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Table of Contents of Volume I

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.

 
 

 

Page
 

PREFACE

vi
SD page ix

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 

INTRODUCTION

xvii
 

The Need of such a Book
The Antiquity of Documents and MSS
What the Book is intended to do

xix
xxviii
xxiii

 

First Volume

COSMOGENESIS.

 
 

PROEM

   1
 

The Oldest MSS. in the world and its Symbolism
The One Life, Active and Passive
The Secret Doctrine -Pantheism - Atheism
"Space" in all Religions and in Occultism
Seven Cosmic Elements - Seven Races of Mankind
The Three Postulates of the Secret Doctrine
Description of the Stanzas from the Book of Dzyan

   2
   4
   6
   9
 12
 14
 20
 

BOOK I. - PART I.

COSMIC EVOLUTION.

 
 

SEVEN STANZAS FROM THE BOOK OF DZYAN

 27
 

STANZA I. - THE NIGHT OF THE UNIVERSE

 35
 

The Seven Eternities
"Time"
The Universal Mind and the Dhyan Chohans
Nidana and Maya: The Causes of Misery
The Great Breath
Being and Non-Being
The Eye of Dangma
Alaya, the Universal Soul

 36

 37
 38
 39
 43
 45
 47
 49

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STANZA II. - THE IDEA OF DIFFERENCIATION

 53
 

The Absolute knows Itself not
The Germ of Life was not yet
The Universe was still concealed in the Divine Thought

 55
 57
 61
 

STANZA III. - THE AWAKENING OF KOSMOS

 62
 

The Great Vibration
Nature's Symbols
The Power of Numbers
The Logoi and the Dragon
The Astral Light
Primeval Radiations from Unity
The Web of Being
Conscious Electricity: Fohat

 63
 65
 67
 73
 75
 79
 83
 85

 

STANZA IV. - THE SEPTENARY HIERARCHIES

 86
 

The Sons of the Fire
The Vehicle of the Universe - the Dhyan Chohans
The Army of the Voice
Speech and Mind
The Ogdoad and the Heptad
The Stellar "Sons of Light"

 86
 89
 93
 95
 99
103

 

STANZA V. - FOHAT: THE CHILD OF THE SEPTENARY HIERARCHIES

106
 

The Fiery Whirlwind and the Primordial Seven
The Produce Fohat
The Correlation of the "Gods"
Evolution of the "Principles" of Nature
The Mystery of the Fire
The Secret of the Elements
The Square of the Tabernacle
The Planetary Spirits and the Lipika
The Ring "Pass Not"
The Sidereal Book of Life
The Soul's Pilgrimage and its "Rest"

106
108
113
119
121
123
125
129
130
131
134

 

STANZA VI. - OUR WORLD, ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

136
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The Logos
Mystery of the Female Logos
The Seven Layu Centres
The "Elementary Germs"
The Evolution of the Elements
The Building of the Worlds
A Neutral Centre
"Dead" Planets - The Moon

136
137
138
139
140
145
147
149
 

THEOSOPHICAL MISCONCEPTIONS

152
 

The Planetary Divisions and the Human Principles
The Moon
Transmigrations of the Ego
The Septenary Chain
Relation of the other Planets to the Earth

153
155
159
161
163

 

EXPLANATIONS CONCERNING THE GLOBES AND THE MONADS

170
 

The Lunar Chain and the Earth Chain
The Earth, the Child of the Moon
Classification of the Monads
The Monad Defined
The Lunar Monads - the Pitris
A Triple Evolution in Nature

172
173
175
177
179
181
 

STANZA VI. - CONTINUED

191
 

"Creation" in the Fourth Round
The "Curse," "Sin," and "War"
The Struggle for Life and the Birth of the Worlds
The Adepts and the Sacred Island

191
193
202
207
 

STANZA VII. - THE PARENTS OF MAN ON EARTH

213

 







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Divisions of the Hierarchies
Correlations of Beings
What incarnates in Animal Man
Formation of Man: the Thinker
Occult and Kabalistic Pneumatics
Akasa and Ether
The Invisible "Lives"
Occult Vital Chemistry and Bacteriology
The Watcher and his Shadow
Earth peopled by the Shadows of the Gods

214
223
233
238
243
257
259
261
265
267
 

SUMMING UP

269
 

The pith and marrow of the Secret Doctrine
Hermes in Christian Garb
Some Occult Aphorisms
The Seven Powers of Nature

273
285
289
293
 

BOOK I. - PART II.

THE EVOLUTION OF SYMBOLISM IN ITS APPROXIMATE ORDER.

