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eBook The Secret Doctrine: The Classic Work, Abridged and Annotated ePub

by Michael Gomes,H.P. Blavatsky

  • ISBN: 158542708X
  • Category: Specific Groups
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Michael Gomes,H.P. Blavatsky
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; First Edition edition (July 23, 2009)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1203 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1354 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 205

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The Secret Doctrine," Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and .

The Secret Doctrine," Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is one of the most influential occult books ever written.

The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and .

The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written.

Gomes was highly recommended by Dr. Santucci because of how thorough Gomes knowledge of the topic is and how long he has been studying and . The Secret Doctrine: The Classic Work, Abridged and Annotated. Santucci because of how thorough Gomes knowledge of the topic is and how long he has been studying and pursuing the topic. Frankly, after taking two different classes that focused heavily or exclusively on theosophy, I have personally decided I am not a fan of the Secret Doctrine; to say it is complex and obscure is putting it nicely and gently. Frankly, I find it makes little to no sense, and if it weren't for previous exposure to some key concepts of Hinduism, I would have been completely lost.

The Classic Work, Abridged and Annotated. Blavatsky and Michael Gomes. Gomes scrupulously scales down the book’s key writings on symbolism to their essentials, and offers notes and a glossary to illuminate arcane references. Category: Philosophy Religion Biography & Memoir. His historical and literary introduction casts new light on some of the book’s sources and on the career of its brilliant and elusive author, one of the most intriguing personages of the nineteenth century.

In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's famous stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos- mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and which form the heart of The Secret Doctrine. Gomes scrupulously scales down the book's key writings on symbolism to their essentials, and offers notes and a glossary to illuminate arcane references.

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The Secret Doctrine book. Madame Blavatsky's Victorian-era masterpiece is now scaled down. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's famous stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos- mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and which form the heart of The Secret Doctrine.

Blavatsky, H. P. The Secret Doctrine. Abridged and annotated by Michael Gomes The Blavatsky Bibliography: A Reference Book of Works, Letters, Articles, Etc. by and Referring to Madame . Abridged and annotated by Michael Gomes. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2009. Transcribed and annotated by Michael Gomes. The Hague, the Netherlands: . Blavatsky Association. The Blavatsky Bibliography: A Reference Book of Works, Letters, Articles, Etc. London: The Blavatsky Association, 1933. Bosman, Leonard and Orchard, Anita.

Madame Blavatsky's Victorian-era masterpiece is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of one of history's seminal occult works. The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written. Published since 1888 only in expensive, two-volume editions of some 1,400 pages, it has long eluded the grasp of modern readers- until now. This single-volume edition, abridged and annotated by historian and Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes, places the ideas of The Secret Doctrine within reach of all who are curious. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's famous stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos- mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and which form the heart of The Secret Doctrine. Gomes scrupulously scales down the book's key writings on symbolism to their essentials, and offers notes and a glossary to illuminate arcane references. His historical and literary introduction casts new light on some of the book's sources and on the career of its brilliant and elusive author, one of the most intriguing personages of the nineteenth century. At once compact and representative of the work as a whole, this new edition of The Secret Doctrine brings unprecedented accessibility to the key esoteric classic of the modern era.

Comments

Oreavi Oreavi
I am a begginer student of esoterism and I am just so glad I got this book. Take notice to choose the book by the Theosophical university press, that's the original one. The two volumes come in a very high quality paperback edition. The content is pretty dense.
Overall, pretty satisfied with my new acquisition.
anonymous anonymous
Don't buy this edition - besides very poor formatting and a lousy table of contents, it doesn't match with the real one (check the authentic one on Theosophical University Press site).
Мох Мох
One vexing characteristic of esoteric lore is its continual bombardment of disorganized symbolism. The Secret Doctrine clarifies very little. It is also horribly organized. The entire piece is an ever-flowing, overflowing stream of consciousness blot. In addition, the writer goes on these rants about science and materialism, which I do not entirely disagree with, but--still--I found them distracting. I really want to like this book, and I really do believe there is a diamond in this lump of coal many call an occult bible, but--my God--these ideas are articulated with the grace of an elephant stampede. Manly Hall respected and admired the writer, but he also communicates the same ideas far better in his own works, which are endless. I give this book a 3-star rating for its potential alone. Read Manly Hall for a more "legible" format.
Nalmetus Nalmetus
The good:
This is the book that started it all. "All" being the West's awakening to the heretofore hidden secrets of the cosmos and of mankind. HPB was not a "seer," she was a mouthpiece. She wrote what was given to her in communication with certain Eastern masters, which she received in, for lack of a better term, a trance, or psychic link to these other personalities. Even her enemies gloss over the fact that she wrote the book alone in her room with none of the books that she cites in her thousands of footnotes and references. Not a single one to this day has proved erroneous. She cites manuscripts in the Vatican Library where she has never been allowed entrance; she cites unpublished manuscripts throughout the ages. For many, the most important book published in many centuries.

The bad:
It's horribly written. It always reminds me of a beautiful stained glass creation that has been smashed to pieces and thrown back together willy-nilly. It makes Ulysses look like a comic strip. She is also angry, sarcastic, and bitter. And incredibly defensive.

The ugly:
Believe nothing from these Eastern masters when they speak of Christianity. They know little about it, for starters, but more annoying -- they hate it, and spare no opportunity to tear it to pieces, deliberately conflating the deeds and thoughts of self-proclaimed "Christians" at their worst, while propping up the Eastern view as the best and one-and-only.

But with these caveats, the book is indispensable and a must-read for anyone with any pretense of serious study of the mysteries of the universe.
After this, read Steiner.
Xaluenk Xaluenk
One of the most elaborate and important esoteric pieces of literature ever written. Blavatsky was genius, and dedicated her life to research and writing for the benefit of mankind. Pay no attention to those who try and defame her by saying she plagiarized people or that she was some type of satanic, racist person. People fear what they don't understand. And very few people will be able to understand these teachings, without some serious study and further research. And a mind capable of comprehending such profound wisdom.
Oso Oso
Timeless classic for Theosophists, basic reference text. This is heavy reading. I purchased it for my fiance who read his original copy so much that it got worn - he passed it on to a friend. I do not recommend this book for people who do not have a strong interest in Theosophy.
Nuadora Nuadora
Still rereading this book years after getting it. It is so dense with ideas some take a while to digest.
Some of the mystical stuff is not my interest, but I always keep an open mind.
Very good at defining and clarifying the Theosophy doctrine yes she was.