Isis Unveiled: (Two Volumes in a Slipcase)

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Quest Books, Apr 25, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 1506 pages
HPB's first major work, originally published in 1877. The most astounding compendium of occult facts and theories in Theosophical literature. It proclaims the existence of mystery schools under the guardianship of men who are servants for truth. It outlines a movement by the Guardians of the Ancient Wisdom to preserve and protect the ageless truths, until in later times they would again become known for the spiritual benefit of all.
 

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By[ Mike j Hughes]¨¨ Isis Unveiled-As an occultist I have found this major piece of work very enlightening to both heart and soul.All books that are related to esoteric knowledge are only for those who are ready for this information ,which at this stage of evolution is not many at all.Those who are serious students of this esoteric knowledge have already taken at least the first initiation.There are only a very small group of us initiates who are now working in the world ,and they are all involved with some kind of service either on the physical ,astral,or mental planes during the hours of sleep.
Those of us who are students of theosophy ,and who have the desire and inspiration to serve humanity are counted as the more advanced members of the human kingdom ,and have taken the first initiation and have therefore taken the first step into the super-human kingdom and are ready to work with the spiritual hierarchy of this planet.The Masters of Wisdom are always on the lookout for those advanced human beings who can be of some use to further the divine goals and plans of the Hierarchy on earth.Isis Unveiled combines all religion,science,and Philosophy into one working whole ,and as well brings all into the divine light of Wisdom itself.This will be the foundation for the coming World Religion,or should I say Spirituality.I made an oath over 28 years ago that I will take the`;; Ageless Wisdom`` my lifelong study,as for myself it has the ring of truth.``There is no higher religion than Truth``
 

Contents

PREFACE
ix
Review of the ancient philosophical systems
xv
A Syriac manuscript on Simon Magus
xxiii
THE INFALLIBILITY OF MODERN SCIENCE
xlv
The progress of mankind marked by cycles
5
Mutilations of the Jewish sacred books in translation
13
Magic always regarded as a divine science
25
Mans yearning for immortality
37
The author witnesses a trial of magic in India
369
CHAPTER XI
378
Teratological phenomena discussed
385
The psychological domain confessedly unexplored
407
Turning a river into blood a vegetable phenomenon
413
The Pantheon of nihilism
421
Philosophy of the Hindu Jainas
429
Mans astral soul not immortal
437

Lost arts
50
The human will the masterforce of forces
57
Mediumistic phenomena to what attributable
67
CHAPTER III
73
Huxleys derivation from the Orohippus
82
CHAPTER IV
99
Theory of de Gasparin
109
of des Mousseaux de Mirville
125
Psychometry
183
The Crookes experiments and Cox theory
195
CHAPTER VII
205
Psychical phenomena depend on physical surroundings
211
Observations in Siam
219
The twinsunconscious cerebration and unconscious ventriloquism
222
The quenchless lamp
225
Modern ignorance of vital force
241
Universality of belief in magic
247
CHAPTER VIII
253
An old prophecy fulfilled
266
Epidemic mental and moral disorders
283
The four truths of Buddhism
291
CHAPTER II
293
Natural selection and its results
305
Descent of spirit into matter
312
The INNeR and outeR
317
Père Félix arraigns the scientists
338
Lares and Lemures
345
Reincarnation
351
The sacred Soma trance
357
Vulnerability of certain shadows
363
Vampirismits phenomena explained
449
Bengalese jugglery
457
The rationale of talismans
466
Magical experiment in Bengal
478
Mediumship totally antagonistic to adeptship
487
PHEnomena and Forces
492
What are materialized spirits?
493
The elixir and alkahest
503
CHAPTER XIV
515
The ancient land of the Pharaohs
521
Antiquity of the Nilotic monuments
529
Mexican myths and ruins
545
Resemblances to the Egyptian
551
Moses a priest of Osiris
555
The lessons taught by the ruins of Siam
563
The Egyptian Tau at Palenque
572
Jealous exclusiveness of the Hindus
581
The age of the Vedas and Manu
587
Atlantis and its peoples 593
593
The servility of society 39
39
One primal force but many correlations 126
126
Nature of the primordial substance 133
133
Experiments of the fakirs 139
139
Evolution in Hindu allegory 153
153
Peruvian relics 397
397
CHAPTER VI
587
The Gobi desert and its secrets 599
599
The magician aids not impedes nature 617
617
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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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