H.P. Blavatsky
COLLECTED WRITINGS ONLINE

Compiled by Boris de Zirkoff
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Introduction to The Collected Writings, Katinka Hesselink

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

The full set of Blavatsky's articles. She doesn't bore, she doesn't repeat herself and she keeps on fascinating.

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 aunt's articles and letters (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.

Learn more about Blavatsky's life and influence

See the Theosophical Chronology for details of her life.


VOLUME XII
(1889-1890)


Probably the best read of the volumes of the Collected Writings because it contains the material later gathered in the third volume of The Secret Doctrine as well as the material Blavatsky wrote for her Esoteric Section.

VOLUME XV
(index)


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

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).

Cover text

Preface & Acknowledgement

( unique contents per volume )

Note on the Transliteration of Sanskrit

( unique general bibliography & index per volume )

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.

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VOLUME XV - or the general index

Foreword (vii)

Acknowledgements (ix)

Prefatory Notes (xi-xii)

List of Abbreviations (xiii)

Cumulative Index (1-617)
A (1)- B (49) - C (95) - D (135) - E (159) - F (183) - G (193) - H (215) - I (239) - J (255) - K (271) - L (293) - M (315) - N (373) - O (389) - P (403) - Q (451) - R (453) - S (475) - T (543) - U (577) - V (583) - W (595) - X (607) - Y (609) - Z (613)
(as an alternative you can also use Search (giving more but possibly unwanted results) at the search page of this website instead. That search result may not be complete just yet, and may return material not by Blavatsky.)

Illustrations list (621-626)

Serials list (627-633)

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.

Quest has allowed me to publish this website, provided that I, Katinka Hesselink, would agree to remove this material from my website within 24 hours upon notice from Quest Books.


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