Life, research and esoteric works of Madame Blavatsky

Eléna Petróvna von Hahn, in Russian Елеivaliна Петроявна Ган, married to Blaváckij; Anglicized in Helena Blavatsky or again, Madame Blavatsky was a Russian naturalized American philosopher, theosophist, occultist essayist and medium.

He was born on 12 or 31 August 1831 in Dnipro, Ukraine and died on 8 May 1891 in London.

Also known by the initials of her acronym, HPB, she was the co-founder of the Theosophical Society in 1875; as the international theoretical leader of modern theosophy he compiled texts promoting esotericism such as Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine.

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Her family was aristocratic and of Russian-German origins, since she was a child she traveled extensively throughout the Russian Empire. Largely self-taught, she developed a strong interest in Western esotericism from a young age; according to his later statements, from 1849 he undertook a series of journeys around the world.

Moving to the USA around 1873, she established a solid friendship relationship with Henry Steel Olcott (American agronomist, journalist, lawyer and esotericist, co-founder of the Theosophical Society with her) and began to get noticed by public opinion by attracting attention as a medium. In New York he founded the modern “Theosophical Society” with the help of Olcott and William Quan Judge, in 1875.

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society

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On 7 September 1875, together with some other eminent figures, he founded “The Theosophical Society”, established to spread the ancient teachings of “Theosophy”, or the wisdom concerning the “Divine”, which was the spiritual basis of other great movements of the past such as Neo-Platonism, Gnosticism and the Mystery schools of the classical world, but also of great influence for the Thule Society . The inaugural address of the Founding President, Colonel Olcott, was delivered on November 17, 1875.

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Starting from a generalized exposition of the objectives, that is to reorder and spread the knowledge of the laws that govern “the Universe”, the founders expressed them more specifically, after some secondary changes, in the formulation of those basic objectives to be pursued: 

1) To form a nucleus of universal brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color ;

2) Encourage the comparative study of religions, philosophies and sciences;

3) Investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the latent powers in man .

Blavatsky will remain a highly controversial figure throughout and after her life, supported by supporters who saw her as a true “enlightened” Guru ; while she was derided as a charlatan and fraudulent plagiarist by more severe critics. His theosophical doctrines influenced the spread of Hindu thought, but above all of the history of Buddhism in the West, as well as the development of Western esoteric currents such as Ariosophy, Anthroposophy and New Age movements after the mid-twentieth century.

At the age of 17, Helena married Nikifor V. Blavatsky, a Russian military officer and provincial deputy governor. They went to live in the castle fortress of Yerevan, but after repeatedly trying to escape and return to Tbilisi to their grandparents, the marriage quickly ended, most likely without even being consummated, although it was never formally dissolved, so that Helena always continued to carry the surname of her husband with which she is still known today.

He then spent several years in India and Tibet studying under the Hindu gurus.

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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky 
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In 1877 his first major work, “Isis Unveiled” ( the book above right ), was published. In the book he criticized the science and religion of his day and claimed that mystical experience and doctrine were the means to attain true spiritual insight and authority. Although Isis Unveiled attracted attention, the company dwindled. In 1879 Blavatsky and Olcott went to India; three years later they established the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in Adyar, south-east India, and began the publication of the society’s journal, The Theosophist , which Helena published from 1879 to 1988. The company soon developed a strong following in India.

Claiming to possess extraordinary psychic powers, during her travels to Paris and London, she was accused by the Indian press in late 1884 of having invented phenomena of fictional spiritualism . After protesting his innocence on a tour of Germany, he returned to India in 1884 and met with an enthusiastic reception. The “Hodgson Report,” the results of an investigation conducted in 1885 by the London Society for Psychical Research, declared it a fraud. ( A century later, however, the company published a critical study of the Hodgson Report and announced in a press release that Blavatsky had been wrongfully convicted.). Shortly thereafter he left India in poor health. He lived quietly in Germany, Belgium, and eventually London, working on his small, meditative classic The Voice of Silence (1889) and his most important work, The Secret Doctrine (1888), which was an overview of theosophical teachings. It was followed in 1989 by his key to theosophy. His collected writings were published in 15 volumes (1950-1991).

In 1880, during her trip to Ceylon, Madame Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott officially became Buddhists.



During his stay in America he married a second time (without the first marriage having been canceled), in a difficult time when he needed support. Even this marriage, however, was not consummated and quickly ended. For the rest of her life, alongside her we find other women, even aristocrats, who combined the role of companion to that of patron. After a brief interlude in India, where in October 84 he referred to the teacher Hilarion (writing his name Hillarion), claiming to be the latter recently deceased, in August 1890 he founded the “Inner Circle” of 12 disciplines.

In The Secret Doctrine , Blavatsky articulated the belief that absolute nothingness existed at the beginning of time. This primordial essence then separated into seven Rays, which were also intelligent beings known as Dhyan Chohans; these seven rays then created the universe using an energy called Fohat. The Earth was created and underwent seven Rounds, in each of which several living beings were created.

