Isis Unveiled (Part I and Part II) [NOOK Book]

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Isis Unveiled, published in 1877, is a book of esoteric philosophy, and was Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's first major work. It is composed of two volumes, the first concentrating on science, and the second on religion. The two volumes support the idea of spirituality and theosophize in accordance with it. Blavatsky herself distinguishes between spiritual phenomena and Spiritualism, the religious system. She supports the verity of spiritual phenomena, not the views of the Spiritualists, which she wrote about ...
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Isis Unveiled (Part I and Part II)

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Overview

Isis Unveiled, published in 1877, is a book of esoteric philosophy, and was Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's first major work. It is composed of two volumes, the first concentrating on science, and the second on religion. The two volumes support the idea of spirituality and theosophize in accordance with it. Blavatsky herself distinguishes between spiritual phenomena and Spiritualism, the religious system. She supports the verity of spiritual phenomena, not the views of the Spiritualists, which she wrote about extensively in such works as The Key to Theosophy. The volume on science attempts to show how science can be just as dogmatic as religion, and betrays its own scientific method by denying spiritual phenomena with no scientific proof against it, meanwhile citing various scientists of renown that have acknowledged the necessity of a spiritual reality. The volume on religion attempts to expose the hypocrisy of certain established religions by focusing on how and where they have strayed from their origins and worked counter-actively, while simultaneously tracing the doctrines of the most revered mystics and philosophers to a common spiritual root.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013389830
  • Publisher: Ancient Wisdom Publications
  • Publication date: 9/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 937,383
  • File size: 4 MB

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Blavatsky was a world traveler who eventually settled in India where, with Olcott, established the headquarters of the Society in Madras (now Chennai). Her first major book Isis Unveiled (1877) presented elements mainly from the Western wisdom tradition based on her extensive travels in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Her second major work The Secret Doctrine (1888), contains a commentary on The Book of Dzyan, and is based upon what she called the Ancient Wisdom or Wisdom Religion, which is described as the underlying basis of all the religions of humanity. These writings, along with her Key to Theosophy and The Voice of the Silence are key texts.
According to her own story as told to a later biographer, she spent the years 1848 to 1858 traveling the world. She visited Egypt, France, Canada (Quebec), England, South America, Germany, Mexico, India, Greece and especially Tibet, where she studied for some years with the ascetics, to whom she referred as Brothers. Blavatsky was initiated for theosophical work while in Tibet.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    The description for this book is wrong! It does NOT have both v

    The description for this book is wrong! It does NOT have both volumes but only part of the first volume.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2003

    Getting near the core?

    Very advanced and well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2000

    finding about truth...

    reading about truth, you are able to find out about yourself. Whatever you support madame Blavatsky makes you feel comfortable of what you read. Isis, godness and everything moves in the sphere of unknown, gives you that mystic power to continue, and to win the enemies.<evil, pessimism,etc>.Ending the book of Isis Unveiled provides you the benifid of having a wonderful trip on the land of unknown.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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