Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Standard Name: Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna
Used Form: Madame Blavatsky

Connections

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Cultural formation Anna Kingsford
With her election as president, however, the Theosophical Society became embroiled in public controversy over its purpose and goals. Kingsford and Maitland supported a vision of reincarnation and karma based on esoteric Christianity, while Alfred Percy Sinnett
Cultural formation Rose Allatini
RA (who was probably brought up in the Jewish faith) became known as an Occultist. Higher Occultism was connected to the Theosophical Movement, which was inspired by two Indian High Initiates known as Master Koot Hoomi
Cultural formation Mona Caird
MC received her diploma of membership in Blavatsky Lodge , a group in Madame Blavatsky 's Theosophy movement . Bertram Keightley seconded her membership; she resigned on 19 January 1909.
Heilmann, Ann. New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird. Manchester University Press, 2004.
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Family and Intimate relationships Annie Besant
William Stead , a political ally of AB , arranged for her to meet Madame Blavatsky .
Taylor, Anne. Annie Besant: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Friends, Associates W. B. Yeats
Several women writers and public figures played very important roles in Yeats's life. Lady Gregory (whom he first met in London in 1894 and whose close friend he became in 1896) played a crucial role...
Literary responses Anna Kingsford
More recently, literary scholar Alex Owen has said that The Perfect Wayparalleled the achievement of Blavatsky 's Esoteric Buddhism.
Owen, Alex. The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
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Occupation Annie Besant
Madame Blavatsky died, having appointed AB the Chief Secretary of the Theosophical Society .
Taylor, Anne. Annie Besant: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Author summary Clara Codd
Clara Codd 's career in print spanned fifty years. Beginning in 1916 with her Theosophy for Very Little Children, she was a prolific writer of Theosophical texts. She also wrote poetry and an autobiography...
Publishing Clara Codd
CC edited a compilation of the writings of Madame Blavatsky (which shared the title of Blavatsky's The Key to Theosophy, 1889), through the Theosophical Publishing House in Adyar, a district of Madras (now...
Textual Features Mona Caird
Her protagonist, ambiguous and unsympathetic
Heilmann, Ann. New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird. Manchester University Press, 2004.
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public speaker and political agitator Anna Carrington, stands for the spirit of the modern world . . . creedless, searching, restless, ravenous, egotistical, sick and sorry. Anna's protean nature...
Textual Features Clara Codd
CC simplifies Blavatsky 's original work. She omits several Sanskrit terms, and references to Neoplatonic authorities and to Victorian writers, since she believed them difficult for the enquirer to grasp.
Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna, and Clara Codd. The Key to Theosophy. The Theosophical Publishing House, 1987.
compiler's preface
Textual Production Marina Warner
MW published No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock, a study of images that frighten children.
The title alludes to a line in Louis MacNeice 's Bagpipe Music: It's no go...

Timeline

1875
Madame Blavatsky , now in New York, who had been a spiritualist medium and claimed first-hand knowledge of Eastern religious practice, founded the Theosophical Society with support from Henry Steele Olcott and William Q. Judge .