PSYCHIC phenomena, magic, hypnotism, spiritualism, planes of perception, dreams, and spiritual progress—these are some of the subjects discussed in this collection of excerpts from the writings of one of the most famous occultists of history—Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.
H. P. Blavatsky, who lived in the last century (1831-91), was able to produce unusual psychic phenomena and exercised extraordinary powers of extrasensory perception. Because of her unorthodox approach she was greatly maligned and suffered public calumny and slander. At the same time she won fame for her deep metaphysical knowledge and erudition and left a rich mine of literary work, which is still in great demand. She was cofounder of The Theosophical Society, which was established in New York in 1875 and quickly spread throughout the world.
In this small book the compiler has drawn together from various sources some of the important and interesting statements made by H. P. Blavatsky nearly a century ago on subjects which are arousing wide interest today. Her comments not only reveal something of her profound knowledge and wisdom, but they are fascinating, informative, relevant, and contain valuable advice to those who would dabble in psychic realms without being aware of their dangers and pitfalls.