Compassion - The Spirit of Truth

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Compassion - The Spirit of Truth

By Helena Petrovna Blavatsky


Frequently quoted references have been abridged as highlighted below.

Apperson GL. (Comp. & Ed.) The Wordsworth Dictionary of Proverbs. Ware: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1993. [Wordsworth Proverbs] 
Barker AT. (Transc. & Comp.) The Mahatma Letters to AP Sinnett from the Mahatmas M & KH. Either of the following editions [Mahatma Letter]: 1 
Barker AT. (Transc. & Comp.), edited by C Humphreys & E Benjamin. The Mahatma Letters to AP Sinnett from the Mahatmas M & KH. (1st ed. 1923). Madras: Theosophical Publishing House, 1962 (3rd ed.) [Combined ed.]

Barker AT. (Transc. & Comp.), arranged & edited by VH Chin Jr. The Mahatma Letters to AP Sinnett from the Mahatmas M & KH. Quezon City: Theosophical Publishing House, 1993. [Chronological ed.]

Blavatsky HP. The Key to Theosophy. (Unabridged, verbatim reprinting of 1st ed. 1889, etc.); Pasadena: Theosophical University Press, 1987 
Blavatsky HP. The Theosophical Glossary. (1st ed. 1892); Los Angeles: The Theosophy Company, 1973 
Blavatsky HP. (Tr.) The Voice of the Silence. Being Chosen Fragments from the “Book of the Golden Precepts.” London & New York: The Theosophical Publishing Company, Ltd & WQ Judge, 1889. Any of the following editions:

Blavatsky HP. The Voice of the Silence. Facsimile reprint of 1st ed. 1889, with Intr. and index by B de Zirkoff. Centenary ed., publ. posthumously by the Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, 1991. Repr. by Quest, Wheaton, 1992


Blavatsky HP. The Voice of the Silence. Reprint of 1st ed. 1889, with Intr., notes, index, and paragraph numbers by A. Asanga (nom de plume of AJ Hamerster). Golden Jubilee ed., first publ. by the Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, 1939


Blavatsky HP. The Voice of the Silence. Reprint of 1st ed. 1889, with notes and comments by A Leighton Cleather & B Crump. Peking ed., first publ. by the Chinese Buddhist Research Society, Peking, 1927. Repr. under the auspices of The H.P.B. Lending Library, Vernon, 1978 
[A Students Edition of The Voice, with paragraphs and annotations numbered after the Golden Jubilee ed., is now available in our Higher Ethics and Devotion Series.]

Bowen R. Madame Blavatsky on how to study Theosophy. (1st ed. 1960); London: The Theosophical Society in England, 1991. [The Bowen Notes]

D’Olivet F. (Tr. & Com.) The Golden Verses of Pythagoras. First publ. in French, 1813; tr. into English by NL Redfield, 1916. New York & London: GP Putnam’s Sons, 1917

Das B. The Science of Peace: an Attempt at an Exposition of the First Principles of the Science of Self, Adhyatma-Vidya. London & Benares: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1904

Das B. The Science of the Emotions. (1st ed. 1900); Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1924 (3rd ed.). [A searchable PDF text of the 2nd ed. 1908 can be found in our Constitution of Man Series.]

De Zirkoff B. (Comp.) Blavatsky Collected Writings [Unnumbered Series]: Isis Unveiled. (1st ed. 1877). New edition revised and corrected [2 Vols.]; Wheaton: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972

De Zirkoff B. (Comp.) Blavatsky Collected Writings [Unnumbered Series]: The Secret Doctrine. (1st ed. 1888). Seventh [Adyar] ed. 1979 [3 Vols.]; Madras: Theosophical Publishing House, 1987

De Zirkoff B. (Comp.) Blavatsky Collected Writings. [Unnumbered Series]: 1966-1988; Wheaton: Theosophical Publishing House; plus Index, Vol. XV, 1991. Vol. I: 1st ed. [1950?] 1966, 2nd ed. 1977, 3rd ed. 1988. Vol. II: 1st ed. 1967. Vol. III: 1st ed. 1982. Vol. IV: 1st ed. 1960. Vol. V: 1st ed. 1950. Vol. VI: 1st ed. 1954, 2nd 1975. Vol. VII: 1st ed. 1959, 2nd ed. 1975. Vol. VIII: 1st ed. 1960. Vol. IX: 1st ed. 1962, 2nd ed. 1974. Vol. X: 1st ed. 1964, 2nd ed. 1974. Vol. XI: 1st ed. 1973. Vol. XII: 1st ed. 1980. Vol. XIII: 1st ed. 1982. Vol. XIV: 1st ed. 1985. Vol. XV: 1st ed. 1985. Vols. I-IV are revised eds. of those originally published 1933-36 by Rider, London, under title: The complete works of Blavatsky. Vols. II-IV, IX & XI have imprint: Wheaton, Ill, Theosophical Publishing House; Vol. V: Los Angeles Philosophical Research Society; Vol. VI: Los Angeles, Blavatsky Writings Publication Fund. After the passing of Boris de Zirkoff in 1981, Vol. XIV was edited by Dara Eklund, who also compiled the Cumulative Index (Vol. XV) to the fourteen numbered volumes of the entire series. Additional volume: From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan by Radda-Bai (HP Blavatsky) 1st ed. 1975, translated from the Russian by Boris de Zirkoff [Caves & Jungles of Hindostan]. All volumes include bibliographies.

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Everard J. (Tr.) The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus. (1st ed. 1650 by Robert White for Thos. Brewster & Greg. Moule, London); San Diego: Wizards Bookshelf, 1994. (Secret Doctrine Reference Series)

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Kenney EJ. (Tr. & Annot.) Apuleius: The Golden Ass or Metamorphoses. London: Penguin Books, 1998

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