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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 Universe; ...

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.



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