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H.P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891), Russian-born Occultist and co-founder of The Theosophical Society, demonstrated psychic powers of a startling nature and claimed personal contact with highly developed Masters living in Tibet and India. A well-versed student of metaphysical and esoteric lore, she promoted a greater Western knowledge of Eastern religions, philosophies and mythologies. Madame Blavatsky's major works (Isis Unveiled, The Secret Doctrine, The Key to Theosophy, and The Voice of the Silence) are considered classics in occult and Theosophical literature.
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"We came into contact with certain men, endowed with such mysterious powers and such profound knowledge that we may truly designate them as the sages of the Orient. To their instructions we lent a ready ear.   The work now submitted to public judgment is the fruit of a somewhat intimate acquaintance with [these] Eastern adepts and study of their [esoteric & occult] science."
H.P. Blavatsky,
Isis Unveiled, 1877.

"Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is surely among the most original and perceptive minds of her time.  She is among the modern world’s trailblazing psychologists
of the visionary mind." 
Theodore Roszak,
Unfinished Animal: Aquarian Frontier
& the Evolution of Consciousness

"Blavatsky's esoteric synthesis has served as a basic source for later esotericists, literati, scientists, and entire movements, including the New Age.  Unlike most of her contemporaries, she is as visible today as an modern trendsetting guru, and she will most likely remain the most memorable and innovative esotericist of the 19th century." 
James A. Santucci,
Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism.

"Madame Blavatsky...stands out as the fountainhead  of modern occult thought, and was either the  originator and/or popularizer of many of the ideas  and terms which have a century later been   assembled within the New Age Movement.  The Theosophical Society, which she cofounded, has been the major advocate of occult philosophy in the West and the single most important avenue of Eastern teaching to the West." 
J. Gordon Melton, Jerome Clark &  Aidan A. Kelly, eds.,
New Age Almanac.

"Theosophy occupies a central place in the history of new spiritual movements, for the writings of Blavatsky and some of her followers have had a great influence outside of her organization.... The importance of Theosophy in modern history should not be underestimated. Not only have the writings of Blavatsky and others inspired several generations of occultists, but the movement had a remarkable role in the restoration to the colonial peoples of nineteenth century Asia their own spiritual heritage."
Robert S. Ellwood and Harry B. Partin,
Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America.

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 "I just know the key...the answer is here...somewhere...."        
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  Introducing You to This Website....
  Blavatsky Reading Room contains scores of introductory articles, essays & selected books about H.P. Blavatsky, the Mahatmas and Theosophy.  

The following introductory pages are highly recommended: (1) An Introduction to Mme. Blavatsky & Theosophy, (2) Who Is Helena Petrovna Blavatsky?, (3) An H.P.B. Photo Gallery: Closeups, (4) H.P.B.Speaks, (5) The Fountain Source of Modern Theosophy, (6) H.P. Blavatsky's Books and the Mahatma Letters, (7) H.P. Blavatsky, the Mahatmas and Theosophy: 20 Highly Recommended Titles, (8) A Brief Overview of Theosophy,(9) An Introduction to Esoteric Principles. and (10) MORE SUGGESTED READING

  Blavatsky Library contains almost 300 Blavatsky & Theosophy books, pamphlets & selected articles.  All online.

  Blavatsky Archives contains hundreds of articles on Blavatsky & Theosophy including many old rare & hard-to-find items.  All online.

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An Introduction to Esoteric Principles by William Doss McDavid.
A good introduction to the basic teachings of Theosophy as found in the writings of H.P. Blavatsky and the Mahatmas.
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See also the following writings and talks by Doss McDavid: [Bio sketch]
•  HPB on the Gospel According to John. 
•  The Human Principles in Early Theosophical Literature. 
•  Evolution and The Secret Doctrine. 
•  An Audio Talk on the Secrets of The Secret Doctrine . 
•  A Video Talk on HPB and the War of the Worldviews. 
•  A Secret Language used in Druze Communications. 
•  A Prophecy in The Secret Doctrine. 
•  Reading the BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE.  (First published in Supplement to BRAHMAVIDYA: The Adyar Library Bulletin, 2013)

The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky: Insights into the Life of a Modern Sphinx .
The story of H. P. B.'s life in the words of those who knew her. A unique biography full of rare primary source material. Including dozens of photographs.
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Madame Blavatsky: The Case for Her Defense Against the Hodgson-Coulomb Attack by Walter A. Carrithers, Jr
This is Mr. Carrithers' magnum opus. In this book Walter A. Carrithers, Jr. gives the most thorough and detailed analysis and rebuttal available of the Hodgson Report against Mme. Blavatsky. Discoveries never before published are now available in this volume.
See sketch of Mr. Carrithers' life here. See also his other writings here.

