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Blavatsky, Elena Petrovna

(1831–91). Theosophist; b. Russia; d. London. Traveled extensively, esp. in Am. and India. Studied spiritism, occult and cabalistic literature, sacred writings of India. With Henry Steel Olcott founded the Theosophical Soc. in New York 1875. Claimed miraculous powers, which were proved fraudulent. Wrote Isis Unveiled; The Secret Doctrine; The Key to Theosophy. See also Theosophy.


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