“If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them.” – HPB
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was a Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875.
She was called HPB for short
- She traveled the world studying many religious practices and developed her own teachings on the esoteric/occult. She estimated that her works would only begin to be fully understood 100 years after her teachings.
- Was respected as a great teacher yet also feared by many. She was a member of the Theosophical Society shared with Einstein, Edison and other greats.
Their Aims and ideals
- To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color.
- To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.
- To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.
- Theosophists were rescuing from occult tradition and exotic religion a forgotten psychology of the superconscious and the extrasensory
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky wrote “The secret Doctrine”. In this book HPB attempted to give a philosophical and religious synthesis of all centuries and nations which in turn caused an awakening amongst Eastern and Western beliefs.
- She predicted many future scientific discoveries yet her research is not currently applicable in those fields.
- She spent her life studing the nature of the soul, combining science and several religious doctrines.
Her works were extremely controversial at times, yet ushered in a world view of the Eastern philosophies and would now be considered as anthropological studies. She was attempting to gather all the religions and beliefs from the world focusing on hermeticism from ancient Egypt.
- She was scrutinized by the public and critics
- Some went as far as calling her a charlatan, a racist, a satanist and she was even accused of being a fraud
- Theosophists would often argue over how to define Theosophy, with Judge expressing the view that the task was impossible
- Blavatsky insisted that Theosophy was not a religion in itself
- She wrote about the Demiurge “The Great Architect of the Universe”, remnants of a dying race of giants who build walls around cities and their families consisting of a group of scientists. In her works there are mentions of Androgynous serpintines and Humanoid races during the creation of the Universe and She even predicted two more races to follow after.
Main positive contributions
Her life endeavors were to seek out and bridge the abstract with the gross material form. She sought to unite all religious views and world religions making it hard for many to accept and comprehend her works unambiguously.
She invisioned a harmonious intergration of the cosmic and earth’s energy flows. She believed in the power of music and it’s purpose to the balance of a humans soul.
People have echoed her ideas floating them around even still today as a sort of new modern esotericism. To this day her teachings have become a classic of psychological literature.
- Her birth was celebrated 160 years later as a symbol of educational pioneering. Her plaque marks the entrance of her grandfathers house (now a museum) that surprising survived all those years. A Bodhi tree of life was also planted in the grounds center of the world Theosophical society in Adyar India library where she is heavily studied to commemorate the spiritual revival of the Ukrainian nation.
Polar points of view are necessary to fully promote a critical picture of HPBs works therefore Scientists unite with Theosophist to fully understand a new scientific paradigm, which may now be at a peak.
- This opens the door to the boundless discussions of Cosmogenisis (the origin of either the cosmos or universe) and anthropogenesis (the process or point of becoming human “Human origin”).
- A unification of the world view and unlocking the mysticism of the cosmos was part of her ultimate life goals
“The possible truths, hazily perceived in the world of abstraction, like those inferred from observation and experiment in the world of matter, are forced upon the profane multitudes, too busy to think for themselves, under the form of Divine revelation and scientific authority. But the same question stands open from the days of Socrates and Pilate down to our own age of wholesale negation: is there such a thing as absolute truth in the hands of any one party or man? Reason answers, “there cannot be.” There is no room for absolute truth upon any subject whatsoever, in a world as finite and conditioned as man is himself. But there are relative truths, and we have to make the best we can of them.”
– HPB Lucifer (February 1888)