H.P. Blavatsky
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VOLUME IV

Foreword (xxi)

Chronological Survey & Key to Abbrev.(xxiii-xxxii)

Table Of Contents (xxxii-ixlii)

1882

  1. A Needed Explanation (1-2)
  2. The Hermetic Brethren (3-5)
  3. Buddhist Morals (6-8)
  4. Reincarnation in Tibet (8-19)
  5. Koot-Hoomi in Australia (19)
  6. Which the Truth, and Which a Lie? (20-22)
  7. Correct Definitions and Incorrect Insinuations (22-26)
  8. Strange Manifestations (27)
  9. Whipped into Admission (28-31)
  10. Miscellaneous Notes (32-33)
  11. The “Rast Goftar” in Hot Water (33-34)
  12. Doomed! (34-42)
  13. Answers to Correspondents (42-43)
  14. Mr. “Joseph Wallace” (44-50)
  15. The Present Great Need of a Metaphysico-Spiritual Vocabulary (51-54)
  16. A Sad Lookout (54-55)
  17. Masons and Jesuits (55-60)
  18. [Spirit-Photographs] (60-65)
  19. “The Arya” (65-68)
  20. A Theological Snob (68-71)
  21. Another “Orthodox” Prosecution! (71-76)
  22. “A Faithful ‘Witness’ will not Lie” (76-83)
  23. Mr. William Eglinton’s Departure from India (83-87)
  24. Obituary (87-88)
  25. Milk for Babes and Strong Meat for Men (88-91)
  26. “The Philosophic Inquirer” (92)
  27. The Theosophical Society and Swami Dayanand (93-94)
  28. We Stand Corrected (94-95)
  29. A “Light” Shining in Darkness (95-98)
  30. Footnotes to “The Philosophy of Spirit” (99-101)
  31. Footnotes to “Mediums and Yogis” (101-102)
  32. Comment on “More Anecdotes of Hassan Khan Jinni” (103)
  33. Footnote to “Theosophy during the First Phase of Modern Philosophy” (104)
  34. “Psychê” (104-105)
  35. Pert Questions and Plain Answers (105-107)
  36. Hindu Theism (108-111)
  37. “A Friend in Need, A Friend Indeed” (111-112)
  38. The Magic of Science (112)
  39. Friendly Chastisement (113-118)
  40. Seeming “Discrepancies” (119-122)
  41. Trance-Speakers (122-124)
  42. Footnote to “Bhagavad-Gita” (124)
  43. Footnote to “Another Hindu Stone-Shower Medium” (125)
  44. Comments on “A Friendly Remonstrance” (125-127)
  45. [“The Arya”] (127)
  46. Madame Blavatsky on Hindu Widow-Marriage (128-129)
  47. The New Society for Psychical Research (130-132)
  48. Coming Events Foretold (132-137)
  49. Is Belief in Omens a Superstition? (137)
  50. A Storm in a Teacup (138-141)
  51. Spiritualistic Morals in London (142-143)
  52. Comments on “Experimental Studies on the Nervous Fluid” (144-145)
  53. “The Fellow Worker” (145-146)
  54. “A Truth-Seeker Around the World” (146-148)
