HELENA BLAVATSKY COLLECTION: ISIS UNVEILED, THE SECRET DOCTRINE, THE KEY TO TEOSOPHY (Timeless Wisdom Collection)
We present here in one extraordinary volume, the three most important works of one of the key figures of the 19th century: Helena P. Blavatsky, the most important writer of the occult ever to live. This is the first time that Isis Unveiled, The Secret Doctrine and the Key to Theosophy are put... show more
We present here in one extraordinary volume, the three most important works of one of the key figures of the 19th century: Helena P. Blavatsky, the most important writer of the occult ever to live. This is the first time that Isis Unveiled, The Secret Doctrine and the Key to Theosophy are put together in one volume, where the student will be able to find the answers he or she is looking for.Isis Unveiled is "a plea for the recognition of the Hermetic philosophy, the anciently universal Wisdom-Religion, as the only possible key to the Absolute in science and theology.", according to the author.Considered by all -critics and adepts alike- as a milestone in the history of Western Esotericism, ISIS UNVEILED gathers the themes central to the occult tradition—perennial philosophy, a Neo-Platonic emanationist cosmology, adepts, esoteric Christianity—and reinterprets them in relation to then very current developments in science and new knowledge of non-Western faiths. In doing so, it reflected many contemporary controversies—such as Darwin's theories on evolution and their impact on religion—and engaged in a discussion that appealed to intelligent individuals interested in religion but alienated from conventional Western forms.The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, is Blavatsky's magnum opus, and 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.Its contents were revealed to her by 'mahatmas' who had retained knowledge of humanity's spiritual history. That knowledge started to be revealed at the end of the 19th century, to prepare humanity to the trascendental times we are now living. The first volume is named Cosmogenesis, the second Anthropogenesis. Finally, we have included THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY, a book written in the form of a questions and answers interview, that answers a wide variety of questions about Theosophy and its core beliefs: the human constitution, spiritual and psychological; the mysteries of periodic rebirths; and, the difference between fate, destiny, free will, and karma. Also, more ¨mundane¨subjects as the position of Theosophy on Charity and Education. It also features a glossary of philosophical terms drawn from Sanskrit, Hebrew, and classical literature.It was Blavatsky's combination of original insights, backed by scholarly and scientific sources, that accomplished a major statement of modern occultism's defiance of materialist science.Blavatsky's combination of original insights, backed by scholarly and scientific sources, accomplished a major statement of modern occultism's defiance of materialist science.