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H.P. BLAVATSKY - THE SECRET DOCTRIN I

H.P. BLAVATSKY - THE SECRET DOCTRIN I

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THE SECRET DOCTRINE:
THE SYNTHESIS
OF
SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND PHILOSOPHY.
 by
H. P. BLAVATSKY,
Author of "ISIS UNVEILED." "There is no Religion higher than Truth."
Vol. I. — COSMOGENESIS.
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 Vol. II — ANTHROPOGENESIS.
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S'ANNED AND EDITED TO
A FA'SI(ILE OF T)E ORI*INAL EDITION OF !+++
T)E T)EOSO,)- 'O(,AN-LOS AN*ELES 'ALIF.
 This eletroni /ersion of The Seret Dotrine follo0s the 1agination an2 style of the A FA'SI(ILE OF T)E ORI*INAL EDITION OF !+++ e3e1t for the footnotes4 instea2 of brea5ing u1 the footnotes4 that are ontinue2 on other 1ages4 2ue to la5 of s1ae4 on the 1ages 1rinte2 in 1a1er boo5s4 0e 1lae2 all the infor6ation for eah footnote together on the 1age of its7 origin.
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E2itor Theoso1hy 'o. of Ari9ona &::%Lon2on; T)E T)EOSO,)I'AL ,U$LIS)IN* 'O(,AN-4 LI(ITED.<4 Du5e Street4 A2el1hi4 =.'.=ILLIA( >. ?UD*E4!!<4 Nassau Street4 Ne0 -or5.T)E (ANA*ER OF T)E
THEOSOPHIST 
4 A2yar4 (a2ras.
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"Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1888, by H. P. Ba!atsy,in the Office of the #ibrarian of Congress at $ashington, %. C." 
 
 
This WorkI Dedicate to all True Theosophists,In every Country,And of every Race,For they called it forth, and for them it was recorded.
T)E T)EOSO,)- 'O(,AN- No/e6ber !<4 !@< ,U$LIS)ERSB ,REFA'E T
)E
 Theoso1hial (o/e6ent of the nineteenth entury began in !+<%. T
)E
 S
E'RET
 D
O'TRINE
4 first 1ublishe2 in !+++4 0as 0ritten by (a2a6e ). ,. $la/ats5y to establish an authenti reor2 of the teahings of the Theoso1hial 1hiloso1hy. CThe S
E'RET
 D
O'TRINE
 is not4 she sai24 Ca treatise4 or a series of /ague theories4 but ontains all that an be gi/en out to the 0orl2 in this entury.  I4 333/iii.  $y !@&%4 fifty years after the inauguration of the (o/e6ent in Ne0 -or5 'ity4 the original e2ition ha2 long been out of 1rint. At that ti6e4 the 6i2G1oint of the entennial yle of the Theoso1hial (o/e6ent4 The Theoso1hy 'o61any first 6a2e a/ailable a fasi6ile e2ition of (a2a6e $la/ats5yBs great 0or54 in the for6 of a 1hotogra1hi re1ro2ution of the original e2ition. The 1resent /olu6e is i2ential 0ith 1re/ious 1rintings of the fasi6ile e2ition4 although fro6 ne0 1lates. $esi2es the original e2ition of !+++8the only one authori9e2 by (a2a6e $la/ats5y 8se/eral other e2itions of this 0or5 ha/e a11eare2. One of these4 the so8alle2 CThir2 an2 Re/ise2 E2ition of !+@4 is 6arre2 by 6any thousan2s of alterations4 so6e of the6 tri/ial4 so6e atual 6utilations of the original te3t. Inlu2e2 in later 1rintings of this soGalle2 CRe/ise2 E2ition is a s1urious CThir2 Volu6e of
T)E SE'RET DO'TRINE
4 issue2 in !+@<4 si3 years after the 2eath of ). ,. $la/ats5y. 'o61ile2 fro6 6isellaneous 1a1ers foun2 a6ong her effets4 this /olu6e for6s no 1art of the original
 SE'RET DO'TRINE
 0ritten by ).,.$. The CThir2 an2 Re/ise2 E2ition 0as follo0e2 by another in !@+4 this ti6e in si3 /olu6es4 alle2 the CA2yar E2ition. E3e1t for a22itional in2e3es4 a biogra1hial s5eth of the author4 /arious ty1ogra1hial hanges4 an2 the inlusion of 6aterial atte61ting to  Hustify 1ubliation of the s1urious Cthir2 /olu6e4 this A2yar e2ition is substantially the sa6e as the earlier Cre/ise2 /ersion. Still another e2ition of
T)E SE'RET DO'TRINE
 has been 1rinte2 fro6 reset ty1e. E3e1t for gratuitous Corretions of the authorBs Sans5rit sholarshi14 an2 the a22ition of irrele/ant setarian 6atter4 this e2ition is /irtually an aurate re1ro2ution of the original te3t. Its e3at authentiity4 ho0e/er4 annot be 2eter6ine2 0ithout laborious o61arison 0ith the original.
 
