The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky Vol. 2
Theosophical University Press Online Edition

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THE SECRET DOCTRINE:

THE SYNTHESIS
OF
SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND PHILOSOPHY.

BY

H. P. BLAVATSKY,

Author of “ISIS UNVEILED.”

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“There is no Religion higher than Truth.”

Vol. II. ANTHROPOGENESIS.

London:
THE THEOSOPHICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED.
7, Duke Street, Adelphi, W.C.
WILLIAM Q. JUDGE,
117, Nassau Street, New York.
THE MANAGER OF THE THEOSOPHIST,
Adyar, Madras.

1888.


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Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1888, by H. P. Blavatsky,
in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C.


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This Work
I Dedicate to all True Theosophists,
In every Country,
And of every Race,
For they called it forth, and for them it was recorded.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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VOLUME SECOND.

PRELIMINARY NOTES.

On the Archaic Stanzas, and the Four Prehistoric Continents ... 1
The Imperishable Sacred Land ... 6
The Hyperborean ... 7
Lemuria ... 7
Atlantis ... 8
The Tropics at the Pole ... 11

BOOK II. PART I.

ANTHROPOGENESIS.

STANZAS FROM THE BOOK OF DZYAN ... 15

STANZA I. BEGINNINGS OF SENTIENT LIFE ... 22

Man, the Third Logos ... 25
The Celestial Governors of Humanity ... 29
Parent Stars and Sister Planets ... 33
Three Kinds of Light ... 35
The Numbers of Creation ... 39
The First War in Heaven ... 45

TWO ANTEDILUVIAN ASTRONOMERS ... 47

STANZA II. NATURE UNAIDED FAILS ... 52

The Monsters of Chaos ... 53
The “Double Dragon” ... 57
Who are the Flames? ... 63

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THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE BRAHMINS ... 66

The Race that never dies ... 67
Cosmogony, an intelligent plan ... 73

STANZA III. ATTEMPTS TO CREATE MAN ... 75

The various classes of Creators ... 77
Man, a god in animal form ... 81
“Fires,” “Sparks,” and “Flames” ... 83

STANZA IV. CREATION OF THE FIRST RACES ... 86

Pitris of the Gods and Demons ... 89
What Prometheus symbolized ... 95
The Hammer of Thor ... 99
The Divine Rebels ... 103
Man’s Father, the Sun ... 105

STANZA V. THE EVOLUTION OF THE SECOND RACE ... 109

The Secret Work of Chiram ... 113
The outgrowth of Races ... 117
Leda, Castor, and Pollux ... 121
Jah-Hovah Androgynous ... 125
The Jewish God-name ... 127

STANZA VI. THE EVOLUTION OF THE SWEAT-BORN ... 131

Bi-sexual reproduction ... 133
The Virgin Third Race ... 135
A Few Words about Deluges and Noah's ... 138
Various Deluges ... 141
The Arkite Symbols ... 143
Could Men Exist 18,000,000 Years ago? ... 148
Spontaneous Generation ... 151
The Solar System in the Puranas ... 155
Oceans of Carbonic Acid? ... 159

STANZA VII. FROM THE SEMI-DIVINE DOWN TO THE FIRST HUMAN RACES ... 161

Monads and Rounds ... 167
A Suggestive Explanation ... 171

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A Saint Hypnotised ... 175
Sweat-born and Androgynes ... 177

STANZA VIII. EVOLUTION OF THE ANIMAL MAMMALIANS THE FIRST FALL ... 180

Archaic Zoology ... 183
The Sin of the Mindless Men ... 185

WHAT MAY BE THE OBJECTIONS TO THE FOREGOING ... 185

STANZA IX. THE FINAL EVOLUTION OF MAN ... 191

The Hairy Men of China ... 195
The Separation of Sexes ... 197
Primeval Language ... 199

EDENS, SERPENTS AND DRAGONS ... 202

The Garden of Eden a College ... 203
Flying Camels ... 205
Two Schools of Magic ... 211
The Flying Dragons ... 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 ... 229
Satanic Myths ... 233
Mahasura and Satan ... 237
Man, the pale shadow of God ... 243
The curse of Vasishta ... 247

ARCHAIC TEACHINGS IN THE PURANAS AND GENESIS ... 251

From worm to man ... 255
Identity of Human and Animal embryos ... 259

A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE EARLY RACES ... 263

The Natural “Fall” ... 267
The Symbolism of Kronos ... 269

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STANZA X. Continued ... 271

The Golden Age ... 273
The Devil's outside Humanity ... 275

ARE GIANTS A FICTION? ... 277

The Seven Virgin Youths ... 281
The Tibetan Lilith ... 285
The Races of Men not all Human ... 287

THE RACES WITH THE “THIRD EYE” ... 289

Occult Physiology ... 295
The Evolution of the Eye ... 299
The Third Eye is now a Gland ... 301

THE PRIMEVAL MANUS OF HUMANITY ... 307

The Four Earlier Races ... 311
The Esoteric Meaning of “Fish” ... 313

STANZA XI. THE CIVILIZATION AND DESTRUCTION OF THE FOURTH AND FIFTH RACES ... 316

Degeneration of Mankind ... 319
Atlantis now Ocean Floor ... 325
Changes of Climate ... 329
How to Read Symbols ... 335
The Antediluvian Buddhas ... 339

CYCLOPEAN RUINS AND COLOSSAL STONES AS WITNESSES TO GIANTS ... 341

Living, Speaking, and Moving Stones ... 345
It takes a God to become a Man ... 349

