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The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, a book originally published as two volumes in 1888, is Helena P. Blavatsky's magnum opus. The first volume is named Cosmogenesis, the second Anthropogenesis. It was an influential example of the revival of interest in esoteric and occult ideas in the modern age, in particular because of its claim to reconcile ancient eastern wisdom with modern science. Blavatsky claimed that its contents had been revealed to her by 'mahatmas' who had retained knowledge of mankind's spiritual history, knowledge that it was now possible, in part, to reveal. Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine by Max Heindel (1933; from Max Heindel writings & with introduction by Manly Palmer Hall): THE SECRET DOCTRINE is one of the most remarkable books in the world... Behind her [H.P.B.] stood the real teachers, the guardians of the Secret Wisdom of the ages, who taught her all the occult lore which she transmitted in her writings.
  Theosophical University Press Online Edition The Secret Doctrine THE SYNTHESIS OF SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND PHILOSOPHY. By H. P. Blavatsky Blavatsky's masterwork on theosophy, covering cosmic, planetary, and human evolution, as well as science, religion, and mythology. Based on the Stanzas of Dzyan, with corroborating testimony from over 1,200 sources.Originally published 1888. Theosophical University Press electronic version ISBN 1-55700-124-3 (print version also available). Due to current limitations in the ASCII character set, and for easy in searching, no diacritical marks appear in this electronic version of the text. This edition was corrected against the facsimile edition of 1888. Obvious errors, such as missing letters, have been corrected; otherwise it follows the facsimile edition -- material not appearing there appears in double brackets [[ ]]. Hebrew characters are inserted as illustrations, but Greek text has been transliterated into italic Latin characters in double brackets. For further explanation of the conventions used, go to the Notes file.Quick Links to Condensed Table of Contents of Volume 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3  Volume 2: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Index (prepared by John P. Van Mater) (Link to Full Verbatim Table of Contents of Volume 1 and Volume 2) VOLUME FIRST: COSMOGENESIS. PREFACE ... vii INTRODUCTION ... xvii. PROEM ... 1  BOOK I  . -- PART I: COSMIC EVOLUTION. SEVEN STANZAS FROM THE BOOK OF DZYAN ... 27 STANZA I. -- THE NIGHT OF THE UNIVERSE... 35 STANZA II. -- THE IDEA OF DIFFERENTIATION ... 53 STANZA III. -- THE AWAKENING OF KOSMOS ... 62 STANZA IV. -- THE SEPTENARY HIERARCHIES ... 86 STANZA V. -- FOHAT: THE CHILD OF THE SEPTENARY HIERARCHIES ... 106 STANZA VI. -- OUR WORLD, ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ... 136 THEOSOPHICAL MISCONCEPTIONS ... 152 EXPLANATIONS CONCERNING THE GLOBES AND THE MONADS ... 170 STANZA VI. -- CONTINUED. ... 191 STANZA VII. -- THE PARENTS OF MAN ON EARTH ... 213 (continued in )Formation of Man: the Thinker ... 238 SUMMING UP ... 269  BOOK I. -- PART II. THE EVOLUTION OF SYMBOLISM IN ITS APPROXIMATE ORDER. I. SYMBOLISM AND IDEOGRAPHS ... 303 II. THE MYSTERY LANGUAGE AND ITS KEYS ... 310 III. PRIMORDIAL SUBSTANCE AND DIVINE THOUGHT ... 325 IV. CHAOS -- THEOS -- KOSMOS ... 342 V. THE HIDDEN DEITY, ITS SYMBOLS AND GLYPHS ... 349 VI. THE MUNDANE EGG ... 359   VII. THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF BRAHMA ... 368 VIII. THE LOTUS AS A UNIVERSAL SYMBOL ... 379 IX. DEUS LUNUS ... 386 X. TREE AND SERPENT AND CROCODILE WORSHIP ... 403 XI. DEMON EST DEUS INVERSUS ... 411 XII. THE THEOGONY OF THE CREATIVE GODS ... 424 XIII. THE SEVEN CREATIONS ... 445 XIV. THE FOUR ELEMENTS. ... 460 XV. ON KWAN-SHI-YIN AND KWAN-YIN ... 470  BOOK I. -- PART III. SCIENCE AND THE SECRET DOCTRINE CONTRASTED. I. REASONS FOR THESE ADDENDA ... 477 II. MODERN PHYSICISTS ARE PLAYING AT BLIND MAN'S BUFF ... 482 III. AN LUMEN SIT CORPUS NEC NON? ... 483 IV. IS GRAVITATION A LAW? ... 490 V. THE THEORIES OF ROTATION SCIENCE ... 500 VI. THE MASKS OF SCIENCE ... 506 VII. AN ATTACK ON THE SCIENTIFIC THEORY OF FORCE BY A MAN OF SCIENCE ... 523 VIII. LIFE, FORCE, OR GRAVITY? ... 529 IX. THE SOLAR THEORY ... 540 X. THE COMING FORCE ... 554 
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