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The Secret Doctrine

18 februari 2022

By Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 - 1891), abridged & annotated by Michael Gomes.

255 Pages | 2009 | Paperback | Penguin Group, London | ISBN:9781585427086.

Madame Blavatsky's masterpiece of occult philosophy is now sealed down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of modern history's seminal work of esoterica.

The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's magnum opus on the origin and development of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written. Its publication in 1888 generated in the West a groundwell of interest in esoteric philosophies, the effects of which are still being felt in literature and philosophy, in alternative and mainstream religious traditions, and in popular culture around the world. Yet the book's availability typically has been limited to hefty, expensive, two-volume editions, its length and price long eluding the grasp of most readers.

Now this single-volume edition, abridged and annotated by historian and Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes, places the ideas and key sections of The Secret Doctrine within reach of all who are curious. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's renowned stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos--mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and that form the heart of The Secret Doctrine, Gomes meticulously scales down the book's most important 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 enigmatic author, one of the most intriguing personages of recent history.

At once compact and representative of the work as a whole, this new edition of The Secret Doctine brings unprecedented accessibility to the esoteric classic of the modern era.

Author: Blavatsky, H.P. / Gomes, M.
ISBN: 9781585427086

Prijs: € 21,95

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