About Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

The outer personality of H. P. Blavatsky, to the extent to which she was incarnated in her physical body, with her intellect, also with her personal characteristics, her sympathies and antipathies, shows us by the very way in which Isis Unveiled is written, that she could not possibly have produced out of her own personality, out of her own soul, what she had to give to the world. She communicates things that she herself was quite incapable of understanding, and if one follows this line of thought further it proves clearly that higher, spiritual Individualities used the body and personality of H. P. Blavatsky in order to communicate what, in accordance with the need of the times, had to be inculcated into humanity. 

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 143 – Ancient Wisdom and the Heralding of the Christ Impulse – Cologne, May 8 1912

Translated by Dorothy S. Osmond


Helena Blavatsky