STANZA XII. THE FIFTH RACE AND ITS DIVINE INSTRUCTORS ... 351

The Astronomical Dragon ... 353
Serpents and Dragons under different Symbolisms ... 355
The Sidereal and Cosmic Glyphs ... 357
Our Divine Instructors ... 365
The Origin of the Satanic Myth ... 378
Noah was a Kabir, hence he must have been a Demon ... 390

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The oldest Persian Traditions about the Polar, and the Submerged Continents ... 393
Western Speculations founded on the Greek and Puranic Traditions ... 401
The “Curse” from a Philosophical point of view ... 409

ADDITIONAL FRAGMENTS FROM A COMMENTARY ON THE VERSES OF STANZA XII. ... 423

The Oldest Records about Atlantis ... 425
The Doom of Atlantis ... 427
The Races, Sub-Races, and Family Races ... 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 ... 463
The “Four-faced” Brahma ... 465
The Old and the New Jehovah ... 469

XVIII. ON THE MYTH OF THE “FALLEN ANGEL,” IN ITS VARIOUS ASPECTS ... 475

The Evil Spirit: Who and What? ... 475
The Gods of Light proceed from the Gods of Darkness ... 483
The many meanings of the “War in Heaven” ... 492

XIX. IS PLEROMA SATAN’S LAIR? ... 506

Jehovah’s Personating Spirit ... 509
The Mysterium Magnum ... 512
The Logos and Satan are One ... 515

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XX. PROMETHEUS THE TITAN ... 519

His Origin in Ancient India ... 519
The Boon he Gives ... 523

XXI. ENOICHION-HENOCH ... 529

XXII. THE SYMBOLISM OF THE MYSTERY NAMES IAO, AND JEHOVAH ... 536

Cross and Circle ... 545
The Fall of the Cross into Matter ... 553

XXIII. THE UPANISHADS IN GNOSTIC LITERATURE ... 563

When Time be no longer ... 565
The Divine Self’s Wisdom ... 566

XXIV. THE CROSS AND THE PYTHAGOREAN DECADE ... 573

Poseidon’s Five Ministers ... 577
The Mystery of the Number Six ... 583
The Cross and Christian After-thought ... 587

XXV. THE MYSTERIES OF THE HEBDOMAD ... 590

Saptaparna ... 590
The Tetraktis in relation to the Heptagon ... 598
The Septenary Element in the Vedas ... 605
The Septenary in the Exoteric Works ... 611
Seven in Astronomy, Science and Magic ... 618
The Seven Souls of the Egyptologists ... 630

BOOK II. PART III.

ADDENDA.

SCIENCE AND THE SECRET DOCTRINE CONTRASTED.

I. ARCHAIC, OR MODERN ANTHROPOLOGY? ... 645

The Occult and the Modern Doctrines ... 649
Science is Silent on every Problem ... 653

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II. THE ANCESTORS MANKIND IS OFFERED BY SCIENCE ... 656

Various Modes of Reproduction ... 659
A Pithecoid Man Wanted ... 669
Plastidular Souls and Conscious Nerve-Cells ... 670
The atoms of our “Father-Bathybius” ... 674

III. THE FOSSIL RELICS OF MAN AND THE ANTHROPOID APE ... 675

Insurmountable difficulties for the Darwinians ... 677
The Argument of “Rudimentary Organs” ... 683
“Epitomized History” in the Foetus ... 684
The Evidence of Skulls ... 687

IV. DURATION OF THE GEOLOGICAL PERIODS, RACE CYCLES, AND THE ANTIQUITY OF MAN ... 690

Sayce’s Sketch of Chronology ... 691
(a) Speculations on the Age of the Globe ... 694
The Adept-Astronomer ... 698
(b) On Chains of Planets and their Plurality ... 699
States of Consciousness ... 701
Worlds mentioned in the Bible ... 703
(c) Esoteric Geological Chronology ... 709
Parallelism of Life ... 711
The Two Sciences contrasted ... 713
The Paleolithic Landseer ... 721
Astral Man the Solution ... 728
The Kabalists and Science ... 730

V. ORGANIC EVOLUTION AND CREATIVE CENTRES ... 731

Dhyan Chohans and these Centres ... 732
(a) Origin and Evolution of the Mammalia ... 734
(b) The European Paleolithic Races whence and how distributed ... 738

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VI. GIANTS, CIVILIZATIONS, AND SUBMERGED CONTINENTS TRACED IN HISTORY ... 742

A Mysterious Nation ... 743
The Seven Sabbaths ... 747
“Revelation” and the “Secret Doctrine” ... 748
Druidic Stones ... 752
Races of Giants ... 755
Mazdean “Seven Earths” ... 759
(a) Statements about the Sacred Islands ... 760
The Heirloom of Atlantis ... 763
The God-bearing Land ... 765
The Power of Names ... 767
The Sons of Coelus and Terra ... 769
Southern and Northern Atlantis ... 770
Niobe and her Children ... 771
The Cycles of Time ... 773
The Titans in Prison ... 776

VII. SCIENTIFIC AND GEOLOGICAL PROOFS OF THE EXISTENCE OF SEVERAL SUBMERGED CONTINENTS ... 778

Corroborations of Occultism by Geology ... 779
Evidence of the Flora ... 781
Atlantis necessary to Ethnology ... 783
Astraea falls on her Head ... 785
Communication between South-Sea Islands ... 788
Evidence of Language ... 790
Ragon explains Masonic Symbols ... 795
The End a fitting prelude to Truth ... 798

INDEX   [[As prepared by John P. Van Mater - not the facsimile Index]]

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