It is really amazing what
Madame Blavatsky accomplished in just 4 years.
She came to London from Belgium in early May 1887 and
died 4 years later in early May 1891.
Yet in these 48 months she accomplished so much.
48 months....not actually a long time....if you think about
She came to England with her 3 feet high manuscript of The
Secret Doctrine to live with a very small group of
students (the two Keightleys and others.)
These students became her first helpers and co-workers in
HPB was like a magnet and as the months rolled by she
attracted more and more people .......potential students and
helpers. Some of course fell by the wayside but in these 48
months she was able to attract around her a devoted and
dedicated group of people who then tried to carry on her
work after she died.
With the help of all these people (many of them in the
London 1891 photo at the end of this posting) she was able
to not only finish the first two volumes of THE SECRET
DOCTRINE, but was able to found LUCIFER and write scores of
articles for this magazine.
Plus HPB gave the world THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY, THE VOICE OF
THE SILENCE, 2 volumes of the TRANSACTIONS, her 3 ESOTERIC
INSTRUCTIONS as well as the 4th E.S. Instruction which was
being typeset by James Pryse in early April 1891.
Plus she worked on the 3rd volume of THE SECRET DOCTRINE,
THE THEOSOPHICAL GLOSSARY and THE TREATISE ON ARCHAIC
Plus she left in manuscript the rest of her SECRET DOCTRINE
DIALOGUES OR COMMENTARIES....hundreds of pages!!
Plus she gave us some 60 pages of esoteric teachings as
found in the INNER GROUP TEACHINGS manuscript.
All these 48 months she was in bad health and sometimes very
sick but she didn't stop and she kept writing and writing
and teaching and teaching.
In these 48 months she carried out the mandate of her
to her in January 1887 when
she was still in Ostende, Belgium.
Here is the mission given to HPB by Master Morya:
"After a long conversation with Master....either I have to
return to India to die this autumn or
I have to form ....a nucleus of true theosophists, a school
of my own.....with as many mystics as
I can get to teach them....."
Well, we know she certainly chose not to die but
to live and be sick and struggle and work and write and
teach to fulfill this mission.
So Madame Blavatsky went to England in May 1887 and with the
small group of theosophists who wanted her to come there,
she transformed thisnucelusinto
the BLAVATSKY LODGE and then later created THE ESOTERIC
SCHOOL with members in England, America, Europe, India and
Australia as well as later forming in London THE INNER