Isis Unveiled: Secrets of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition, Madame Blavatsky's First Work

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Quest Books, 25 de nov de 1997 - 291 páginas
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Creating a sensation when it was first published in 1877, the first major work by the young Russian noblewoman who would found the Theosophical Society devoted 1200 pages to the mysteries of ancient and modern science and theology. This new edition abridged by Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes breathes fresh life into this classic of Western esoteric thinking. Stripped of its lengthy quotations from other writers and its repetitious commentary, Isis Unveiled is revealed to be a clear and readable exploration of the universal truths of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition by one of the most remarkable women of modern times.
 

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Conteúdo

Old Things with New Names
3
Phenomena and Forces
17
Theories Respecting Psychic Phenomena
24
The Ether or Astral Light
29
Psychophysical Phenomena
38
The Elements Elementals and Elementaries
47
Some Mysteries of Nature
55
Cyclic Phenomena
66
Where Is It?
135
Christian Crimes and Heathen Virtues
145
Divisions among the Early Christians
155
Oriental Cosmogonies and Bible Records
169
Mysteries of the Kabbala
177
Esoteric Doctrines of Buddhism Parodied in Christianity
184
Early Christian Heresies and Secret Societies
193
Jesuitry and Masonry
202

The Inner and Outer Man
83
Psychological and Physical Marvels
92
The Impassable Chasm
100
Realities and Illusion
106
Egyptian Wisdom
115
The Cradle of the Race
123
RELIGION
133
The Vedas and the Bible
211
The Devil Myth
221
Comparative Results of Buddhism and Christianity
231
Conclusions and Illustrations
240
Index
261
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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born on August 12, 1831, at Dnepropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav), Ukraine, daughter of Colonel Peter Alexeyevich von Hahn and novelist Helena Andreyevna (née de Fadeyev). In 1849 she married N. V. Blavatsky, and shortly thereafter began more than 20 years of extensive travel, which brought her into contact with mystic traditions the world over. She was the principal founder of the Theosophical Society in New York City in 1875, and devoted her extraordinary literary talents to its humanitarian and educational purposes until her death in London, England, on May 8, 1891. Along with writing her several books, H. P. Blavatsky kept up a voluminous correspondence and also contributed a steady stream of essays and articles to periodicals in English, French, and Russian.

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