Isis Unveiled: A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology [Helena Petrovna Blavatsky] on *FREE* shipping on. Isis Unveiled: Secrets of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition, Madame Blavatsky’s First Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born on August 12, , at Dnepropetrovsk. ISIS UNVEILED was H. P. Blavatsky’s first major literary effort, a critical response Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born on August 12, , at Dnepropetrovsk.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Isis Unveiled by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Focuses on the scientific theories of the time, balanced against the ‘anciently universal Wisdom Religion’. This title examines the creeds of religions, alongside the myths and symbols of various cultures.
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Isis Unveiled by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
The data and articles she cites are, for the most part, long forgotten. There is more to the vol.
We find it difficult to read Blavatsky without being utterly amazed at her erudition and the way she continually expands our knowledge and understanding. This is not a work for the faint of heart. We expect that only a truly devoted occultist would persevere to the end, but it is worth it.
Mar unveiles, Cuculidae rated it it was amazing. 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. Apr 26, Mrs. Highly overrated, dense, convoluted book by the founder of the Theosophy movement.
That woman was off her head. View all 5 comments. Feb 11, Jonathan Widell rated it really liked it. Maybe the book is too long. 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 Rambling. She shoots down both science and organized religion to solve the conflict between them. Even if her discourse seems to be all over the place, its ultimate target turns out to be Christianity towards the end of her treatise.
I think it is important to understand that right from the beginning. Blavatsky shows that Christianity should be understood as an expression of mankind’s universal spiritual quest.
To that end, she demonstrates, for example, that the Sermon on the Mount was invented in India and the Litany of Loretto had a precursor in the Litany to the Egyptian deity Isis. It is impossible for me to verify most of the claims she makes but I was definitely impressed by her expert account of the Biblical passages relating to the Gehenna fire, at a time when it was not popular to deny the existence of a literal hell fire.
These days it is. It is difficult to grow enamoured of the Blavatsky’s arrogance and abrasive tone but it is more difficult not to admire her erudition. One cannot help wondering how she could handle so much material before there were computers, let alone search engines.
The Litany of Loretto that she cites is unknown to most Roman Catholics. It is all the more astounding that she has found two of its predecessors from more ancient “pagan” cultures. All before the Internet. I could have dismissed Isis Unveiled but, had I done so, I would have closed my mind to something that seems to have changed the course of intellectual history for good. Having read it, I appreciate that nothing has been quite the same after Blavatsky published Isis Unveiled in It would take more than one reading to get the hang of the material.
It might be worth it. Not the whole thing. Aug 24, Nell Grey rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Dedicated and persistent souls. 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 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 the so-called pagan religions and rewriting to suit the purposes of the Church.
Beliefs, gods, myths, sacred texts, language, the thoughts of the philosophers and history are compared exhaustively and often confusingly due to the sheer multitude of names given to the deities by different cultures, and many non-English theological terms. A brave book for its petroovna, although some of the content has been assembled from petdovna works of other authors, who are given credit. The final chapters describe many of the author’s occult experiences in foreign lands – some so extraordinary that I couldn’t help wondering if mesmerism was responsible.
What I need isiis is a book by Professor Ronald Hutton examining the author’s sources and research and explaining all in his wonderfully clear and readable way. Apr 22, Nate rated it really liked it. 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. Aug 31, Shaktima Brien rated it it was amazing. 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. Jun 21, Teresa rated it did not like it. 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???? May 06, Deanna Marshall rated it really liked it. 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. Jan 25, Sally rated it liked it Shelves: Largely concerns unexplained phenomena in 19th century as well as the materialism and absurdity of dogmatic religion and dogmatic science.
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. 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. A book of reference. Jul 06, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Oct 14, Tink rated it it was amazing. May 22, Lynn Salisbury rated it did not like it.
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I couldn’t finish this book. So many times I tried. The writing just didn’t keep my eyes on the page.
Aug 09, A. Here lies one of the biggest roots of modern syncretism, “new-age” and pseudo-spirituality. A real malignent tumor. Both books are a must. Each of us knows full well how far from infallible are parts of these books, owing due to our collaboration, not to mention those parts written by HPB.