Various online texts mentioned in the Secret Doctrine
May 12, 2006 03:32 PM
by M. Sufilight
My views are:
Here are some of the publications, which Blavatsky referrd to i The Secret Doctrine.
1. THE BHAGAVADG╬T┬ WITH THE SANATSUG┬T╬YA AND THE ANUG╬T┬
translated by K┬SHIN┬TH TRIMBAK TELANG, Volume 8, The Sacred Books of the East
2. The Book of Enoch the Prophet
translated from Ethiopic by Richard Laurence,
3. Chaldean Account of Genesis - (Online version missing?)
http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;idno=ABA4690.0001.001 (Assyrian discoveries; an account of explorations and discoveries on the site of Nineveh, during 1873 and 1874. By George Smith )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Smith_(Assyriologist) (About George Smith)
4. The Desatir - (Online version missing?)
"Desatir (Persian) An old Persian work, filled with elements of enormous antiquity, expressed in places eloquently and poetically. In the words of its translator and publisher, Mulla Firuz, it "professes to be a collection of the writings of the different Persian Prophets, who flourished from the time of Mahabad to the time of the fifth Sasan, being fifteen in number; of whom Zerdusht, or Zoroaster was the thirteenth and the fifth Sasan the last. . . . The writings of these fifteen prophets are in a tongue of which no other vestige appears to remain, and which would have been unintelligible without the assistance of the ancient Persian translation" (Preface, p. i).
The contents have been criticized by several modern scholars, who do not grant it any standing as a work coming down from ancient times for linguistic reasons. However, it contains teachings which are not merely universal, but which run far back into the night of human history; for example, the first chapter suggests the seven sacred planets (vv. 15-21); each star and planet having an intelligence, a soul, and a body (23); the kingdoms of nature on the cosmic ladder of life (54-60); reincarnation (69-72); rounds (101-112); and the grand periods or manvantaras and pralayas (114-16)."
5. The Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus - Translation by John Everard, 1650
6. Iamblichus: On the Mysteries, translated by Thomas Taylor
7. The Lost Fragments of Proclus, translation by Thomas Taylor - (Online version missing?)
8. Mythical Monsters, by Charles Gould
9. Qabbalah: The Philosophical Writings of Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gebirol, by Isaac Myer - (Online version missing?)
Includes review by Blavatsky, history of the Kabbalah, and comparisons with other metaphysical systems. 530 pages.
10. Sacred Mysteries among the Mayas and Quiches, by Augustus Le Plongeon - (Online version missing?)
Contains insights of his 12 years of archaeological study in Yucatan. 200 pages.
Some info about Augustus Le Plongeon's excavations...
11. Theon of Smyrna: Mathematics Useful for Understanding Plato (Only quotes from the book in the below link)
12. The Virgin of the World, translated with essays and notes by Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland
M. Sufilight with peace and love...
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