The Secret Doctrine, originally published as 2 volumes in 1888, is Madame Blavatsky's magnum opus.
It covers the creation of the universe, the evolution of
humankind, and the primordial tradition underlying
the various religions, mythologies and philosophies of the
world. It is the seminal book of esoteric knowledge of our age.
Entire Secret Doctrine available free online.
Volume I and II
From the type-reset version of the Secret Doctrine by Theosophical University Press
(TS at Pasedena) - with attention to fidelity to original. In text searchable form.
Volume I (Cosmogenesis) and
Volume II (Anthropogenesis) A photographic image in PDF form from the photofacimile version of the Secret Doctrine published by Theosophy Company (ULT). Therefore
same as original.
The disputed Volume III. From
Theosophical Publishing House (Theosophical Society at Adyar).
The original Secret Doctrine as published by H.P. Blavatsky had only TWO volumes. This 3rd volume was added later after her death by assembling various papers. People disagree as to whether, or to what extent, this represents one of the additional volumes
she had referenced
within the Secret Doctrine itself. My [Reed Carson's]
personal view is that this is not the version she had almost completed. See a useful
We are, however, fortunate to have it online.
Online search engine
Online search engine for the entire Secret Doctrine.
Important sections of the Secret Doctrine online.
From students contemporary with Blavatsky
Theosophical Gleanings - Two students collated from the Secret Doctrine on the
ancient history of Humanity and the result was noted by Blavatsky herself with approval. This is a very helpful summary of Blavatsky's teachings on the pre-history of Humanity.
The "Secret Doctrine" and Its Study by Bowen. The text says: ""Being extracts from the notes of personal teachings given by H.P. Blavatsky. to private pupils during the years 1888 to 1891, included in a large MSS volume left to me by my father, who was one of the pupils. -- P.G.B. Bowen".
Online articles about the Secret Doctrine
Writing of the Secret Doctrine
Authorship of the Secret Doctrine - by WQ Judge quoting letters from teachers of Blavatsky.
A Word on the Secret Doctrine
- letter from the teachers of Blavatsky about authorship.
The Writing of The Secret Doctrine by Kirby Van Mater - assembled from public sources about how it was written.
Studies in The Secret Doctrine. 25 Articles from 150 pages of Theosophy Magazine.
The Six Fundamental Propositions of The Secret Doctrine by John P. van Mater.
Archaic History of the Human Race by Gertrude W. van Pelt M.D.
Theosophy: A Modern Revival of Ancient Wisdom
by Alvin Boyd Kuhn. Chapter VIII pp. 193-231 is on the Secret Doctrine
Research on the Stanzas of Dzyan
The Book of Dzyan by David Pratt.
Four articles from "Blavatsky's Secret Books: Twenty Years' Research" by David and Nancy Reigle.
The Secret Doctrine in the Light of 20th-Century Thought by Jerry Hejka-Ekins
Secret Doctrine Books in the Bookstore
Original text on CD-ROM
Theosophical Classics A CD that contains the Secret Doctrine plus much more original Theosophical material that would cost over $400 if purchased separately. Also contains
its own search engine.
The Secret Doctrine itself
Secret Doctrine page in bookstore
Secret Doctrine published by Theosophy Company - hardback. A photofacimile
of the original - therefore this is an exact unchanged copy. In one physical volume.
Sold at "publishers cost" due to philanthropic
action - therefore offered at much lower price. High quality paper in one
Secret Doctrine 2 Volume Set hardbackpublished
by Theosophical University Press - photographic facimile version
of original - an exact unchanged copy.
Secret Doctrine 2 Volume Set Paperback-
Theosophical University Press. Paperback version of above.
Secret Doctrine 2 Volume set plus Index published by Theosophical
Publishing House. Paperback.
Indexes to the Secret Doctrine
Secret Doctrine Index Published by Theosophical University Press. Best index
to Secret Doctrine. Hardback.
Secret Doctrine Index Published by Theosophical Press. Paperback version of above.
Secret Doctrine index Hardback published by Theosophy Company. A "starter
index". Good but does not index words if they occur only once. Very inexpensive.
An Abridgement of the Secret Doctrine.
Invitation to the Secret Doctrine Words of H.P. Blavatsky
Theosophy - What's It All About by Geoffrey Farthing. Introduction to Theosophy as
as a whole with quotes from Blavatsky
Ocean of Theosophy Introduction to Theosophy in general by William Q. Judge
- a coworker of Blavatsky.
Getting Acquainted with The Secret Doctrine by John Algeo
Studies on the Secret Doctrine
Secret Doctrine Commentary - Transactions of Blavatsky Lodge Published by Theosophical University Press. This book is notes from Blavatsky discussing her Secret Doctrine
with very informed students. Very heavy material but helpful for advanced study.
Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge. Published by Theosophy Company
Secret Doctrine Questions and Answers by Geoffrey A. Barborka
The Divine Plan by Geoffrey A. Barborka.
An indepth commentary on the "Secret Doctrine" teachings
Selected Studies in The Secret Doctrine by
H. P. Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine edited by Virginia Hanson
Studies on the Secret Doctrine Volume II - Anthropogenesis
Theosophical Gleanings by Two Students. Officially the students are anonymous but
they were known to Blavatsky. She saw this collation of her work
and praised it. It is a helpful assemblage of quotations from the Secret Doctrine
Volume II on Anthropogenesis. Good way to learn the subject.
Archaic History of the Human Race as Recorded in the Secret Doctrine by H.P.B.
by Gertrude W. van Pelt, MD
Studies on the Stanzas of Dzyan
Blavatsky's comments on "The Stanzas of Dzyan" form the structure of the
Secret Doctrine. There are 7
stanzas in Volume I and 12 Stanzas in Volume II. Commentary is obligatory or
they are generally unintelligible otherwise.
Blavatsky's Secret Books: Twenty Years' Research
by David and Nancy Reigle.
The Stanzas of Dzyan: Notes for Study and Discussion on Cosmogenesis
and Antropogenesis by Elsie Benjamin
Man, the Measure
of All Things in the Stanzas of Dzyan by Sri Krishna Prem &
Sri Madhava Ashish
of H.P:. Blavatatky and the Secret Doctrine
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