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The Blavatsky Wales

Theosophy Group

Dedicated to the life and work of

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky


Regular Blavatsky Events


The Blavatsky Wales Theosophy Group

Theosophy House

206 Newport Road, Cardiff,

Wales, UK, CF24-1DL


Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

1831 -1891


H P Blavatsky’s Theosophy


An interpretation of the

Eastern Esoteric Tradition

for Western Society.



In the late 19th century, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky began a spiritual revolution in the West with a modern interpretation of Eastern Esoteric ideas which transcended all religions and schools of philosophy. These ideas are not presented as religious dogma but simply as ideas for consideration.


This new interpretation is far from easy to understand and it requires time and study to appreciate. At the time of its introduction it was probably over 100 years ahead of Western Society’s ability to assimilate.


The Blavatsky Wales Theosophical Group holds regular events in Cardiff to promote both the work of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and an appreciation of the life that this fascinating woman lived.







Cardiff Blavatsky Archive

Loads of info on H P Blavatsky



A Young H P Blavatsky in 1848

(still miss von Hahn)


Helena Petrovna von Hahn was born at Ekaterinoslav (now Dniepropetrovsk.), a town on the river Dnieper, in Southern Russia, on the 12th of August, 1831. She was the daughter of Colonel Peter von Hahn, who was a cavalry officer in the Russian army and of Prussian aristocratic descent, and Helena de Fadeyev, a renowned novelist.



The Birthplace of H P Blavatsky



Instant Chronology of

H P Blavatsky’s life



Helena Petrovna von Hahn born at Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine, Russia (Now Dniepropetrovsk)


Married an older man, State Official Nikifor Vassilyevich Blavatsky


Left her husband and raveled in Turkey, Greece, Egypt and France


Met the man who was to her guru in London (always referred to as ‘Master’)


Sailed for Canada, raveled south to New Orleans, Mexico and South America


From the West Indies sailed via the Cape and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to India


Attempted unsuccessfully to enter Tibet


Traveled via Java to England


Returned to America, crossing The Rockies with a caravan of emigrants


Returned to India via Japan and The Straights


Travelled throughout India, Kashmir, Ladakh, Burma, and parts of Tibet


Returned to Russia via Java, France and Germany


Lived with various communities in the Caucasus


Travelled in the Balkans, Egypt, Syria and Italy


Became a supporter of Guiseppe Garibaldi and was

wounded at the Battle of Mentana in Italy


Returned to India and Tibet


Shipwrecked off the island of Spetsai sailing from Greece to Egypt


Lived in Cairo


Traveled through Syria, Palestine, the Lebanon, and back to Odessa


Lived in Paris


Lived in the USA where she wrote and published ‘Isis Unveiled’


Co-founder of The Theosophical Society in New York on November 17th


Became an American citizen


Lived in India


Worked on ‘The Secret Doctrine’ in Germany and Belgium


Moved to London where she completed ‘The Secret Doctrine’


Founded The Blavatsky Lodge


Founded The Esoteric School


Established the European Headquarters of The Theosophical Society


Died in London on May 8th; cremated at Woking Crematorium, Surrey



The Theosophical Tradition


H P Blavatsky was quite adamant that nobody owns Theosophy. Since her death in 1891, the Theosophical Society which she co-founded in 1875 has divided and many diverse organizations now carry forward the tradition.


The one element which all Theosophical bodies have in common is that they all require their members to be in accord with the original 3 Objects of the Society, which were established by the Theosophical Society founded in New York in 1875.


Here outlined;


Objects of

The Theosophical Society


1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.


2. To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.


3. To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.



The Secret Doctrine


Completed in 1888, The Secret Doctrine is H P Blavatsky’s best known and definitive work. Based primarily on Brahminical Hinduism and Esoteric Buddhism and drawing on many other traditions, the work brings the teachings of an inner circle of adepts to the wider world. H P Blavatsky systematically outlines a scheme for the existence of the universe and describes man’s place within that scheme.


The Secret Doctrine is a complex work which beginners find rather intimidating to study directly. Many Theosophists begin with the many available commentaries and basic introductions. Here are two free introductory course online;


Dave’s Streetwise 

Theosophy Boards

The Theosophy Website that

Welcomes Absolute Beginners

If you run a Theosophy Group, please feel free

to use any of the material on this site


The Most Basic Theosophy

 Website in the Universe

A quick overview of Theosophy 

and the Theosophical Society

If you run a Theosophy Group you 

can use this as an introductory handout.