Theosophy: Divine Wisdom from Long-Sealed Ancient Fountains by H.P. Blavatsky and others. 
Compiled & edited by Daniel H. Caldwell.  An introduction to Theosophy from the writings of H.P. Blavatsky and her Teachers.
See also pdf version. 

Esoteric Buddhism: A Summary of the Theosophical Teachings as found in "The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett". 
by A.P. Sinnett. This Theosophical classic was the first simple exposition of Theosophy in modern times.

H.P. Blavatsky's Esoteric Papers.
The most complete collection ever assembled and published of HPB's esoteric papers. 683 pp.

The Esoteric Instructions: The April 1891 Edition..
This is a photographic facsimile of the April 1891 Edition of H.P. Blavatsky's Esoteric Instructions I, II and III as corrected, edited and approved by Madame Blavatsky herself. 140 pp.

Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas
Includes full colored reproductions of more than a dozen letters from the Masters M and KH.

The Writing of "The Secret Doctrine": H.P Blavatsky's Magnum Opus
Compiled & edited by Daniel H. Caldwell. See pdf version. 

The Secret Doctrine Wurzburg Manuscript by H. P. Blavatsky

The Secret Doctrine Dialogues: The 1889 Unpublished Manuscript by H. P. Blavatsky
Click on this link to see : How the Missing SECRET DOCTRINE DIALOGUES were discovered 

The Letters of H. P. Blavatsky: Volume 1 1861-1879.
This unique volume contains all known letters H.P.B. wrote between 1860 and early 1879. Meticulously edited by Dr. John Algeo, this volume also contains letters to and about Blavatsky, articles, and editorial commentary.

Photographic facsimile reprints of H.P. Blavatsky's 2 Theosophical magazines are available: The Theosophist and Lucifer

Inner Group Teachings of H.P. Blavatsky, 1890-1891 .
Here, for the first time online, is a complete transcription of the original oral teachings by H.P.B. to her Inner Group in London. This transcription is not available in the COLLECTED WRITINGS Series of HPB's writings. This material will be published in late 2019 in a new revised and enlarged print edition by Fohat Productions.

Testimonies Concerning the Mahatmas
More than twenty five individuals testified to having seen and been in contact with the Mahatmas during H.P.Blavatsky's lifetime. This is a compilation of these testimonies describing encounters with the Theosophical Mahatmas during the 1880s and 1890s. The narratives have been transcribed from the original sources.

K. Paul Johnson's House of Cards?: A Critical Examination of Johnson's Thesis on the Theosophical Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi

The Myth of the "Missing" Third Volume of THE SECRET DOCTRINE

Mary Unveiled: A.P. Sinnett and Maude Boyle-Travers

H.P.B.'s THEOSOPHICAL GLOSSARY: Important Information on the origin of this HPB book.

Kriyashakti: Conscious and Unconscious: The Psychology of the Visionary Experience.

Some Questions Concerning Reincarnation and the Fate of Victims of Accidents & Violence by Daniel H. Caldwell.

Review of J. O. Fuller's Biography on H.P. Blavatsky: PART ONE

Review of J.O. Fuller's Biography on H.P. Blavatsky: PART TWO

The Painting of the Portraits of Morya and Koot Hoomi
See the paintings of the Masters at this link..  Also at this link.. 
Also these larger reproductions at this link.. 

Master Serapis

Where Was the "Ravine in Tibet"?

Does Theosophy Have Core Doctrines?

History of the Inner Group Teachings of H.P. Blavatsky

Some Notes on the Chronological Edition of The Mahatma Letters

Was Koot Hoomi a Sikh?
See a reproduction of Koot Hoomi's portrait at this link.. 

Who is "Suby Ram" in The Mahatma Letters?

The Olcott Portfolio: Col. H.S. Olcott's Testimony to the Existence of the Mahatmas

What Madame Blavatsky Accomplished in Just 4 Years!

Review of Geoffrey A. Barborka's book THE PEOPLING OF THE EARTH.

HPB Speaks.

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