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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1892)

" H.P.B. "
(1831-1892)

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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

HPB was born in Russia. She spent her early years in travel, arriving in New York in 1873. Together with Colonel Henry Steele Olcott, William Q. Judge and others, she formed the Theosophical Society. She published her first book, Isis Unveiled, in 1877. The following year HPB and Olcott went to India to establish the TS there, leaving Judge to continue the work in the United States. HPB edited the magazine The Theosophist while in India. She moved on to England in 1887 and established the Blavatsky Lodge in London. She also started a magazine, Lucifer (from the Latin "Luciferus", meaning the Light-bringer, the Morning Star). HPB's master-work, The Secret Doctrine, was published in 1888.

HPB suffered from a chronic kidney disease for many years. She contracted the flu and died on May 8, 1891.

HPB referred to an ancient Fraternity of Adepts. It exists as a perennial source for the preserving and recording of the events and facts of the history of religions and philosophical evolution in the world. The Theosophical Movement is declared to be Their inspiration, and HPB claimed only to be their "agent-messenger" and their student.

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