Buddhist brotherhood. In 1927.238.Y. S. it is not known would she was at Lhasa in that time. Evans-Wentz wrote in introduction to his translation of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead": "As concerning an esoteric meaning of forty ninth day of Bardo. last period of her living at Tibet H.
S. Vahtmeister reported that when H. Blavatsky began to travel through Middle East. Blavatsky escaped but lost her luggage and money. … In the main. … When I make the acquaintance of her. … Many times before my very eyes she wrote the longest letters to her friends and relatives. <…> firstly opened a shop and factory for ink and then a flower shop (for artificial flowers). Blavatsky moved from Odessa to Bucharest to visit her friend. soon the society turned out in centre of financial scandal and was disbanded. In 1871. On April 1873. She has so huge blue eyes that I never see in my life".P. Then she came to Paris where she lived with her first cousin Nikolai Hahn. ” After almost three years living at Tibet.P. Witte remembered that Blavatsky "when settled at Odessa. In 1871. she was very not unkindly woman. On July 1872. she purchased a ticket to New York. during the travel from Piraeus to Egypt at the ship "Evnomia" the powder magazine blew up and the ship was destroyed. At this time she often visited my mother. Then she visited Cyprus and Greece.P. Blavatsky came to Odessa through Syria.Yu. I was surprised by her colossal talent to grasp any thing very quickly. Blavatsky somehow or other was initiated into deeper propositions of the Mahayana teaching". In the end of July.H. Blavatsky saw a poor woman with two children which can not to pay the fare. H. after leaving of Cairo. Blavatsky arrived to Cairo where she has founded a Spiritualistic society (Societe Sirite) aimed on studying of mental phenomena. Thirty passengers died. Olcott and Countess K. she . H. Palestine and Constantinople where she lived during nine months. Blavatsky. However. 1876-1878 “ "undoubtedly Ms.
Sinnett was seriously interested in activity of the Society. Blavatsky moved to Paris and further to USA where she met a colonel Henry Steel Olcott. From 1879 to 1888 Blavatsky edited the magazine “The Theosophist” . Soon they met Alfred Sinnett. In February 1879. editor of the government Allahabad’s newspaper “The Pioneer”. in New York. 1875. . In July 8. On May 8. as he believed. Blavatsky’s mediation. Blavatsky left India because of the aggravation. For all that. after the Sinnett’s death. he began to correspond with Mahatmas. In 1875. 1878 she became an American citizen . they established the Theosophical Society . they founded a headquarters of the Theosophical Society in Adyar near Madras . After this. “The Key to Theosophy” (1889). she lived some time in Germany and Belgium. 1891 Blavatsky died after . The Theosophical Society has many followers in India . The marriage had broken after several months . He selected for publication some fragments which. Blavatsky and Olcott left for Bombay. Sinnett was against the publication of the letters in total volume. Then she wrote “The Voice of the Silence” (1889). Using H. reflected the Mahatmas thoughts exactly enough. In 1882.have changed her first-class ticket for four third-class tickets and traveled through the Pacific Ocean during two weeks under third-class. “The Secret Doctrine” (1888). Main Creative Period Helena Blavatsky In 1873. In April 3. Then she moved to London where she was occupied with writing of the books . the correspondence was published by Alfred Barker in 1923. In 1885. Blavatsky formally has married with a Georgian living in America Michael Betanelly.
she stated the following about the meaning and origin of the term: ENQUIRER. without distinction of race. certainly not "God" in the sense attached in our day to the term. To investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man." (Theosophia) or Wisdom of the gods.. and Science. As of 2011 Theosophy remains an active philosophical school with presences in more than 50 countries around the world. What is the real meaning of the term? THEOSOPHIST. it is not . The Society was organized as a non-proselytizing. Its other principal founding members include Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907). etc. a suburb of Madras. non-sectarian entity. "There is no Religion higher than Truth". and William Quan Judge (1851–1896). 3. caste.she was down with flu. often referred to under various names. The Wisdom of the Ages. Theosophy and its doctrines are often referred to as a new-fangled religion. Philosophy. or simply as Occultism or Theosophy. To encourage the study of Comparative Religion. It is not. Is it a religion? THEOSOPHIST. sex. "Divine Wisdom. or color. Following Blavatsky’s death. The Esoteric Tradition. Blavatsky and Olcott (the first President of the Society) moved from New York to Bombay. 2. Therefore. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. Theosophy Blavatsky is most well known for her promulgation of a theosophical system of thought. as (theogonia). The International Headquarters of the Society was eventually established in Adyar. genealogy 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. one of the divine beings. ENQUIRER. The word theos means a god in Greek. disagreements among prominent Theosophists caused a series of splits and several Theosophical Societies and Organizations emerged. The day of her death is observed by the followers as “day of the white lotus”. After several changes and iterations its declared objectives became the following: 1. Her body was burned and the ashes were divided between three centers of the theosophical movement: London. New York and Adyar (near Madras). creed. including: The Occult Science. India in 1878. Definition and Origin Theosophy was considered by Blavatsky to be “the substratum and basis of all the worldreligions and philosophies” In her book “The Key to Theosophy”. Theosophy is Divine Knowledge or Science.
and have. and at times to expand upon them. and began with Ammonius Saccas and his disciples. It comes to us from the Alexandrian philosophers. as well as later theosophists. It is commonly held by Theosophists that many of the basic Theosophical tenets may in the future be empirically and objectively verified by science. but Divine Wisdom such as that possessed by the gods. and religious movements. who started the Eclectic Theosophical system. and explained within an esoteric or occult framework. Since its inception. it makes extensive use of the vocabulary and concepts of many philosophical and religious traditions. 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. and The Voice of the Silence. but also on a metaphysical one. which transcend the limitations of the senses. faithful reintroduction of a hitherto hidden science. which is called in Theosophical literature The Occult Science. It is portrayed as an attempt at gradual. Philaletheians. In this sense. Theosophy is neither revelation nor speculation." as translated by some. as it develops further. producing works that at times sought to elucidate the ideas she presented (see Gottfried de Purucker). She also wrote over 200 articles in various theosophical magazines and periodicals. are investigated. a right to the name of Theosophist. it has therefore also been called a system of "absolutist metaphysics". and religious disciplines and practices into a unified worldview." The name Theosophy dates from the third century of our era."Wisdom of God. and through doctrinal assimilation or divergence. the Theosophical literature has predicted some findings which were later corroborated by modern science." and aletheia "truth. Methodology According to Blavatsky. amended. this postulated science provides a description of Reality not only at a physical level. Theosophy has also given rise to or influenced the development of other mystical. along with all other fields of knowledge. What is the origin of the name? THEOSOPHIST. ENQUIRER. The Key to Theosophy. philosophical. called lovers of truth. Overview Scope Broadly. philosophical. According to Blavatsky. The term is many thousand years old. Theosophy attempts to reconcile humanity's scientific. including The Secret Doctrine. As it largely employs a synthesizing approach. Isis Unveiled. Contemporaries of Blavatsky. workings and ultimate fate of the universe and humanity. all real lovers of divine wisdom and truth had. Theosophy's all-encompassing worldview proposes explanations for the origin. However these. . 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. Blavatsky discussed the major themes of Theosophy in several major works. According to her. In often elaborate exposition. from phil "loving.
