Helena Blavatsky

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

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1 Biography o 1.1 Lineage o 1.2 Childhood and Youth o 1.3 Travels o 1.4 Main Creative Period 2 The Theosophical Society 3 Theosophy o 3.1 Definition and Origin o 3.2 Overview  3.2.1 Scope  3.2.2 Methodology  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 4.3. Blavatsky 7 Works 8 Books about Blavatsky 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 External links Biography Lineage Andrei Mikhailovich Fadeyev.7 Science o 4.3.2 Alexander Scriabin 5 Criticism 6 Scientists and cultural workers about H.3. H.4 Ariosophy o 4.8 Rounds and Races  3.7.3.1 Racial theories • • • • • • • • 4 Influence o 4.8.5 Anthropogenesis 3.1 Seven Cosmic Planes  3.7 Septenary Systems  3.6 Esotericism and Symbolism 3.8. Blavatsky’s grandfather .3.5 New Age Movement o 4.2 Indian Independence Movement o 4.3 Anthroposophy o 4.3.2 Seven Principles and Bodies 3.7.P.1 Following o 4.1 Leo Tolstoy  4.3. music and literature  4.8 Art.    • 3.P.8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4) the interlaced triangles. and seven planes of being. The seal of the Society contains all of these symbols.S.analogous correspondence between various aspects of reality. forming together "T. in symbolic form. and. growth. for instance: the correspondence between the seasons of Earth and the process of a single human life." Blavatsky saw the seven rays of the Vedic sun deity Vishnu as representing the same concept as the "astral fluid or 'Light' of the Kabalists. think.[51] Septenary Systems In the Theosophical view all major facets of existence manifest following a seven-fold model: "Our philosophy teaches us that. Blavatsky described the planes according to these states of consciousness. There are seven symbols of particular importance to the Society's symbology: 1) the seal of the Society. and in which states of consciousness other than the commonly known can manifest. and thus contains. remember and have his being. the doctrines its members follow. the sacred syllable of the Vedas. 7) Om (or aum). the three first steps involving an apparent involution. 5) the cruxansata (in the centre)."[49] Theosophy holds that the manifested universe is ordered by the number seven. composed of cruxansata and serpent entwined." and said that the seven emanations of the lower seven sephiroth are the "primeval seven rays. and the last three involving a progressive development. and the Hindu "seven Rishis. composed of increasingly subtler forms of matter-energy. the seven elemental powers. on the Gnostic stones" represent the seven large stars of the Egyptian "Great Bear" constellation. so there are seven states of consciousness in which man can live. for example. 3) the gnostic cross (near the serpent's head). but there is a succession of seven Cosmic planes of existence.[50] a common claim among Esoteric and mystical doctrines and religions. through birth. adulthood and then decline and death. except aum."." She said that the "seven rays of the Chaldean Heptakis or Iao."[52] Seven Cosmic Planes Main article: Planes of existence The Cosmos does not consist only of the physical plane that can be perceived with the five senses. the evolutionary "pilgrimage" proceeds cyclically through seven stages." and "will be found and recognized in every religion. the fourth one being one of equilibrium. In her system. 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. 6) the pin of the Society. as there are seven fundamental forces in nature. 2) a serpent biting its tail. Thus. the plane of the material and concrete .

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

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

and will "migrate" to a different class of entities in the fifth Round.[65] Racial theories Regarding the origin the human races on earth. which is described in the doctrine of Rounds. She called the current Root-race. It may. Older races complete their evolutionary cycle and die out. Rounds may last hundreds of millions of years each. A Root-race is the archetype from which spring all the races that form humanity in a particular evolutionary cycle. for it) as humanity's dominant characteristic. be "mitigated polygenism. The appearance of Root races is not strictly serial. "Aryan.[66] The Secret Doctrine (II. which finalized to the form known to early 21st century medical science during the fourth Root race. 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.[60] The continuing development of the Aryan stage has been taking place since about the middle of the Calabrian (about 1. polygenism presents no more difficulties or inconveniences (rather fewer from a scientific point of view) than monogenism does. signifying the gradual reemergence of spiritualized consciousness (and of the proper forms.[62] The current fifth stage is on the ascending arc.others in stages that last millions of years.[64] Human evolution is tied to the particular Round or planetary stage of evolution – the Monads informing humans in this Round were previously informing the third Round's animal class. humanity's evolution is at the fifth stage.000. they first develop while the preceding Race is still dominant. A component of that investment was the gradual appearance of contemporary human physiology. the so-called Aryan Root race. according to Theosophy co-evolving geological and climatic stages. Theosophy states that Earth is currently in the fourth Round of the planet's own sevenfold development." Once that both creation ex nihilo—an absurdity—and a superhuman Creator or creators—a fact —are made away with by science. the fifth one.[59] At present. which developed in Atlantis.[61] The previous fourth Root race was at the midpoint of the sevenfold evolutionary cycle.[67] The present Root-race was preceded by the fourth one.[63] Humanity's evolution is a subset of planetary evolution. or may not. itself a subject of Theosophy's Esoteric cosmology. Nor was there ever a first man—whether Adam or Yima—but a first mankind. each stage occurring mostly in a different supercontinent – these continents are actually. while the third Root-race is denominated "Lemurian". Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine argued for polygenism —"the simultaneous evolution of seven human groups on seven different portions of our globe". or "vehicles". the present fifth Root race will in time evolve into the more advanced spiritually sixth. She described the Aryan Root-race in the following way: .". 610) states: Mankind did not issue from one solitary couple.000 years ago). which is developing on its appointed geologic/climatic period. the point in which the "human" Monad became fully vested in the increasingly complex and dense forms that developed for it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

