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Madame Blavatsky: Spiritual Traveler (2007)

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Madame Blavatsky is considered by many to be a spiritual genius and her remarkable synthesis of western occultism and eastern traditions became a foundation for the New Age. The life she lived was no less remarkable. It is said that she left her husband to become a trick rider in the circus. Then traveling alone, she entered forbidden Tibet. This is where she gained her respect for eastern culture and religion which became the basis of her teachings. Her detractors say that she was a fraud whose one real talent was that she knew how to tell a good tale.

Was she a spiritual genius, or a fraud?

Donna Zuckerbrot

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janetr2300, posted on April 10, 2016

I feel the filmakers did her a disservice by posing the question is she real or a fraud. Shke did such good. The is she a fraud question seems artificially designed to create dramatic tension. Not a good reason here.

william.a.gronlund, posted on March 11, 2016

She explained that it is IMPOSSIBLE for a departed soul to communicate with those on Earth through a medium or even to see or have any knowledge whatsoever of what is going on here. Apperantly you can only communicate with a humans astral shell that they left behind, and not communicate with the departed soul.
She was initiated into a brotherhood in the Trans-himalayas, hence where her teaching came from. And only future adepts could be initiated into the brootherhood because adeptship and the bodhisattva path was the main focus. Thus she could not be a Medium and a future adept in training at the same time. Because she described the following: "Mediumship is the opposite of adeptship; the medium is the passive instrument of foreign influences, the adept actively controls himself and all inferior potencies”. So no Spiritual séances or channeling.

lynn19, posted on March 10, 2016

I gave this 5 stars just on my principle of supporting this amazing woman to have accomplished what she did at a time when it was most difficult to be a woman with an inquiring mind! I'll definitely explore the UTube links here. She deserves more modern acclaim.
Edit: The second one is no longer available.

qualteam, posted on November 14, 2015

Madame Blavatsky was a leader in the subject of the intuitive discovery of truth from different sources. You don't have to be 100% correct in what you find. The discovery of common threads in all kinds of spirituality and religion was the highlight of her career. She opened doors.

elena.keegan, posted on November 7, 2015

I loved learning about Madam Blavatsky. I believe she performed a great work in introducing the world to Eastern religion. She is a very important for her work and life.

jimnicholson2008, posted on September 21, 2015

Its interesting to question how much the commentators in the film are "projecting" upon H.B... The trailing edges of the Calvanistic era still appear to pervade the conceptions of these individuals who speak of someone with fixed deductive authority yet in some senses appear as monkeys trying to describe a Saturn 5 Rocket. The rift becomes evident upon the fixed notion that her "Teachers beyond the Veil" were/are physical..." ; /

As well early commentary within the film alludes to H.B's capacities as having arisen from "book reading..." LOL Perhaps in part, however this personality of H.B. was hooked up to a far greater degree than the current dwelling post colonial mind can conceive. The further irony is evident in that the symbols she compiled at part of the Theosophy Logo each would serve as a point of extreme polarity in the expression of wars decades and centuries later. Monkey man (and woman) appear still almost unready for such Depths...

Hence the ever challenging dilemma of looking at a painting and relying upon the "interpretation of another" for recognition of its attributes... Discovery however of the plasticity of "perception" and "interpretation" one indeed perhaps can feel that this woman possessed, in crisp clarity, the unfoldment of a very developed Cosmic Sense, which simply exceeds the mere intellectual personality's ability to grasp, and hence the "projections..." She would have been like a bowling ball in a china shop as the term "willful" was used to describe her, LOL. Yep... The electric capacity of unbridled origination with no previous conceptions adding ballast to the load; our Friend HB would be a welcome Gal in our times! ; >

eesa, posted on March 12, 2016

This film is a blasphemy made by mostly men, apparently, who have no personal experience and seem to think that all they have to do is rely on others' experience to bring forth their own understanding of the subject.

Isn't that how it always is with the scientific mind?

I have no real experience of my own, so let me analyze somebody else's and see what it means. As if I could....

No I cannot.

cedguru, posted on March 25, 2015

The art work in this film is extraordinary! I believe Madam Blavatsky was above all else a dedicated spiritual seeker, not unlike many of us. She lived in interesting times and was, in a sense, a mirror of those times when Spiritualism was all the rage. I believe she was earnest in her pursuit of inner knowledge though, and tried her best to describe her experiences to other seekers. She met with some wonderful people and teachers, and I'm sure she knew more than she ever told.

pamgilchrist, posted on March 19, 2015

How does one access the entire movie?

HeidiV@Gaia, posted on March 20, 2015

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andrewdeneweth, posted on March 17, 2015

I see a striking physical resemblance between Madame Blavatsky and Amy Allan, coincidental that they are both famous amongst their levels and both are fantastic mediums.

rita.sullivan, posted on March 14, 2015

Taken off of Amazon
One further thing, there has been a considerable amount of character assassination against Madam Blavatsky in the last few years. The authors that have penned these attacks have no understanding of the matters that they address. First of all, no one was a stronger critic of seances than Madam Blavatsky. Secondly, the Society has always held that one should never charge money for spiritual matters. As for the ad hominem attacks that she was grossly obese, well, this is the lowest form of slander and doesn't deserve comment. Simply take a look at any of the surviving photographs to see the truth.

Concerning attacks on Theosophical concepts such as the "seven races" and "seven globes", just keep in mind that the perenial philosophy holds that the highest part of what makes up a person pre-exists on a higher plane- and will return there after we cross over. Just remember the old gnostic concept of "seven heavens." Literalism is a mistake in theosophy, just as it has proven in fundamentalist Christianity

kaceaok, posted on December 30, 2014

Good primer. There is far more information available, and one will be rewarded if pursued further. Her "The Voice of the Silence" is exquisitely from the heart.

mananui, posted on December 29, 2014

fascinating...Have to research her a bit more. Would have loved to lived and traveled at that time.

saffari6, posted on February 23, 2014

Very interesting ducumentary

GreenHornet270, posted on February 6, 2014

why in the world would I want to pay for this stuff?

sonia, posted on January 30, 2014

Great documentary. Tnx

mariafoschi, posted on January 27, 2014

The movie stopped before it ended.

w3ar3a111, posted on January 26, 2014

This video appears to be comprehensive- it misses the truth about HPB's concerns about the Illuminati and the speculations that she may have been murdered. to name a few flaws in the film Its something that needs more research. You will be surprised to learn who is implicated in HPB's death! - This documentary does show HPB in a positive light but has many missing gaps in this amazing womans life.

sonia, posted on January 30, 2014

Thanks for posting the links to youtube.

TRACEYA, posted on January 25, 2014

Well done documentary on HPB. Truly a pioneer bringing forth, if nothing else, attention to question what is the truth, and what is spiritualism. Just the fact that her life raised these questions, whether controversial or not, she fulfilled a profound mission.

jeaninemack, posted on January 25, 2014

"Isis Unveiled" a true spiritual work of art. Thank you Gaiam TV for this remarkable insight into Madame's life.

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