Madame Blavatsky's Victorian-era masterpiece is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of one of history's seminal occult works.

The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written. Published since 1888 only in expensive, two-volume editions of some 1,400 pages, it has long eluded the grasp of modern readers- until now.

This single-volume edition, abridged and annotated by historian and Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes, places the ideas of The Secret Doctrine within reach of all who are curious. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's famous stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos- mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and which form the heart of The Secret Doctrine. Gomes scrupulously scales down the book's key writings on symbolism to their essentials, and offers notes and a glossary to illuminate arcane references. His historical and literary introduction casts new light on some of the book's sources and on the career of its brilliant and elusive author, one of the most intriguing personages of the nineteenth century.

At once compact and representative of the work as a whole, this new edition of The Secret Doctrine brings unprecedented accessibility to the key esoteric classic of the modern era.
  • Tarcher

Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!
    Bad           Good

The Secret Doctrine: The Classic Work, Abridged and Annotated

  • $17.95



Related Products

Isis Unveiled: Secrets of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition, Madame Blavatsky's First Work

Isis Unveiled: Secrets of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition, Madame Blavatsky's First Work

Creating a sensation when it was first published in 1877, the first major work by the young Russian noblewoman who would found the Theosophical Society devoted 1200 pages to the mysteries of ancient and modern science an..

$12.37 $16.95

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes

Includes the History of the Tablet, Followed By Multiple Translations, Textual Remarks, Commentaries, Appendix, and Bibliography -Used Book in Good Condition..

$2.99

The Voice of the Silence

The Voice of the Silence

This edition of H.P.B.’s “Voice of the Silence” is a reproduction of the 1889 edition published by William Q. Judge, to which verse numbers have been added. Romanized Sanskrit terms have been updated to modern IAST stand..

$6.99

The Voice of Silence

The Voice of Silence

This is a new edition of Madame Blavatsky's famous book on shabd yoga ("the inner sound current"). Her work has similarities with the Nada Bindu Upanishad and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Shiv Dayal Singh's Sar Bachan. H..

$5.38