  55. An “Honest” Enquiry into the Aims of our Society (148-149)
  56. The “Political” Side of Theosophy (150-152)
  57. The “Veda of the Buddhists”! (153-154)
  58. Singing Animalcules (154-155)
  59. Sympathy from the Founders of the Theosophical Society (155-157)
  60. Our Fourth Year (158-159)
  61. Footnotes to “A Cis-Tibetan Ramble” (160-161)
  62. Footnote to “A Treatise on Sufism” (162)
  63. “Tharana,” or Mesmerism (162-166)
  64. Footnote to “Prof. L. Beale, F.R.S., on Modern Scientific Thought” (167)
  65. Comment on “The Mystery of Levitation” (167-169)
  66. Theosophy and Spiritualism (169-170)
  67. Questions about Esoteric Theosophy Answered (170-171)
  68. “The Philosophic Inquirer” (171-174)
  69. Stone-Showers (174-175)
  70. Comments on “A Learned Brahman Spirit”! (175-176)
  71. The Harmonics of Smell (177-179)
  72. Visions in the Crystal (180-181)
  73. “Isis Unveiled” and “The Theosophist” on Reincarnation (182-186)
  74. The So-Called Theosophical Society at Ghazipore (187-188)
  75. Footnote to “Letters on Esoteric Theosophy” (188-189)
  76. “The Perfect Way” (189-190)
  77. In Re “Busiris” (190-191)
  78. Footnotes to “The Philosophy of Spirit” (191-193)
  79. Footnotes to “Puzzling Queries” (193-195)
  80. Reviews (196-204)
  81. Is Electricity Matter or Force? (205-208)
  82. What is Matter and What is Force? (208-226)
  83. “C.C.M.” and “Isis Unveiled” (226-228)
  84. A Protest (229-230)
  85. Sympathy of Madame Blavatsky for Mr. Charles Bradlaugh (230-231)
  86. The Origin of the Gospels and the Bishop of Bombay (232-242)
  87. Footnote to “Theosophy and the Avesta” (242-243)
  88. Was it “Spirits” or What? (243-250)
  89. Death and Immortality (250-256)
  90. Is Suicide a Crime? (257-261)
  91. Footnotes to “Gleanings from Éliphas Lévi” (262-266)
  92. Footnote to “The Three Grades of Ancient Theosophists” (266)
  93. The “Contradictions of the Bible” and the Rawalpindi Mission School (267-268)
  94. “The Arya” and its “Outstation” Correspondence (269-272)
  95. Occult and Spiritual Phenomena in the Light of Modern Science (272-276)
  96. The Freethinkers’ “Salvation Army” (277-280)
  97. The Poor Brutes (281-282)
  98. Comments on “The Utterances of Ramalingam Pillay (282-284)
  99. Note on “Time, Space, and Eternity” (284-285)
  100. A Freethinker in Palestine (285-286)
  101. “Proceedings” of the Society for Psychical Research (286-287)
  102. [H.P.B. on the Cheops Pyramid] (287)

