The Secret Doctrine

The Secret Doctrine

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by H.P. Blavatsky
     
 

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Madame Blavatsky's masterpiece of occult philosophy is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of modern history's seminal work of esoterica.

The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's magnum opus on the origin and development of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably by the most famous, and perhaps

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Madame Blavatsky's masterpiece of occult philosophy is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of modern history's seminal work of esoterica.

The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's magnum opus on the origin and development of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably by the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written. Its publication in 1888 generated in the West a groundswell of interest in esoteric philosophies, the effects of which are still being felt in literature and philosophy, in alternative and mainstream religious traditions, and in popular culture around the world. Yet the book's availability typically has been limited to hefty, expensive, two-volume editions, its length and price long eluding the grasp of most readers.

Now this single-volume edition, abridged and annotated by historian and Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes, places the ideas and key sections of The Secret Doctrine within reach of all who are curious. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's renowned stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos-mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and that form the heart of The Secret Doctrine. Gomes meticulously scales down the book's most important 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 enigmatic author, one of the most intriguing personages of recent history.

At once compact and representative of the work as a whole,this new edition of The Secret Doctrine brings unprecedented accessibility to the 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:
9781625398086
Publisher:
Waxkeep Publishing
Publication date:
12/18/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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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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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.