Aim of Secret Doctrine
In the preface to The Secret Doctrine by Helena Blavatsky, she states the aims
of her book. Oddly enough, the attempt to explain the view of the
ancient wisdom upon the Darwinist/ID issue happens to invoke each of
her aims. I will intersperse my comments with hers as we
sometimes do in email.
The aim of this work may be thus stated: to show that Nature
is not "a fortuitous concurrence of atoms,
How appropriate. What we are about is to explore the answer to
the momentous question, are the life forms about us the result of
"a fortuitous concurrence of atoms". (Was the materialism of
Darwinism prominently in her sights as she wrote her magnum
opus?) She continues:
and to assign to man his rightful place in the scheme of the
Certainly it should be our personal objective to determine this
and the issue of Darwinism leads in this direction.
to rescue from degradation the archaic truths which are the
basis of all religions; and to uncover, to some extent, the
fundamental unity from which they all spring;
Surprisingly, this question follows naturally in the exposition.
finally, to show that the occult side of Nature has never
been approached by the Science of modern civilization.
And that is a strong conclusion to this section of the web site. She adds:
If this is in any degree accomplished, the writer is
content. It is written in the service of humanity, and by
humanity and the future generations it must be judged. Its
author recognises no inferior court of appeal. (preface SD)
In part we are that future generation and in part we are that
court of appeal. So lets see how the case looks today.
"No Religion Higher Than Truth"
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