The Wurzburg manuscript is a partial copy of H. P. Blavatsky's early manuscript of The Secret Doctrine, written in 1885 and 1886. It is here published for the first time. It includes unrevised translations of stanzas from the Book of Dzyan, and her unrevised commentaries on them. It also includes unrevised material that was published in the 1897 Volume 3 of The Secret Doctrine.
The Secret Doctrine Würzburg Manuscript has now been published. It includes H. P. Blavatsky’s first translations of stanzas from the Book of Dzyan with her unrevised commentaries on them. Only the stanzas from the Würzburg manuscript had been published until now, not her unrevised commentaries on them. These comprise cosmogenesis, and a few on anthropogenesis. The Würzburg manuscript also includes a large introductory section, comprising about half the book. Most of the chapters in this introductory section were later published in the 1897 third volume of The Secret Doctrine. As with the commentaries on the stanzas, here we have her unrevised versions.
The so-called Würzburg manuscript is a partial copy of Blavatsky’s early manuscript of The Secret Doctrine, written while she was staying at Würzburg, Germany, and then at Ostende, Belgium, in 1885 and 1886. Her manuscript of the almost completed Secret Doctrine was copied by two or more scribes to send to India for revision by T. Subba Row, which revision did not occur. Only part of this copy has been found. What we have is estimated to be about a fourth or a third of the whole that was sent to India. Fortunately, it includes the whole cosmogenesis section, all seven stanzas and their commentaries.
This book is a transcription of the Würzburg manuscript, not a reproduction of it. The transcription occupies pages 1-258. The first 130 pages are the chapters forming the extensive introductory portion, most of which chapters were later published in the 1897 third volume of The Secret Doctrine. Then follow the stanzas from the Book of Dzyan and Blavatsky’s commentaries on them. Pages 133-246 are on cosmogenesis, and pages 249-258 are on anthropogenesis, obviously incomplete. This book also includes two appendices. We had requested permission from Daniel Caldwell to include his not well enough known article, "The Myth of the 'Missing' Third Volume of The Secret Doctrine." He agreed, and this occupies pages 351-379. Not only did he agree to our request to include this article, he also volunteered to provide a chronology of the writing of The Secret Doctrine. This very detailed chronology occupies pages 261-349.
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Peter Bernin Torsdag 24/4 2014 kl. 19.00 Föreningen Tro och Vetande
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Vi får höra det spännande sambandet mellan den kosmiska lagen och vårt dagliga val.
Vilka möjligheter har vi egentligen, är vi bundna eller är vi fria själar?
Vad innebär självstyrd utveckling?
Är allt i livet förutbestämt?
Har vi inget att säga till om när det gäller våra liv?
Och hur är det möjligt att spå 500 år in i framtiden om vi har en fri vilja. Allt detta och mycket mer kommer vi att få förmedlat i detta föredrag, som speglar den teosofiska världsbilden på väg mot ett harmoniskt glädjefyllt liv.