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Quotes referencing the Books of Kiu-ti or Books of Dzyan found in Madame Blavatsky's works

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Most people today have heard of the Druids, at least in the parts of the world where the Druids once thrived, namely England,


This is a biography of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (nee von Hahn) born in 1831 in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine. She was an exceptional child who grew into an exceptional woman who eventually founded the Theosophical Society with Col Henry Olcott in 1875.


Among the many works that Madame Blavatsky brought before the public, The Voice of the Silence was unique in its appeal to the heart and spirit of humanity.


An interesting examination of the influence Sufism on HPB's life, her writings in the Secret Doctrine and the mysterious years before 1875.

This paper also looks at the similarities between George Gurdjieff, another Russian mystic and Madame Blavatsky.


A talk given in 1970 in London on H P Blavatsky, her life and works, including The Secret Doctrine.


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The title A Modern Panarion has been taken from the controversial Panarion of the Church Father Epiphanius in which he attacked the various sects and heresies of the first four centuries of the Christian era. The Panarion was so called as being a “basket” of scraps and fragments.


Madame Blavatsky ‘that extraordinary woman’, was co-founder, with Colonel H.S. Olcott, of the Theosophical Society. She was born in Ekaterinoslav in Russia at midnight between 30 and 31 July, 1831.


To this Autobiography of H. P. Blavatsky the compiler contributes nothing original except the idea of bringing together, for the information of those interested in Occultism and its greatest modem exponent, all the available events, experiences and relevant facts of that vigorous, brave, mysterious and wonderful life, and arranging them in their proper sequence.


The Universal Æther was not, in the eyes of the ancients, simply a tenantless something, stretching throughout the expanse of heaven; it was for them a boundless ocean, peopled like our familiar earthly seas, with Gods, Planetary Spirits, monstrous and minor creatures, and having in its every molecule the germs of life from the potential up to the most developed.


This book was published in 1926 and describes in detail some of the phenomena of H. P. Blavatsky with a critical denunciation of the part played by her enemies.


The Precepts and Aphorisms, compiled by "H.P.B.," are culled chiefly from Oriental writings considered to embody, in part, teachings which are now attracting so much attention in the West, and for the diffusion of which the Theosophical Society is mainly responsible.


The Theosophist Volume 15 No. 3 December 1893

Mr. A. P. Sinnett has lately contributed a remarkable article on “Esoteric Teaching”* in which he tries to give a tardy reply to one of the alleged mistakes in “Esoteric Buddhism”, commented on, and explained by Madame Blavatsky in the “ Secret Doctrine.” Speaking of the correspondence that he had with his Occult Teachers, he states that he…


Those who knew Mme. Blavatsky at all are divided into two opposing camps: there is no third party of indifference. Such is the penalty of force of character, and even her enemies could not deny that to Mme. Blavatsky. Even among her friends are some who shake their heads over what they call the Blavatsky or "H. P. B. Legend."


As a personality “the Old Lady”, as we affectionately called her, was like a mother to me; but if my reminiscences were to be confined to that personality, dealing only with happenings and doings in the physical world, they would be of little interest and would convey an utterly false impression of the real H. P. B. with whom I was acquainted.

Jack Patterson  - A Tribute to HP Blavatsky

Jack Patterson was a prominent member of the Theosophical Society in New Zealand having joined from a young age he was involved in the Young Theosophists of the day.  During his life, he became the General Secretary of both the Australian and the New Zealand Section.  Jack was a deep explorer of Theosophy and shared his understanding through many presentations.…

HP Blavasky in 1884 , 1851 boat scene; the day Blavatsky first met her Master. (The Theosophist, August 1931 558, Theosophical Society, Adyar Archives , Personal Seal of H. P. Blavatsky

1831-1891). Prolific writer on comparative religion, mythology, and esoteric subjects, and primary founder of the Theosophical Society (TS).


n 1885 a committee of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) issued a report by Hodgson condemning Madame Blavatsky. It caused substantial damage to her reputation and was assumed by many to be the official opinion of the SPR. The damage to Blavatsky's reputation and that of Theosophy due to the falsehoods of that report has lingered on still today. One hundred years later, in 1986, the SPR…


My sister, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, nee de Hahn, better known in our country under the nom de plume of Radha-Bai, which she adopted for her writings in Russia, was a sufficiently remarkable person, even in these days, when striking personalities abound. Although her works are but little known to the general public, nevertheless they have given birth to a spiritual movement, to an…

ebook of HPB and the Masters of the Wisdom by Annie Beasant

The large circulation of Mme. Blavatsky's priceless works, the spread of the ideas which she spent her life in learning and teaching, the growth of the Theosophical Society which she founded, at the orders of her Master, and with the aid of her colleague, Colonel H. S. Olcott, the ever-increasing literature published by her pupils- all these form her substantial defence, the justification of…

Theosophical Classics CDROM

The essential works in modern theosophy are now available to all researchers, students, scholars and writers in one convenient CD that has a very fast search capability.

