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Table of Contents of Volume II

The Secret Doctrine - by H.P. Blavatsky

 
 

Introduction

FIRST VOLUME - Cosmogenesis.

Book I. Part I. - Cosmic Evolution.
Book I. Part II. - Evolution of Symbolism In Its Approximate Order.
Book I. Part III. - Science and the Secret Doctrine contrasted.

 
 

SECOND VOLUME - Anthropogenesis
Preliminary Notes.

Book II. Part I. - Anthropogenesis
Book II. Part II.; - The Archaic Symbolism of the World-religions.
Book II. Part III. - Addenda: Science and the Secret Doctrine Contrasted.

 
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SECOND VOLUME

ANTHROPOGENESIS

vii
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 

PREFACE

xvi.
 

PRELIMINARY NOTES PAGE

 
 

On the Archaic Stanzas, and the Four Prehistoric Continents
The Imperishable Sacred Land
The Hyperborean
Lemuria
Atlantis
The Tropics at the Pole

  1
  6
  7
  7
  8
 11
 

BOOK II. - PART I.

ANTHROPOGENESIS

 
 

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STANZAS FROM THE BOOK OF DZYAN

 15
 

STANZA I.- BEGINNINGS OF SENTIENT LIFE

 22
 

Man, the Third Logos
The Celestial Governors of Humanity
Parent Stars and Sister Planets
Three Kinds of Light
The Numbers of Creation
The First War in Heaven

 25
 29
 33
 35
 39
 45
 

TWO ANTEDILUVIAN ASTRONOMERS

 47
 

STANZA II.- NATURE UNAIDED FAILS

 52
 

The Monsters of Chaos
The "Double Dragon"
Who are the Flames?

 53
 57
 63
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THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE BRAHMINS

 66
 

The Race that never dies
Cosmogony, an intelligent plan

 67

 73

 

STANZA III.- ATTEMPTS TO CREATE MAN

 75
 

The various classes of Creators
Man, a god in animal form
"Fires," "Sparks," and "Flames"

 77
 81
 83
 

STANZA IV.- CREATION OF THE FIRST RACES

 86
 

Pitris of the Gods and Demons
What Prometheus symbolized
The Hammer of Thor
The Divine Rebels
Man's Father, the Sun

 89
 95
 99
103
105

 

STANZA V.- THE EVOLUTION OF THE SECOND RACE

109
 

The Secret Work of Chiram
The outgrowth of Races
Leda, Castor, and Pollux
Jah-Hovah Androgynous
The Jewish God-name

111
117
121
125
127

 

STANZA VI.- THE EVOLUTION OF THE SWEAT-BORN

131
 

Bi-sexual reproduction
The Virgin Third Race
A Few Words about Deluges and Noah's
Various Deluges
The Arkite Symbols
Could Men Exist 18,000,000 Years ago?
Spontaneous Generation
The Solar System in the Puranas
Oceans of Carbonic Acid?

133
135
138
141
143
148
151
155

159

 

STANZA VII.- FROM THE SEMI-DIVINE DOWN TO THE FIRST HUMAN RACES

161


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Monads and Rounds
A Suggestive Explanation
A Saint-Hypnotised
Sweat-born and Androgynes

167
171
175
177
 

STANZA VIII.- EVOLUTION OF THE ANIMAL MAMMALIANS - THE FIRST

180
 

Archaic Zoology
The Sin of the Mindless Men

182
183
 

WHAT MAY BE THE OBJECTIONS TO THE FOREGOING

185
 

STANZA IX.- THE FINAL EVOLUTION OF MAN

191
 

The Hairy Men of China
The Separation of Sexes
Primeval Language

195
197
199
 

EDENS, SERPENTS AND DRAGONS

202
 

The Garden of Eden a College
Flying Camels
Two Schools of Magic
The Flying Dragons

203
205
211
219
 

THE SONS OF GOD AND THE SACRED ISLAND

220
 

The Magicians of Atlantis

223
 

STANZA X.- THE HISTORY OF THE FOURTH RACE

227
 

The Mysteries among the Mayas
Satanic Myths
Mahasura and Satan
Man, the pale shadow of God
The curse of Vasishta

229
233
237
243
247

 

ARCHAIC TEACHINGS IN THE PURANAS AND GENESIS

251
 

From worm to man
Identity of Human and Animal embryos

255
259
 

A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE EARLY RACES

263
 

The Natural "Fall"
The Symbolism of Kronos

267
269
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STANZA X.- CONTINUED

271
 

The Golden Age
The Devil's outside Humanity

273
275
 

ARE GIANTS A FICTION?

277
 

The Seven Virgin Youths
The Tibetan Lilith
The Races of Men not all Human

281
285
287
 

THE RACES WITH THE "THIRD EYE"

289
 

Occult Physiology
The Evolution of the Eve
The Third Eye is now a Gland

295
299
301

 

THE PRIMEVAL MANUS OF HUMANITY

307
 

The Four Earlier Races
The Esoteric Meaning of "Fish"

311
313
 

STANZA XI.- THE CIVILIZATION AND DESTRUCTION OF THE FOURTH AND FIFTH RACES

316
 

Degeneration of Mankind
Atlantis now Ocean Floor
Changes of Climate
How to Read Symbols
The Antediluvian Buddhas

319
325
335
339
 

CYCLOPEAN RUINS AND COLOSSAL STONES AS WITNESSES TO GIANTS

341
 

Living, Speaking, and Moving Stones
It takes a God to become a Man

345

349

 

STANZA XII.- THE FIFTH RACE AND ITS DIVINE INSTRUCTORS

351






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The Astronomical Dragon
Serpents and Dragons under different Symbolisms
The Sidereal and Cosmic Glyphs
Our Divine Instructors
The Origin of the Satanic Myth
Noah was a Kabir, hence he must have been a Demon
The oldest Persian Traditions about the Polar and the Submerge Continents
Western Speculations founded on the Greek and Puranic Traditions
The "Curse" from a Philosophical point of view

353
355
357
365
378
390
393
401
409
 

ADDITIONAL FRAGMENTS FROM A COMMENTARY ON THE VERSES OF STANZA XII.