a small. p.R. and in that case. and in such case they represent no dynamic importance. Blavatsky . Study and meditation are normally promoted in the activities of the Theosophical Society. Terminology Despite extensively using Sanskrit terminology in her works. Blavatsky spoke of a basic item of cosmogony reflected in the ancient saying: “as above. But infinite divisibility of atoms resolves matter into simple centers of force. Mead. they. Applications Applied Theosophy was one of the main reasons for the foundation of the Theosophical Society in 1875 (see below).For example. “above”. Theosophical discipline includes the practice of study. a galaxy and to the universe itself. Blavatsky had written: The atom is elastic. meditation. a theosophist seeks to discover the first principles underlying various phenomenon by finding the shared essence or idea. Nine years before. one year after her death. Briefly. a solar system. Also. below). the accepted model of the atom in the 19th century resembled that of a billiard ball . the same path as the seasons of the Earth. in his Preface to the Glossary. —Helena Blavatsky.. the law of correspondences states that the microcosm is the miniature copy of the macrocosm and therefore what is found “below” can be found. Efforts at applying its tenets started early. 519 Law of Correspondences In The Secret Doctrine. The Secret Doctrine Volume I. many Theosophical concepts are expressed differently than in the original scriptures. Thomson discovered the electron suggesting that the atom was not an "indivisible" particle. ergo. solid sphere. too. J. are subject to divisibility. G. or of subatoms. or. but a jigsaw puzzle made of smaller pieces. the practice of Theosophy was considered an integral part of its contemporary incarnation. they are elastic also. and thus to move from particulars to principles. i. And these sub-atoms? They are either non-elastic. the atom is divisible. in 1888. 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. the Theosophical Order of Service. To provide clarity on her intended meanings. often through analogy. Through the Law of Correspondences. Blavatsky's The Theosophical Glossary was published in 1892. It was only in 1897 that J. and in 1908 an international charitable organization to promote service. and must consist of particles.S. Examples include the basic structures of microcosmic organisms mirroring the structure of macrocosmic organisms (see septenary systems. According to the editor. as John Dalton had suggested. And thus ad infinitum. which are traditionally seen as necessary for a holistic development. so below”. by analogy. and service. was founded. precludes the possibility of conceiving matter as an objective substance. the acceptance and practical application of the Society's motto and of its three objectives are part of the Theosophical life. This item is used by many theosophists as a method of study and has been called “The Law of Correspondences”.
These basic ideas are few in number. The second proposition is "the absolute universality of that law of periodicity. "the Unknown Root". doing so over vast but finite periods of time.  Related to the above is the third proposition: "The fundamental identity of all Souls with the Universal Over-Soul. the Hindu Classical Dictionary. of flux and reflux. ebb and flow". manifest existence is an eternally re-occurring event on a "boundless plane": "'the playground of numberless Universes incessantly manifesting and disappearing. but informed by intelligence and with a purpose. Basic Tenets Three Fundamental Propositions Blavatsky explained the essential component ideas of her cosmogony in her magnum opus. the final of which is physical plane. transient states of matter and consciousness are manifested in IT. manifest existence is a "change of condition" and therefore neither the result of creation nor a random event. According to this view. and Matter. The Secret Doctrine. One such law is the law of periodicity and cyclicity. Karma and Reincarnation Cycles . indivisible Truth. in an unfolding gradation from the subtlest to the densest. She began with three fundamental propositions. of which she said: “Before the reader proceeds … it is absolutely necessary that he should be made acquainted with the few fundamental conceptions which underlie and pervade the entire system of thought to which his attention is invited." and manifest with different degrees of Life (or energy). Consciousness." The individual souls are seen as units of consciousness (Monads) that are intrinsic parts of a universal oversoul. and being a cause as regards its successor". another is the law of karma or cause and effect. unconditioned. "the One Reality". and the Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia. Evolution follows distinct paths in accord with certain immutable laws. aspects of which are perceivable on the physical level. and on their clear apprehension depends the understanding of all that follows…” The first proposition is that there is one underlying. These Monads undergo a process of evolution where consciousness unfolds and matter develops.. This evolution is not random. variously called "the Absolute".wished to express her indebtedness to four works: the Sanskrit-Chinese Dictionary. etc. just as different sparks are parts of a fire. 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.'" each one "standing in the relation of an effect as regards its predecessor. Vishnu-Purana. Everything in the universe is informed by the potentialities present in the "Unknown Root. during the whole term. It is causeless and timeless. Accordingly. and therefore unknowable and non-describable: "It is 'Be-ness' rather than Being". However..
The second item reiterates the first fundamental proposition (see above). emotion or will.”.Cosmic Evolution Items of Cosmogony In the recapitulation of The Secret Doctrine. the Occult Philosophy states that there are no unconscious or blind laws of Nature. that all is governed by consciousness and consciousnesses. the microcosm. the macrocosm. is the copy of the higher. The law of correspondences also becomes central to the methodology of many theosophists. 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. in its own way and on its own plane of perception.” 3. as they look for . … It is called “Substance-Principle. The fourth item is the common eastern idea of Maya (illusion). who watched over the childhood of Humanity.” 2. because it contains all and everything. which itself becomes a central idea of many theosophists. so below”. The third item reiterates the second fundamental proposition (see above). and is the Universe itself. The sixth item gives a core idea of theosophical philosophy. the one radical cause. so too the manifested universe is preceded by impulses from divine thought. This item presents the idea that the One unconditioned and absolute principle is covered over by its veil. Blavatsky states that the entire universe is called illusion because everything in it is temporary.e. impressing once again that “The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute Essence. has a beginning and an end. Its impersonality is the fundamental conception of the System. It is latent in every atom in the Universe. Here Blavatsky says of this principle that it is “the One homogeneous divine SubstancePrinciple.” for it becomes “substance” on the plane of the manifested Universe. This is known as the “law of correspondences”. 4. feeling and will. stating that everything in the universe is conscious. and is therefor unreal in comparison to the eternal changelessness of the One Principle. and that thus the lower. Mulaprakriti. or from the higher to the lower. an illusion. that “as above. Blavatsky gave a summary of the central points of her system of cosmogony. visible and invisible Space. i. Because of this. calling the one principle “the fundamental law in that system [of cosmogony]”. It is the omnipresent Reality: impersonal. of the teachings of higher and exalted beings. These central points are as follows: 1. This item gives rise to the notion of an “almost endless series of hierarchies of sentient beings”. Just as a human being experiences every action as preceded by an internal impulse of thought. while also touching upon the complex Sanskrit ideas of Parabrahmam and Mulaprakriti. 5. The fifth item reiterates the third fundamental proposition (see above). its basic premise being that everything in the universe is worked and manifested from within outwards. The first item reiterates Blavatsky’s position that The Secret Doctrine represents the “accumulated Wisdom of the Ages”. that the spiritual essence is forever covered by the material essence. 6. while it remains a “principle” in the beginningless and endless abstract.