Abstracts - The Voice of the Silence

Before the soul can see, the Harmony within must be attained, and fleshly eyes be rendered blind to all illusion.

If thy soul smiles while bathing in the Sunlight of thy Life; if thy soul sings within her chrysalis of flesh and matter; if thy soul weeps inside her castle of illusion; if thy soul struggles to break the silver thread that binds her to the master (1); know, o Disciple, thy…


The particular task that Madame Blavatsky undertook in her writings was to bring to the attention of the western world the teachings of the Wisdom tradition, the Sacred Science of the east. Repeatedly she affirmed both the antiquity and the universality of these teachings, known since the early centuries of our era as Theosophy. For herself she claimed only the role of writer and transmitter…


In 1897, Annie Besant published what she called the third volume of The Secret Doctrine, which had been announced by H. P. Blavatsky but left unpublished during the author's life. Received opinion at the present time is that what Besant published was not Blavatsky's third volume, but instead something assembled out of various documents left by HPB.


William Kingsland (May 5, 1855 - February 6, 1936) was an English engineer, scientist, author and Theosophist. He was President of the Blavatsky Lodge in London and was present in the meetings where H. P. Blavatsky answered members' questions on The Secret Doctrine.


The Theosophical Glossary purposes to give information on the principal Sanskrit, Pahlavi, Tibetan, Pâli, Chaldean, Persian, Scandinavian, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Kabalistic and Gnostic words, and Occult terms generally used in Theosophical literature, and principally to be found in Isis Unveiled, Esoteric Buddhism, The Secret Doctrine, The Key to Theosophy, etc.; and in the monthly magazines,…


Occultism (from the Latin occultus, meaning "hid") as presented here refers primarily to the esoteric theosophy concealed in religion and nature. In this series of articles, Blavatsky clarifies the "essential difference between theoretical and practical Occultism," and the gulf that separates harmful occult practices from the occult path of altruism.

Secret Doctrine

Before the reader proceeds to the consideration of the Stanzas from the Book of Dzyan which form the basis of the present work, 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. These basic ideas are few in number, and on their clear apprehension depends…

Alice Cleather

Alice L. Cleather was a direct pupil of H. P. Blavatsky beginning in 1887. She was a member of her Esoteric Section and later the Inner Group. Follwing HPB's death, she became disillusioned with the new leadership of the Theosophical Society, and pulled away from the movement. She is best known for her writings and as the founder of the H. P. B. Library in 1917.


The world knows H.P. Blavatsky chiefly by her encyclopedic knowledge, her occult powers, her unique courage. This little book, composed of stories thrown off by her in her lighter moments, shows her as a vivid, graphic writer, gifted with brilliant imagination.


In response to the demand for further light on the Stanzas of Dzyan which form the basis of The Secret Doctrine, H. P. Blavatsky answered a variety of questions at weekly meetings of the Blavatsky Lodge of The Theosophical Society in London.


In response to the demand for further light on the Stanzas of Dzyan which form the basis of The Secret Doctrine, H. P. Blavatsky answered a variety of questions at weekly meetings of the Blavatsky Lodge of The Theosophical Society in London. Her replies illumine many important facets of the teachings that are often difficult for students and inquirers.


It would be a difficult task to give full, detailed accounts of all the circumstances which occurred during the preparation of this remarkable work, because it must never be forgotten that H.P.B. was, as she often herself expressed it, only the compiler of the work.


Phamplet 1 - An open letter to the archbishop of Canturbury


COMPILER’S PREFACE The letters here presented to the reader, written by the Founder of the Theosophical Society between the years 1880-1888, are intended toform a companion volume to the recently published Mahatma Letters and should be…

Hp Blavatsky

It is only the knowledge of the constant re-births of one and the same individuality throughout the life-cycle; the assurance that the same MONADS have to pass through the "Circle of Necessity," rewarded or punished by such rebirth for the suffering endured or crimes committed in the former life.

The Key to Theosophy

This book is in the form of questions and answers - a dialogue between an Inquirer and a Theosophist - explaining fundamental principles, and meeting, at the same time, the various objections raised by the average Western inquirer. Unfamiliar concepts are presented in clear language, and as simply as possible.

