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Blavatsky Collected Writings and Books

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Articles, notes and biographical jottings by H.P. Blavatsky

The best series of occult and spiritual literature ever. This lens contains links to all Blavatsky's books and articles. Read The Secret Doctrine, Isis Unveiled, The Voice of the Silence, the Key to Theosophy - and her fascinating articles.

What Mme Blavatsky Wrote

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's works

H.P. Blavatsky wrote a whole lot during her life in the late 19th century. Her books were and are her best known work. They've been in print ever since.

Boris de Zirkoff started collecting his aunts (he was related to Blavatsky) quite early in life and started out making a series of Collected Works, but that material was lost.

Then he teamed up with Quest Publications, a publishing house of the Theosophical Society Adyar. They ended up doing the whole series. called The Blavatsky Collected Writings.

The result is 14 volumes of articles, notes and Blavatsky's diaries. Each volume has biographical details on the main people mentioned as well as a historical survey of the period and an index.

The series includes a reprint of The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled - both with the excellent footnotes we've come to expect from Boris de Zirkoff.

Perhaps most interesting in the series is the collection of fictionalized stories of Blavatsky's travels in India. These were originally published in Russian, and have been translated especially for the Collected Writings series. The result is The Caves and Jungles of Hindostan.

A few years after the passing of Boris de Zirkoff John Algeo and Adele Algeo - helped by a team of theosophists of all theosophical organisations - brought out the first volume of the Collected Letters of Blavatsky. Included are (to the chagrin of some theosophists) letters that were probably not written by Blavatsky - but were forged to smear her name.

This doesn't detract from the volume in my opinion: each is free to ignore those letters. And even if one doesn't think Blavatsky wrote them, they are still a part of Theosophical History as it unfolded - controversies included.

For the few who want to practice theosophy as a spiritual path, Blavatsky wrote The Voice of the Silence - a book full of poetic aphorisms. This is the life of the Theosophical Society - and the sort of book one puts on ones bedside table to read a few lines in before going to bed. Pondering and transforming your life...

Not included in the official series is a copy of The Key to Theosophy. This book is a sort of catechism: an interested person asks questions about theosophy to 'theosophist'. Like most of Blavatsky's work this isn't for the foolish - but I personally found it quite easy to read.

Blavatsky Collected Writings: individual volumes

Collected Writings H. P. Blavatsky, Vol. 4: 1882-1883
Collected Writings H. P. Blavatsky, Vol. 4: 1882-1883

The fourth in a series of collective writing of H.P. Blavatsky. Blavatsky.

H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, Volume One 1874-1878 (Volume 1)
H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, Volume One 1874-1878 (Volume 1)

The writings of H.P. Blavatsky, the chief Founder of the Modern Theosophical Movement.

H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, Volume XII 1889-1890
H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, Volume XII 1889-1890

The definitive edition of HPB's writings in 15 volumes. Volume 12 is from 1889 and 1890, and includes articles such as: Genius; The Fall of Ideals; Science and the Secret Doctrine; Progress and Culture; The Dual Aspect of Wisdom; Psychic and Noetic Action.

Collected Writings of H. P. Blavatsky, Vol. 15 (Index) (H. P. Blavatsky Collected Writings)
Collected Writings of H. P. Blavatsky, Vol. 15 (Index) (H. P. Blavatsky Collected Writings)

The index contains virtually every topic addressed by Blavatsky in her Collected Works.


Blavatsky's other books

In the Collected Writings Series the following books have been published separately.

The Voice of the Silence

Not published officially as part of the Blavatsky Collected Writings set, this edition of 'The Voice of the Silence' has all the advantages of that series: footnotes and historical introduction by Boris de Zirkoff and a great index.

The Voice of the Silence is Blavatsky's way of explaining the path of the Bodhisattva - or the path of selfless devotion to mankind. Inspiring, thoughtful and highly original (nothing Mahayana Buddhist had been published in the West at this level before).

The Voice of the Silence, by H.P. Blavatsky: review
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The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy

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H.P.B. The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky

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The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky, Volume One

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The Secret Doctrine Commentaries: the Unpublished 1889 Instructions
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The Secret Doctrine Commentaries: the Unpublished 1889 Instructions

The Secret Doctrine Commentaries: the Unpublished 1889 Instructions

Some books are eagerly awaited by only a select group. This book is one of them. That doesn't diminish their worth to their audience though: in this case theosophists who study The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky seriously.

See the full review of The Secret Doctrine Commentaries: the Unpublished 1889 Instructions, transcribed and annotated by Michael Gomes.

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anonymous 21 months ago

@anonymous: I believe that i had them too plus a lot of other in pdf but lost by virus cry

anonymous 2 years ago

@religions7: Im Not Mistaken.

I Nvr Heard Of Her, Before.

anonymous 2 years ago

I have the 2 books Isis unveiled 1 & 2 first editions. The modern editions of the books are nothing like the original. Who re-wrote them the copies I have were published in 1887

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religions7 2 years ago Hub Author

@anonymous: I think you must be mistaken about the author or the title. I'm pretty sure Blavatsky wrote no such book.

anonymous 2 years ago

PLEASE!! I bought a copy of Madame Blavatsky's Book, 'Daughter of Night', about a Cave Girl, Who Was Lilith. I havent found it since the 80's. Can You Help?

sivavetukuri 3 years ago

Nice Collection in one Place. Excellent.

Wolfshead 5 years ago

A very interesting woman and your site gives a good overview of her.

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