[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]

Alice Cleather on H.P. Blavatsky, the Early Days of Theosophy & Neo-Theosophy

Apr 05, 2006 01:48 PM
by danielhcaldwell

The following three books are highly recommended:

[1] H.P. Blavatsky as I Knew Her
by Alice Leighton Cleather
Contents: first meeting with H.P.B.; Blavatsky lodge; formation of 
the esoteric school; inner group; causes of degeneration in the 
T.S.; the passing of H.P.B. An addendum contains: a posthumous 
attack on H.P.B.; Mr. Sinnet's personal ambition and dubious 
methods; trained occultist or irresponsible medium; inception of the 
great betrayal; dangerous hypnotic practices; charges of fraud and 

[2] H.P. Blavatsky: A Great Betrayal
by Alice Leighton Cleather
This book is a protest written by one of H.P. Blavatsky's old 
students, who was a member of her Inner Group. It demonstrates as 
clearly as possible that the teachings promulgated for nearly twenty 
years by Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater of 
the Theosophical Society have departed more and more from H.P.B.'s, 
and are now their direct antithesis.

[3] H.P. Blavatsky:   Her Life and Work for Humanity
by Alice Leighton Cleather
This volume details H.P. Blavatsky's life work up to the point of 
her death as it deals with the Society. Contents: messenger and the 
message, preliminary work in America; foundation of the universal 
brotherhood movement in India; master of wisdom and their chelas; 
great master on Buddhism and brotherhood; why the effort for India 
failed; indelible stain on the S.P.R.; India's failure was Europe's 
opportunity; work in England, 1887-1891; some personal 
appreciations; writing of "The Secret Doctrine"; antiquity of the 
wisdom religion; main tenets of the secret doctrine; moral law and 
the "Great Sacrifice". 

Blavatsky Study Center / Blavatsky Archives

[Back to Top]

Theosophy World: Dedicated to the Theosophical Philosophy and its Practical Application