The Secret Doctrine

The SD remains today the most comprehensive sourcebook of the esoteric tradition, outlining the fundamental tenets of the Secret Doctrine of the Archaic Ages. Challenging, prophetic, and strikingly modern, it directly addresses the perennial questions: continuity of life after death, purpose of existence, good and evil, consciousness and substance, sexuality, karma, evolution, and human and…

From the caves and jungles of hindostan by H.P. Blavatsky

The book "From the caves and jungles of Hindustan" in a literature style describes the travels of H. Blavatsky and her Teacher which she named Takhur Gulab-Singh. In spite of that the book was considered as novel, Blavatsky asserted that "the facts and persons that I cited are true.

Life In Space by H.P Blavatsky

Science knows as little as of the men from other planets. With the exception of Flammarion and a few mystics among astronomers, even the habitableness of other planets is mostly denied. Yet such great adept astronomers were the Scientists of the earliest races of the Aryan stock, that they seem to have known far more about the races of Mars and Venus than the modern Anthropologist knows of…

Was Cagliostro A Charlatan By H.P. Blavatsky

The mention of Cagliostro’s name produces a twofold effect. With the one party, a whole sequence of marvellous events emerges from the shadowy past; with others the modern progeny of a too realistic age, the name of Alexander, Count Cagliostro, provokes wonder, if not contempt.

Foreknowledge Of The Wave/Particle Duality Of Light

Blavatsky's comments on the nature of light appear to reveal an insight that is decades ahead of the physicists of her day, showing a foreknowledge of the wave/particle duality of light, one of the important elements in the quantum mechanics of the twentieth century. She heads a section of her Secret Doctrine as "AND CAN IT BE THAT LIGHT IS ALSO SUBSTANCE?".

The Substantial Nature Of Magnetism

From H. P. Blavatsky Theosophical Articles, Vol. II

MATERIALISTS who arraign the Occultists and Theosophists for believing that every Force (so called) in Nature has at its origin a substantial NOUMENON, an Entity, conscious and intelligent, whether it be a Planetary (Dhyan Chohan) or an Elemental, are advised to fix their attention, first of all, on a far more…

Communication with Masters

The following was written by H. P. B. in 1885 to an intimate friend (2):

It has been said by Babajee that "only the chela, entranced, can reach to the normal objective (meaning physical and personal) state of the Mahatmas". How then about those who live with Them --- whether chelas or ignorance servants, those who see Them again objectively in Their material bodies? Unless one…

The Ahkoond Of Swat
The Ahkoond of Swat
The Founder Of Many Mystical Societies
Of the many remarkable characters of this century, Ghafur was one of the most conspicuous.
African Magic by H P Blavatsky
By Tau-Triadelta
Before we enter into the subject of the occult art as practised on the West Coast of Africa, it will be well to clear the ground by first considering for a moment what we mean by the much-abused term "Magic."
Practical Occultism by HP Blavatsky
 As some of the letters in the CORRESPONDENCE of this month show, there are many people who are looking for practical instruction in Occultism. It becomes necessary, therefore, to state once for all: –
Madame Blavatsky on the Himalayan Brothers

"On the authority of an adept" (?) "they" (the Theosophists and Madame Blavatsky) "are all mediums under the influence of the lower spirits." Such is the sentence used by you in an editorial review of Mr. Sinnett's Occult World (Spiritualist, June 17th). Doubtful as its pertinency might appear, I personally found nothing very objectionable in it, the more so, as elsewhere you do me the honour…

Chelas by HP Blavatsky
Notwithstanding the many articles which have appeared in this magazine upon the above subject, much misunderstanding and many false views seem still to prevail. What are Chelas, and what are their powers? Have they faults, and in what particular are they different from people who are not Chelas?
The Theosophical Mahatmas by HP Blavatsky
 It is with sincere and profound regret-though with no surprise, prepared as I am for years for such declarations-that I have read in the Rochester Occult Word, edited by Mrs. J. Cables, the devoted president of the T.S. of that place, her joint editorial with Mr. W. T. Brown.
Karma From Key To Theosophy
Every action, good or bad, is a prolific parent, saith the Wisdom of the Ages.”
~ H.P. Blavatsky, The Key to Theosophy, p. 141 ~
Why Do We Not Remember Our Past Lives by HP Blavatsky

ENQ. The most difficult thing for you to do, will be to explain and give reasonable grounds for such a belief. No Theosophist has ever yet succeeded in bringing forward a single valid proof to shake my scepticism. First of all, you have against this theory of re-incarnation, the fact that no single man has yet been found to remember that he has lived, least of all who he was, during his…

Ebook - Theosophy an Introduction by H.P Blavastsky - Compiled and edited by Daniel Caldwell

This eBook has been compiled by Daniel H, Caldwell bringing together articles written by H P Blavatsky on a variety of topics. A number of things orginate from Isis Unveiled and the Secret Doctrine.


