Helena Petrovna von Hahn, more popularly known as Madame Blavatsky or H.P.B., came from a noble family in Ukraine. Published as two volumes during her lifetime - ”The Cosmogonisis” and “Anthropogenesis” - “The Secret Doctrine”. Today, we invite you to listen to “The Seven Portals” from Madame Blavatsky’s book, “The Voice of Silence.” Tis well, Sravaka (student). Prepare thyself, for thou wilt have to travel on alone. The Teacher can but point the way. The Path is one for all, the means to reach the goal must vary with the Pilgrims. Thou hast to fight thy way through portals seven, seven strongholds held by cruel crafty Powers - passions incarnate.