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Theosophical Articles of H. P. Blavatsky (Vols 1, 2 & 3)

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The Theosophical Articles of H P Blavatsky, 3 vols

H. P. BLAVATSKY (1831-1891) was the principal founder of the Theosophical Society in 1875, and the major inspiration of the resulting Theosophical Movement. Her best known works are Isis Unveiled (1877) and The Secret Doctrine (1888).

Of almost equal importance were her voluminous periodical writings which she contributed to the Theosophist, Lucifer, The Path and other Theosophical journals and nineteenth-century periodicals.

The articles of Madame Blavatsky are an invaluable source of Theosophical teaching and explanation, so in 1963 The Theosophy Company of Los Angeles gathered them into a series of 37 pamphlets – usefully grouped into related themes to make them more easily accessible to students and researchers – and later into the three volume hard back edition pictured.

The three volumes are not her complete works but they include her best known and major articles, along with important comments and contributions to the magazines she edited.

To purchase the hardback set, see Price List on top right of the library page.

These articles are also available in a series of 37 pamphlets from the USA and India; note that the numbers of the American and Indian pamphlets are different.

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CONTENTS – Alphabetical
[ for the three volumes of 164 articles ]
Adyar, A Puzzle from I 217
A Few Thoughts on Some Wise Words from a Wise Man III 80
Affinities between Man and Nature, The Electric and Magnetic II 397
African Magic II 520
After-Life, Dialogue on the Mysteries of the II 194
Ahriman, The Devil’s Own—Thoughts on Ormuzd and III 300
An Astral Prophet II 369
Ancient Doctrines Vindicated by Modern Prophecy III 76
Ancient Magic in Modern Science II 431
Animals Souls? Have II 301
Animals Suffer? Why Do II 327
Animated Statues II 337
A Note on “Memory” II 206
Answers, Queries and II 467
Answers to Queries I 328
Antiquity of the Vedas III 321
Apostles and Pseudo-Messiahs, Modern II 514
Appendix, Editorial III 330
Appollonius Tyaneus and Simon Magus III 161
Are Chelas “Mediums”? I 295
Art and Beauty, Civilization, the Death of I 149
Atoms, Transmigration of the II 249
Authorities, Literary Jottings on Criticism and II 389
Babel of Modern Thought, The III 35
Black Magic in Science II 418
Blessings of Publicity, The II 393
Books, My I 475
Brothers”, Madame Blavatsky on the “Himalayan I 315
Buddhism” and the “Secret Doctrine”, “Esoteric III 18
Buddhism”, A Puzzle in “Esoteric III 10
Buddhism, Christianity and Phallicism III 29
Cagliostro a “Charlatan”? Was III 152
Can the Mahatmas Be Selfish? I 321
Case of Obsession, A II 485
Cat”, “It’s the I 496
Chelas I 299
Chelas and Lay Chelas I 308
Chinese Spirits II 348
Christianity and Phallicism, Buddhism, III 29
Christianity, Leo Tolstoi and His Unecclesiastical III 109
Christmas Then and Christmas Now III 58
Church and Masonry, The Roots of Ritualism in III 203
Church, Star-Angel Worship in the Roman Catholic III 386
Civilization, The Death of Art and Beauty I 149
Classification of “Principles” II 233
Comment, Editorial III 91
Crime? Is Foeticide a II 335
Crime? Is Suicide a II 329
Criticism and Authorities, Literary Jottings on II 389
Critics, Old Philosophers and Modern I 12
Cross and Fire II 490
Culture, Progress and III 309
Cycle and the Next, Our I 367
Cycle Moveth, The I 355
