Helena Blavatsky

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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya; 12 August 18318 May 1891) was a Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875.wikipedia
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Theosophy

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She gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy, the esoteric religion that the society promoted.
It was founded primarily by the Russian immigrant Helena Blavatsky and draws its beliefs predominantly from Blavatsky's writings.

Theosophical Society

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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya; 12 August 18318 May 1891) was a Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875.
The Theosophical Society was an organization formed in the United States in 1875 by Helena Blavatsky to advance Theosophy.

The Secret Doctrine

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Here she published The Secret Doctrine, a commentary on what she claimed were ancient Tibetan manuscripts, as well as two further books, The Key to Theosophy and The Voice of the Silence.
The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, a book originally published as two volumes in 1888 written by Helena Blavatsky.

Isis Unveiled

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In 1877, she published Isis Unveiled, a book outlining her Theosophical world-view.
Isis Unveiled: A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology, published in 1877, is a book of esoteric philosophy and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's first major work and a key text in her Theosophical movement.

The Key to Theosophy

Here she published The Secret Doctrine, a commentary on what she claimed were ancient Tibetan manuscripts, as well as two further books, The Key to Theosophy and The Voice of the Silence.
The Key to Theosophy is an 1889 book by Helena Blavatsky, expounding the principles of theosophy in a readable question-and-answer manner.

Masters of the Ancient Wisdom

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She also claimed that during this period she encountered a group of spiritual adepts, the "Masters of the Ancient Wisdom", who sent her to Shigatse, Tibet, where they trained her to develop a deeper understanding of the synthesis of religion, philosophy and science.
The Masters of the Ancient Wisdom are reputed to be enlightened beings originally identified by the Theosophists Helena Blavatsky, Henry S. Olcott, Alfred Percy Sinnett, and others.

Coulomb Affair

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Although opposed by the British administration, Theosophy spread rapidly in India but experienced internal problems after Blavatsky was accused of producing fraudulent paranormal phenomena.
The Coulomb Affair was a conflict between Emma and Alexis Coulomb, on one side, and Helena Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society, on the other.

Princess Helene Dolgoruki

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Her mother was Helena Andreyevna von Hahn (Russian: Елена Андреевна Ган, 1814–1842; née Fadeyeva), a self-educated 17-year-old who herself was the daughter of Princess Yelena Pavlovna Dolgorukaya, a similarly self-educated aristocrat.
Helene Dolgoruki, more correctly Elena Pavlovna Dolgorukaya, married name Fadeeva (1789-1860), was a Russian noblewoman who was the grandmother of both Sergei Witte and Madame Blavatsky.

Von Hahn

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Blavatsky's father was Pyotr Alexeyevich von Hahn (Russian: Пётр Алексеевич Ган, 1798–1873), a descendant of the German von Hahn aristocratic family, who served as a captain in the Russian Royal Horse Artillery, and would later rise to the rank of colonel.
Its most famous member was Helena von Hahn, aka Madame Blavatsky.

The Voice of the Silence

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Here she published The Secret Doctrine, a commentary on what she claimed were ancient Tibetan manuscripts, as well as two further books, The Key to Theosophy and The Voice of the Silence.
The Voice of the Silence is a book by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.

Peter Hahn

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Blavatsky's father was Pyotr Alexeyevich von Hahn (Russian: Пётр Алексеевич Ган, 1798–1873), a descendant of the German von Hahn aristocratic family, who served as a captain in the Russian Royal Horse Artillery, and would later rise to the rank of colonel.
Peter von Hahn (1799–1873), member of the Russian nobility, remembered in the United States mainly as the father of Helena Blavatsky.

New Age

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Her Theosophical doctrines influenced the spread of Hindu and Buddhist ideas in the West as well as the development of Western esoteric currents like Ariosophy, Anthroposophy, and the New Age Movement.
A further major influence on the New Age was the Theosophical Society, an occult group co-founded by the Russian Helena Blavatsky in the late 19th century.

Ariosophy

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Her Theosophical doctrines influenced the spread of Hindu and Buddhist ideas in the West as well as the development of Western esoteric currents like Ariosophy, Anthroposophy, and the New Age Movement.
In this, he became strongly influenced by the Theosophical thought of Madame Blavatsky, which he blended however with his own highly original beliefs, founded upon Germanic paganism.

Blavatsky Lodge

Amid ailing health, in 1885 she returned to Europe, there establishing the Blavatsky Lodge in London.
Before its foundation, several members of the London Lodge invited Madame Blavatsky to London, where she arrived on 1 May 1887 from Oostende.

William Quan Judge

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In New York City, Blavatsky co-founded the Theosophical Society with Olcott and William Quan Judge in 1875.
Like Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott, he stayed in the organization when others left.

Henry Steel Olcott

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Relocating to the United States in 1873, she befriended Henry Steel Olcott and rose to public attention as a spirit medium, attention that included public accusations of fraudulence.
Also in 1874, Olcott met Helena Blavatsky while both were visiting the Eddy farm.

Morya (Theosophy)

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From there, she visited England, and would claim that it was here that she met the "mysterious Indian" who had appeared in her childhood visions, a Hindu whom she referred to as the Master Morya.
H. P. Blavatsky, originally described the existence of a spiritual master whom she considered her guru, and who went by, among other names, Morya.

Vera Zhelikhovskaya

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It was in this city that Blavatsky's sister Vera Petrovna was born.
She was Madame Blavatsky's sister.

Western esotericism

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She gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy, the esoteric religion that the society promoted.
Various Spiritualist mediums came to be disillusioned with the esoteric thought available, and sought inspiration in pre-Swedenborgian currents; the most prominent of these were Emma Hardinge Britten (1823–1899) and Helena Blavatsky (1831–1891), the latter of whom called for the revival of the "occult science" of the ancients, which could be found in both the East and West.

Koot Hoomi

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There, they allegedly stayed in the home of Morya's friend and colleague, Master Koot Hoomi, which was near to Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse.
Little descriptive references to K.H. occur in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett and the writings of Mme. Blavatsky.

Senzar language

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She claimed that in Tibet, she was taught an ancient, unknown language known as Senzar, and translated a number of ancient texts written in this language that were preserved by the monks of a monastery; she stated that she was, however, not permitted entry into the monastery itself.
It is referenced in multiple locations in works of Helena Blavatsky.

Allan Octavian Hume

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A.O. Hume was also a guest at the Sinnett's home, and Blavatsky was encouraged to manifest paranormal phenomena in their presence.
He was briefly a follower of the theosophical movement founded by Madame Blavatsky.

Count of St. Germain

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Dolgorukov had been initiated into Freemasonry in the late 1770s and had belonged to the Rite of Strict Observance; there were rumors that he had met both Alessandro Cagliostro and the Count of St. Germain.
Madame Blavatsky and her pupil, Annie Besant, both claimed to have met the count, who was traveling under a different name.

The Theosophist

In July 1879, Blavatsky and Olcott began work on a monthly magazine, The Theosophist, with the first issue coming out in October.
It was founded in India in 1879 by Helena Blavatsky, who was also its editor.

Dnipro

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Born into an aristocratic Russian-German family in Yekaterinoslav, then in the Russian Empire (now Ukraine), Blavatsky traveled widely around the empire as a child.