The Secret Doctrine, Volume II. Anthropogenesis

H. P. Blavatsky


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The Secret Doctrine: Anthropogenesis by Helena Blavatsky is the second volume in a 3 volume set of books dealing with Theosophy and occult ideas. In this volume, the author sets out her views on the origin of humanity through what she calls 'root races' - the first of which was ethereal, the second of which lived in the Greek mythological land of Hyperborea, the third of which were humans who lived on Lemuria, and the fourth of which lived in Atlantis.

The book is split into three parts. Part I includes 12 stanzas and their commentaries.

Part II. The Archaic Symbolism Of The World-Religions includes the following chapters: Esoteric Tenets Corroborated in Every Scripture; Adam=Adami; The Holy of Holies. Its Degradation; On the Myth of the Fallen Angels in its Various Aspects; Is Plerôma Satan's Lair?; Prometheus, the Titan; Enoïchion-Henoch; The Symbolism of the Mystery-Names Iao and Jehovah, with their Relation to the Cross and Circle; The Upanishads in Gnostic Literature; The Cross and the Pythagorean Decad; and, The Mysteries of the Hebdomad.

Part III. Addenda. Science And The Secret Doctrine Contrasted includes the chapters: Archaic, or Modern Anthropology?; The Ancestors Mankind is Offered by Science; The Fossil Relics of Man and the Anthropoid Ape; Duration of the Geological Periods, Race Cycles, and the Antiquity of Man; Organic Evolution and Creative Centres; Giants, Civilizations, and Submerged Continents Traced in History; and, Scientific and Geological Proofs of the Existence of Several Submerged Continents.

This book has 640 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1893.

Production notes: This ebook of The Secret Doctrine: Anthropogenesis was published by Global Grey on the 5th November 2018.

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