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The Secret Doctrine
     

The Secret Doctrine

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by H.P. Blavatsky
 

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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

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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 Doctrine within reach of all who are curious. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's famous stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos- mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and which form the heart of The Secret Doctrine. Gomes scrupulously scales down the book's key writings on symbolism to their essentials, and offers notes and a glossary to illuminate arcane references. His historical and literary introduction casts new light on some of the book's sources and on the career of its brilliant and elusive author, one of the most intriguing personages of the nineteenth century.

At once compact and representative of the work as a whole, this new edition of The Secret Doctrine brings unprecedented accessibility to the key esoteric classic of the modern era.

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"The Secret Doctrine assumes the dignity of a scripture, for in its pages eternal mysteries are clothed in ancient and modern terms, and to those who have eyes to see, the ageless wisdom is revealed." --Manly P. Hall, author of The Secret Teachings of All Ages

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101108604
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/23/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
538,704
File size:
256 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) was the cofounder of the Theosophical Society. A world-famous figure of mystery and controversy and a leading intellect behind the occult revival in the West, Blavatsky published The Secret Doctrine in 1888 as her magnum opus.

Michael Gomes is a historian, author, and the librarian at the New York Lodge of the Theosophical Society. He is one of today's most respected writers on esoteric movements, as well known to readers of occult and esoteric literature as to students and scholars of modern religion.

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The Secret Doctrine 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives an individual a guide to the spiritual nature of our being. By showing us our true essence, The Secret Doctrine allows us a glimpse of what we can be if we are only realize that we are all one. That we all would be better people if we respected other people's beliefs systems even though they are diferent then ours. Understanding that there is one GOD no mattter if you are a Christian, a Jew, or a Buddist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is no religion higher then truth is the writers basic principle. The book explains about the common and conceiled wisdom in al religions and faith. After more then 110 years still a classic must read, both classic as modern....
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Yeshe More than 1 year ago
this book is very interesting; I think the most interesting philosophical work ever. Would give a reader a lot to think about. I highly recommend it for serious thinkers.