Isis Unveiled: (Two Volumes in a Slipcase)

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Quest Books, 25. apr 1994 - 1506 pages
HPB's first major work, originally published in 1877. The most astounding compendium of occult facts and theories in Theosophical literature. It proclaims the existence of mystery schools under the guardianship of men who are servants for truth. It outlines a movement by the Guardians of the Ancient Wisdom to preserve and protect the ageless truths, until in later times they would again become known for the spiritual benefit of all.

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Contents

PREFACB
ix
Review of the ancient philosophical systems ху
xxiii
THE INFALLIBILITY OF MODERN SCIENCE
xlv
The progress of mankind marked by cycles
5
Mutilations of the Jewish sacred books in translation
13
Magic always regarded as a divine science
25
Mans yearning for immortality
37
Lost arts
50
Psychometry an aid to scientific research
331
Père Félix arraigns the scientists
338
Lares and Lemures
345
Reincarnation
351
The sacred Soma trance
357
Vulnerability of certain shadows
363
The author witnesses a trial of magic in India
369
CHAPTER XI
378

The human will the masterforce of forces
57
Mediumistic phenomena to what attributable
67
CHAPTER III
73
The London materialists
85
Emanation of the objective universe from the subjective
92
CHAPTER IV
99
The twins unconscious cerebration and unconscious ventriloquism
105
Theory of Crookes
112
Soul blindness
121
Tyndall narrowly escapes a great discovery
127
Nature of the primordial substance
133
Experiments of the fakirs
139
Evolution in Hindu allegory
153
CHAPTER VI
163
Psychometry
183
The Crookes experiments and Cox theory
195
CHAPTER II
205
Psychical phenomena depend on physical surroundings
211
Healing by touch and healers
217
The quenchless lamp
225
Modern ignorance of vital force
237
Universality of belief in magic
247
CHAPTER VIII
253
An old prophecy fulfilled
260
Coincidences the panacea of modern science
268
Epidemic mental and moral disorders
274
The gods of the Pantheons only natural forces
280
The four truths of Buddhism
291
PreAdamite races
299
Elementals specifically described
311
The triune nature of man
312
Swedenborgian views on souldeath
317
Impure mediums and their guides
325
Teratological phenomena discussed
385
The psychological domain confessedly unexplored
407
Turning a river into blood a vegetable phenomenon
413
The Pantheon of nihilism
421
Philosophy of the Hindu Jainas
429
The reincarnation of Buddha
437
Vampirismits phenomena explained
449
Bengalese jugglery
457
Unexplained mysteries
466
The Indian tapeclimbing trick an illusion
473
Mediumship totally antagonistic to adeptship
487
PHENOMENA AND FORCES
492
What are materialized spirits?
493
The elixir and alkahest
503
CHAPTER XIV
515
The ancient land of the Pharaohs
521
Antiquity of the Nilotic monuments
529
Mexican myths and ruins
545
Resemblances to the Egyptian
551
Moses a priest of Osiris
555
The lessons taught by the ruins of Siam
563
The Egyptian Tau at Palenque
572
The servility of society 39
39
CHAPTER XV
212
Acquisition of the secret doctrine 575
233
The lowest creatures in the scale of being 310
310
Two relics owned by a Pâli scholar 577
577
Lydia Maria Child on Phallic symbolism 583
583
Traditions of prediluvian races 589
589
Peruvian relics 597
597
The magician aids not impedes nature 617
617
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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born on August 12, 1831, at Dnepropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav), Ukraine, daughter of Colonel Peter Alexeyevich von Hahn and novelist Helena Andreyevna (née de Fadeyev). In 1849 she married N. V. Blavatsky, and shortly thereafter began more than 20 years of extensive travel, which brought her into contact with mystic traditions the world over. She was the principal founder of the Theosophical Society in New York City in 1875, 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, H. P. Blavatsky kept up a voluminous correspondence and also contributed a steady stream of essays and articles to periodicals in English, French, and Russian.

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