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The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy. Two Volumes in One.

Blavatsky, H. P.

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ISBN 10: 0821207512 / ISBN 13: 9780821207512
Published by Theosophical Publishing Company, Limited, London, 1925
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Volume I. Cosmogenesis: xlvii, 676 pp, publisher's preface, preface, introduction, Book. I.Part I. Cosmic Evolution; Part II. The evolution of Symbolism in Its Approximate Order; Part III. Science and the Secret Doctrine Contrasted. Volume II. Anthropogenesis: xiv, 798 (xxx) pp, preliminary notes, Book II. Part I. Anthropogenesisn; Part II. The Archaic Symbolism of the World Religions; Part III. Adenda. Science and the Secret Doctrine Contrasted; index and glossary to both volumes. Reprint facsimile of the original edition of 1888: 1925. "Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831- 1891) was an occultist, spirit medium, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. She gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy, the esoteric movement that the Society promoted. In New York City, Blavatsky co-founded the Theosophical Society with Olcott and William Quan Judge in September 1875. In 1877 she published Isis Unveiled, a book outlining her Theosophical world-view. Associating it closely with the esoteric doctrines of Hermeticism and Neoplatonism, Blavatsky described Theosophy as "the synthesis of science, religion and philosophy," proclaiming that it was reviving an "Ancient Wisdom" which underlay all the world's religions. In 1880 she and Olcott moved to India, where the Society was allied to Dayananda Saraswati's Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement. That same year, while in Ceylon she and Olcott became the first Westerners to officially convert to Buddhism. In 1885 settling in London, where she established the Blavatsky Lodge. Here she published The Secret Doctrine (1888), a commentary on what she claimed were ancient Tibetan manuscripts, Mylar protected boards. Only the slightest edge wear with age-toned pastedowns and lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Navy blue cloth with gilt stamped sybols on diagonal corners of front board, ane gilt lettering to spine. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 001681

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Title: The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of ...

Publisher: Theosophical Publishing Company, Limited, London

Publication Date: 1925

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good + +

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Edition: Reprint.

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