There are seven symbols of particular importance to the Society's symbology: 1) the seal of the Society. Blavatsky described the planes according to these states of consciousness. 4) the interlaced triangles. Thus. in symbolic form. the seven elemental powers. composed of increasingly subtler forms of matter-energy. and.S." 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. a common claim among Esoteric and mystical doctrines and religions. forming together "T. The seal of the Society contains all of these symbols. but there is a succession of seven Cosmic planes of existence." 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. for instance: the correspondence between the seasons of Earth and the process of a single human life. on the Gnostic stones" represent the seven large stars of the Egyptian "Great Bear" constellation. 7) Om (or aum). the three first steps involving an apparent involution." and said that the seven emanations of the lower seven sephiroth are the "primeval seven rays. 5) the cruxansata (in the centre). through birth. as there are seven fundamental forces in nature. adulthood and then decline and death. and the Hindu "seven Rishis. so there are seven states of consciousness in which man can live. Septenary Systems In the Theosophical view all major facets of existence manifest following a seven-fold model: "Our philosophy teaches us that.analogous correspondence between various aspects of reality.". 2) a serpent biting its tail. 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 last three involving a progressive development. and seven planes of being. except aum. think. 3) the gnostic cross (near the serpent's head). for example. In her system. and thus contains. the evolutionary "pilgrimage" proceeds cyclically through seven stages. and in which states of consciousness other than the commonly known can manifest." and "will be found and recognized in every religion. the sacred syllable of the Vedas. remember and have his being. 6) the pin of the Society. growth. composed of cruxansata and serpent entwined. the plane of the material and concrete . the doctrines its members follow." She said that the "seven rays of the Chaldean Heptakis or Iao." Theosophy holds that the manifested universe is ordered by the number seven. the fourth one being one of equilibrium.
. in descending order.Mental (with a higher and lower subdivisions. In this later view the seven cosmic planes include (from spiritual to material): 1.Buddhi (spiritual soul) . Later Theosophists like Charles Webster Leadbeater and Annie Besant classified the seven planes according to the kind of subtle matter that compose them. also a divine plane home of the divine spark in human beings.mind (lower mental plane) is classified as different from the plane of the spiritual and holistic mind (higher mental plane). Blavatsky's teachings about subtle bodies were few and not very systematic.Prana (or vital) . 5.the "Illusion-body. . human beings have also subtler dimensions and bodies. In an article she described three subtle bodies: • • • Linga Sharira . Principles are the seven basic constituents of the universe. and wisdom) 5. Since both the higher and lower mental planes share the same type of subtle matter. The "Septenary Nature of Man" was described by Blavatsky in.Emotional (a personal plane that ranges from lower desires to high emotions) 7. 2. 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. love.Adi (the supreme. Blavatsky as follows: 1. The Key to Theosophy.Kama (animal soul) . usually described by Mme. but related." Causal Body .Buddhic (the spiritual plane of intuition. .Atma (Spirit or Self) These Principles in Man may or may not form one or more bodies.the vehicle of the higher Mind. 4.Atmic (the spiritual plane of Man's Higher Self) 4. or human soul) . 6. . . . it ranges from a postulated purely spiritual essence (called a "Ray of the Absolute") to the physical body.Astral (later called etheric) . 7. things: principles and bodies.Manas (mind. the Monad) 3. .Anupadaka (the parentless. The Theosophical teachings about the constitution of human beings talk about two different. a divine plane not reached by human beings) 2.Physical . 3. they regard them as one single plane with two subdivisions.the Double or Astral body Mayavi-rupa . this plane bridges the spiritual with the personal) 6. Mme. . .Physical plane (a personal plane which again has two subdivisions the dense one perceivable by our five senses. among other works.
This can be seen over the graves like a luminous figure of the man that was. besides the dense physical body. during certain atmospheric conditions. elsewhere referred to as the etheric body or doppelgänger and serves as a model or matrix of the physical body. being: ". At that point the process reverses towards a respiritualization of consciousness. physical-biological evolution being only a constituent part. appearance and condition of his "double". while the lower part. or complexity. Therefore. The mayavi-rupa is dual in its functions. containing the spiritual elements gathered during life. a phenomenon called "repercussion. All evolutionary paths involve the serial immersion (or reincarnation) of basic units of consciousness called Monads into forms that become gradually denser. Theosophy describes humanity's evolution on Earth in the doctrine of Root races. is thought to be informed by a Monad.  All individuated existence.The Linga Sharira is the invisible double of the human body. When separated from the body it can be wounded by sharp objects. which conforms to the shape. during which every human Monad evolves alongside . When it returns to the physical frame. the source of "spooks" or apparitions of the dead. the wound will be reflected in the physical counterpart. apparent animation. 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. in its human phase." The higher part of this body. that of mind and self-consciousness (see Septenary above). The two higher spiritual Principles of Buddhi and Atma do not form bodies proper but are something more like "sheaths". drawing at one and the same time from the lowest terrestrial manas (mind) and Kama. Rounds and Races It follows from the above that to Theosophy.the vehicle both of thought and of the animal passions and desires. forms the Kama-rupa. and which eventually culminate in gross physical matter.. all Evolution is basically the evolution of Consciousness. The experience gained in the previous evolutionary stages is retained. regardless of stature." At death. The linga sarira can be separated or projected a limited distance from the body. and so consciousness inexorably advances towards greater completeness. merges after death entirely into the causal body. These are seven stages of development.. containing the animal elements. it is discarded together with the physical body and eventually disintegrates or decomposes. the element of desire. 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.
