Helena Petrovna 'Madame' Blavatsky

Quotes and articles by and about her

HPB, as Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is often called, is a giant in the history of Western Occultism and the history of 19th century eastern religion. She, through her writings and her contributions to the Theosophical Society, brought eastern concepts like karma and reincarnation to the West. She was also instrumental in helping people in Asia appreciate their own religions more. Olcott did a lot of the heavy lifting, but Madame Blavatsky's contribution can't be ignored. Books like Isis Unveiled weren't read by Westerners alone. It also paved the way for theosophy in India. 

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky Collected Writings

H.P. Blavatsky books

Blavatsky's life and influence

Hesselink, Katinka

H.P. Blavatsky's life and influence

Blavatsky's occult phenomena: the Mahatma Letters

Was Blavatsky a Nazi? Theosophy and Ariosophy...

More on Blavatsky & Nazism: what was Blavatsky's racism and how does it relate to her ethics?

Algeo, John

Olcott and Blavatsky: Theosophical Twins, An Essay in Archetypes

Besant, Annie

The Evolution of the Universe, Annie Besant's second book review of the Secret Doctrine

Mead, G.R.S.

Address read by G. R. S. Mead, B. A. (Cantab) at the Cremation of the Body of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.

Burnier, Radha

H.P.Blavatsky's Signet Ring

Hesselink, Katinka

H. S. Olcott

On H.P. Blavatsky, from Old Diary Leaves

H.P. Blavatsky and Col. Olcott as Buddhists

Hugh Shearman

A Message Ahead of its Time

Marina Cesar Sisson

New Light on the First Marriage of HPB

Helena Blavatsky and the Enigma of John King (off site)

Wachtmeister, Countess Constance

Reminiscences of H.P. Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine

Selected Articles and quotes by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, also known as HPB.

A Few Thoughts on Some Wise Words from a Wise Man

Akasha explained (from the Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge)

Are Chelas "Mediums"?

Are Dreams but Idle Visions?

Astrology, Numbers and Destiny

The Bible on youth and old age

Brahma and Brahman: basic terminology

Buddha and Jesus on resignation to our fate

Can the Mahatmas be Selfish?


Chelas and Lay Chelas


Conversations on Occultism

Desire made Pure


The Dual Aspect of Wisdom

E.S. Instructions from the C.W.

Extraterrestrial life, H.P. Blavatsky on

Fasting, H.P. Blavatsky on

Footnotes to "Lakshmibai"

From The Notebook of an Unpopular Philosopher

H.P. Blavatsky on Elementals

Healing by Faith, H.P. Blavatsky

Hypnosis, H.P. Blavatsky on

Intuition, H.P. Blavatsky on

Is the Desire to "Live" Selfish?

Karma and reincarnation

Mahatmas and Chelas

Maya (illusion) and the consequences of that doctrine for our daily actions.

Meditation Diagram

Memory in the Dying

"Mistaken Notions on the 'Secret Doctrine' "

Occultism Versus the Occult Arts

On the absolute Unity of All

On helping the poor

On illusion and our spiritual evolution

Blavatsky on numbers and numerology

On the Mysteries of Reincarnation (and Karma) Fragment from "The Key to Theosophy"

On Metaphysics and the underlying unity of All

Pertinent Queries

Pertinent Questions

Philosophers and Philosophicules

Sound and magic

Spiritual concerns with eating meat and drinking alcohol

The Power to Heal, H.P. Blavatsky


Practical Occultism



Self Sacrifice quotes

Some Reasons for Secrecy

Some Words on Daily Life

Spiritual Progress

Summing Up (The Secret Doctrine) 

Ten Fundamental Propositions from Isis Unveiled

"Tharana," or Mesmerism, on the relation between the use of mantras and mesmerism.

The Great Paradox

The Original Programme Manuscript

The People of the Blue Mountains

"The Theosophical Mahatmas"

The Unknown God

The Voice Of The Silence (abstracts)

Three Fundamental Propositions

To the Readers of Lucifer

Two types of Seership, a fragment on clairvoyance from Isis Unveiled

Was it Spirits or What?

What are the Theosophists?

What is Theosophy?

What of Phenomena? (or Theosophical Miracles?)

Why don't we remember our past lives?

Will and Desire

Blavatsky Quotes, H.P. (Helena Petrovna, with Mahatmas and other writers)

Abstract Philosophy Quotes

Chelas Quotes

Esoteric Section, Quotes

Mahatmas and Adepts, Quotes

Mind and Consciousness, quotes from H.P. Blavatsky, W.Q. Judge and Crosby. 

Miscellaneous Quotes

Practical Wisdom Quotes

Practical Occultism Quotes

Theosophical Society, Quotes  

Pick a Blavatsky (or Mahatma) Quote   (selected quotes from the above quote selections)

Quotes by Blavatsky, the Mahatmas and W.Q. Judge on Mahatmas

Blavatsky Christmas and New Year Quotes

Blavatsky, H.P. (Helena Petrovna), with Bowen, R. (Robert) (though HPB having co-authored this is contested)

The "Secret Doctrine" and its study