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Isis Unveiled - H. P. Blavatsky - Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and TheologyIsis 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."

In 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 modern knowledge.

Volume 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 spiritual knowledge.

This edition also includes two articles by the author on the writing of Isis Unveiled: "My Books" (1891), and "Theories about Reincarnation and Spirits".

Unabridged Edition
Theosophical University Press
1471pp; paperback; 152mm x 215mm
ISBN: 0 911500 03 0


HPB 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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