Unveiled - Volumes 1 and 2
Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Isis Unveiled, H. P.
Blavatsky's first major literary work, is a critique
of materialism in both scientific and religious thought. Supported
by extensive documentation, the work is an attempt to "aid the
student to detect the vital principles which underlie the
philosophical systems of old," and to affirm that "by combining
science with religion, the existence of God and immortality of man's
spirit may be demonstrated."
Volume I the scientific and spiritual theories of the time are
balanced against fundamental concepts of the "anciently universal
Wisdom-Religion," making plain that Isis - nature personified -
still veils realms of consciousness and substance undetected by
II examines many of the world's sacred traditions and philosophies,
encompassing a variety of themes: cosmogonies and pantheons of East
and West, the origin of pagan and Christian rites, gnosticism,
masonry, and alchemy, as well as Hindu, Chinese, Tibetan, Mexican,
Egyptian, Hebrew, and Greek Mystery-teachings.
Throughout, the author challenges the sources of religious dogma and breathes
new life into ancient myths and symbols, showing the universality of
spiritual inspiration and the importance of the ageless quest for
edition also includes two articles by the author on the writing of
Isis Unveiled: "My Books" (1891), and "Theories about Reincarnation
Theosophical University Press
1471pp; paperback; 152mm x 215mm
ISBN: 0 911500 03 0
was born in the Ukraine, Russia, on August 12, 1831. At the age of
eighteen she began more than twenty years of extensive travel which
brought her into contact with religious, philosophic, and mystic
traditions the world over. In 1875, she was the principal founder of
The Theosophical Society in New York City, and devoted her
extraordinary literary talents to its humanitarian and educational
purposes until her death in London, England, on May 8, 1891.
Along with writing her several books, she was also editor of two
theosophical magazines, kept up a voluminous correspondence, and
contributed a steady stream of essays and articles to periodicals in
English, French, and Russian. Her Collected Writings run to fourteen
numbered volumes plus a Cumulative Index.
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