Best H.P. Blavatsky Books and Biographies
HPB - The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky
THE top biography of H.P. Blavatsky
Blavatsky is a monumental figure in the history of religion - East AND West. This book tracks her life, the many controversies around her, her ideas, and her influence. From her travels, her smoking, her clairvoyance to her literary contribution.
The inspiration of the Theosophical Movement. Find out what Theosophists believe, dream and hold dear. Find out why Blavatsky is still relevant after more than a century. Find out each of the controversies surrounding this Russian lady - and how to make sense of them. Well written, well researched, deeply moving.
The end of theosophical history?
A theosophical historian has said to me:
That book makes theosophists feel that the subject of theosophical history is done. Aren't all questions answered? Aren't all controversies dealt with?
He said it with a mournful air - but it is also a tribute to the quality of this book. It's read by theosophists everywhere - of whatever theosophical organisation.
Read this book - and you will understand the life of the theosophical movement. You will know what makes us tick.
Self Sacrifice and Devotion
The most important character traits to come out of this biography are: self sacrifice and Devotion to Truth.
Both of these virtues were taught by Blavatsky, as well as lived.
Devotion to truth was what held Blavatsky up as the world slandered her and two thirds of her supporters turned enemy. Devotion to truth also strengthened her as she battled illness and wrote her master piece: The Secret Doctrine.
Controversies dealt with in this book
- Did Blavatsky first deny reincarnation and then confirm it?
- Did Blavatsky perform occult phenomena (or miracles) - or was she a very good juggler?
- Did Blavatsky plagiarize most of her work?
- Was Blavatsky a nazi?
- Was Blavatsky a bigamist?
- Did Blavatsky smoke?
- Did Blavatsky drink alcohol?
- Did Blavatsky eat meat?
- Did Blavatsky teach anything new about the religions of the East, or was it all already known in the West?
These and many other questions will be answered in this book.
Other subjects this book covers
- Where did she go?
- Who did she influence?
- Who were her colleagues?
- What did she teach?
- What hopes did she have for the theosophical movement?
- What fears did she have about the future of humanity?
- What ideals did she have?
- What discoveries of modern science did she prophecy?
And much more.
- H.P. Blavatsky Articles and quotes - classic theosophy
Essential articles and quotes from Helena Petrovna Blavatsky on various subjects, including spiritual growth, metaphysics, karma and reincarnation.
- Blavatsky on Atlantis | Spiritual Teachers
Atlantis is a Western myth that many have written about. The source of all the stories about Atlantis are the Ancient Greeks.
- H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings Online
- Blavatsky a medium? about consciousness, channeling and more | Theosophy
Warning: this is going to be a rambling post. I've got too many thoughts singing through my head about this - and they aren't organized into anything clearcut yet.
- Blavatsky on Yoga | Hinduism and India
Since we've been studying the yoga suttras in the The Hague lodge of the Theosophical Society (inspiring meetings), I thought I'd look up what H.P. Blavatsky has to say about the subject. Unfortunately I find she's so busy debunking misconceptions ra
- Belief in Magic? The theosophy of H.P. Blavatsky | Theosophy
Since the word 'magic' is often associated with the word 'miracle' or with parlor tricks, I think it's useful to quote H.P. Blavatsky on this:
- Random Blavatsky quotes
Random spiritual quotes and sayings from Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and her teachers the Mahatmas Koot Hoomi and Morya
- Was Blavatsky a Nazi? - Theosophical Society FAQ
On the nature of the link between theosophy and ariosophy
- Olcott and Blavatsky - Theosophical History
We used to speak of our selves as the Theosophical Twins. [ODL 1.9:141]1 Henry Steel Olcott’s reference to Helena Blavatskyand himself as “Theosophical Twins” has depths that are not immediatelyapparen
- Reminiscences of H.P. Blavatsky and the Secret Doctrine - Theosophical History
In giving an account of the manner in which Helena Petrovna Blavatsky wrote The Secret Doctrine, while yet the circumstances are fresh in my memory, with memoranda and letters still available for reference, I shall not shrink from dwelling at some le
- H.P. Blavatsky, her life and influence Katinka Hesselink
H.P. Blavatsky or H.P.B. as she was often called, was born July 31st 1831 (or August 12th western calendar) at Ekaterinosklav in South Russia . (*) She was one of the founders of the Theosophical Society and main inspirator of its work and theories.