Isis Unveiled: Secrets of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition, Madame Blavatsky’s First Work [H P Blavatsky, Michael Gomes] on *FREE* shipping on. ISIS UNVEILED was H. P. Blavatsky’s first major literary effort, a critical response to the growing materialism in both scientific and religious institutions, and a. Isis Unveiled has ratings and 36 reviews. The said: Blavatsky dear occultist, was a genius and the fact that she wrote so brilliantly in Engl.
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Blavatsky’s First Book 1. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Want to Read saving…. But saying that, it is fascinating to see the beginning work of a Theosophy she largely invented. In doing so, Isis Unveiled reflected many contemporary controversies—such as Darwin ‘s theories on evolution and their impact on religion—and engaged blaavatsky a discussion that appealed to intelligent individuals interested in religion but alienated from conventional Western forms.
The calculations of the ancients applied equally to the spiritual progress of humanity as to the physical. Occult philosophy gives them the means of meeting the reasonable requirements of science, and frees them from the humiliating necessity to accept the oracular teachings of ‘intelligences,’ which as a rule have less intelligence than a child at school.
The work is necessarily addressed to the most open-minded of the race, and the method pursued is necessarily adapted to the limitations of those minds.
Detractors often accuse the book of extensive unattributed plagiarisma view first seriously put forth by William Emmette Coleman shortly after publication and still expressed by modern scholars such as Mark Sedgwick. I read only part of the greek version of the book, which is divided in 4 tomes I think? She sums up thus:. Blsvatsky rated it liked it Apr 02, Open Preview See a Problem?
Spiritualism, or mediumship, is shown to have been prevalent in all ages, no matter under what names known, and its recurrence, whether in individual cases or amongst masses of blavasky, is shown to be subject to cyclic law, now more generally known to Theosophical students under its Sanskrit designation of Karma.
A History and a Survey First edition, Oxford University Press,pp. She had blafatsky use the old labels, the old formulas and prescriptions, while substituting and compounding ingredients that, if suspected, would have been rejected forthwith and out of hand by those she came but to serve.
Isis Unveiled: Vol. I & II by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Joe McLean rated it liked it Mar 21, The plan of the work is early stated. That said, it is full of so many exciting bits and pieces of knowledge it is difficult to put down, at least it was for me.
Quotes from Isis Unveiled: Their knowledge of nature and of nature’s laws is called in its entirety the Wisdom-Religion, and its practical exemplification is summarized in proposition. I wonder if anyone is left who appreciates the ordinary holiness of everyday living.
It follows the Renaissance notion of prisca theologiain that all these religions purportedly descend from a common source; the ancient “Wisdom-Religion”. Things the most widely separated as to time have thus been brought into immediate juxtaposition, for only thus could the priority and parentage of discoveries and dogmas be determined. Do we wish to affirm that the occult sciences ought to be studied and practiced throughout the world?
The work was originally entitled The Veil of Isisa title which remains on the heading of each page, but had to be renamed once Blavatsky discovered that this title had already been used for an Rosicrucian work by W. If you are not open to new concepts and mindsets that veer off from what you’ve known, prepare yourself to be before reading these books. She was one fiery woman an I read only part of the greek version of the book, which is divided in 4 tomes I think?
When the real man succeeds in merging himself with the latter, he becomes an immortal entity.
helenx As in the Talmudic legend, she breathed upon the clay, breathed into it the breath of life. Blavatsky raised the dead, reincarnated the Soul, restored the Spirit to a living issue in a Mind hopelessly enmeshed in Matter as the only reality.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Elliott rated it it was amazing Nov 27, This book reads like a compendium of world culture and belief systems. Views Read Edit View history. I personally find her still prominent during these times. Want to Read saving…. With this corrupted and perverted mind of the race she had to deal, to take it as she found it, to destroy isls seeming to create, to create while seeming to destroy. In later theosophical works some of the doctrines originally stated in Isis Unveiled appeared in a significantly altered form, [note 1] drawing out confusion among readers and even causing some to perceive contradiction.
Craig Shearer rated ieis did not like it Jan 15, Blavatzky later asserted the correctness of her statements on reincarnation and the constitution of man in Isis Unveiledattributing the resulting confusion and alleged contradictions to the more superficial or simplified conceptions of the ideas in Isis Unveiled compared to those of later works.
May 29, Xio rated it it was ok Shelves: Unless we mistake the signs, the day is approaching when the world will receive the proofs that only ancient religions were in harmony with nature, and ancient science embraced all that can be known.
Isis Unveiled: Vol. I & II
Jul 03, John added it. Isis Unveiled by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. We expect that only a truly devoted occultist would persevere to the end, but it is worth it. These books are phenomenal, insightful, educational. Evansa contemporaneous journalist and magician, described the book as a “hodge-podge of absurdities, pseudo-science, mythology blavatskt folk-lore, arranged in helter-skelter fashion, with an utter disregard of logical sequence. Jan 09, The Elves rated it it was amazing.