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Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna (‘HPB’) (1831–1891) By Spears, Jamie

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1544-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 24 April 2024, from


Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (known as ‘HPB’ to her inner circle) claimed that from childhood she possessed the gift of clairvoyance. She used this well-publicized fact to her advantage in 1875, when she founded the Theosophical Society in New York, with her life/business partner Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907).

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Spears, Jamie. Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna (‘HPB’) (1831–1891). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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