signifying the gradual reemergence of spiritualized consciousness (and of the proper forms. Older races complete their evolutionary cycle and die out. which is described in the doctrine of Rounds. the present fifth Root race will in time evolve into the more advanced spiritually sixth. Racial theories Regarding the origin the human races on earth. Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine argued for polygenism —"the simultaneous evolution of seven human groups on seven different portions of our globe". It may.". The present Root-race was preceded by the fourth one. humanity's evolution is at the fifth stage. they first develop while the preceding Race is still dominant. The Secret Doctrine (II. or may not. She described the Aryan Root-race in the following way: . 610) states: Mankind did not issue from one solitary couple. the point in which the "human" Monad became fully vested in the increasingly complex and dense forms that developed for it. be "mitigated polygenism. Theosophy states that Earth is currently in the fourth Round of the planet's own sevenfold development.000 years ago). 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. At present. for it) as humanity's dominant characteristic. The appearance of Root races is not strictly serial. each stage occurring mostly in a different supercontinent – these continents are actually. The current fifth stage is on the ascending arc. which developed in Atlantis. itself a subject of Theosophy's Esoteric cosmology. which finalized to the form known to early 21st century medical science during the fourth Root race. 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. A component of that investment was the gradual appearance of contemporary human physiology. while the third Root-race is denominated "Lemurian". A Root-race is the archetype from which spring all the races that form humanity in a particular evolutionary cycle. Nor was there ever a first man—whether Adam or Yima—but a first mankind. She called the current Root-race. "Aryan.000. which is developing on its appointed geologic/climatic period. the fifth one. or "vehicles". Rounds may last hundreds of millions of years each. according to Theosophy co-evolving geological and climatic stages. polygenism presents no more difficulties or inconveniences (rather fewer from a scientific point of view) than monogenism does. The previous fourth Root race was at the midpoint of the sevenfold evolutionary cycle. Humanity's evolution is a subset of planetary evolution. The continuing development of the Aryan stage has been taking place since about the middle of the Calabrian (about 1.others in stages that last millions of years. and will "migrate" to a different class of entities in the fifth Round.
and eventually disappear. both of remote Lemurian and Lemuro-Atlantean origin . in the intellectual development of the souls. now varying from dark brown. a very intellectual person may be less evolved at the spiritual level than an illiterate. nationality. the sole remnants known to Ethnology were the Tasmanians. as new and more developed races and cultures develop on the planet: . for instance.) who is said to have lived over 18. redbrown-yellow. ” Blavatsky's teachings talk about three separate levels of evolution: physical...000 years ago.000. a portion of the Australians and a mountain tribe in China. Of such semi-animal creatures. Also. almost black. intellectual.000 years ago — at the time of the sinking of the last remnants of the great continent of Atlantis. and in the physical qualities of the bodies. are later Aryans — degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality. religion." she also stated that there were wise and initiated teachers among the Jews and the Arabs. In its evolutionary journey. every soul has to take birth in every culture in the world. down to the whitest creamy colour.“ The Aryan races. The Indo-European races will also eventually degenerate and disappear. Blavatsky states that there are differences in the spiritual evolution of the Monads (the "divine spark" in human beings). These levels of evolution are independent. and also 850.. (. and spiritual. are "degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality.. ” 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. according to her there is a fixed number of reincarnating souls evolving. all of which are beyond sex. accepting even the Turanian [as part of the same language group] with ample reservations. development. or rather still were a few years ago. The Semites. especially the Arabs." ” She also states that: “ There are. degeneration. descendants of these half-animal tribes or races. A highly evolved Monad may incarnate. some of them were Blavatsky's teachers early in her life. are yet all of one and the same stock — the Fifth Root-Race — and spring from one single progenitor. Blavatsky does not claim that the present Aryan Root-race is the last and highest of them all. the men and women of which are entirely covered with hair . Also. where it acquires different skills and learns different lessons. for karmic reasons. especially the Arabs. and other physical or cultural characteristics. in a rather crude personality. She also states that cultures follow a cycle of rising. Even though she declares that at this point of their cultural evolutionary cycle the Semites.
while a series of other less favoured groups — the failures of nature — will. race after race. 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". Climates will. Hume was particularly involved in the founding of the Indian National Congress. selectively mixed Theosophical doctrine on the evolution of Humanity and on . Annie Besant and others.  According to a Theosophical source. caste or colour". to change. the Indian section in 2008 was said to have around 13.“ Thus will mankind. without distinction of race. the Anthroposophical Society. which he called Anthroposophy through a new organization. and have already begun. but only to beget another higher race on the ascending cycle. Steiner left the Theosophical Society in 1913 to promote his own Theosophy-influenced philosophy. perform its appointed cycle-pilgrimage. like some individual men. the great majority of German-speaking Theosophists joined him in the new group. sex. including Allan Octavian Hume.000 members in the USA. Indian Independence Movement Some early members of the Theosophical Society were closely linked to the Indian independence movement. head of the German branch of the Theosophical Society in the early part of the 20th-century. disagreed with the Adyar-based international leadership of the Society over several doctrinal matters including the so-called World Teacher Project (see above). each tropical year after the other dropping one sub-race. Anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner. creed. vanish from the human family without even leaving a trace behind. Such is the course of Nature under the sway of KARMIC LAW: of the ever present and the ever-becoming Nature. Ariosophy Austrian/German ultra-nationalist Guido von List and his followers such as Lanz von Liebenfels. ” The first aim of the Theosophical Society she founded is "To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity.900.000 members while in the US the 2008 membership was reported at around 3. Influence Following During the 1920s the Theosophical Society Adyar had around 7.
K. often called his "mystic" chord. this system of thought became known as Ariosophy.. music and literature Artists and authors who investigated Theosophy include Talbot Mundy. H. a precursor of nazism. "No single organization or movement has contributed so many components to the New Age Movement as the Theosophical Society. and before his death Scriabin planned a multimedia work to be performed in the Himalayas that would bring about the armageddon. due to his death in 1915. The Bridge to Freedom and The Summit Lighthouse.Root races with nationalistic and fascist ideas. Theosophy: A Modern Revival of Ancient Wisdom. on the subject – the first instance in which an individual obtained his doctorate with a thesis on Theosophy. Scriabin devised a quartal synthetic chord.. and L. Art. 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. was never realized. and a group of religions based on Theosophy called the Ascended Master Teachings: the "I AM" Activity. Composer Alexander Scriabin was a Theosophist whose beliefs influenced his music. Mysterium. Taimni a professor of Chemistry at the Allahabad University in India. "a grandiose religious synthesis of all arts which would herald the birth of a new world. especially by providing a justification or rationale for his chromatic language. Leo Tolstoy . It has been the major force in the dissemination of occult literature in the West in the twentieth century. Scholarship Scholar Alvin Boyd Kuhn wrote his thesis." Other organizations loosely based on Theosophical texts and doctrines include the Agni Yoga. Charles Howard Hinton. P. Lovecraft. 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. which evolved into the Church Universal and Triumphant. James Jones. Geoffrey Hodson. Science Very few scientists have been Theosophists. ." This piece. Frank Baum.
from author H.P. by Ilya Repin The book “The Voice of the Silence” presented by H. Blavatsky presented her book “The Voice of the Silence. Two ways” to Leo Tolstoy. Blavatsky.Portrait of Tolstoy in 1887. At the first page of the book was made an inscription on a gift: “ To count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy. The Seven gates. Blavatsky to Leo Tolstoy An inscription on a gift on the book presented to Leo Tolstoy It is known that H. “one of the few”. ” .P.
