The Mother of Theosophy: The Life and Legacy of H.P. Blavatsky

December 15, 2009|
The Mother of Theosophy: The Life and Legacy of H.P. Blavatsky by Charles River Editors
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“ENQUIRER. Theosophy and its doctrines are often referred to as a new-fangled religion. Is it a religion?THEOSOPHIST. It is not. Theosophy is Divine Knowledge or Science.ENQUIRER. What is the real meaning of the term?THEOSOPHIST. "Divine Wisdom," (Theosophia) or Wisdom of the gods, as (theogonia), genealogy of the gods. The word theos means a god in Greek, one of the divine beings, certainly not "God" in the sense attached in our day to the term. Therefore, it is not "Wisdom of God," as translated by some, but Divine Wisdom such as that possessed by the gods. The term is many thousand years old.” H.P. BlavatskyAmong the New Age Movement and modern spiritualists, one name stands above the rest: Helena Petrovna (H.P.) Blavatsky. Blavatsky is best known today for co-founding the Theosophical School, a religious school of thought that she labeled "the archaic Wisdom-Religion, the esoteric doctrine once known in every ancient country having claims to civilization”, and nobody was more qualified than Blavatsky to forge such a creation. During her second marriage, Blavatsky traveled to various parts of the world, including Egypt, France, Germany, Mexico, South America, Canada, and India, absorbing all the diverse cultures, customs, religions, and philosophies she came across. Once she had extensively studied all of the different movements she had experienced, Blavatsky went about synthesizing Theosophy and creating a worldview that offered explanations for the origin, workings and ultimate fate of every aspect of mankinds existence, in order to “form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color.” Blavatsky did so by becoming an incredibly prolific writer, and some of her works have become cult classics, particularly The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled. These works included her unique blend of science, esoteric ideas, the occult, and ancient religions and philosophies, and they remain popular today. The Mother of Theosophy: The Life and Legacy of H.P. Blavatsky profiles the life, works, and legacy of the influential scholar, writer, philosopher and theologian, examining her movement and its origins. Along with pictures of important people, you will learn about Blavatsky like you never have before, in no time at all.
Title:The Mother of Theosophy: The Life and Legacy of H.P. BlavatskyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Charles River EditorsLanguage:English

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