The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy; Volume 1: Cosmogenesis and Volume 2: Anthropogenesis ( Two Volumes in One ).
Los Angeles, CA: The Theosophy Company, 1974. Facsimile Reprint. Hardcover. Large thick octavo. Two volumes in one, complete. Vol. 1: xlviii + 676pp & Vol. 2: xvi + 798pp + xxxpp index. Original navy cloth, gilt title and borders to spine, gilt embellishments to front cover, b&w illustrations, index. The text is a facsimile reproduction of the original 1888 edition of this massive and important work by Blavatsky "Her first major publication, it not only became one of the foundation stones of Theosophy, but was highly influential on the Western esoteric and magical traditions in general ..." with Aleister Crowley even going so far as to identify Blavatsky as a fellow Master of the Temple. "'The Secret Doctrine' remains today the most comprehensive sourcebook of the esoteric tradition, outlining the fundamental tenets of the Secret Doctrine of the Archaic Ages. Challenging, prophetic, and strikingly modern, it directly addresses the perennial questions: continuity of life after death, purpose of existence, good and evil, consciousness and substance, sexuality, karma, evolution, and human and planetary transformation. Based on the ancient Stanzas of Dzyan with corroborating testimony from over 1,200 sources, these volumes unfold the drama of cosmic and human evolution - from the reawakening of the gods after a Night of the Universe to the ultimate reunion of cosmos with its divine source." A lovely copy. Barely a hint of shelf-wear, a bit of light uneven browning to pages edges else a tight, clean near Fine copy in near Fine dust jacket. (Dust jacket is lightly rubbed at edges, spine and folds a bit darkened, not clipped. Now protected by removable mylar sleeve). A very nice copy of this handsome single-volume edition of this influential work. Item #69960