 
 

I. SYMBOLISM AND IDEOGRAPHS

303
 

Emblem and Symbol differ
Magic Potency of Sound
Mystery Language

305
307
309

 

II. THE MYSTERY LANGUAGE AND ITS KEYS

310
 

Egypt's many Religions
The Jews and their System
Moses copied from Sargon
Identity of Ancient Symbols

311
313
319
323
 

III. PRIMORIDIAL SUBSTANCE AND DIVINE THOUGHT

325
 

Divine Thought, or Cineritious Matter?
Ether and Intelligence
The Seven Prakritis
The Mystic Fire
One Tree of Knowledge

327
330
335
339
341

 

IV. CHAOS - THEOS - KOSMOS

342
 

The Union of Chaos and Spirit
The Birth of Mind

343
345
  V. THE HIDDEN DEITY, ITS SYMBOLS AND GLYPHS 349
 

The Gnostic Idea
International Correlation of Gods

351
355

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VI. THE MUNDANE EGG

359

 

Egg-born Logoi
The Winged Globe

363
365

 

VII. THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF BRAHMA 368

 

Human Gods and Divine Men
The Rebirth of Gods
The Puranic Prophecy

369
371
377

 

VIII. THE LOTUS AS A UNIVERSAL SYMBOL 379

 

Exoteric and Esoteric
The Purity of early Phallicism
The Egyptian Lotus

381
383
385

 

IX. DEUS LUNUS 386

 

A Glance at the Lunar Myth
A Key-note to the Moon
Copies and Originals
The Moon Bi-sexual

387
389
393
397

 

X. TREE AND SERPENT AND CROCODILE WORSHIP

403

 

Degeneration of the Symbol
The Seven-headed Dragons
Dragon and Crocodile

405
407
409

 

XI. DEMON EST DEUS INVERSUS

411

 

Death is Life
The Fall of the Angels
Transformation of the Legend

413
418
421

 

 XII. THE THEOGONY OF THE CREATIVE GODS

424

 

The Point within the Circle
The Logos or Verbum
The Factors of Creation
Identity of the Hierarchies in all Religions
Difference between the Aryan and Semitic Systems

426
429
432
438
444

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XIII. THE SEVEN CREATIONS

445

 

The Gnostic and the Hindu Versions
The Seven Puranic "Creations"

449
450

 

XIV. THE FOUR ELEMENTS

460

 

The "Gods" and the "Elements"
The Language of the Elements
Pagan and Christian Worship of the Elements

463
464
467

 

XV. ON KWAN-SMI-YIN AND KWAN-YIN

470

 

Kwan-Shi-Yin and Phallicism
The Real Meaning

471
472

 

BOOK I. - PART III.

SCIENCE AND THE SECRET DOCTRINE CONTRASTED

 

 

I. REASONS FOR THESE ADDENDA

477

 

Occultism versus Materialism
The Sabbath of the Mystic

479
481

 

II. MODERN PHYSICISTS ARE PLAYING AT BLIND MAIN'S BUFF

482

 

III. AN LUMEN SIT CORPUS NEC NON?

483

 

The Hypothetical Ether
Scientific Theories of its Constitution

485
489

 

IV. IS GRAVITATION A LAW?

490

 

Intelligences or Blind Forces?
The Cause of Attraction

493
498

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V. THE THEORIES OF ROTATION SCIENCE

500

 

Conflicting Hypotheses
More Hypotheses

502
505

 

VI. THE MASKS OF SCIENCE

506

 

What are the "Forces?"
The View of the Occultists
Scientific and Occult Theories on Heat
The Atoms of Science

508
510
515
519

 

VII. AN ATTACK ON THE SCIENTIFIC THEORY OF FORCE BY A MAN OF SCIENCE

523

 

Ether and Atoms

527

 

VIII. LIFE, FORCE, OR GRAVITY?

529

 

Dr. Richardson on Nervous Ether
The Senses and their Action
Too much "Life" may Kill

531
535
539

 

IX. THE SOLAR THEORY

540

 

The Primordial Element
Elements and Meta-Elements
The Tree of Life and being
Prof. Crookes on the Elements

542
546
549
552

 

X. THE COMING FORCE

554

 

Mr. Keeley, and Unconscious Occultist
Inter-Etheric Waves
The Secrets of Sound and Odour

557
561
565

 

XI. ON THE ELEMENTS AND ATOMS

566

 

Metaphysical Chemistry
What are the Seven Planets?
The Cyclic Fall of the Gods

569
575
577

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XII. ANCIENT THOUGHT IN MODERN DRESS

579

 

All-Potential Unity
The "Seventh" in Chemistry

583
585

 

XIII. THE MODERN NEBULAR THEORY

588

 

Forces are Emanations
What is the Nebula?

591
595

 

XIV. FORCES - MODES OF MOTION OR INTELLIGENCES

601

 

The Vital Principle
Occult and Physical Science

603
605

 

XV. GODS, MONADS, AND ATOMS

610

 

The Gods of the Ancients - the Monads
The Monad and the Duad
The Genesis of the Elements
Hermes and Huxley
The Teaching of Leibnitz
The Monads according to Occultism

613
617
621
625
627
632

 

XVI. CYCLIC EVOLUTION AND KARMA

634

 

Karmic Cycles and Universal Ethics
Destiny and Karma
Karma-Nemesis

637
639
643

 

XVII. THE ZODIAC AND ITS ANTIQUITY

647

 

The Jewish Patriarchs and the Signs of the Zodiac
Zodiacal Cycles
Hindu Astronomy

651
656
661

 

XVIII. SUMMARY OF THE MUTUAL POSITION

668

 

Science Confesses her Ignorance
Materialism is leading Europe towards a catastrophe

669
675

 

 

N.B. - The Index and Glossary will be found at the close of Volume II

 

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