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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Crystalinks provides brief bio of occult figure Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, also, referred to as HPB: “Helen Petrovna Hahn was born on August 12, 1831 and died May 8, 1891 London, England. She was better known as Helena Blavatsky or Madame Blavatsky was the founder of Theosophy. Helena Blavatsky was a great authority on theosophy, the doctrines of which she professed she derived from the fountainhead in Tibet. She was born of Russian nobility and later became the secretary of the Theosophical Society. Also, she was referred to as HPB. She did much to spread Eastern religious, philosophical and occult concepts throughout the Western world.” “The Secret Doctrine“ is the outstanding work by Blavatsky, a pdf file of book is available. Blavatsky.net provides following summary: “The Secret Doctrine, originally published as 2 volumes in 1888, is Madame Blavatsky’s magnum opus. It covers the creation of the universe, the evolution of humankind, and the primordial tradition underlying the various religions, mythologies and philosophies of the world. It is the seminal book of esoteric knowledge of our age.” Blavatsky remains one of the most influential occult figures. A 30 minute documentary about Blavatsky can be viewed below the fold.