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

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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

Theosophist.

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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creatorOf Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna, 1831-1891. Que cada hombre pruebe su trabajo [recurso electrónico] : síntesis de la ciencia, la religión y la filosofía / Blavasky H.P. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
referencedIn Mary Anne Atwood papers, Atwood (Mary Anne) papers, 1882-1910 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Bundy, John C., 1841-1892. Papers, 1854-1893 (bulk 1877-1892). University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Skinner, J. Ralston (James Ralston). James Ralston Skinner. Correspondence, 1863-1887. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Blavatsky, H. P. (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891. [Collection of materials on theosophy]. 1884-[1920]. Winterthur Library
referencedIn [H. P. Blavatsky. : Pamphlet box.]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Blackwell family. Papers, 1835-1960 (inclusive), 1845-1934 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1863-1887. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899. Papers, 1820-1914. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Papers, 1835 (1845-1934) 1960 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899. Papers of Elliott Coues, 1820-1914 (bulk 1820-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Blavatsky, H. P. (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891. Letter, 1882. American Primers
creatorOf Blavatsky, H. P. (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891. H.P. Blavatsky correspondence, undated. Library of Congress
creatorOf Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna, 1831-1891. La doctrina secreta [recurso electrónico] : síntesis de la ciencia, la religión y la filosofía / Blavasky H.P. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
creatorOf Blavatsky, H. P. (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891. Correspondence, 1885-1890. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Blavatsky, H. P. (Helena Petrovna). Letters, 1885-1890. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Corson, Hiram, 1828-1911. Hiram Corson papers, 1842-1956. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Atwood, Mary Ann (South), 1817-1910. papers, 1882-1910. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Hiram Corson papers, 1842-1956. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith Atwood, Mary Anne, 1817-1910 person
associatedWith Atwood, Mary Ann (South), 1817-1910. person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
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associatedWith Bundy, John C., 1841-1892. person
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Birth 1831-08-12

Death 1891-05-08

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