The New Rock ‘n Roll

An entertaining introduction to Theosophy






Russian Film about H P Blavatsky

Made in 1991 for Russian Television

Dubbed into English

Approx 50 Minutes


The Blavatsky Wales Theosophy Group

Theosophy House

206 Newport Road, Cardiff,

Wales, UK, CF24-1DL



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to Theosophy


Cardiff Theosophical Archive


Pages About Wales

General pages about Wales, Welsh History

and The History of Theosophy in Wales


High Drama & Worldwide Confusion

as Theosophy Cardiff Separates from the

Welsh Regional Association (formed 1993)


Blavatsky Blogger

Independent Theosophy Blog


Starting a Theosophy Group

A guide to starting your own

Independent Theosophy Group

By Dave Marsland


Quick Blasts of Theosophy

One liners and quick explanations

About aspects of Theosophy


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Great Theosophists

H P Blavatsky is usually the only

Theosophist that most people have ever

heard of. Let’s put that right


The Blavatsky Blogger’s

Instant Guide To

Death & The Afterlife




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preparation of this Website


Theosophy Cardiff Burn-Up


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Theosophy Wales Vanguard

Not just about classic cars


Theosophy Wales Hornet


Theosophy Wales Now!


Death & How to Get Through It

Lentil burgers, a thousand press ups before breakfast and

the daily 25 mile run may put it off for a while but death

seems to get most of us in the end. We are pleased to

present for your consideration, a definitive work on the

subject by a Student of Katherine Tingley entitled

“Man After Death”


Blavatsky Calling

The Voice of the Silence Website


The Blavatsky Free State

An Independent Theosophical Republic

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Study Resources; Courses, Writings, 

Commentaries, Forums, Blogs




Visit the Feelgood Lodge

The main criteria for the inclusion of

links on this site is that they have some

relationship (however tenuous) to Theosophy

and are lightweight, amusing or entertaining.

Topics include Quantum Theory and Socks,

Dick Dastardly and Legendary Blues Singers.






The New Rock ‘n Roll

An entertaining introduction to Theosophy



Theosophy in Wales

The Grand Tour


Nothing answers questions

like Theosophy can!

The Key to Theosophy


Theosophy Avalon

The Theosophy Wales

King Arthur Pages



Wales! Wales! Theosophy Wales

The All Wales Guide to

 Getting Started in Theosophy

This is for everybody not just people in Wales


Cardiff Theosophy Start-Up

A Free Intro to Theosophy


Brief Theosophical Glossary


Writings of Annie Besant


Theosophical Glossary

prepared by W Q Judge


The South of Heaven Guide to

Theosophy and Dreams


The South of Heaven Guide to

Theosophy and Angels


The South of Heaven Guide to

Theosophy and Devachan


Theosophy and Help From

The Universe


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Regular Blavatsky Events


Theosophy Wales 3000

The Theosophical Inheritance

in the 3rd Millennium


The National Wales Centre for Theosophy



Theosophy Wales Centre

The Ocean of Theosophy

By William Quan Judge


Theosophy Cardiff Nirvana Pages


National Wales Theosophy

Karma Pages




The Tooting Broadway

Underground Theosophy Website

The Spiritual Home of Urban Theosophy


Theosophy Tekels Park

Article describing Tekels Park and its much

cherished wildlife by Theosophist and long

term Tekels Park Resident Madeleine Leslie Smith



Theosophy Wales Burn-Up


Theosophy Wales Vanguard


Teozofio Cardiff

Cefpago En Esperanto


The Theosophy Cardiff

Glastonbury Pages


Chalice Well, Glastonbury.

The Theosophy Cardiff Guide to

Chalice Well, Glastonbury,

Somerset, England


The Theosophy Cardiff Guide to

Glastonbury Abbey


Theosophy Cardiff’s

Glastonbury Abbey Chronology


The Theosophy Cardiff Guide to

Glastonbury Tor


The Labyrinth

The Terraced Maze of Glastonbury Tor


Glastonbury and Joseph of Arimathea


The Grave of King Arthur & Guinevere

At Glastonbury Abbey


Views of Glastonbury High Street


The Theosophy Cardiff Guide to

Glastonbury Bookshops




Tekels Park

Camberley, Surrey, England


Tekels Park to be Sold to a Developer

Concerns are raised about the fate of the wildlife as

The Spiritual Retreat, Tekels Park in Camberley,

Surrey, England is to be sold to a developer.


