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 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.
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).
Paperback 2 vol. set, 1471 pages
Publisher: Theosophical University Press, Published Date: December, 2014
Size: 6.3X2.6X9 inches, Weight: 3.9 lbs
Helena P. Blavatsky
Born on August 12, 1831 in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine to a noble family. 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 principle founder of the Theosophical Society in New York City in 1875, along with Colonel Olcott and William Q. Judge (who later became the leader of the Theosophical Society America). She devoted her extraordinary talents to its humanitarian and educational purposes until her death in London England, on May 8th (Theosophists world over call it Lotus Day in honor of HPB), 1891. Many consider her the "spiritual mother of the New Age."