С. Писарева. — Рига-Москва: ЛИГАТМА. Е. Д. ^ a b Светлана Кайдаш «Елена Блаватская в России» // «Утренняя звезда» — научно-художественный иллюстрированный альманах Международного Центра Рерихов. — North Atlantic Books. Ч. А. Authoress. 129 8. Ф. — М. Вишневский.I. Richard-Nafarre N. 66. ^ Блаватская Елена Петровна // Русская философия: словарь/Под общ. 560-1 9. The Theosophist. C. 15. С англ. Сборник. — 2-е издание.R. showing a household including "Constance Wachtmeister Manager of Publishing Office. — М. доп. Helena Blavatsky. 1999. — ISBN 5-7738-0017-9 18. New York: State University of New York Press. ^ Jelihovsky.S. П. Фадеев. XI 16.219 6. ^ Фадеев. доп. Ч. Желиховская. 14. Ч. С. ^ a b См. Blavatsky wrote to Prince A. 364—366. P. Блаватская…». P. Ч II. Пенза») 5.: Дроздов.204. 1994—1997 4. 1882 H. Перев. 28 10.20—21 7. magic and other occult sciences. К. ^ Желиховская. C. М. 1999. Сапов. а также: Крэнстон. Блаватской. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество основательницы современного теософского движения / Пер. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky / Ed. ^ Фадеев. G. ред. М. C. 368—369. — ISBN 1-55643-457-X. на русский. The Theosophist. П. Личные мемуары Е. 249. ^ a b . ^ С. № 2—3. Блаватская. Гл. ^ a b Крэнстон. 3. — Albany. — С. Сильвия при участии Уильям. Нэф М. 56. Ч.: Республика. ред. Сильвия при участии Уильям. — P. Крэнстон «Е. Мое отрочество. — С. Кэри. 194—199. I have read it with great interest before fifteen” / Блаватская Е. В..246. С. VIII. — С. ^ Sinnet A. Millener. С. Блаватская: Жизнь и творчество . ^ Долгорукий (Долгоруков) Павел Васильевич // «Пензенская энциклопедия» / Гл. 50-51. page 89 2. 1994. 11. С.P. Е. Елена Петровна Блаватская. Mead. ^ 1891 England Census.I. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky // Lucifer. — P. (Биографический очерк) 17. Helena P. Е. Blavatsky. Isabel Oakley. 240 12.References 1. II.: Большая Российская энциклопедия (размещено на сайте телеканала «Россия. Dondukov-Korsakov: “My maternal great-grandfather. П. — РигаМосква: ЛИГАТМА. ^ Некрасова. 19. 1995 13. 2002.II. Johnson P. ^ Фадеев. had an unusual library. П. — Пенза: Министерство культуры Пензенской области. Prince Pavel Vasilievich Dolgoruky. 23.M. С. and others" 3. Письма друзьям и сотрудникам. p. There were thousands books for alchemy. Маслина / В. — 2-е издание. Author Journalist. Кэри. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. ^ Volume I. The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky and the Myth of the Great White Lodge. ^ In the letter from March 1. П. ^ 46. I. П. 2004.

