An abridgement of The secret doctrine / by H.P. Blavatsky; edited by Elizabeth Preston and Christmas Humphreys.

By: Blavatsky, H. P., (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891Contributor(s): Preston, Elizabeth, -1968 [ed.] | Humphreys, Christmas, 1901-1983 [ed.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: London, Theosophical Publishing House, 1966Edition: [1st ed.]Description: xxxii, 260 p. front. (port.), diagrs. 22 1/2 cmUniform titles: Secret doctrine Subject(s): Blavatsky, Helena P., (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891. The secret doctrine | Theosophy | Cosmology | Human evolution | Symbols -- Religions | Religion and scienceDDC classification: 212/.5 LOC classification: BP561 | .S4 1966
Contents:
Editorial foreword to this abridgement. -- H. P. Blavatsky: a brief biography. -- The genesis of The secret doctrine. -- Preface -- Introductory. -- Volume first. Cosmogenesis: Proem -- Part I. Cosmic evolution. Part II. The evolution of symbolism. Part III. Science and The secret doctrine contrasted. -- Volume second. Anthropogenesis: Preliminary notes. Part I. (The whole of parts II and III have been omitted).
Summary: "H. P. Blavatsky was a prolific writer, her most profound and famous work being The Secret Doctrine, which first appeared in 1888 in two large volumes. The first volume deals with cosmogenesis, the study of the origin and development of the universe, and the second with anthropogenesis, the study of the origin and development of man. Without any suggestion of dogma, the author makes it clear that she is presenting no new revelation but rather a collection of fragments garnered from the scriptures of the great Asian and pre-Christian European religions ... Since much of the material in this work may not fit into western thought and therefore is difficult to grasp, this abridgement will provide a valuable introduction. The ideas presented are extremely challenging and the book contains a rich profundity of knowledge and wisdom." -- 1st page of Quest ed.
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Editorial foreword to this abridgement. -- H. P. Blavatsky: a brief biography. -- The genesis of The secret doctrine. -- Preface -- Introductory. -- Volume first. Cosmogenesis: Proem -- Part I. Cosmic evolution. Part II. The evolution of symbolism. Part III. Science and The secret doctrine contrasted. -- Volume second. Anthropogenesis: Preliminary notes. Part I. (The whole of parts II and III have been omitted).

"H. P. Blavatsky was a prolific writer, her most profound and famous work being The Secret Doctrine, which first appeared in 1888 in two large volumes. The first volume deals with cosmogenesis, the study of the origin and development of the universe, and the second with anthropogenesis, the study of the origin and development of man. Without any suggestion of dogma, the author makes it clear that she is presenting no new revelation but rather a collection of fragments garnered from the scriptures of the great Asian and pre-Christian European religions ... Since much of the material in this work may not fit into western thought and therefore is difficult to grasp, this abridgement will provide a valuable introduction. The ideas presented are extremely challenging and the book contains a rich profundity of knowledge and wisdom." -- 1st page of Quest ed.

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