H. P. Blavatsky’s Letter To The 1890 American Convention
Fourth Annual Convention — April 27-28
American Section of the Theosophical Society
Palmer House, Chocago, Illinos
H. P. Blavatsky’s Letter to the 1889 American Convention

Letter from H. P. Blavatsky, dated April 7, 1889. Read by William Q. Judge, morning session, April 28, 1889 to the Third Annual Convention of the American Section

H. P. Blavatsky’s Letter To The 1888 American Convention
Second Annual Convention — April 22-23
American Section of the Theosophical Society
Sherman House, Chicogo, Illinos


A letter from H. P. Blavatsky, dated April 3, 1888. Read by William Q. Judge, afternoon session, April 22, 1888.

The Secret Doctrine And Its Study

This leaflet is intended as resource material for Theosophical Branches. It is available in Microsoft Word format so that your own branch contact details can be added and provided to people interested in this topic. Anyone, however is welcome to download this document.

Ebook - Incidents In The Life Of Madame Blavatsky by A P Sinnett

Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky: compiled from information supplied by her relatives and friends is a book originally published in 1886 in London. It was compiled by a member of the Theosophical Society, A. P. Sinnett, the first biographer of H. P. Blavatsky (née Hahn).

Ebook of The Stanzas of Dzyan by HP Blavatsky

The Book of Dzyan (comprising the Stanzas of Dzyan) is a reputedly ancient text of Tibetan origin. The Stanzas formed the basis for The Secret Doctrine (1888), one of the foundational works of the theosophical movement, by Helana Petrovna Blavatsky. 

The Golden Stairs

The following set of instructions were given by Madame Blavatsky,  a Principal Co-Founder of the Theosophical Society, to some of her earnest students in London in 1888:

Ebook - Count St Germain and H.P. Blavatsky by H.S. Olcott

This is an interesting little book (only 12 pages) written by Henry Olcott which first appeared in the Theosophist in July 1905. It delves into the connections and ways of operating between those two great messangers of the White Lodge; Count St Germain and Madame Blavatsky.  

H.P. Blavatsky On Nature Compiled By Geoffrey Farthing

Nature in religion is not new. The sun in his majestic daily journey and the silvery moon at night have ever been objects of veneration and worship. All the planets in our system have their god names. The Elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire are in the Indian pantheon of gods. Mercury is the messenger of the gods, planetary Neptune is also the god of the sea. Pan is the god of all Nature. So…

HPB's Occult Ring

Since the split up of the Theosophical Society into various lineages after the death of Helena P. Blavatsky, foundress of the Aryan Theosophical Society at New York in 1875 and Head of its Esoteric School there is quarrel until today about the if, how, why and to whom of HPB’s occult successorship, beginning with the 1894 controversy between TS co-founder William Q. Judge and Annie Besant…

Ebook - HPB In Memory Of Helana Petrovna Blavatsky 1891

Memories of the 'old lady' by some of her pupils including: Laura M, Cooper, G.R.S. Mead, Isabel Cooper-Oakley, Constance Watchmeister, A.P. Sinnett, Charles Johnston, William Q. Judge, Annie Besant, Herbert Burrows, Archibald Keightley, Bertram Keightley, H.S. Olcott and others.

This is a very interesting read by those who knew most intimately.

Ebook of the Collected Writings Of H. P. Blavatsky - Edited By Boris De Zirkoff

Boris De Zirkoff was the grand-nephew of H. P. Blavatsky. For many decades, Boris De Zirkoff engaged with utter dedication editing the collected writings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Asked how he came to undertake that project, he said,

Quotes by H. P. Blavatsky

Here are some beautiful quotes by H. P. Blavatsky.

Ebook of The Voice of the Silence by HP Blavatsky

The Voice of the Silence was written by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in Fontainebleau and first published in 1889. Translated from the Book of the Golden Precepts, which shares a common origin with The Secret Doctrine, the rules and ethics presented here contrast the two paths of spiritual attainment: the one pursued by those seeking knowledge for their own enlightenment; the other chosen by…

Ebook of Isis Unveiled by HP Blavatsky

Master-key to the mysteries of the ancient and modern science and theology, published in 1877, Isis Unveiled is a book of esoteric philosophy and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's first major work.

"Isis Unveiled" was H.P. Blavatsky's first major literary effort, a critical response to the growing materialism in both scientific and religious institutions, and a vindication of the…

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