Title:The Secret Doctrine - Volume 1 & 2: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy
Author:H. P. Blavatsky
Cover:Hard Back With Dust Jacket
Remarks:Glossary and Index. Very Good. Poor dust jacket. Faded, soiled and foxed dust jacket's whole spine part is missing. Dark blue hard boards cover golden text on spine. Cover sunned and a little worn front inside. Foxing ended on free endpapers and preivous owner sign with black ink on the top corner of the endpaper. A tear on first three pages. And stamped embossing on first few leaves. Red ink underlined on some pages and the leaves are sunned,foxed and brown spot on some pages. Otherwise there is no any marks, stains, damages or worn outs. The book is good condition..
Size:158 x 230 mm
The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, a book originally published as two volumes in 1888, is Helena P. Blavatsky's magnum opus. The first volume is named Cosmogenesis, the second Anthropogenesis. It was 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.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born on August 12, 1831, at Dnepropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav), Ukraine, daughter of Colonel Peter Alexeyevich von Hahn and novelist Helena Andreyevna. In 1849 she married N. V. Blavatsky, and shortly thereafter began more than 20 years of extensive travel, bringing her into contact with mystic traditions the world over.
In 1873 Blavatsky arrived in New York from Paris where, impelled by her teachers, she began her work. At first she attempted to interest the Spiritualists in the philosophy behind phenomena but they resented her refusal to accept their standard explanations. In July 1875 she was urged "to establish a philosophico-religio