Blavatsky, H.P. (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891

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Birth 1831-08-12
Death 1891-05-08

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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) was born in Russia and was one of the most influential writers in the occult world. In 1875, along with Henry Olcott and William Quan Judge, she founded the Theosophical Society to promote universal brotherhood, investigate laws of nature and latent human powers, and study comparative religion, philosophy, and science. Madame Blavatsky, as she is known, studied the occult for nearly 25 years and claimed to be able to perform mental and physical feats such as levitation, clairvoyance, and telepathy. The primary text of the Theosophical Society, Isis Unveiled, was written by Blavatsky in 1877.

From the guide to the Blavatsky, H. P. (Helena Petrovna). Letters, 1885-1890., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

In 1873, Madame Blavatsky came to New York City, where she befriended a number of persons interested in spiritualism. Two years later, along with Colonel Henry S. Olcott, William Q. Judge, and others, she founded the Theosophical Society. In 1878, she and her followers established the official headquarters of the society in India. At the time of Madame Blavatsky's death in 1891, nearly 100,000 people were acknowledged adherents.

From the description of [Collection of materials on theosophy]. 1884-[1920]. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 261233267


From the description of H.P. Blavatsky correspondence, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450799

Blavatsky was a leader in the theosophy movement in the United States.

From the description of Letter, 1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80769271


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