P. Blavatsky from “The Voice of the Silence”. Blavatsky “wrote him from England about fifteen years ago”. The Brahmin' wisdom”. “For every day”. Tolstoy “For every day”: “ Mar 3. This Eternal is this human who was. on February 12. Blavatsky. do not belongs to transient life. Dicta from the book. Blavatsky sends the book to Tolstoy soon after its publishing in 1889. What is eternal into you. Alexander Scriabin .P. is and will and the time of which has never was struck. In order to know yourself you must to sacrifice your “I” to universal “I”. In his diary. In this letter Lavrov asked him about his relation to the book “H. Tolstoy said that H. first of all. in his works. you must. “A circle of reading”. L. H. used the dicta from the theosophical journal “Teosophisner Wegwiser”. Translation from English of H. The Seven gates. Makovitsky.P. Let’s cite a book of L.P. Blavatsky. “The Voice of the Silence. H. He signed their as “Brahmin’s wisdom”. St. 1906 L. what understand. Therefore. ” On his copy. “ The books are well known. 1908). 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. to know yourself. Leo Tolstoy has used in her books “The thoughts of wise people”. If you want grasp the cognition of a comprehensive “I”. 1903 he made a following writing: “ I am writing a beautiful theosophical journal and find many common with my understanding”. Lavrov’s letter on August 16. Blavatsky. 1909.P. Thomas Aquinas. They contain many good but it is wrong only that they say about that the human do not has to know”  ” Such a note Leo Tolstoy has made on the envelope of I. on October.According to reminiscences of D. giving the source as follows: “Brahmin’s wisdom.P. Your shadows live and disappear. Comments to Tolstoy’s complete set of works contain explanation that redaction has made an addition to manuscript. Kaluga. Move off your thoughts from external things and all that is received from without. ” Also Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy had marked aphorisms of Ramakrishna. presented by H. Two ways” (from the sacred Indian writings. From the Voice of the Silence”.
Here. soon I got evidence that Scriabin uses the theosophical terms to express his own thoughts. He said about plans. Sabaneev wrote: “Blavatsky has for him more sacred authority than any Gospel. Blavatsky. Another Scriabin’s biographer. However. wrote that Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” and journals “Bulletin of theosophy” constantly were on Scriabin’s work table ]. In Scriabin’s presence. in his book “Reminiscences about Scriabin” (1925). where he was reading Blavatsky and <…> constantly uses in talk the theosophical terms. L. very clear and undisputable. and advised him to read Blavatsky’s books. confluence of all and return of the world to unity is many common with a theosophical doctrine.P. we can talk about the influence. expectations and striving <…>”  ” . Few months ago I see Scriabin at Switzerland. “nobody can argue against Blavatsky”. Scriabin reread the “Secret Doctrine” very carefully and marked the most important places by a pencil. when under influence of his persuasions I begin to read the theosophical books. One can really think that he became a true theosophist. probably. “He believed <…> Blavatsky like as a child believes his parents”. Leonid Sabaneev. seven races.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. philosopher Boris de Schloezer wrote in 1923: “ I not remember who from his friends once pointed him to that he spike about a Mystery. and objects me with persistence and zeal of neophyte. manvantaras and so on as about selfevident things. and strongly rises against the doubts that I speak concerning to truth of one or another Blavatsky’s statement.
in her view. Some of these statements are controversial. a spy for the Russians." She wrote prolifically." The authenticity and originality of her writings were questioned. Vernon . and in Wagner’s creativity”. and accused her of being a charlatan. A similar view is also shared by the Christian Gnostics. in a 1986 press release to the newspapers and leading magazines in Great Britain. A. on the contrary. as for example when she said that the atom was divisible. for the rest of her live. copying the texts crudely enough to misspell the more difficult words. a racist and a falsifier of letters. See: The Sources of Madame Blavatsky's Writings by William Emmette Coleman from Modern Priestess of Isis by Vsevolod Sergyeevich Solovyoff (author)." In this reference Blavatsky explains that he whom the Christian dogma calls Lucifer was never the representative of the evil in ancient myths but. he was nice to Blavatsky. However. but also sought to denounce and correct superstitions that. In his 1885 report to the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). ” Criticism Well-known and controversial during her life. Canada and the USA. Critics pronounced her claim of the existence of masters of wisdom to be utterly false. had grown in different esoteric religions. Blavatsky and her books attract him due to bold attempt of grandiose synthesis. Skeptics have painted her as a great 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. after a re-examination of the case by the Fortean psychic Dr. Throughout much of Blavatsky's public life her work drew harsh criticism from some of the learned authorities of her day. Blavatsky was influential on spiritualism and related subcultures: "The western esoteric tradition has no more important figure in modern times. In The New York Times Edward Hower wrote. many statements that remain to be verified. the light-bringer (which is the literal meaning of the name Lucifer). 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.  that the Bodhisattvas choose to give up Nirvana in order to help humanity and other controversial statements that were later found true. Richard Hodgson concluded that Blavatsky was a fraud. evil. breadth and depth of her views and all that he highly appreciated in another field. "Theosophical writers have defended her sources vehemently. a false medium. There are. As he owned. Blavatsky was accused of having plagiarized a number of sources. ancient and modern. Walter Leaf (translator). publishing thousands of pages and debate continues about her work. she quotes Dr. the same SPR retracted the Hodgson report. Most of the accusations remain undocumented. however. She taught about very abstract and metaphysical principles. a spy for the English. For example. a smoker of cannabis.“ In general.