423
 

The Oldest Records about Atlantis
The Doom of Atlantis
The Races, Sub-Races, and Family Races

425
427
434
 

CONCLUSION

437
 

BOOK II. - PART II.

THE ARCHAIC SYMBOLISM OF THE WORLD-RELIGIONS

 
 

ESOTERIC TENETS CORROBORATED IN EVERY SCRIPTURE

449
 

XVI. ADAM-ADAMI

452
 

The Cabalistic Four Adams

457
 

XVII. THE "HOLY OF HOLIES": ITS DEGRADATION

459
 

Christian Symbolism
The "Four-faced" Brahm
The Old and the New Jehovah

463
465
469
 

XVII. ON THE MYTH OF THE "FALLEN ANGEL," IN ITS VARIOUS ASPECTS

475
 

The Evil Spirit: Who and What?
The Gods of Light proceed from the Gods of Darkness
The many meanings of the "War in Heaven"

475
483
492
 

XIX. IS PLEROMA SATAN'S LAIR?

506
 

Jehovah's Personating Spirit
The Mysterium Magnum
The Logos and Satan are One

509
512
515
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XX. PROMETHEUS THE TITAN

519
 

His Origin in Ancient India
The Boon he Gives

519
523
 

XXI. ENOICHION-HENOCH

529
 

XXII. THE SYMBOLISM OF THE MYSTERY NAMES IAO, AND JEHOVAH

536
 

Cross and Circle
The Fall of the Cross into Matter

545
553
 

XXIII. THE UPANISHADS IN GNOSTIC LITERATURE

563
 

When Time be no longer
The Divine Self's Wisdom

565
566
 

XXIV. THE CROSS AND THE PYTHAGOREAN DECADE

573
 

Poseidon's Five Ministers
The Mystery of the Number Six
The Cross and Christian After-thought

577
583
587
 

XXV. THE MYSTERIES OF THE HEBDOMAD

590
 

Saptaparna
The Tetraktis in relation to the Heptagon
The Septenary Element in the Vedas
The Septenary in the Exoteric Works
Seven in Astronomy, Science and Magic
The Seven Souls of the Egyptologists

590
598
605
611
618
630
 

BOOK II. -PART III.

ADDENDA

SCIENCE AND THE SECRET DOCTRINE CONTRASTED

 
 

I. ARCHAIC, OR MODERN ANTHROPOLOGY?

645
 

The Occult and the Modern Doctrines
Science is Silent on every Problem

649
653
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II.THE ANCESTORS MANKIND IS OFFERED BY SCIENCE

656
 

Various Modes of Reproduction
A Pithecoid Man Wanted
Plastidular Souls and Conscious Nerve-Cells
The atoms of our "Father-Bathybius"

659
669
670
674
 

III. THE FOSSIL RELICS OF MAN AND THE ANTHROPOID APE

675
 

Insurmountable difficulties for the Darwinians
The Argument of "Rudimentary Organs"
"Epitomized History in the Foetus
The Evidence of Skulls

677
683
684
687
 

IV. DURATION OF THE GEOLOGICAL PERIODS, RACE CYCLES AND THE ANTIQUITY OF MAN

690
 

Sayce's Sketch of Chronology
(a) Speculations on the Age of the Globe
The Adept-Astronomer
(b) On Chains of Planets and their Plurality
States of Consciousness
Worlds mentioned in the Bible
(c) Esoteric Geological Chronology
Parallelism of Life
The Two Sciences contrasted
The Paleolithic Landseer
Astral Man - the Solution
The Kabalists and Science

691
694
698
699
701
703
709
711
713
721
728
730

 

V. ORGANIC EVOLUTION AND CREATIVE CENTRES

731
 

Dhyan Chohans and these Centres
(a) Origin and Evolution of the Mammalia
(b) The European Paleolithic Races - whence ad how distributed

732
734
738
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VI. GIANTS, CIVILIZATIONS, AND SUBMERGED CONTINENTS TRACED IN HISTORY

742
 

A Mysterious Nation
The Seven Sabbaths
"Revelation" and the "Secret Doctrine"
Druidic Stones
Races of Giants
Mazdean "Seven Earths"
(a) Statements about the Sacred Islands
The Heirloom of Atlantis
The God-bearing Land
The Power of Names
The Sons of Coelus and Terra
Southern and Northern Atlantis
Niobe and her Children
The Cycles of Time
The Titans in Prison

743
747
748
752
755
759
760
763
765
767
769
770
771
773
776
 

VII. SCIENTIFIC AND GEOLOGICAL PROOFS OF THE EXISTENCE OF SEVERAL SUBMERGED CONTINENTS

778
 

Corroborations of Occultism by Geology
Evidence of the Flora
Atlantis necessary to Ethnology
Astraea falls on her Head
Communication between South-Sea Islands
Evidence of Language
Ragon explains Masonic Symbols

779
781
783
785
788
790
795
 

The End a fitting prelude to Truth

798

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