The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 2 of 4
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The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 2 of 4

By H. P. Blavatsky
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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Preliminary Notes on The Archaic Stanzas, and the Four Pre-Historic Continents.
  • Part I. Anthropogenesis.
    • Text.
      • Stanza I.
      • Stanza II.
      • Stanza III.
      • Stanza IV.
      • Stanza V.
      • Stanza VI.
      • Stanza VII.
      • Stanza VIII.
      • Stanza IX.
      • Stanza X.
      • Stanza XI.
      • Stanza XII.
    • Commentaries On the Twelve Stanzas and Their Terms, According To Their Numeration, In Stanzas And Shlokas.
      • Stanza I. Beginnings of Sentient Life.
        • Two Antediluvian Astronomers.
      • Stanza II. Nature Unaided Fails.
        • Creation of Divine Beings in the Exoteric Accounts.
      • Stanza II.—Continued.
        • The Chronology of the Brâhmans.
      • Stanza III. Attempts To Create Man.
      • Stanza IV. Creation Of The First Races.
        • On The Identity And Differences Of The Incarnating Powers.
      • Stanza IV.—Continued.
      • Stanza V. The Evolution of the Second Race.
        • The Divine Hermaphrodite.
      • Stanza VI. The Evolution Of The “Sweat-Born.”
        • A Few Words About “Deluges” And “Noahs.”
      • Stanza VII. From The Semi-Divine Down To The First Human Races.
        • I. Fission.
        • II. Budding.
        • III. Spores.
        • IV. Intermediate Hermaphroditism.
        • V. True Sexual Union.
      • Stanza VIII. Evolution Of The Animal Mammalians: The First Fall.
        • What May Be The Objections To The Foregoing.
      • Stanza IX. The Final Evolution Of Man.
        • Edens, Serpents, And Dragons.
        • The “Sons Of God” And The “Sacred Island.”
      • Stanza X. The History Of The Fourth Race.
        • Archaic Teachings In The “Purânas” And “Genesis.” Physical Evolution.
        • A Panoramic View Of The Early Races.
        • Are Giants A Fiction?
        • The Races With The “Third Eye.”
        • The Primeval Manus Of Humanity.
      • Stanza XI. The Civilization And Destruction Of The Fourth And Fifth Races.
        • Cyclopean Ruins And Colossal Stones As Witnesses To Giants.
      • Stanza XII. The Fifth Race And Its Divine Instructors.
        • Serpents And Dragons Under Different Symbolisms.
        • The Sidereal And Cosmic Glyphs.
        • Our Divine Instructors.
        • The Origin Of The Satanic Myth.
        • Noah Was A Kabir, Hence He Must Have Been A Demon.
        • The Oldest Persian Traditions About The Polar, And The Submerged Continents.
        • Western Speculations, Founded On The Greek And Paurânic Traditions.
        • The “Curse” From A Philosophical Point Of View.
        • Additional Fragments From A Commentary On The Verses Of Stanza XII.
    • Conclusion.
  • Part II. The Archaic Symbolism Of The World-Religions.
    • Section I. Esoteric Tenets Corroborated in Every Scripture.
    • Section II. Adam=Adami.
    • Section III. The “Holy of Holies.” Its Degradation.
    • Section IV. On the Myth of the “Fallen Angels” in its Various Aspects.
      • A. The Evil Spirit: Who, And What?
      • B. The Gods Of Light Proceed From The Gods Of Darkness.
      • C. The Many Meanings Of The “War In Heaven.”
    • Section V. Is Plerôma Satan's Lair?
    • Section VI. Prometheus, the Titan.
      • His Origin In Ancient India.
    • Section VII. Enoïchion-Henoch.
    • Section VIII. The Symbolism of the Mystery-Names Iao and Jehovah, with their Relation to the Cross and Circle.
      • A. Cross And Circle.
      • B. The Fall Of The Cross Into Matter.
    • Section IX. The Upanishads in Gnostic Literature.
    • Section X. The Cross and the Pythagorean Decad.
    • Section XI. The Mysteries of the Hebdomad.
      • A. Saptaparna.
      • B. The Tetraktys In Relation To The Heptagon.
      • C. The Septenary Element In The Vedas.
      • D. The Septenary In The Exoteric Works.
      • E. Seven In Astronomy, Science, And Magic.
      • F. The Seven Souls Of The Egyptologists.
  • Part III. Addenda. Science And The Secret Doctrine Contrasted.
    • Section I. Archaic, or Modern Anthropology?
    • Section II. The Ancestors Mankind is Offered by Science.
      • Plastidular Souls, And Conscious Nerve-Cells.
    • Section III. The Fossil Relics of Man and the Anthropoid Ape.
      • A. Geological Facts Bearing On The Question Of Their Relationship.
      • B. Western Evolutionism: The Comparative Anatomy Of Man And The Anthropoid In No Way A Confirmation Of Darwinism.
      • C. Darwinism And The Antiquity Of Man: The Anthropoids And Their Ancestry.
    • Section IV. Duration of the Geological Periods, Race Cycles, and the Antiquity of Man.
      • A. Modern Scientific Speculations About The Ages Of The Globe, Animal Evolution, And Man.
      • B. On Chains Of Planets And Their Plurality.
      • C. Supplementary Remarks On Esoteric Geological Chronology.
    • Section V. Organic Evolution and Creative Centres.
      • A. The Origin And Evolution Of The Mammalia: Science And Esoteric Phylogeny.
      • B. The European Palæolithic Races: Whence, And How Distributed.
    • Section VI. Giants, Civilizations, and Submerged Continents Traced in History.
      • A. Some Statements About The Sacred Islands And Continents In The Classics, Explained Esoterically.
    • Section VII. Scientific and Geological Proofs of the Existence of Several Submerged Continents.
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