- By Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Isis Unveiled

  • Title: Isis Unveiled
  • Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
  • ISBN: 9780911500028
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Isis Unveiled 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 vindication of the ageless quest In t

    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 vindication of the ageless quest In the author s words, Isis is the fruit of a somewhat intimate acquaintance with Eastern adepts and study of their science They showed us that by combining science witISIS 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 vindication of the ageless quest In the author s words, Isis is the fruit of a somewhat intimate acquaintance with Eastern adepts and study of their science They showed us that by combining science with religion, the existence of God and immortality of man s spirit may be demonstrated Supported by extensive evidence from religious and mystical traditions, classical scholarship, and the testimony of nature, these volumes aid the student in detecting the vital principles which underlie the philosophical systems of old Volume I focuses on the prevailing scientific theories of the time, balanced against the anciently universal Wisdom Religion, while Volume II examines the creeds of religions past and present, alongside the myths and symbols of various cultures Throughout, the author strikes at the root of dogma and affirms the paramount importance of re establishing the Hermetic philosophy in a world which blindly believes it has outgrown it This edition also includes two articles by H P Blavatsky on the writing of Isis Unveiled My Books 1891 and Theories About Reincarnation and Spirits 1886.

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    1. Blavatskyar occultist, was a genius and the fact that she wrote so brilliantly in English, which was not even her native language, is amazing. Alas, the thesis in Vol. 1, while still valid and which involves her evidence and arguments that science is lacking when it endeavors to prove that only what is material and can be proven "scientifically" is worth considering in life, is contrasted against the science of the 19th century and would be much better if updated against what we have now come to [...]

    2. H.P.B. was a vessel : conch shell of Truth. She uplifts certain passages, words that symbolize the forgotten roots. She was writing in stance of the turning towards Materialism and the cold surface of Science. I personally find her still prominent during these times.

    3. (önce) İçindekiler;-"bu iyi niyetli bir kitaptır" montaigne,-peçenin önü,-önsöz, new york, eylül 1877, s.9,-modern bilimin ve teolojinin dogmatik varsayımları, s.13-simon magus hakkında süryani bir el yazması, s.17-peçesiz isis-1, Kadim ve Modern Bilimin Sırları ve Teoloji İçin Temel Bir Anahtar, s.19,-birinci kısım, bilim, s.21-1, yeni adlarla eski şeyler, s.23-doğulu kabala,-modern araştırmanın desteklediği kadim gelenekler,-döngülerle belirlenmiş insanlık geli [...]

    4. Towering and obtuse to the uninitiated, but for those who have studied the Theosophist's Societies work. Madame Blavatsky's seminal work will teach you what was known to modern man a century ahead of it's time.

    5. One of the most important book I have ever read. It gives perspective on the universe and humanity. It's not a matter of belief but observation and consideration. Open your mind, it's pure Knowledge ~

    6. I really wanted to read this but the writing was too archaic. I attempted Volume 1 and didn't make it through so didn't even try volume 2. Maybe this is ome to come back and try again sometime????

    7. Rambling. Outrageous. Strident. Brilliant. Maybe the book is too long. Maybe not. It took me a while to get the point. Maybe Blavatsky did need close to two thousand pages to make it.Blavatsky's point is that the Christian clergy has unnecessarily pitted itself against science by adhering to too literal a reading of the Scriptures and demonizing the wisdom of other religions to which it is, nonetheless, in irredeemable debt. She shoots down both science and organized religion to solve the confli [...]

    8. At last I've finished this weighty (in more ways than one) tome - not an easy read for one whose knowledge of world religions and mythology does not match that of the author, yet there were moments of what seemed like enlightenment. Helena Blavatsky sets out to show that all the world religions originated from one prehistoric religion - an ancient form of Buddhism still practised in India when the book was written, and almost certainly to this day, and that Christianity was formed by plundering [...]

    9. Largely concerns unexplained phenomena in 19th century as well as the materialism and absurdity of dogmatic religion and dogmatic science.

    10. These books are phenomenal, insightful, educational. Over the course of reading these, I kept a sticky pad nearby so that I could further educate myself on some of the theories and truths that the author presented.But beware, this duo is NOT for the faint of heart or the close minded. 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. Otherwise, you will not experience the intrinsic opportunities inside.

    11. Quite a bit of information on Chaldean and Hindi Origins of current day popular religions and comparisons and analyses. A look at magic, alchemy, chemistry and their inter relationship. Seems intensely researched. Read these books when I was a fresh young adult. Re reading them now on the other side of the prime of life. Reminding me where I borrowed my worldview from.

    12. Took most of the book wading thru things I was not so interested in such as mediumship. Second Volume is more about historical religious and spiritual roots which I am interested in.

    13. I couldn't finish this book. I tried. So many times I tried. The writing just didn't keep my eyes on the page.

    14. An interesting book by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Read about her here: enpedia/wiki/Helena_B. She is credited with furthering the practice of Theosophy. This is her first book. Obviously a brilliant woman, she attracted many followers during her age of the attraction of the study and practice of so-called secret knowledge. To the mainline Church she was considered part scam artist, plagiarist. This book reads like a compendium of world culture and belief systems. Mme. Blavatsky stated goal was t [...]

    15. I read only part of the greek version of the book, which is divided in 4 tomes I think? I only read the first one, so it's an incomplete picture, so no stars, I guess.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.I thoroughly enjoyed the attitude Lady Blavatsky uses to make her points across. She was one fiery woman an [...]

    16. It's a masterpiece, not 100% perfect, but you need to study history and theology and be able to think critically to a point where you can follow Blavatsky but also, once again, think critically about what she is saying. If you have done the work to be able to begin to understand her, then you are probably capable of being discerning.

    17. An insightful read for anyone interested in the esoteric world of ancient and contemporary sciences… I loved it! This is one of my favorite books, but beware, if you can't stand textbook type reads you may find it hard to get through. 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. Enjoy!

    18. Had to reach for the dictionary more than a few times with this as the target audience was probably Victorian intellectuals.However that aside the book gives you brief but comprehensive 10 page histories and comments on the roots of religion,occult philosophy,science and mysticism and other such subjects.Overall an enlightening read and well worth the effort.

    19. Well, I haven't actually *read* either one of the two. But from my perusal I just know I probably will never read them. However, they were a gift. OTOH I'm practically anti-sentimental.Maybe they'll be worth something.

    20. I'll give her credit for giving it a shot, but this is probably the most confusing book I ever read. Unlike HST she had trouble drinking the Kool Aid and coming back to write about it.

    21. a book for those who are the path of knowledge (gnosis), I recommend. all the volumes of Isis Unveiled

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