The Secret Doctrine, Volume 1

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Quest Books, Jan 1, 1993 - Religion - 1500 pages
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In perhaps the most definitive work on esoteric wisdom ever written, HPB comprehensively surveys the origins of the cosmos and the prehistory of humanity, synthesizing religion and science within the context of the perennial philosophy. Originally published in 1888, The Secret Doctrine continues to be the principal source book for students of Theosophy, not as the final word on the subject, but as a stimulus to encourage the student to ponder its thoughts with a free and questing mind.
  

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mikehughes25@live.com `{ The Secret Doctrine.] I would have to say that this big project had a big influence upon my life.I first started reading this book and my eyes were opened to see the wisdom of the ages.The old serpent is now a good friend of mind ,as he had showed me the way to self awareness and the difference between good and evil.Theosophy is ,for me , a lifelong pursuit of a growing knowledge that had showed me the way to see my life in a whole new way.I am now a spiritual teacher helping others to understand themselves and as well as each other.The very fact that these works are for those who are somewhat evolved than others and who are initiates of at least the first degree.The Secret Doctrine is a very hard to understand as it is full of esoteric wisdom that if one could master it would be a Master themselves.
We are now moving into a new age of rapid evolution,and many are now coming into incarnation to help the human race to better understand themselves and as well as the great mysteries of the world ,and those mysteries that lie deep within the soul of man.We are now living in an age where many things are to be revealed to man as he becomes ever so ready to change for the better.Humanity is now just beginning to think for themselves,and to become more self aware than he did during the Atlantean root race when the only ones who could really think were the divine instructors who were the gods [ the Masters] walked openly amongst the humanity of that time and who were Masters of Wisdom from other schemes within our solar system,such as from Venus,Jupiter,Uranus,and a few others who came as human avatars to guide infant humanity onward through vast expansions of consciousness ,which brought many to the gates of initiation.
The Great Ones have brought the spark of mind to the race of men a very long time ago ,some 18 million years ago,and thus man became a thinking entity who then went through a individualized process to make him what he is today ,and was endowed with the spark of mind which made him a soul,a living soul that was back then the beginning of the truly mankind which were awakened to the reality of self awareness.The spark of mind was no more than a nucleus of which could one day form the beginning of a mental body,These major happenings were taken place during the Lemurian root race some 18 million years ago when humanity was still in its early infancy.And thus man became really human beings as we understand it today.
 

Contents

GENERAL INDEX _ _
1
INTRODUCTORY
xvii
PROEM 1
1
VOLUME IPART I
25
STANZA ITHE NIGHT OF THE UNIVERSE 35
35
STANZA IITHE IDEA OF DIFFERENTIATION 53
53
STANZA IIITHE AWAKENING OF KOSMOS 62
62
STANZA IVTHE SEPTENARY HIERARCHIES
86
THE FOUR ELEMENTS
460
ON KUANSHIHYIN AND KUANYIN
470
REASONS FOR THESE ADDENDA
477
MODERN PHYSICISTS ARE PLAYING AT BLIND MANS BUFF
482
AN LUMEN SIT CORPUS AN NON
483
Is GRAVITATION A LAW?
490
THE THEORIES OF ROTATION IN SCIENCE
500
THE MASKS OF SCIENCE
506

GOTTFRIED WILHELM FREIHERR VON LEIBNITZ op cit
97
THE CHILD OF THE SEPTENARY HIERARCHIES
106
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY
112
STANZA VIOUR WORLD ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
136
A FEW EARLY THEOSOPHICAL MISCONCEPTIONS
152
EXPLANATIONS CONCERNING THE GLOBES AND THE MONADS
170
HALLEYS COMET AND MRKOS COMET
176
STANZA VICONTINUED
191
EARTHRISE OVER THE MOON J P L
192
STANZA VIITHE PARENTS OF MAN ON EARTH
213
ROCKY SURFACE OF THE PLANET
256
SUMMING UP
269
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE SURFACE JV A S A
272
VOLUME IPART II
301
SYMBOLISM AND IDEOGRAPHS
303
THE MYSTERYLANGUAGE AND ITS KEYS
310
PRIMORDIAL SUBSTANCE AND DIVINE THOUGHT
325
PYRAMID OF CHEOPS NEAR GIZA
336
CHAOSTHEOSKOSMOS
342
ON THE HIDDEN DEITY ITS SYMBOLS AND GLYPHS
349
THE MUNDANE EGG
359
THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF BRAHMA
368
THE LOTUS AS A UNIVERSAL SYMBOL
379
THE MOON DEUS LUNUS PHOEBE
386
CONCORDANCE _ _
401
TREE SERPENT AND CROCODILE WORSHIP
403
BIBLIOGRAPHY _
409
DAEMON EST DEUS INVERSUS
411
THE THEOGONY OF THE CREATIVE GODS
424
THE SEVEN CREATIONS
445
AN ATTACK ON THE SCIENTIFIC THEORY OF FORCE
523
LIFE FORCE OR GRAVITY?
529
THE SOLAR THEORY
540
THE COMING FORCE
554
ON THE ELEMENTS AND ATOMS
566
ANCIENT THOUGHT IN MODERN DRESS
579
THE MODERN NEBULAR THEORY
588
FORCEMODES OF MOTION OR INTELLIGENCES?
601
GODS MONADS AND ATOMS
610
CYCLIC EVOLUTION AND KARMA
634
THE ZODIAC AND ITS ANTIQUITY
647
SUMMARY OF THE MUTUAL POSITION
668
THE HOLY OF HOUES Irs DEGRADATION 459
459
ON THE MYTH OP THE FALLEN ANGELS IN ITS VARIOUS ASPECTS 475
475
Is PLEROMA SATANS LAIR? 506
506
ENOICHIONHENOCH 529
529
THE SYMBOLISM OF THE MYSTERYNAMES IAS AND JEHOVAH WITH THEIR
536
THE UPANISHADS IN GNOSTIC LITERATURE 563
563
THE CROSS AND THE PYTHAGOREAN DECAD 573
573
ARCHAIC OR MODERN ANTHROPOLOGY? 645
645
THE ANCESTORS MANKIND is OFFERED BY SCIENCE 656
656
THE FOSSIL RELICS OF MAN AND THE ANTHROPOID APE 675
675
ON THE DURATION OF THE GEOLOGICAL PERIODS RACE CYCLES AND
690
ORGANIC EVOLUTION AND CREATIVE CENTRES
731
GIANTS CIVILIZATIONS AND SUBMERGED CONTINENTS TRACED IN HISTORY
742
SCTENTIHC AND GEOLOGICAL PROOFS OF THE EXISTENCE OF SEVERAL
778
Selected Bibliography
495
Stanzas in the Wiirzburg Manuscript 514
514
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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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