Cycles, The Theory of III 369
Cycle, The New I 397
Danger, A Signal of III 145
Dead, She Being, Yet Speaketh I 115
Death and Satan, Stray Thoughts on Ill 267
Death, Life and II 264
Death of Art and Beauty, Civilization, the I 149
Denials and the Mistakes of the Nineteenth Century, The III 132
Denunciation a Duty? Is I 199
Desire to Live Selfish? Is the II 115
Devil’s Own, The—Thoughts on Ormuzd and Ahriman III 300
Diagnoses and Palliatives III 117
Dialogue on the Mysteries of the After-Life II 194
Dialogues between the Two Editors II 38
“Discrepancies”, Seeming I 488
Doctrines, Ancient, Vindicated by Modern Prophecy III 76
Does Vaccination Prevent Smallpox? I 337
Dogma, A Society without a I 260
Do the Rishis Exist? III 365
Drift of Western Spiritualism, The II 458
Druses, Lamas and III 281
Dual Aspect of Wisdom, The II 28
Duty? Is Denunciation a I 199
Dying, Memory in the II 375
Editorial Appendix III 330
Editorial Comment III 91
Editors, Dialogues between the Two II 38
1888 I 215
1890! On the New Year’s Morrow II 495
Eighth Wonder, The III 63
Electric and Magnetic Affinities between Man and Nature, The II 397
Elementals II 127
Elementals, Thoughts on the II 164
Esoteric Axioms and Spiritual Speculations III 326
“Esoteric Buddhism” and the “Secret Doctrine” III 18
“Esoteric Buddhism”, A Puzzle in III 10
Esoteric Character of the Gospels III 168
Evil, The Origin of I 124
Fall of Ideals, The I 137
Fascination, Hypnotism and its Relations to Other Modes of II 477
Fellow-Men? What Shall We Do for Our I 459
Few Thoughts on Some Wise Words from a Wise Man, A III 80
Fire, Cross and II 490
Foeticide a Crime? Is II 335
Force of Prejudice, The III 1
Fragments II 526
Genius II 119
Gospels, Esoteric Character of the III 168
Have Animals Souls? II 301
“Himalayan Brothers”, Madame Blavatsky on the I 315
Hindu Ships, Old I 335
History of a Planet, The III 376
H. P. Blavatsky on Precipitation and Other Matters II 508
Human Magnets, Nature’s II 355
Hypnotism and Its Relations to Other Modes of Fascination II 477
Ideals, The Fall of I 137
Imperfections of Science, The II 446
India, Why 1 Do Not Return to 1 106
Intro-Version of Mental Vision II 474
Is Creation Possible for Man? 1 324
Is Denunciation a Duty? I 199
Is Foeticide a Crime? II 335
“Isis Unveiled” and the “Theosophist” on Reincarnation I 491
Isis Unveiled and the Visishtadwaita III 264
Is Suicide a Crime? II 329
Is the Desire to Live Selfish? II 115
Is Theosophy a Religion? I 56
“It’s the Cat!” I 496
Jesuitism? Theosophy or III 95
Kabalah and the Kabalists, The III 235
Karmic Visions I 382
Kosmic Mind II 179
Kum Bum, The Sacred Tree of III 352
Lamas and Druses III 281
Land of Mystery, A III 410
Last Song of the Swan, The I 409
Lay Chelas, Chelas and I 308
Leo Tolstoi and His Unecclesiastical Christianity III 109
Le Phare de L`Inconnu I 424
“Let Every Man Prove His Own Work” I 69
Life and Death II 264
Life Atoms, Transmigration of the II 249
Life Principle, The II 257
Life, The Science of II 207
Literary Jottings on Criticism, Authorities, and Other Matters II 389
Lodges of Magic I 287
Logic Versus Peripatetic II 461
‘Lucifer’,” “To the Readers of I 279
“Lucifer”, What’s in a Name?—Why the Magazine is called III 369
Madame Blavatsky on “the Himalayan Brothers” I 315
Magic, African II 520
Magic in Modern Science, Ancient II 431
Magic in Science, Black II 418
Magic, Lodges of I 287
Magnetic Affinities between Man and Nature, The Electric II 397
Magnetism, The Substantial Nature of II 402
Magnets, Nature’s Human II 355
