The Secret Doctrine is a book that is very difficult to define. It is at once the primary source of philosophic insight concerning the tenets of Theosophy, a chronicle of the pilgrimage of mankind, an outline of cosmogony, a catalog of the unified symbology and mysticism of ancient cultures, a critique of materialistic science and dogmatic religion, a map for the metaphysical universe and a ladder for Self-Realization. It is a work, we are told, intended for the exploration of the serious student of Theosophy. H.P.B. herself makes it clear to us that the Secret Doctrine, as a written work, is only a mere fragment of the actual Secret Doctrine which underlies all of manifestation. The Universal Theosophy web site and our sister-site Theosophy Nexus are making the study of this work a focus of our endeavors. We believe all theosophists, no matter what organization or background they may have, can come together in agreement of the importance and value of studying this seminal work.
Here we offer an ever expanding collection of Secret Doctrine Study-aids. These are intended to help the student deal with the pitfalls and challenges of such a study. They also help the student gauge the best mental posture needed for gaining the greatest benefit from such a study. The resources are approachable by and relevant to all students, new and old alike.
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Secret Doctrine Online
The Secret Doctrine (Universal Theosophy Edition, html)
The Secret Doctrine (Phoenix ULT Edition, html)
The Secret Doctrine (Theosphical University Press Edition, html)
The Secret Doctrine (TUP Unabridged Verbatim Edition, PDF eBook)