The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy

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Cambridge University Press, May 19, 2011 - History - 852 pages
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Ukrainian-born Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891) was a powerful and controversial member of the spiritualist world and for a time famous for her powers as a medium. She was a co-founder of the theosophy movement in the United States, which she later extended to Europe and India, drawing from her extensive global travels and her familiarity with a broad range of belief systems, from Asian religions to New Orleans voodoo, as well as secret societies such as the Freemasons. Drawing from Hinduism and Buddhism, theosophy aimed to understand the mystic powers of the universe and promote the study of other religions. In The Secret Doctrine, published in 1888, Blavatsky aims to explain the spiritual origins of the world. Volume 2 looks at the creation of humans and animals, and considers the lost world of Atlantis.
  

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Contents

Preliminary Notes page
1
PART II
13
Beginnings of Sentient Life
22
Two Antediluvian Astronomers
47
The Chronology of the Brahmins
66
Attempts to Create Man
75
Creation of the First Races
86
The Evolution of the Second Race
109
The Fifth Race and its Divine Instructors
351
Additional Fragments from a Commentary on the Verses
423
Conclusion
437
PART II
447
Prometheus the Titan
448
Its Degradation
459
On the Myth of the Fallen Angel in its various
475
Is Pleroma Satans Lair?
506

The Evolution of the Sweatborn
131
From the SemiDivine down to the First Human Races
161
Evolution of the Animal Mammaliansthe First
180
The Final Evolution of Man
191
Edens Serpents and Dragons 302
202
The Sons of God and the Sacred Island 330
220
The History of the Fourth Race
227
Archaic Teachings in the Puranas and Genesis
251
A Panoramic View of the Early Races
263
Continued
271
Are Giants a Fiction?
277
The Races with the Third Eye
289
The Primeval Manus of Humanity
307
The Civilization and Destruction of the Fourth
316
Cyclopean Ruins and Colossal Stones as Witnesses to Giants
341
EnoichionHenoch
529
The Symbolism of the Mystery Names Iao and Jehovah
536
The Upanishads in Gnostic Literature
563
The Cross and the Pythagorean Decade
573
The Mysteries of the Hebdomad
590
PART III
643
Giants Civilizations and Submerged Continents traced
644
The Fossil Relics of Man and the Anthropoid Ape
675
Duration of the Geological Periods Race Cycles
690
c Esoteric Geological Chronology
709
Organic Evolution and Creative Centres
731
The European Paleolithic Raceswhence and how distributed
738
a Statements about the Sacred Islands
760
Scientific and Geological Proofs of the Existence
778
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H.P. BLAVATSKY was a scholar of ancient wisdom literature, "the esoteric doctrine once known in every ancient country having claims to civilization."

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