1883

  1. A Mysterious Race (287-290)
  2. Footnotes to “Gleanings from Éliphas Lévi” (290-291)
  3. A Spectral Warning (292-293)
  4. Comment on “Curious Mediumistic Phenomena” (293-294)
  5. Comment on “The Perfect Way” (295-296)
  6. The Rationale of Fasts (296-297)
  7. [On Spirit and Matter] (297-298)
  8. Occult Acoustics (298)
  9. Footnote to “Indian Agricultural Reform” (299)
  10. Introductory Note to “Spiritualistic Black Magic” (300)
  11. Footnote to “Is Suicide a Crime?” (301)
  12. Horoscopes and Astrology (301-303)
  13. Footnote to “Atoms, Molecules, and Ether Waves” (303)
  14. Mistaken Notions (304-306)
  15. The Bugbears of Science (307-325)
  16. From Keshub to Maestro Wagner via the Salvation Camp (325-336)
  17. Footnote to “Is Brahmoism True Hinduism?” (337)
  18. Footnote to “Self-Contradictions of the Bible” (338)
  19. Footnote to “Paracelsus” (338-339)
  20. “Mr. Isaacs” (339-344)
  21. Miscellaneous Notes (344)
  22. Sir Richard and Theosophy Again (345-347)
  23. The Sacred Tree of Kumbum (347-351)
  24. Sham Asceticism (351-352)
  25. Under the Shadow of Great Names (352-353)
  26. Comments on “The ‘Blessing’ of the Brothers” (354-355)
  27. Comment on “An Excellent Magic Mirror” (356-357)
  28. A Word with the Theosophists (357-358)
  29. A Word with “Zero” (358-365)
  30. Footnote to “Mr. Isaacs” (365)
  31. Do the Rishis Exist? (365-367)
  32. The Travelling Truthseeker (368-370)
  33. The Gospel of the Future or the “Revelation” of (St.) Keshub (370-374)
  34. Old and New Methods (374-378)
  35. Footnote to “Theosophy and Miracles” (379)
  36. The Power to Heal (380-386)
  37. By “Bell, Book, and Candle” (387-391)
  38. Pickings from our Contemporaries (391-394)
  39. A Heavy Curse (394-395)
  40. Whence the Name “Lunatic”? (396-398)
  41. Retrogression in Rebirth (398-399)
  42. [On Nadi Granthams] (399-400)
  43. To the “Dissatisfied” (400-401)
  44. The Buddhist Movement in England (402-404)
  45. Footnotes to “Medical Magnetism and the Healer Magnetic” (40-405)
  46. The Chosen “Vessels of Election” (405-420)
  47. Footnotes to “Zoroaster and his Religion” (420-421)
  48. Visishtadvaita Philosophy (422-426)
  49. Theosophy and Religious Riots (427-438)
  50. The Magic of the New Dispensation (439-443)
  51. Devachan (443-445)
  52. The Seventeen-Rayed Sun-Disk (445-447)
  53. Do the Rishis Exist? (447-448)
  54. Comment on “Another ‘Spiritual’ Puzzle” (448-449)
  55. Parabrahm, Defined by Vedantins (450-451)
  56. The Religion of the Future (451-453)
  57. Dragged in Again! (453-455)
  58. The Trinity of Righteousness (456-463)
  59. Miscellaneous Notes (463)
  60. Col. Olcott’s Wonderful Success (464-465)
  61. [Mrs. Anandabai Joshi, F.T.S.] (465-466)
  62. [The Arya Samaj and the Theosophical Society] (467)
  63. The Shylocks of Lahore (467-478)
  64. Compiler’s Note (479-482)
  65. Rectifications Relatives à la Controverse sur l’Occultisme (482-484)
  66. Corrections Concerning the Controversy on Occultism (485-487)
  67. Electroscope and “Astral Doubles” (488-489)
  68. Will (490-492)
  69. Footnotes to “Esoteric Spiritualism, the Law of ‘Influx’ and ‘Efflux’” (492-493)
  70. A Few Thoughts on Some Wise Words from a Wise Man (493-503)
  71. Editor’s Note to “Should Men Cut their Hair?” (503)
  72. The Efficacy of Funeral Ceremonies (504-508)
  73. Gambetta’s Eye and Brain (509-511)
  74. Swami Dayanand — a Freethinker (511-512)
  75. Zoroastrianism in the Light of Occult Philosophy (513-543)
  76. Footnote to “The Tantras” (534)
  77. Footnotes to “Visishtadvaita Philosophy” (535-537)
  78. Cosmical Rings and Rounds (538-540)
  79. Explanation Wanted (540-542)
  80. Pertinent Questions (542-544)
  81. Editor’s Note to “Psychometry and Archaeology” (545)
  82. A Levy of Arms Against Theosophy (546-554)
  83. “The Soul of Things” (554-557)
  84. Footnotes to “Hierosophy and Theosophy” (557-560)
  85. The Almora Swami (560-563)
  86. Footnotes to “The Swami of Almora to his Opponents” (563-569)
  87. Karma (570-573)
  88. “Esoteric Buddhism” (573-574)
  89. The Septenary Principle in Esotericism (574-582)
  90. Spirit Identity and Recent Speculations (583-598)
  91. From Theosophy to Shakespeare (599-602)
  92. Footnotes to “The Status of Jesus” (603-604)
  93. Note to “Under the Shadow of Great Names” (604-605)
  94. The prince convert (605)
  95. Chelas and Lay Chelas (606-614)
  96. Note to “A Description of the Tantrik Mystic Rites and Ceremonies Known as ‘Savasadhana’” (615)

General Bibliography (619-670)

Index (673-718)

The Copyright and any reproduction of the Collected Writings of H. P. Blavatsky , Volumes 1 through 15
are held and controlled by the Theosophical Publishing House, a Division of the Theosophical Society in America ,
Quest Books, 306 West Geneva Road Wheaton , Illinois 60187 .
Cloth bound copies may be obtained by contacting Quest Books at (630) 665-0130 Ext. 347
or email orders@questbooks.net.