Tekels Park is a 50 acre woodland park, purchased

 for the Adyar Theosophical Society in England in 1929.

In addition to concern about the park, many are

 worried about the future of the Tekels Park Deer

as they are not a protected species.


Many feel that the sale of a sanctuary 

for wildlife to a developer can only mean 

disaster for the park’s animals


There is confusion as the Theoversity moves out of 

Tekels Park to Southampton, Glastonbury & 

Chorley in Lancashire while the leadership claim

that the Theosophical Society will carry on using 

Tekels Park despite its sale to a developer



Future of Tekels Park Badgers now in Doubt

Badgers have been resident

in Tekels Park for Centuries


Tekels Park & the Loch Ness Monster

A Satirical view of the sale of Tekels Park

in Camberley, Surrey to a developer


The Toff’s Guide to the Sale of Tekels Park

What the men in top hats have to

say about the sale of Tekels Park

to a developer





Esoteric Buddhism

Alfred Percy Sinnett

Annotated Edition Published 1885 


Preface to the Annotated Edition  Preface to the Original Edition


Esoteric Teachers  The Constitution of Man  The Planetary Chain


The World Periods  Devachan  Kama Loca


The Human Tide-Wave  The Progress of Humanity


Buddha  Nirvana  The Universe  The Doctrine Reviewed



Classic Introductory Theosophy Text

A Text Book of Theosophy By C W Leadbeater


What Theosophy Is  From the Absolute to Man


The Formation of a Solar System  The Evolution of Life


The Constitution of Man  After Death  Reincarnation


The Purpose of Life  The Planetary Chains


The Result of Theosophical Study


Elementary Theosophy

An Outstanding Introduction to Theosophy

By a student of Katherine Tingley


Elementary Theosophy Who is the Man?  Body and Soul


Body, Soul and Spirit  Reincarnation  Karma


The Seven in Man and Nature


The Meaning of Death


The Occult World

By Alfred Percy Sinnett


Preface to the American Edition    Introduction


Occultism and its Adepts    The Theosophical Society


First Occult Experiences   Teachings of Occult Philosophy


Later Occult Phenomena    Appendix



The Ocean of Theosophy

William Quan Judge


Preface    Theosophy and the Masters    General Principles


The Earth Chain    Body and Astral Body    Kama – Desire


Manas    Of Reincarnation    Reincarnation Continued


Karma    Kama Loka    Devachan    Cycles


Septenary Constitution Of Man


Arguments Supporting Reincarnation


Differentiation Of Species Missing Links


Psychic Laws, Forces, and Phenomena


Psychic Phenomena and Spiritualism


Instant Guide to Theosophy

Quick Explanations with Links to More Detailed Info


What is Theosophy ? Theosophy Defined (More Detail)


Three Fundamental Propositions  Key Concepts of Theosophy


Cosmogenesis  Anthropogenesis  Root Races  Karma


Ascended Masters  After Death States  Reincarnation


The Seven Principles of Man  Helena Petrovna Blavatsky


Colonel Henry Steel Olcott William Quan Judge


The Start of the Theosophical Society Theosophical Society Presidents


History of the Theosophical Society  Glossaries of Theosophical Terms


History of the Theosophical Society in Wales


The Three Objectives of the Theosophical Society


Explanation of the Theosophical Society Emblem


A Study in Karma

Annie Besant


Karma  Fundamental Principles  Laws: Natural and Man-Made  The Law of Laws


The Eternal Now  Succession  Causation The Laws of Nature  A Lesson of The Law


Karma Does Not Crush  Apply This Law  Man in The Three Worlds  Understand The Truth


Man and His Surroundings  The Three Fates  The Pair of Triplets  Thought, The Builder


Practical Meditation  Will and Desire  The Mastery of Desire  Two Other Points


The Third Thread  Perfect Justice  Our Environment  Our Kith and Kin  Our Nation


The Light for a Good Man  Knowledge of Law  The Opposing Schools


The More Modern View  Self-Examination  Out of the Past


Old Friendships  We Grow By Giving  Collective Karma  Family Karma


National Karma  India’s Karma  National Disasters


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