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Society in Australia

With International Headquarters at Adyar, Chennai, India.

The Secret Doctrine

Discover more information about Blavatsky’s masterwork on theosophy.

Library Catalogue - The Secret Doctrine Reference Series

Searchable Library Catalogue of Theosophical Texts

The following reading list attempts to achieve a balance between the older classical books and modern expositions:

  • Algeo, John Getting Acquainted with The Secret Doctrine [study course available from TS in Australia]
  • Barborka, Geoffrey A. The Divine Plan: Written in the Form of a Commentary on H.P. Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine (TPH 1964)
  • Blavatsky, H.P. The Secret Doctrine (Various editions including CD ROM 1888)
  • Blavatsky, H.P. Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge of The Theosophical Society (1890/1994)
  • Bowen, Robert Madame Blavatsky on How to Study Theosophy (Theosophy Classics CD ROM)
  • de Purucker, Gottfried Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy (Rider 1932)
  • de Purucker, Gottfried Studies in Occult Philosophy (Theosophical University Press 1973)
  • The Secret Doctrine Abridged and Annotated by Michael Gomes (Penguin/Tarcher 2009)
  • Hoskins, Ianthe Foundations of Esoteric Philosophy [summarising essential SD and Isis Unveiled teachings.Available from TS in Australia]
  • Mills, Joy Living in Wisdom, Lectures on The Secret Doctrine (1994)
  • Prem, Sri Krishna and Sri Madhava Ashish Man, the Measure of All Things: in the Stanzas of Dzyan (TPH 1966)
  • Prem, Sri Krishna and Sri Madhava Ashish Man, Son of Man: in the Stanzas of Dzyan (Rider 1970)
  • Reigle, David and Nancy Reigle Blavatsky’s Secret Books (Wizard’s Bookshelf 1999)
  • Van Mater, John P. Index to The Secret Doctrine (Theosophy Company 1939)


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