Who was she: Well-known and controversial during her life, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was influential on spiritualism and related subcultures. But today Blavatsky is known mostly for her celebration of Satan. She wrote as follows: "It is Satan who is the god of our planet and the only god ... and this without any allusive metaphor to its wickedness and depravity."
Blavatsky believed that the one called Lucifer was never evil but was, on the contrary, the light-bringer, which is in fact the literal meaning of the name Lucifer. Blavatsky's views are apparently based on the heresy of Gnosticism. Though not usually described accurately, the Gnostic heresy is a simple one. It seeks the rehabilitation of Satan, which the Roman Catholic Church turned into an "opponent" in order to accommodate Christian dogma.
Blavatsky remained unmoved by the large amount of vitriol she received over the years. The label "charlatan" was among the kindest. "Fraud" was another appellation. She was said to be a plagiarist in addition to being a liar. She was interested in racial science, declaring, "The Semites, especially the Arabs, are later Aryans — degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality."
The first aim of her Theosophical Society is "To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour." She is without a doubt someone who promoted what we could today call the new world order and this may account for her continued popularity.
There is apparently a shrine raised to her in the United Nations. Her racial theories, scientific approach to mysticism and elevation of Lucifer as the Divine bringer of light put her squarely in the camp of those who today promote the cult of the "new world order" and its Illuminati roots, which Blavatsky apparently did a good deal to nourish. It would seem likely they funded her.
Background: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born in 1831 in what is today known as the Ukraine. Blavatsky came from a titled family and both her mother and sister were writers. Blavatsky's first cousin was Sergei Witte, Russian Minister and Prime Minister during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II.
Blavatsky married for a month at seventeen, but rode a horse back to her grandfather in Tiflis. He decided she should live with her father in St. Petersburg but she missed the steamer and instead took a boat to Instabul.
Obviously an impetuous person, Blavatsky settled for a while in India where she founded something called the Society in Madras (now Chennai). In 1877, having sailed to New York earlier in 1873, she wrote her first book, Isis Unveiled (1877), based on the Ancient Wisdom or Wisdom Religion, the key underlying all religions of humanity.
The book was written after a long period of traveling around the world, during which she claimed to have visited such places as Egypt, France, Canada (Quebec), England, South America, Germany, Mexico, India, Greece and Tibet. She claimed to have studied there with the ascetics.
The book was doubtless written to further Blavatsky's career as a psychic and medium. This was a fast-growing movement that would reach its peak after World War I.
Blavatsky claimed various psychic feats including levitation, clairvoyance, telepathy, etc. However, her interests were more intellectual than this. Blavatsky didn't just want to earn a living apparently; she wanted to create a science. On July 8, 1878, Blavatsky became a naturalized citizen of the United States but wanderlust struck once again and later that year she left once more for India and never returned to the US.
It was in New York where Helena Blavatsky achieved heights of fame, founding her Theosophical Society and popularizing the word "occultism." The book, Isis Unveiled, sought to merge various Eastern and Western spiritual elements. Blavatsky sought in fact to create an accommodation between science and religion and her book was a great success, bringing further recognition to her Society.
Back in India, Blavatsky roamed restlessly, settling for a while in Bombay, where she became a Buddist. In 1880, while at a dinner party with a number of socially important people she materialized a lost brooch belonging to a Mrs. Hume. This added greatly to her legend. By 1882, the Theosophical Society was known throughout the world, and she moved to Madras, India.
Still not settled, Helena Blavatsky traveled to Belgium in 1886 where she wrote parts of the Secret Doctrine. This proved a great strain, and with health failing Blavatsky traveled to England where a disciple put her up in her own house. There Blavatsky ended her life in 1891. Her last words, apparently, were, "Keep the link unbroken! Do not let my last incarnation be a failure."