 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. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is really our national pride. 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. the more necessary it is now. Recently. philosopher . . an expert on forgery. as follows: "Madame Blavatsky. It is sad that certain people wish to fight but only at all not there where their struggle is needed. the Kabbala and other Hermetic treatises.Harrison. — Mahatma Gandhi. a Russian painter.P. Carroll wrote that Blavatsky had faked a materialization of a tea cup and saucer as well as written the messages from her masters herself. Helena Ivanovna [Roerich] is convinced that an institute named after H. and I know that in future Russia her name will be put up to the proper mark of honoring. 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. 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. they say gloatingly and with injustice of ignorance about that they do not know and do not wish to know.P. new study concludes. philosopher and scientist «Whatever the critics said about m-me Blavatsky or colonel Olcott or d-r Bezant. In the book Guenon claimed that Blavatsky had acquired all her knowledge naturally from other books not from any supernatural masters. one of the leaders and ideologists of the movement for India independence. Blavatsky «I admire a great spirit and fiery heart of our great compatriot. Eternal glory to her! — Helena Roerich. cofounder of the Theosophical Society. Scientists and cultural workers about H. we have heard again that some people do not read books but at once." René Guénon wrote a detailed critique of Theosophy titled Theosophy: history of a pseudoreligion (1921). — Nicholas Roerich. Eliphas Levi. Blavatsky will be established at her Motherland». She was a great Martyr for the Light and True. Blavatsky]. was unjustly condemned.P. a Russian philosopher «The more of just and good words will be said about a Great Russian woman [H. past president of The Royal Photographic Society and formerly Research Manager to Thomas De La Rue. their contribution to development of humanism will already be very important».
The Voice of the Silence. H P (1889).e. Blavatsky has drawn a storm of charges in charlatanism and nearly because of suspiciousness of the English had forever leaved this loved by her and full of miracles peninsula. OCLC 220858481 Blavatsky. (India) Ltd. ISBN 1-77541-603-8 Blavatsky.W. diplomat. H P (1892). at the turn of the 19th to 20th century.P. From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan. the clairvoyants said with their primitively thinking congeners in the language of Gods. Personal memoirs. OCLC 7211493 Blavatsky.«Perhaps. graphic artist. i. This gives rise to one of the greatest spiritual movements which unites today (1910) many peoples in Theosophical society». Blavatsky. Floating Press. OCLC 454984121 Blavatsky. near Madras. H P. from the distant days when. H. at a suburb Adyar (near a little river with the same name). magical acts of the human’s will which ignore the conditions of space and time. OCLC 612505 Blavatsky. […] Some periodicals were especially dedicated to statements of inexplicable psychic phenomena related to yogism. North Atlantic Books. one of the founders of abstract art. The key to theosophy. Western esoteric masters series. — Wassily Kandinsky. Nightmare tales. a Russian painter. Co. H P (1880). Works The books written by Madame Blavatsky included: • • • • • • • • Blavatsky. Co. H P. For the present and future India. OCLC 84938217 Blavatsky. Blavatsky is not died and will not die never».P. But her art to excite the disinterested liking and devotion of the natives. The Secret Doctrine. Isis unveiled. Theosophical Publ. Neff. OCLC 61915001 Blavatsky. H P (1933) . Theosophical publishing society. poet. near to Emperor Nicholas II. after her long stay in India. Nicholas (2004). — Prince Esper Ukhtomsky. Theosophical Pub. a center of new original brotherhood has been established. London. Blavatsky. «Here. Mary Katherine (1937). perhaps. their dim thirst for unity under the banner of this strange northern woman from the people which is quite alien to England. Helena Blavatsky. Theosophy Co. known in Russian literature as Radda-Bay. H P (1888). London. J. Goodrick-Clarke. firstly established a strong connection between these “barbarians” and our culture. ISBN 978-1-55643-457-0 . An American colonel Olcott was a friend and active assistant of H. H P (1877). Bouton. her regular travels over the country in order to draw closer to Magi for the purpose of getting of right to access to various hidden secrets of Brahmans and Jainism – all this together creates for Blavatsky an exclusive position which nobody has from the ancient times.
The esoteric world of Madame Blavatsky : insights into the life of a modern sphinx. founder of the modern Theosophical movement. the woman behind the myth. ISBN 978-0-399-12376-4 Ryan. Theosophy : history of a pseudo-religion. Theosophical University Press. Sophia Perennis. René (2001). House. OCLC 1113926 Caldwell. A Quest book. H. close associate of Blavatsky. medium and magician. Knoche. .P.net This series has 15 numbered volumes including the index. Putnam. Jean-Michel (1992) . Chicago. Daniel H (2000). P. The lady with the magic eyes : Madame Blavatsky. ISBN 978-1-4254-8709-6 Thibaux.Her many articles have been collected in the Collected Writings of H. a bibliography of fantasy. H. Theosophical University Press. A Modern Priestess of Isis London Symonds. HPB : the extraordinary life and influence of Helena Blavatsky. Blavatsky and the SPR : an examination of the Hodgson report of 1885. Vernon (1997). Madame Blavatsky. Marion (1980). weird and science fiction books published in the English language.P. Books about Blavatsky • • • • • • • • • • • Bleiler. Everett Franklin (1948). ISBN 978-087477-769-7 Guénon. House. Theosophical Pub. retrieved 2009-11-26 Meade. retrieved 2009-11-26 Harrison. An alternative link is: http://collectedwritings. Theosophical Pub. Putnam. Grace F (1937). Héléna Blavatsky.P. ISBN 2-86391-500-2 See also • • • • • • • • • • • Anthroposophy Coulomb Affair Hodgson Report Isis Unveiled Jiddu Krishnamurti Koot Hoomi Morya Schola Philosophicae Initiationis Thevetat Tulpa Violet Tweedale. Kessinger Pub. les sept esprits de la révolte. S L (1994) . H. Vsevolod Sergyeevich (1895). Charles J. The checklist of fantastic literature. Edition 1. Blavatsky and The secret doctrine. Shasta Publishers. retrieved 2009-11-26 Hanson. ISBN 978-155700-090-3 Solovyov. ISBN 978-0-8356-0630-1. Virginia (1988). ISBN 978-0-900588-80-8. Blavatsky. ISBN 978-1-55700-118-4. ISBN 978-0-8356-0794-0 Cranston. Blavatsky and the theosophical movement : a brief historical sketch. John (2006) .
