Before the Conversion: Helena Blavatsky on Shakyamuni Buddha and Buddhism

The nineteenth-century saw its first public Western converts to Buddhism. Helena P. Blavatsky and Henry S. Olcott, an American lawyer who worked on U.S. Pres. Lincoln’s assassination case, were the two leading movers of the Theosophical Movement. They both converted in 1880. This was being contrasted with Helena Blavatsky’s letter claiming to have studied among Continue reading Before the Conversion: Helena Blavatsky on Shakyamuni Buddha and Buddhism

Manly P. Hall On Great Value And Context Of H.P. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine”

Manly P. Hall on the effects of H.P.B.’s writings— “We have not yet reached that point in international thinking, in which we could be fair about the opinions, beliefs, and convictions of other peoples; and even today, if a poll were taken, I think it would be safe to say, that to the majority of Western Continue reading Manly P. Hall On Great Value And Context Of H.P. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine”

Helena Blavatsky Biography Russian Documentary

HELENA PETROVNA BLAVATSKY HELENA PETROVNA BLAVATSKY. BEST DOCUMENTARY (ENGLISH DUBBED) FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS ALSO HIGHLY REFLECTIVE AND INFORMATIVE. The fascinating life of H.P.B. Helena Petrovna von Hahn was born in Dnepropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav), a town in Southern Russia (now Ukraine), under the Romanov Dynasty, and old Russian Empire. Her mother, Helena de Fadeyev, was a renowned novelist; her grandmother, Princess Continue reading Helena Blavatsky Biography Russian Documentary