 The genuine
SE'RET DO'TRINE
 has only t0o /olu6es. =hile4 as originally 0ritten4
T)E SE'RET DO'TRINE
0as to be 1ublishe2 in four /olu6es4 only t0o /olu6es 0ere gi/en to the 1rinter by ).,.$. The re6aining t0o /olu6es4 although o61lete4 or nearly o61lete4 0ere 0ithhel2 by her for reasons learly in2iate2 at the lose of the seon2 /olu6e of the original e2ition. ii4 <@+. =ith the 1resent 1rinting of
T)E SE'RET DO'TRINE
4 The Theoso1hy 'o61any ontinues its funtion of 1ro/i2ing stu2ents an2 inuirers 0ith unaltere2 e2itions of the original literature of the Theoso1hial (o/e6ent. The t0o /olu6es of the original e2ition are here boun2 in one for the on/eniene of stu2entsJ other0ise4 this e2ition is a 1erfet fasi6ile of the original e2ition an2 an be relie2 u1on as suh. No/e6ber !<4 !@< T)E T)EOSO,)- 'O(,AN-
H.P.B. London, Octob!, "###.
,REFA'E.
 88888  T
)E
 Author
 the 0riter4 rather
 feels it neessary to a1ologse for the long 2elay 0hih has ourre2 in the a11earane of this 0or5. It has been oasione2 by illGhealth an2 the 6agnitu2e of the un2erta5ing. E/en the t0o /olu6es no0 issue2 2o not o61lete the she6e4 an2 these 2o not treat e3hausti/ely of the subHets 2ealt 0ith in the6. A large uantity of 6aterial has alrea2y been 1re1are24 2ealing 0ith the history of oultis6 as ontaine2 in the li/es of the great A2e1ts of the Aryan Rae4 an2 sho0ing the bearing of oult 1hiloso1hy u1on the on2ut of life4 as it is an2 as it ought to be. Shoul2 the 1resent /olu6es 6eet 0ith a fa/ourable ree1tion4 no effort 0ill be s1are2 to arry out the she6e of the 0or5 in its entirety. The thir2 /olu6e is entirely rea2yJ the fourth al6ost so. This she6e4 it 6ust be a22e24 0as not in onte61lation 0hen the 1re1aration of the 0or5 0as first announe2. As originally announe24 it 0as inten2e2 that the "Seret Dotrine" shoul2 be an a6en2e2 an2 enlarge2 /ersion of "Isis Un/eile2." It 0as4 ho0e/er4 soon foun2 that the e31lanations 0hih oul2 be a22e2 to those alrea2y 1ut before the 0orl2 in the lastGna6e2 an2 other 0or5s 2ealing 0ith esoteri siene4 0ere suh as to reuire a 2ifferent 6etho2 of treat6ent; an2 onseuently the 1resent /olu6es 2o not ontain4 in all4 t0enty 1ages e3trate2 fro6 "Isis Un/eile2." The author 2oes not feel it neessary to as5 the in2ulgene of her rea2ers an2 ritis for the 6any 2efets of literary style4 an2 the i61erfet English 0hih 6ay be foun2 in these  1ages. She is a foreigner4 an2 her 5no0le2ge of the language 0as auire2 late in life. The English tongue is e61loye2 beause it offers the 6ost 0i2elyG2iffuse2 6e2iu6 for on/eying the truths 0hih it ha2 beo6e her 2uty to 1lae before the 0orl2.

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