240 12. ^ Sinnet A. — С. П. 1995 13. Письма друзьям и сотрудникам. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 18. ред. доп. ^ a b . ^ Фадеев. 1999. 1999. New York: State University of New York Press. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество . ред.S. ^ Некрасова. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. Перев. К. 19. С. Ч. ^ Блаватская Елена Петровна // Русская философия: словарь/Под общ. Ч II. (Биографический очерк) 17. Millener.: Республика. Крэнстон «Е. Prince Pavel Vasilievich Dolgoruky. № 2—3. а также: Крэнстон.204. 1882 H.246. Вишневский. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky / Ed. П. ^ Долгорукий (Долгоруков) Павел Васильевич // «Пензенская энциклопедия» / Гл. The Theosophist. — РигаМосква: ЛИГАТМА. Писарева. The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky and the Myth of the Great White Lodge. Личные мемуары Е. P. showing a household including "Constance Wachtmeister Manager of Publishing Office. Е. Authoress. Блаватская. ^ a b Крэнстон. 129 8. P.. I. — P. ^ 46.M. — ISBN 1-55643-457-X. С. Кэри. p.I. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky // Lucifer. Фадеев.II. — North Atlantic Books. G. ^ a b См. 15. magic and other occult sciences. by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. 368—369. Helena Blavatsky. 23. 560-1 9. Сильвия при участии Уильям. — P. ^ Volume I. — 2-е издание. Блаватская…». Ф. С. Blavatsky. Маслина / В. 1994—1997 4. С. — Albany. В. Мое отрочество. I have read it with great interest before fifteen” / Блаватская Е. Е. Сильвия при участии Уильям. Сборник. page 89 2. There were thousands books for alchemy. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. 1994. — С. 3. П. II. ^ a b Светлана Кайдаш «Елена Блаватская в России» // «Утренняя звезда» — научно-художественный иллюстрированный альманах Международного Центра Рерихов. — С. 194—199.P. Dondukov-Korsakov: “My maternal great-grandfather. C. Mead. Гл. Кэри.References 1. Johnson P. Желиховская. ^ Фадеев. — 2-е издание. VIII. Isabel Oakley. ^ Фадеев. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер. The Theosophist. Blavatsky wrote to Prince A. 50-51. ^ In the letter from March 1. — Пенза: Министерство культуры Пензенской области. Блаватской. 364—366. 14. на русский. XI 16. С англ. Сапов. П. Пенза») 5. ^ С. 11. С. and others" 3. А.I. ^ 1891 England Census. Д. — М. М.219 6.: Большая Российская энциклопедия (размещено на сайте телеканала «Россия. 2004. Author Journalist.: Дроздов. 28 10. 249. 66. П. ^ Желиховская. М. доп. Helena P. Нэф М. Ч. C. had an unusual library. Елена Петровна Блаватская.20—21 7. C. Е. 56. — М. Ч. С. Ч. П. Richard-Nafarre N.R. ^ Jelihovsky. 2002.
Therefore. . ^ Societies and Organizations include. ^ Blavatsky stated that in practical terms. ^ Theosophical Glossary.. — С." However. P. 638—639. 364–365]. ^ The Key to Theosophy 29. XIV. The Theosophical Society. ^ Olcott 1891.. or have contributed to. ^ Sinnet A. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. The United Lodge of Theosophists  27. ^ Blavatsky 1888. and no assent to any formula of belief.. доп. 34. ^ Blavatsky 2002. See Theosophists. Моё отрочество. 30. Adyar .77-79. ^ Wakoff 1998." 24. Blavatsky 1888. some of her statements have been unclear or contradictory on the subject and she often stressed. 57-59 23. but every applicant and member must lie in sympathy with the effort to create the nucleus of an Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. pp.. ^ Theosophical Glossary. Pasadena .. ^ Blavatsky Articles 31. 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. — М.' as it is called. C. 13 [Volume I: "Proem"]. 177 [Volume I]. Перев. "In other words —'THERE IS NO RELIGION (OR LAW) HIGHER THAN TRUTH'—'SATYÂT NÂSTI PARO DHARMAH'—the motto of the Maharajah of Benares. Blavatsky 1888. p. See Theosophia. faith or creed shall be required as a qualification of membership. Multipage Encyclopedia entry includes a concise description of Theosophical philosophy in "[Section:] 2." 26. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. 28. and on occasion have led to serious doctrinal disputes. that which is given. ^ Melton 1990. Theosophy and the Theosophical Society" [pp. "Bear in mind that the Stanzas given treat only of the Cosmogony of our own planetary System and what is visible around it. . Ч. М. 1999. Дондукову-Корсакову от 1 марта 1882 года // Блаватская Е. 2002. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 20.. p. ^ исьмо А. adopted by the Theosophical Society. The secret teachings with regard to the Evolution of the Universal Kosmos cannot be given. «Письма друзьям и сотрудникам». p. . ^ Some of the later works have become the focus of. xli [Volume I: Introduction].. 33. — С. Желиховская.. II. С. Сборник. The Theosophical Society is absolutely unsectarian. на русский. ^ Фадеев. П. 274 21. Ч. 25. Гл.основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер. relates only to our visible Kosmos. p. pp. so below'". but are not limited to: The Theosophical Society. "Everything in the Universe follows analogy.. See Neo-Theosophy 32. 250 ISBN 5-93975-062-1 22. 39–41. — 2-е издание. lively discussion among leading proponents of theosophy. с англ. 'As above.. . her Theosophical exposition concerned itself only "with our planetary System and what is visible around it". II. "Article I: Constitution: 4. xxv–xxvi [in "Introduction"].
We have no two beliefs or hypotheses on the same subject. testing. 14 [Volume I: "Proem"]. i. means the development of limitless subjectivity into as limitless objectivity. p. 19. ^ Blavatsky 2002. xxxviii. without reference to size or limitation or area. Proem. but every member must be either a philanthropist.. Page 14 40. 7–12. or a psychic student. throughout all its kingdoms. 42.e. is CONSCIOUS: i.. p. not teaching." [Emphasis in original]. In short. a searcher into Aryan and other old literature... There is this difference.B. pp.. ^ Blavatsky 1888. and spiritual organizations to the utmost possible degree.e. "An Omnipresent. the 'Wise Men' of the Fifth Race. pp.?: The Puzzle of The Theosophical Glossary.It implies that this expansion. endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception..P. 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. 62–63 [Volume I: "Stanza III: The Awakening of the Kosmos"]. does not allude to an expansion from a small centre or focus. mental. 3–4. 35–85 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe" through "Stanza III: The Awakening of the Kosmos"].35. it does not matter. Spiritualists or Materialists. We men must remember that .. Eternal." 36. 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.. but. 272–273 [Volume I]." 39. "Everything in the Universe. ^ de Zirkoff. That for long ages. . . Boundless. The Fellows may be Christians or Mussulmen. 87 "Faith is a word not to be found in theosophical dictionaries: we say knowledge based. on observation and experience. "Who Played That Trick on H. owing to its conceptual and actual differentiation from the only Reality. our knowledge consents to add to its lore only those facts which have become undeniable. Boris. 274 [Volume I]. who watched over the childhood of Humanity. "The expansion 'from within without'. ^ Blavatsky 1888. since it transcends the power of human conception and could only be dwarfed by any human expression or similitude. Buddhists or Brahmins. of the teachings of higher and exalted beings. By checking. and Immutable PRINCIPLE on which all speculation is impossible. 37. ^ Blavatsky 2002." 41.. p. 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. or a scholar. however. pp. pp. Jews or Parsees. ^ The Secret Doctrine. if he can. and by centuries of experiences. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 38. ^ Blavatsky 1888. . psychic. in the carrying out of at least one of the objects of the programme.. men who have developed and perfected their physical." Manifest existence is often called "Illusion" in Theosophy. he has to help." [Emphasis in original]. 43. and verifying in every department of nature the traditions of old by the independent visions of great adepts. not being an increase in size — for infinite extension admits of no enlargement — was a change of condition. ^ Blavatsky 1888. and which are fully and absolutely demonstrated.. "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.
