THE present edition is a faithful reprinting of Isis Unveiled as originally published in by HPB on the writing of Isis Unveiled: “Theories about Reincarnation and. 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. Isis Unveiled is a master key to the mysteries of ancient and modern science and theology. With the help of this book you will be able to make sense of how so.

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May 22, Lynn Salisbury rated it did not like it. The volumes are dedicated to “The Theosophical Society which was founded to study the subjects on which they treat. But beware, this duo is NOT for the faint of heart or the close minded.

The Extraordinary Story behind Isis Unveiled

The most astounding compendium of occult facts and theories in Theosophical literature. Bobbi Jones rated it really liked it Nov 24, Madame Blavatsky and the Transformation of the Occult Tradition. She is credited with furthering the practice of Theosophy. Magic was considered a divine science which led to a participation in the attributes of Divinity itself.

Paul Johnson also notes that many of the more mythical elements of Blavatsky’s works, like her later Mastersrather than being outright inventions, were reformulations of preexisting esoteric ideas and the casting of a large group of individuals—who helped, encouraged, or collaborated with her—under a mythological context; all driven by Blavatsky’s search for spiritual truth. Having read it, I appreciate that nothing has been quite the same after Blavatsky published Isis Unveiled in The ancients knew far more concerning certain sciences than our modern savants have yet discovered.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! If it’s a quasi spiritual high one is searching, this book and others the Mme. 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. A Master-Key to the Mysteries of ancient and modern science and theology.

In another letter … whether you believe me or not, something miraculous is happening to me. Isis Unveiled by H. Upon my word, sometimes it seems to me that the ancient Goddess of Beauty in person leads me through all the countries of past centuries which I have to describe. Olcott has this to say: It’s a nice read if one is familiar with all the jargon, I did learn some interesting things, but mostly it was familiar to me since, well, we live in this day and age and also because I’ve read some of Alice Baily’s work too.


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Isis Unveiled: Vol. I & II

It is not so much the introduction of new evidence that is attempted, as the partial presentation of an entirely new to Western minds hypothesis to explain the evidence that already exists in the general fund of human experience, the discoveries of science and the religious history unveileed mankind. Return to Book Page.

Her task was not that of a teacher in a kindergarten: And although religion, philosophy and science became in time polluted with purely human speculations and fancies, “Isis” shows that this does not alter the fact that they all started originally as clear and unadulterated streams from the mother-source. In doing so, Isis Unveiled reflected many contemporary controversies—such as Darwin ‘s theories on evolution and their impact on religion—and engaged in a discussion that appealed to intelligent individuals interested in religion but alienated from conventional Western forms.

I could have dismissed Isis Unveiled but, unfeiled I done so, I would have closed my mind to something that seems to have changed the course of isid history for good.

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May 06, Deanna Marshall rated it really liked it. Highly overrated, dense, convoluted book by the founder of the Theosophy movement. This “immutable law” is frequently referred to throughout the volumes under such terms as cycles, the “law of compensation,” Karma, “self-made destiny,” and so on.

I attempted Volume 1 and didn’t make it through so didn’t even try volume 2. The interior appears unmarked. One evening in New York, after bidding H. Many, many pages are devoted to discussion of the characteristics, tendencies, practices and fruits of mediumship.

Specifically, the few and—according to many—ambiguous statements on reincarnation as well as the threefold conception of man as body, soul and spirit of Isis Unveiled stand in contrast to the elaborate and definite conception of reincarnation as well as the sevenfold conception of blavasky in The Secret Doctrine Notify me of new comments via email. Magic, as a science, is the knowledge of these principles, and of the way by which the omniscience and omnipotence of the spirit and its control over nature’s forces may be acquired by the individual while still in the body.


To ask other readers questions about Isis Unveiledplease sign up. This was a line of interesting conversation I little expected, and I urged him to tell me more of this outstanding figure in his memory. Isis Unveiled Set by H. University of California Press,pp. This page was last edited on 23 Julyat Sep 27, Alan Johnson rated it it was amazing.

She had to adopt and employ the nomenclature of false religion, false philosophy, false science, false psychology, to inject into it ideas that would infallibly rupture the very foundations upon which Western civilization is builded, while still so safe-guarding her patients that the civilization should not be wrecked while re-creating its foundations. Neither; the substitution could not be made, nor the study universally prosecuted without incurring the risk of enormous public dangers.

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This is the 5th proposition, and the text of the two volumes contain almost numberless direct and indirect references to celebrated characters in history, tradition and myth who exemplified the two characters of Adeptship. Isis Unveiled is a master key to the mysteries of ancient and modern science and theology.

These books are phenomenal, insightful, educational. The argument throughout the two large volumes of “Isis” is always that such mergence or union is possible and is the underlying purpose of all evolution; that such beings as Jesus, Buddha and others had in fact arrived at this consummation, and that the real mission of the Founders of all religions is to point mankind to the purpose of mental and spiritual evolution, and give bu directions and conditions precedent to the “perfectibility of man.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Taken together these all form a vast mass of material which unfortunately has come to be largely neglected, both within madxme outside of the Society. Overall an enlightening read and well worth the effort.