Magus, Simon and Appollonius Tyaneus III 161
Mahatmas and Chelas I 293
Mahatmas Be Selfish? Can the I 321
Mahatmas”, “The Theosophical I 301
Masonry, The Roots of Ritualism in Church and III 203
“Mediums”? Are Chelas I 295
Memory, A Note on II 206
Memory in the Dying II 375
Mental Vision, Intro-Version of II 474
Mind in Nature, The II 217
Mind, Kosmic II 179
Missing Link, The I 341
Mistaken Notions on the “Secret Doctrine” I 485
Mistakes of the Nineteenth Century, The III 132
Modern Apostles and Pseudo-Messiahs II 514
Modern Thought, The Babel III 35
Mote and the Beam, The I 176
My Books I 475
Mysteries of the After-Life, Dialogue on the II 194
Mysterious Race, A III 55
Mystery, A Land of III 410
Name? What’s in a—Why the Magazine is called “Lucifer” III 368
Nature’s Human Magnets II 355
Nature, The Electric and Magnetic Affinities between Man and II 397
Nature, The Mind in II 217
Negators of Science, The II 75
New Cycle, The I 397
New Year’s Morrow, 1890! On the II 495
Nineteenth Century, The Denials and Mistakes of the III 132
Noetic Action, Psychic and II 7
Number Seven and Our Society, The I 351
Number Seven, The I 345
Numbers, Stars and III 401
Nutshell, The Universe in a II 290
Objects, Our Three I 83
Obsession, A Case of II 485
Occultism, Practical II 91
Occultism Versus the Occult Arts II 100
Occult or Exact Science II 46
Old Hindu Ships I 335
Old Philosophers and Modern Critics I 12
Olympus, War in II 448
On Pseudo-Theosophy I 161
On the New Year’s Morrow, 1890! II 495
Organisation of the Theosophical Society, The I 223
Origin of Evil, The I 124
Ormuzd and Ahriman, The Devil’s Own—Thoughts on III 300
Our Cycle and the Next I 367
Our Three Objects I 83
Palliatives, Diagnoses and III 117
Paradoxical World, A I 187
Peripatetic, Logic Versus II 461
Persian Zoroastrianism and Russian Vandalism III 293
Pertinent Queries III 15
Pertinent Questions III 165
Phallicism, Buddhism, Christianity and III 29
Phare de L’Inconnu, Le I 424
Phenomenal Growths, Premature and I 420
Phenomena? What of I 79
Philosophers and Modern Critics, Old I 12
Philosophers and Philosophicules I 91
Planet, The History of a III 376
Popular Idea of Soul-Survival, The II 223
Posthumous Publication, A III 276
Practical Occultism II 91
Pralaya of Modern Science, The II 443
“Precipitation” II 505
Precipitation and Other Matters, H.P.B. on II 508
Prejudice, The Force of III 1
Premature and Phenomenal Growths I 420
“Principles”, Classification of II 233
Principles, Re-Classification of II 244
Principle, The Life II 257
Progress and Culture III 309
Progress, Spiritual II 110
Prophecy, Ancient Doctrines Vindicated by Modern III 76
Prophet, An Astral II 369
Pseudo-Messiahs, Modern Apostles and Il 514
Pseudo-Theosophy, On I 161
Psychic and Noetic Action II 7
Psychic Warning, A II 364
Psychology—The Science of the Soul II 1
Publicity, The Blessings of II 393
Puzzle from Adyar, A I 217
Puzzle in “Esoteric Buddhism”, A III 10
Queries and Answers II 467
Queries, Answers to I 328
Queries, Pertinent III 15
Questions Answered, Some Scientific II 440
Questions, Pertinent III 165
Race, A Mysterious III 55
Recent Progress in Theosophy I 265
Re-Classification of Principles II 244
Reincarnation and Spirits, Theories about II 274
Reincarnation, “Isis Unveiled” and the “Theosophist” on I 491
Reincarnations in Tibet III 356
Religion? Is Theosophy a I 56
Rishis Exist? Do the III 365
Roman Catholic Church, Star-Angel-Worship in the III 386
Roots of Ritualism in Church and Masonry, The III 203
Russian Vandalism, Persian Zoroastrianism and III 293
