The Secret Doctrine Vol I

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The Secret Doctrine Vol I

By H.P. Blavatsky


Preface To The First Edition.
Preface To The Third And Revised Edition.
Proem: Pages From A Pre-Historic Record.
Part I. Cosmic Evolution.
Seven Stanzas From The “Book Of Dzyan”
Stanza I.
Stanza II.
Stanza III.
Stanza IV.
Stanza V.
Stanza VI.
Stanza VII.
Commentaries On The Seven Stanzas And Their Terms, According To Their Numeration, In Stanzas And Shlokas.
Stanza I.
Stanza II.
Stanza III.
Stanza IV.
Stanza V.
Stanza VI.
A Digression.
A Few Early Misconceptions Concerning Planets, Rounds, And Man.
The Septenary Division In Different Indian Systems.
Additional Facts And Explanations Concerning The Globes And The Monads.
Stanza VI.—Continued.
Stanza VII.
Summing Up.
Extracts From An Eastern Private Commentary, Hitherto Secret.
Part II. The Evolution Of Symbolism.
Section I. Symbolism and Ideographs.
Section II. The Mystery Language and Its Keys.
Section III. Primordial Substance and Divine Thought.
Section IV. Chaos: Theos: Kosmos.
Section V. On the Hidden Deity, Its Symbols and Glyphs.
Section VI. The Mundane Egg.
Section VII. The Days and Nights of Brahmâ.
Section VIII. The Lotus, as a Universal Symbol.
Section IX. The Moon; Deus Lunus, Phœbe.
Section X. Tree, Serpent, and Crocodile Worship.
Section XI. Demon est Deus Inversus.
Section XII. The Theogony of the Creative Gods.
Section XIII. The Seven Creations.
Section XIV. The Four Elements.
Section XV. On Kwan-Shi-Yin and Kwan-Yin.
Part III. Addenda. On Occult And Modern Science.
Section I. Reasons for These Addenda.
Section II. Modern Physicists are Playing at Blind Man's Buff.
“An Lumen Sit Corpus, Nec Non?”
Section III. Is Gravitation a Law?
Section IV. The Theories of Rotation in Science.
Current Hypotheses explaining the Origin of Rotation.
Hypotheses of the Origin of Planets and Comets.
Section V. The Masks of Science. Physics Or Metaphysics?
Section VI. An Attack on the Scientific Theory of Force by a Man of Science.
Section VII. Life, Force, or Gravity.
Section VIII. The Solar Theory.
Section IX. The Coming Force. Its Possibilities And Impossibilities.
Section X. On the Elements and Atoms.
Section XI. Ancient Thought in Modern Dress.
Section XII. Scientific and Esoteric Evidence for, and Objections to, the Modern Nebular Theory.
Section XIII. Forces—Modes of Motion or Intelligences?
Section XIV. Gods, Monads and Atoms.
Section XV. Cyclic Evolution and Karma.
Section XVI. The Zodiac and its Antiquity.
Section XVII. Summary of the Position.



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