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

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

Theosophical Publishing Society. One of the reasons for the "Root" appelation is in order to account for constituent evolutionary paths called "sub-races". 89.000 years. are always followed by [climatic] vicissitudes . 15 [Volume I: "Proem"].040.. ^ Blavatsky 2002. Theosophical Symbolism. P. 47.. Religion. Blavatsky. pp. pp. There is no such thing as either 'dead' or 'blind' matter. ^ Blavatsky." [All emphasis in original]. pp.. ^ Blavatsky 1888. p. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 45. 59. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. three occasioned by the change in the inclination of the earth's axis . 53. Theosophical University Press Online.). 48. 329. ^ The concept of race in this case and Theosophy in general has a different meaning than the one given by early 21st-century Anthropology and Sociology. ^ Blavatsky 1888. p. ^ The terms "spirit" and "matter" have uncommon meanings in Theosophy. "But once that we pass in thought from this (to us) Absolute Negation.000.. [Information about the Monads in this section is almost exlusively based on these two chapters. 2. 523. 50. Volume 1. 170–190. 17 [Volume I: "Proem"]. 573–4. 353 [Volume II]. duality supervenes in the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter. 36 [Volume I: "Stanza I: The Night of the Universe"]. 179 [Volume I]. or Doppelgangers Collected Writings X. 217-226 55. ^ Blavatsky 1888. and Philosophy (Original from Harvard University (2 volumes) ed. but as the two facets or aspects of the Absolute". we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there. ^ Nilakant (May 1886). Retrieved on: 2011-12-17. "Our globe is subject to seven periodical entire changes which go pari passu with the races . ^ H. ^ Blavatsky 2002. 274–275 [Volume I]. Occult data show that even since the time of the regular establishment of the Zodiacal calculations in Egypt. 206 [Volume I: "Stanza VI – Continued. [Emphasis in original]. Astral Bodies.. ^ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893).P.. pp. The Path 1. p. Blavatsky states that each complete cycle lasts 311. More accurate terms according to Blavatsky would be the notions of "subject" (spirit) and "object" (matter). standing in as two aspects of the single. 43 [Volume I: "Stanza I. Pages 272-274 49. pp. p. vol 1. 52. absolute reality. [Emphasis in original] 57. 90–93. however. ^ Blavatsky 1888."]. H. p. Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter are. Blavatsky 1888. ....because we do not perceive any signs—which we can recognise—of consciousness. p. 217-220 56. in stones. p. 6"] 46.. Blavatsky 1888. such changes in the axial direction . They cover the complicated Monad doctrine in some detail]. pp. p 129–130. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science.000. ^ Blavatsky 1888. not as independent realities. "Matter is Spirit. ^ Blavatsky 1888. 51. "Gods. 58. 51.. to be regarded. the Universe and the Deity which informs it are unthinkable apart from each other".. Monads. the poles have been thrice inverted. 54. 610–633 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads". Dialogue Between Two Editors on Astral Bodies. and Atoms"]. as there is no 'Blind' or 'Unconscious' Law". Subject and Object. ^ The Secret Doctrine. and vice versa . 44. say.

is credited with six companion globes. and huge mountain chains arose where there had been none before. 65.000.. 66. as have the others.. Religion and Philosophy. 61.000 years". so to say.. p.. [Emphasis in original].. Religion and Philosophy. During the three Rounds to come. there have already been four such axial disturbances. like every other atom in the Universe. every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature [mineral. when the old continents — save the first one — were sucked in by the oceans. since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. Its Humanity develops fully only in the Fourth—our present Round.II. p." [Emphasis in original].. p. the Synthesis of Science. through seven Rounds. 330 [Volume II]. every planet." [Emphasis in original]. this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity. during the last three it gradually returns to its first ethereal form: it is spiritualised. . Vol. it forms and consolidates. . pp.au/world/8481790/girl-covered-in-hair-adoptedby-grandfather 70. during the fourth it settles and hardens. . The evolution of life proceeds on these seven globes or bodies from the 1st to the 7th in Seven ROUNDS or Seven Cycles.. 158–159 [Volume I]. Vol. journeyed and been imprisoned in. ^ The Key to Theosophy. Up to this fourth Life-Cycle. Vol. like the globe on which it lives. it is referred to as 'humanity' only for lack of a more appropriate term. whether visible or invisible. p. Religion and Philosophy. 2nd ed.200 69. ^ In the Light of Theosophy 67. ^ Blavatsky 1888. p. .. "And when we say human. ^ Blavatsky 1888. the Synthesis of Science. Man tends to become a God and then—GOD. has to live. pp. vegetable. as we have now. 445–446 [Volume II: "Conclusion"]. pp. "Everything in the metaphysical as in the physical Universe is septenary. the Synthesis of Science. The face of the Globe was completely changed each time". pp. i. Humanity appeared on this Earth..ninemsn.com. "As shown.195-6 71. ^ The Secret Doctrine. 1892. 106 [Volume I].II... . 1890. ^ Blavatsky 1888. ^ Blavatsky. ^ Blavatsky 1888.II. ^ http://news. 184 [Volume I: "Explanations concerning the Globes and the Monads"].. "Since .I.249 68.. 63. ^ Blavatsky 1888. other lands appeared. Religion and Philosophy. and animal] during the three preceding Rounds. Humanity. 434 [Volume II]. The Theosophical Glossary. H.. "Now our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence — as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem — about 1. but to the mortals that inhabit any world. the [now human] MONAD had passed through. ^ The Secret Doctrine. ^ Blavatsky 1888. will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form . Our Earth ." [All emphasis in original].271-273. p. During the first three.60.181 72..e. Hence every sidereal body. Vol. ^ The Secret Doctrine. to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit. 39 73. p. ^ a b The Secret Doctrine. 62. P. 64. p. the Synthesis of Science.

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