000. [Emphasis in original]. . 274–275 [Volume I]. three occasioned by the change in the inclination of the earth's axis .. Astral Bodies.. say. Subject and Object. ^ Blavatsky. H. ^ H... the poles have been thrice inverted. Monads. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ Blavatsky 1888. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X.040. The Path 1. 59. 179 [Volume I]. 6"] 46. Theosophical University Press Online. p. 43 [Volume I: "Stanza I. and vice versa . ^ Blavatsky 1888. pp. "Our globe is subject to seven periodical entire changes which go pari passu with the races . the Universe and the Deity which informs it are unthinkable apart from each other". 45. pp. ^ The terms "spirit" and "matter" have uncommon meanings in Theosophy. ^ The Secret Doctrine. Occult data show that even since the time of the regular establishment of the Zodiacal calculations in Egypt. 353 [Volume II]. pp. Blavatsky 1888. ^ Blavatsky 1888. "Matter is Spirit. 17 [Volume I: "Proem"].000 years. standing in as two aspects of the single. 217-226 55."]. ^ Blavatsky 2002. such changes in the axial direction . vol 1. ^ 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. p. 217-220 56.). ^ Blavatsky 1888. More accurate terms according to Blavatsky would be the notions of "subject" (spirit) and "object" (matter). "Gods. Theosophical Publishing Society.. p. however. not as independent realities. to be regarded. Volume 1. 2. in stones. Blavatsky states that each complete cycle lasts 311.000. 573–4. ^ Blavatsky 1888. p. [Emphasis in original] 57." [All emphasis in original]. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893). 52. ^ Blavatsky 2002. 36 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe"].. 523. pp. pp. 48. 610–633 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads". 170–190. Theosophical Symbolism.. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Religion. Blavatsky. p.because we do not perceive any signs—which we can recognise—of consciousness. absolute reality.P.. 90–93.. but as the two facets or aspects of the Absolute". as there is no 'Blind' or 'Unconscious' Law". They cover the complicated Monad doctrine in some detail]. Retrieved on: 2011-12-17. 44.. 50. Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter are. p. are always followed by [climatic] vicissitudes . There is no such thing as either 'dead' or 'blind' matter. pp. 15 [Volume I: "Proem"]. 51. ^ Nilakant (May 1886). 54. we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there. 206 [Volume I: "Stanza VI – Continued. Dialogue Between Two Editors on Astral Bodies. 329. and Atoms"]. "But once that we pass in thought from this (to us) Absolute Negation. Pages 272-274 49. 53. 58. and Philosophy (Original from Harvard University (2 volumes) ed. Blavatsky 1888.. One of the reasons for the "Root" appelation is in order to account for constituent evolutionary paths called "sub-races". 51. duality supervenes in the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter. 89. 47. p 129–130. P. p.. [Information about the Monads in this section is almost exlusively based on these two chapters.
com.60. 62. has to live.e. P." [Emphasis in original]. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Humanity appeared on this Earth. ^ The Secret Doctrine. the Synthesis of Science. p.. During the first three. Religion and Philosophy. 1892. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ The Secret Doctrine. "Since . p. H. Religion and Philosophy. 1890. . ^ The Key to Theosophy. pp.. it forms and consolidates. Vol. ^ a b The Secret Doctrine. "As shown. ^ In the Light of Theosophy 67. through seven Rounds. Its Humanity develops fully only in the Fourth—our present Round. journeyed and been imprisoned in. since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. whether visible or invisible.271-273. 106 [Volume I]. ^ Blavatsky 1888.200 69.. Our Earth .. The Theosophical Glossary. pp. p. 158–159 [Volume I]. Hence every sidereal body. as have the others. ^ http://news. p.I.ninemsn.II. During the three Rounds to come. [Emphasis in original]. . pp. . "And when we say human. and animal] during the three preceding Rounds. Religion and Philosophy. so to say. every planet. the [now human] MONAD had passed through. there have already been four such axial disturbances.. the Synthesis of Science.. Humanity. the Synthesis of Science. Man tends to become a God and then—GOD. but to the mortals that inhabit any world. 434 [Volume II]. 65.II. p. "Now our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence — as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem — about 1. p.. i. and huge mountain chains arose where there had been none before. "Everything in the metaphysical as in the physical Universe is septenary. p. other lands appeared. is credited with six companion globes.au/world/8481790/girl-covered-in-hair-adoptedby-grandfather 70." [All emphasis in original].. this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity. The evolution of life proceeds on these seven globes or bodies from the 1st to the 7th in Seven ROUNDS or Seven Cycles.. Religion and Philosophy. p. 63. during the fourth it settles and hardens. it is referred to as 'humanity' only for lack of a more appropriate term. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Vol. ." [Emphasis in original]. Vol..000 years". ^ Blavatsky. 39 73. . 61.. 184 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"]. when the old continents — save the first one — were sucked in by the oceans. 330 [Volume II]. as we have now.. the Synthesis of Science. to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit.181 72. like the globe on which it lives. like every other atom in the Universe. 445–446 [Volume II: "Conclusion"].II.000. ^ The Secret Doctrine... will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form . 66. Up to this fourth Life-Cycle. during the last three it gradually returns to its first ethereal form: it is spiritualised. ^ Blavatsky 1888. vegetable. pp. 64.195-6 71. ^ Blavatsky 1888. Vol. The face of the Globe was completely changed each time". 2nd ed. every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature [mineral..249 68.
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