Sacred Tree of Kum Bum, The III 352
Satan, Stray Throughts on Death and III 267
Science, Ancient Magic in Modern II 431
Science, Black Magic in II 418
Science? Occult or Exact II 46
Science of Life, The II 207
Science of the Soul, Psychology—The II 1
Science, The Imperfections of II 446
Science, The Negators of II 75
Science, The Pralaya of Modern II 443
Scientific Questions Answered, Some II 440
“Secret Doctrine”, “Esoteric Buddhism” and the III 18
“Secret Doctrine”, Mistaken Notions on the I 485
Seeming “Discrepancies” I 488
Seven and Our Society, The Number I 351
Seventeen-Rayed Sun Disc, The III 53
Seven, The Number I 345
She Being Dead Yet Speaketh I 115
Signal of Danger, A III 145
Signs of the Times, The II 381
Smallpox? Does Vaccination Prevent I 337
Society without a Dogma, A I 260
Some Scientific Questions Answered II 440
Song of the Swan, The Last I 409
Soul, Psychology—The Science of the II 1
Souls? Have Animals II 301
Soul-Survival, The Popular Idea of II 223
Spirits, Chinese II 348
Spirits, Theories about Reincarnation and II 274
Spiritualism, The Drift of Western II 458
Spiritualism, Theosophy and II 368
Spiritual Progress II 110
Spiritual Speculations, Exoteric Axioms and III 326
Star-Angel Worship in the Roman Catholic Church III 386
Stars and Numbers III 401
Statues, Animated II 337
Stray Thoughts on Death and Satan III 267
Substantial Nature of Magnetism, The II 402
Suicide a Crime? Is II 329
Sun-Disc, The Seventeen-Rayed III 53
Swan, The Last Song of the I 409
Tetragrammaton III 249
Theories about Reincarnation and Spirits II 274
Theory of Cycles, The III 69
Theosophical Mahatmas”, “The I 301
Theosophical Society, Its Mission and Its Future, The … I 245
Theosophical Society, The Organisation of the I 223
“Theosophist” on Reincarnation, “Isis Unveiled” and the I 491
Theosophists? What Are the I 48
Theosophy and Spiritualism II 368
Theosophy a Religion? Is I 56
Theosophy, A Year of I 210
Theosophy or Jesuitism? III 95
Theosophy, Recent Progress in I 265
Theosophy? What is I 39
Thoughts on Some Wise Words from a Wise Man, A Few III 80
Thoughts on the Elementals II 164
Thought, The Babel of Modern III 35
Tibetan Teachings III 337
Tibet, Reincarnations in III 356
Tidal Wave, The I 99
Times, Signs of the II 381
Tolstoi and His Unecclesiastical Christianity, Leo III 109
“To the Readers of ‘Lucifer’ ” I 279
Transmigration of the Life Atoms II 249
Tree of Kum Bum, The Sacred III 352
Truth? What is I 1
Universe in a Nutshell, The II 290
Vaccination Prevent Smallpox? Does I 337
“Vahan”? Why the I 284
Vedas, Antiquity of the III 321
Visions, Karmic I 382
Visishtadwaita, Isis Unveiled and the III 264
War in Olympus II 448
Warning, A Psychic II 364
Was Cagliostro a “Charlatan”? III 152
Wave, The Tidal I 99
Western Spiritualism, The Drift of II 458
What Are the Theosophists I 48
What Is Theosophy? I 39
What Is Truth? I 1
What of Phenomena I 79
What Shall We Do for Our Fellow-Men? I 459
What’s in a Name?—Why the Magazine is called “Lucifer” III 368
Why Do Animals Suffer? II 327
Why I Do Not Return to India I 106
Why the “Vahan”? I 284
Wisdom, The Dual Aspect of II 28
Wise Words from a Wise Man, A Few Thoughts on Some III 80
Work”, “Let Every Man Prove His Own I 69
World, A Paradoxical I 187
World-Improvement or World-Deliverance I 447
Year Is Dead, Long Live the Year, The I 504
Year of Theosophy, A I 210
Year’s Morrow, On the New, 1890! II 495
Zoroastrianism and Russian Vandalism, Persian III 293


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