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The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy:… (1888)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0766128350, Paperback)Volume one of a five volume set. Vol. 1 Cosmogenesis Part 1. The evolution of Symbolism. A new version of Isis Unveiled in which the work is issued in a better and clearer form. All that is important in Isis is retained, but the text is rearranged to provide a better grouping of the materials relating to any particular subject.
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The first part of the book explained the origin and evolution of the universe itself, in terms derived from the Hindu concept of cyclical development. The world and everything in it is supposed to alternate between periods of activity (manvantaras) and periods of passivity (pralayas). Each manvantara lasts many millions of years and consists of a number of Yugas, in accordance with Hindu cosmology.Blavatsky attempted to demonstrate that the discoveries of "materialist" science had been anticipated in the writings of ancient sages, and that materialism would be proven wrong.
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