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Secret Doctrine

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ISBN-10: 158542708X

ISBN-13: 9781585427086

Edition: 2009

Authors: H. P. Blavatsky, Michael Gomes

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Madame Blavatsky’s Victorian-era masterpiece is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of one of history’s seminal occult works. The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky’s masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written. Published since 1888 only in expensive, two-volume editions of some 1,400 pages, it has long eluded the grasp of modern readers— until now. This single-volume edition, abridged and annotated by historian and Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes, places the ideas of The Secret Doctrinewithin reach of all…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 7/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Editor's Introduction
A Note on the Text
The Night of the Universe
The Idea of Differentiation
The Awakening of Kosmos
The Septenary Hierarchies
Fohat: The Child of the Septenary Hierarchies
Our World, Its Growth and Development
The Parents of Man on Earth
Beginnings of Sentient Life
Nature Unaided Fails
Attempts to Create Man
Creation of the First Races
The Evolution of the Second Race
The Evolution of the Sweat-Born
From the Semi-Divine Down to the First Human Races
Evolution of the Animal Mammalians-The First Fall
The Final Evolution of Man
The History of the Fourth Race
The Civilization and Destruction of the Third and Fourth Races
The Fifth Race and Its Divine Instructors
The Mystery Language of the Initiates
Symbolism and Ideographs
The Mystery Language and Its Keys
Primordial Substance and Divine Thought
The Hidden Deity, its Symbols and Glyphs
The Mundane Egg
The Days and Nights of Brahm&abar;
The Lotus, As a Universal Symbol
The Moon, Deus Lunus, Phoebe
Tree, Serpent, and Crocodile Worship
Demon Est Deus Inversus
The Theogony of the Creative Gods
The Seven Creations
The Four Elements
Kuan-Shih-Yin and Kuan-Yin
On the Myth of the "Fallen Angel"
The Cross and Circle
Summing Up
About the Authors