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He supported the idea of ​​” radical races “, each of which was divided into seven sub-races . In the cosmogony of Helena, the first Root-Raceshe was created by pure spirit and lived on a continent known as the “Sacred Imperishable Land”. The second Root Race, known as the Hyperborean, was also formed of pure spirit and lived in a land near the North Pole, which therefore had a mild climate. The third lived on the continent of Lemuria, which according to Blavatsky survives today as Australia and Rapa Nui. Blavatsky stated that during the fourth round of Earth, higher beings descended on the planet, with the development of human physical bodies and the separation of the sexes. At this point the fourth Root-Race appeared, living on the continent of Atlantis; they had physical bodies but also psychic powers and advanced technology. He claimed that some Atlanteans were giants and built ancient monuments such as Stonehenge in southern England and that they also mated with “she-animals”, giving birth to the creation of gorillas and chimpanzees. The Atlanteans were decadent and abused their power and knowledge, so Atlantis sank into the sea, although various Atlanteans fled and created new societies in Egypt and the Americas.

The fifth radical race to emerge was the Aryans and was found all over the world at the time of writing. He believed that the fifth Race would be replaced by the sixth, which would be heralded by the arrival of Maitreya , a figure from Mahayana Buddhist mythology. He also believed that humanity would eventually transform into the last, the seventh Root Race. Lachman suggested that by reading Blavatsky’s cosmogonic claims as a literal account of history, “we may be doing a disservice.” Instead, he suggested that it could be read as Blavatsky’s attempt to formulate “ a new myth for the modern era, or as a great, fantastic science fiction story .”

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The Blavatsky Lodge had formulated and initiated theosophical ideas by making them public. 

Helena founded in September 1887 ” Lucifer “, a monthly magazine designed, as stated on its title page, ” to illuminate the mysterious things hidden in darkness “.

In the same month Helena moved to 17 Lonsdowne Road, Holland Park, London.

He continued to write his great work, which he had finally completed and published in two large volumes in October / December 1888. Among his tireless collaborators for the transcription and publication of the manuscripts were Bertram and Archibal Keightly, whose financial support was from big help. ” The Secret Doctrine” was the crowning glory of HP Blavatsky’s literary work. The first volume is mainly concerned with the evolution of the Universe. The framework of this volume is made up of seven stanzas, translated from Dzyan’s book, with commentary and explanation by Helena. In this volume there is also an extensive elucidation of the fundamental symbols contained in the great religions and mythologies of the world. The second volume contains a further series of stanzas from “The Book of Dzyan” which describes the evolution of Humanity. In October 1888, Madame Blavatsky established the Esoteric Section (or school) of the Theosophical Society for a deeper study of Theosophy addressed by consecrated students and wrote “Three ES Instructions” for them. In 1889 he published ” The Key to Theosophy “, a clear exposition in the form of questions and answers concerning ethics, science, philosophy and the study of the purpose for which the Theosophical Society was founded; as well as the mystical-devotional gem called “ The Voice of Silence”Containing extracts extracted and translated from an oriental sacred text:“ The book of golden precepts ”which she had learned by heart during her training in the East. In July 1890, HPB established the European Headquarters of the Theosophical Society at 19 Avenue Road, St. John’s Wood in London, where he died on May 8, 1891 from a violent epidemic flu in England. His remains were cremated in Surrey.

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For the cultural background of her writings and teachings, her life and strong character, her mission and extraordinary psychism, HP Blavatsky is destined to be recognized over time in all her value and originality, as a sincere and great promoter of principles and knowledge of the Trans-Himalayan Brotherhood of Adepts.

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The New York Times recently wrote of her: « Helena Petrovna Blavatsky … has had a disservice from the press since her first appearance as the organizer of the Theosophical Society … One of the great free women of her time – could only attract the contempt and fiery criticism of his every action or word, especially when he claimed to be able to challenge with impunity the strongest orthodoxies of the time. Even today, people who have never read a line of her writings continue to have the adamantine belief that she was a visionary or a maniac … “

Cited several times as a Freemason, in 1877 she received a Certificate of belonging to the Rite of Adoption from John Yarker.

The influence of his life, his writings and teachings was important and certainly influenced the “spirit” of our time. 
The following three quotations, taken from the works of academic scholars not enrolled in the Theosophical Society, can certainly provide an idea of ​​the breadth of Madame Blavatsky’s influence.


“ … Mme Blavatsky… rises as the source of modern occult thought; it was both the initiator and the popularizer of most of the terms and ideas that came together a century later in the New Age movement. The Theosophical Society, of which she was the co-founder, was the greatest supporter of occult philosophy in the West and the single most important road of Eastern teaching to the West ”. – (J. Gordon Melton, New Age Almanac, Detroit, Michigan, Gale Research Inc. 1991, p. 16).

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