Helena Blavatsky Quotes: 33 Powerful Metaphysical Sayings

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Helena Blavatsky was a remarkable woman who has had a huge impact on the world. She was a leader of the new thought movement and is responsible for surfacing a treasure trove of ancient wisdom teachings to the Western world. Her remarkable abilities of extrasensory perception, her forthright and outspoken nature, and her fearless attacks on hypocrisy and bigotry made her controversial. Blavatsky’s great metaphysical knowledge is embodied in her literary work, which has influenced inquiring minds all over the world. In this article, we have collected 33 deep Helena Blavatsky quotes that were taken from her most famous books such as The Secret Doctrine, Isis Unveiled, Practical Occultism, and others. We hope these Helena Blavatsky quotes will inspire you to read (or re-read) the books of this remarkable woman.

33 Helena Blavatsky Quotes


“Matter is spirit at its lowest level. Spirit is matter at its highest level.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“We live in an age of prejudice, dissimulation and paradox, wherein, like dry leaves caught in a whirlpool, some of us are tossed helpless . . . ever struggling between our honest convictions and fear of that cruelest of tyrants – PUBLIC OPINION.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“The Universe is worked and guided from within outwards.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Reflect upon the defects of your character: thoroughly realize their evils and the transient pleasures they give you, and firmly will that you shall try your best not to yield to them the next time.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Who is the great man? He who is strongest in patience. He who patiently endures injury, and maintains a blameless life – he is a man indeed!” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Help Nature and work on with her, and Nature will regard thee as one of her creators… she will lay bare before thy gaze the treasures hidden in the depths of her pure virgin bosom.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“The mind is the slayer of the real, let the disciples slay the slayer.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Whatever plane our consciousness may be acting in, both we and the things belonging to that plane are, for the time being, our only realities. As we rise in the scale of development we perceive that during the stages through which we have passed we mistook shadows for realities, and the upward progress of the Ego is a series of progressive awakenings, each advance bringing with it the idea that now, at last, we have reached “reality”; but only when we shall have reached the absolute Consciousness, and blended our own with it, shall we be free from the delusions produced by Maya [illusion].” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life.” ~ Helena Blavatsky

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”Do not be afraid of your difficulties. Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“People keep repeating that the main things are love and compassion. Certainly love and compassion are the main things, but it takes knowledge to make love and compassion fruitful. It takes just a second to say ‘love’. But to acquire knowledge for the well-being and blessing of humanity requires an eternity.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“The exercise of magical power is the exercise of natural powers, but superior to the ordinary functions of Nature. A miracle is not a violation of the laws of Nature, except for ignorant people. Magic is but a science, a profound knowledge of the Occult forces in Nature, and of the laws governing the visible or the invisible world. Spiritualism in the hands of an adept becomes Magic, for he is learned in the art of blending together the laws of the Universe, without breaking any of them and thereby violating Nature.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Man is spiritual being – a soul, in other words – and that this soul takes on different bodies from life to life on earth to order at last to arrive at such perfect knowledge, through repeated experience, as to enable one to assume a body fit to be the dwelling-place of a Mahatma or perfected soul. Then, they say, that particular soul becomes a spiritual helper to mankind.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Knowledge increases in proportion to its use; that is, the more we teach the more we learn.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“The world is not prepared yet to understand the philosophy of Occult Sciences – let them assure themselves first of all that there are beings in an invisible world, whether ‘Spirits’ of the dead or Elementals; and that there are hidden powers in man, which are capable of making a God of him on earth.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Strength your Soul against the stalk of the Ego, make it worth of the name of Diamond Soul.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Man is a little world – a microcosm inside the great universe. Like a fetus, he is suspended, by all his three spirits, in the matrix of the macrocosm; and while his terrestrial body is in constant sympathy with its parent earth, his astral soul lives in unison with the sidereal anima mundi. He is in it, as it is in him, for the world-pervading element fills all space, and is space itself, only shoreless and infinite. As to his third spirit, the divine, what is it but an infinitesimal ray, one of the countless radiations proceeding directly from the Highest Cause – the Spiritual Light of the World? This is the trinity of organic and inorganic nature – the spiritual and the physical, which are three in one, and of which Proclus says that ‘The first monad is the Eternal God; the second, eternity; the third, the paradigm, or pattern of the universe;’ the three constituting the Intelligible Triad.” ~ Helena Blavatsky

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“Before the soul can see, the Harmony within must be attained, and fleshly eyes be rendered blind to all illusion.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“The essence of Theosophy is the perfect harmonizing of the divine with the human in man, the adjustment of his god-like qualities and aspirations, and their sway over the terrestrial or animal passions in him. Kindness, absence of every ill feeling or selfishness, charity, goodwill to all beings, and perfect justice to others as to oneself, are its chief features. He who teaches Theosophy preaches the gospel of goodwill; and the converse of this is true also — he who preaches the gospel of goodwill, teaches Theosophy.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute Essence.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“But, if the knowledge of the occult powers of nature opens the spiritual sight of man, enlarges his intellectual faculties, and leads him unerringly to a profounder veneration for the Creator, on the other hand ignorance, dogmatic narrow-mindedness, and a childish fear of looking to the bottom of things, invariably leads to fetish-worship and superstition.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“No man can swim unless he enters deep water.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“All things that ever were, that are, or that will be, having; their record upon the astral light, or tablet of the unseen universe, the initiated adept, by using the vision of his own spirit, can know all that has been known or can be known.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“When there were no churches, no creeds or sects, but when every man was a priest unto himself.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“It is an occult law moreover, that no man can rise superior to his individual failings without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part. In the same way no one can sin, nor suffer the effects of sin, alone. In reality, there is no such thing as ‘separateness’ and the nearest approach to that selfish state which the laws of life permit is in the intent or motive.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“There is no religion higher than Truth.” ~ Helena Blavatsky

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“Virtue and wisdom are sublime things, but if they create pride and a consciousness of separateness from the rest of humanity, they are only the snakes of self reappearing in a finer form.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Inaction in a deed of mercy becomes an action in a deadly sin.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“As God creates, so man can create. Given a certain intensity of will, and the shapes created by the mind become subjective. Hallucinations, they are called, although to their creator they are real as any visible object is to anyone else. Given a more intense and intelligent concentration of this will, and the form becomes concrete, visible, objective; the man has learned the secret of secrets; he is a MAGICIAN.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Patience leads to power; but eagerness in greed leads to loss.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Time is only an illusion produced by the succession of our states of consciousness as we travel through eternal duration, and it does not exist where no consciousness exists in which the illusion can be produced; but “lies asleep.” ~ Helena Blavatsky


“Science regards man as an aggregation of atoms temporarily united by a mysterious force called the life principle. To the materialist, the only difference between a living and a dead body is, that in the one case that force is active, in the other latent. When it is extinct or entirely latent, the molecules obey a superior attraction, which draws them asunder and scatters them through space. This dispersion must be death, if it is possible to conceive such a thing as death where the very molecules of the dead body manifest an intense vital energy.” ~ Helena Blavatsky

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