Blavatsky Study Center
This website is your
to a wide array of valuable information & material on the
life, work, writings & teachings of
H.P. Blavatsky, the founder of modern Theosophy.
Introducing You to This Website....
So you want to know more about this controversial
Russian lady in the photo.....Helena Petrovna Blavatsky?? Would you like to learn
more about her teachings on Theosophy, too??
Then you're in luck! This website can help &
assist you....in your own search, exploration, inquiry and quest to answer the above &
related questions. You'll find much food for thought & discussion....
Every month, readers from around the world (from more
than 100 countries) come to this site. Why? Well, maybe because this website
has lots...actually tons...of material (pro, con & neutral) about Madame Blavatsky's
life, work, writings, teachings on Theosophy & many related esoteric & occult
For a general overview of what we offer & some advice (& a word of warning or two) about all this material,
read on.....just keep scrolling down the page....
Now the Overview.....that we promised.
For newbies to H.P.B. & Theosophy, we have some
simple & concise introductory material (the ABC's) to get you up to speed.....And for
long-time students & scholars, this website has many primary sources to offer--- some
of which are so rare that it took literally years to find them....
You can read our unique full-length online biography of H.P.B.
and/or look at other biographical accounts & more reminiscences of people who knew
her....You will find rare documents about her life --- not found anywhere else on the
web....You can also read the accounts & testimonies of persons who saw & met her
We have also published on this website the major negative, hostile
accounts about Mme. Blavatsky as well as the positive assessments of her life &
work. You can read & download & study these major attacks against Mme.
Blavatsky & then compare & contrast them with the rebuttals written in response to
these attacks, & possibly come to your own informed opinion as to the truth or falsity
of the various claims & counter-claims.
Furthermore, at this website, you can read the original editions of
Mme. Blavatsky's major books (& download them for further use), access her voluminous
articles & many of her letters, and also read summaries of & intros to her
writings & teachings by various scholars, critics & Blavatsky students. We
also have the letters of the Mahatmas, too and recommendations of study guides, etc. on
the letters from the Masters.
Over the years we've searched for and found some of H.P.B.'s
writings that had supposedly been lost or at least never published....now it's all here
for you to access and read....and study....You will also discover at this site various
lists & recommendations of various Theosophical books, as well as other occult,
esoteric, metaphysical & religious titles....both in print as well as out-of-print.
We have also provided links to major Blavatsky & Theosophical
resources & groups / organizations / societies found elsewhere on the World Wide Web
and/or in the real world....PLUS we have a photo gallery and a bookstore, too.
In closing this intro, let us now give you below some
choice words of advice (& even warnings against certain pitfalls, etc. to avoid)
before you delve any further into our site....This advice (as given in
the words of Madame Blavatsky & her Mahatmas) may be helpful in many ways & serve
as guideposts as you read, study, research, question, explore, ponder and even meditate on
H.P.B.'s life, work, mission & her Theosophical / esoteric/ metaphysical writings
Your journey & quest may perhaps start today but where will it
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Some Words of
|"...None but the logician, the
investigator, the dauntless explorer should meddle with books like this. Such delvers
after truth have the courage of their opinions." H.P. Blavatsky
"As an old proverb based on daily experience has it'Error runs down an inclined
plane, while Truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill.' Old truisms are often
the wisest. The human mind can hardly remain entirely free from bias, and decisive
opinions are often formed before a thorough examination of a subject from all its aspects
has been made. . . . people are always in the habit of judging things by their appearance,
rather than their meaning. . . . " H.P. Blavatsky
"...Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at their right
value; and unless a judge compares notes and hears both sides he can hardly come to a
correct decision." H.P. Blavatsky
"...in the world mental as in the world spiritual each man
must progress by his own efforts. The writer cannot do the reader's thinking for him, nor
would the latter be any the better off if such vicarious thought were possible..."
"Look around you and
observe. While two-thirds of civilized society ridicule the mere notion that
there is anything in Theosophy, Occultism, Spiritualism, or in the Kabala, the other third
is composed of the most heterogeneous and opposite elements. Some believe in the
mystical, and even in the supernatural (!), but each believes in his own way.
Others will rush single-handed into the study of the Kabala, Psychism, Mesmerism,
Spiritualism, or some form or another of Mysticism. Result: no two men think alike, no two
are agreed upon any fundamental occult principles....One and all of those who put their
theory in practice are rapidly drifting, through ignorance, into black magic. Happy are
those who escape from it, as they have neither test nor criterion by which they can
distinguish between the true and the false. . . . A portion of the true [Esoteric,
Theosophical] sciences is better than a mass of undigested and misunderstood learning. An
ounce of gold is worth a ton of dust. . . . " H.P. Blavatsky
"Nothing is more dangerous to Esoteric Truth than the garbled
and distorted versions disfigured to suit the prejudices and tastes of men in
general." H.P. Blavatsky
"Great are the
desecrations to which the names of two of the Masters have been subjected. There is hardly
a medium who has not claimed to have seen them. Every bogus swindling Society, for
commercial purposes, now claims to be guided and directed by 'Masters' often supposed to
be far higher than ours! . . . . The sacred names of Occultism and the holy keepers
thereof have been dragged in this filthy mire, polluted by being associated with sordid
motives and immoral practices, while thousands of men and women have been held back from
the path of truth and light through the discredit and evil report which such shams,
swindles, and frauds have brought upon the whole subject." H.P.
"Knowledge for the mind, like food for the body, is intended
to feed and help to growth, but it requires to be well digested and the more thoroughly
and slowly the process is carried out the better both for body and mind." Master
"For a clearer comprehension of the extremely abstruse and at
first incomprehensible theories of our occult doctrine never allow the serenity of your
mind to be disturbed during your hours of literary labour, nor before you set to work. It
is upon the serene and placid surface of the unruffled mind that the visions gathered from
the invisible find a representation in the visible world. Otherwise you would vainly seek
those visions, those flashes of sudden light . . . which alone can bring the truth before
the eye of the soul. It is with jealous care that we have to guard our mind-plane from all
the adverse influences which daily arise in our passage through earth-life." Master
"On close observation, you will find that it was never the
intention of the Occultists really to conceal what they had been writing from the earnest
determined students, but rather to lock up their information for safety-sake, in a secure
safe-box, the key to which is - intuition. The degree of diligence and zeal with which the
hidden meaning is sought by the student, is generally the test - how far he is entitled to
the possession of the so buried treasure." Master K.H.
"For the life of me I cannot make out how I could ever impart
to you that which I know [of the Occult Doctrine] since the very A.B.C. of what I know. .
. . is contradicted by you invariably and a priori. . . . either we know something
or we do not know anything. In the first case what is the use of your learning, since you
think you know better? In the second case why should you lose your time?. . . . You know
that in order to enable you to read you have first to learn your letters [of the
alphabet]. . . . I tell you plainly you are unfit to learn, for your mind is too full, and
there is not a corner vacant from whence a previous occupant would not arise, to struggle
with and drive away the newcomer. . . . I. . . give you time to reflect and deduce and
first learn well what was already given you before you seize on something else. . . .
Learn first our laws and educate your perceptions. . . . Control your involuntary powers
and develop in the right direction your will and you will become a teacher instead of a
learner. . . . I had to study for fifteen years before I came to. . . [certain] doctrines.
. . and had to learn simpler things at first." Master K.H. to a
difficult beginning student.
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