Her father, Peter von Hahn, a captain in the horse artillery of the Russian army, was a direct descendent of Count von Rottenstern-Hahn of Mecklenburg, Germany, who had emigrated to Russia in the previous century.
Anthony Hall fraternity,  a milieu of well-known people. In the early s, Olcott became interested in Spiritualism and published letters in the Spiritual Telegraph under the pseudonym "Amherst.
He also published a genealogy of his family extending back to Thomas Olcott, one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticutin They had four children, two of whom died in infancy. He was later promoted to the rank of colonel and transferred to the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC.
He was well respected, and infollowing the assassination of Abraham Lincolnassisted in the investigation of the assassination. In he became a lawyer specializing in insurance, revenue, and fraud. His article was popular enough that other papers, such as the New York Daily Graphicrepublished it.
His publication People from the Other World began with his early articles concerning the Spiritualist movement. Also inOlcott met Helena Blavatsky while both were visiting the Eddy farm.
His foundational interest in the Spiritualist movement and his budding relationship with Blavatsky helped foster his development of spiritual philosophy. Olcott continued to act as a lawyer during the first few years of the establishment of the Theosophical Societyin addition to being a financial supporter of the new religious movement.
In early Olcott was asked by prominent Spiritualists to investigate an accusation of fraud against the mediums Jenny and Nelson Holmes, who had claimed to materialize the famous "spirit control" Katie King Doyle In Helena Blavatsky and Olcott became the first Westerners to receive the refuges and precepts, the ceremony by which one traditionally becomes a Buddhist; thus Blavatsky was the first Western woman to do so.
They landed at Bombay on February 16, While in India, Olcott strove to receive the translations of sacred oriental texts which were becoming available as a result of western researches. His intent was to avoid the Westernized interpretations often encountered in America, and to discover the pure message of texts from the BuddhistHinduand Zoroastrian religions, in order to properly educate Westerners.
After a two-year correspondence with Ven. Piyarathne Thissa, he and Blavatsky arrived in the then capital Colombo on May 16, It was during this period that he wrote the Buddhist Catechismwhich is still used today. Olcott also acted as an adviser to the committee appointed to design a Buddhist flag in The Buddhist flag designed with the assistance of Olcott was later adopted as a symbol by the World Fellowship of Buddhists and as the universal flag of all Buddhist traditions.
Helena Blavatsky eventually went to live in London, where she died inbut Olcott stayed in India and pursued the work of the Theosophical Society there. Upon his death, the Theosophical Society elected her to take over as President and leader of the movement.Helene BlavatskyHelene P.
Blavatsky was born H elene Petrovna von Hahn on August 12, (new style calendar), in Ekaterinoslav, now Dnepropetrovsk, Russia. Her father, Peter von Hahn, a captain in the horse artillery of the Russian army, was a direct /5(1). Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Russian: Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya; 12 August [O.S.
31 July] – 8 May ) was an occultist, spirit medium, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in She gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy, the esoteric movement that the Society promoted.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Russian: Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya; 12 August [O.S. 31 July] – 8 May ) was a Russian occultist, spirit medium, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in She gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy, the esoteric movement that the society promoted.
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