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THE SECRET DOCTRINE.

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LONDON & BENARES:
The Theosophical Publishing Society.

CHICAGO:
Theosophical Book Concern, 36, Van Buren Street

1897.

Reprinted 1910.

'Extend aaor4i7i% to Act of Congress in tie year 1*57. by the TuosopkicaL Book Cancam of Chicago, in the Office of He Librarian Jf Congress ad Washington. DC"

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As for what thou nearest others say, who persuade the many that the soul when

once freed from the body neither suffers . . . evil nor is conscious, I know that

thou art better grounded in the doctrines received by us from our ancestors and in

the sacred orgies of Dionysus than to believe them; for the mystic symbols are well

known to us who belong to the Brotherhood.

Plutarch.

The problem oflife is man. Magic, or rather Wisdom, is the evolved knowledge of the potencies of man's interior being, which forces are divine emanations, as intuition is the perception of their origin, and initiation our induction into that knowledge. . . . We begin with instinct; the end is omniscience.

A. Wilder.

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