Coupon
The Secret Doctrine
by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Michael Gomes


Overview - Madame Blavatsky's Victorian-era masterpiece is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of one of history's seminal occult works.
The Secret Doctrine , Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written.
  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $17.95
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 14.36

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock. Place Order by Noon EST December 18th and Choose Free/Standard Shipping for Christmas Delivery.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 18 copies from $8.91
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About The Secret Doctrine by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky; Michael Gomes
 
 
 
Overview
Madame Blavatsky's Victorian-era masterpiece is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of one of history's seminal occult works.
The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written. Published since 1888 only in expensive, two-volume editions of some 1,400 pages, it has long eluded the grasp of modern readers- until now.
This single-volume edition, abridged and annotated by historian and Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes, places the ideas of The Secret Doctrine within reach of all who are curious. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's famous stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos- mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and which form the heart of The Secret Doctrine. Gomes scrupulously scales down the book's key 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 elusive author, one of the most intriguing personages of the nineteenth century.
At once compact and representative of the work as a whole, this new edition of The Secret Doctrine brings unprecedented accessibility to the key esoteric classic of the modern era.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781585427086
  • ISBN-10: 158542708X
  • Publisher: Tarcher
  • Publish Date: July 2009
  • Page Count: 255
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.94 x 6 x 0.77 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Religion > Theosophy
Books > Body, Mind & Spirit > Occultism

 
BAM Customer Reviews