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My opinion on the Secret Doctrine is that it represents an early attempt to bring esoteric and Eastern ideas into the Western cultures that at the time were nearly completely ignorant of such ideas. Now days, there are countless books on the subject and no true East/West/Esoteric divisions really occur if one is well read. Anyone can find the large number of critiques laid upon Blavatsky from plagarism to fraud, but for me, the book is best understood in it's historical context. It played an important role in many people and even if the information is questionable in much of it, the 'light' such knowledge switched on for people is undeniable. Today we are heirs to many secret doctrines, channeled information, esoteric views, Eastern/Western philosophies, and anything else mysterious and thought provoking. The late 19th century thinkers, in my opinion, were finding and preserving as much of these ideas as they could - they were void of such information. Today, our goal seems more to sort and critically analyze to find the few gems.

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Bombadil


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The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 292 David L 14-Aug-08 02:55
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 160 nomoreblueskies 14-Aug-08 11:15
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 150 David L 14-Aug-08 14:20
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 140 nomoreblueskies 14-Aug-08 14:38
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 152 David L 15-Aug-08 18:17
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 358 Bombadil 15-Aug-08 19:55
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 201 David L 15-Aug-08 20:57
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 149 Bombadil 15-Aug-08 23:41
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 156 Tom Hebert 15-Aug-08 22:19
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 151 Bombadil 15-Aug-08 23:36
The White Dog Cafe & H.P. Blavatsky 124 David L 16-Aug-08 02:46
Re: The White Dog Cafe & H.P. Blavatsky 189 Bombadil 16-Aug-08 16:22
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 146 quixote 17-Aug-08 03:25
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 159 Tom Hebert 17-Aug-08 10:54
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 211 Madonna 15-Aug-08 02:02
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 150 Nolondil 15-Aug-08 02:54
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 163 The Kwuda 15-Aug-08 07:58
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 143 Nolondil 15-Aug-08 22:04
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 134 Tom Hebert 15-Aug-08 10:54
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 158 David L 15-Aug-08 21:03
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 136 Sangreal Sea 17-Aug-08 05:35
Re: The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky 116 GregH 18-Aug-08 14:15


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