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  • The Secret Doctrine: Volume 1
  • By: H.P. Blavatsky
  • Narrated by: Graham Dunlop
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
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Cosmogenesis

By: H.P. Blavatsky
Narrated by: Graham Dunlop
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Summary

Blavatsky’s masterwork on theosophy, covering cosmic, planetary, and human evolution, as well as science, religion, and mythology. Based on the Stanzas of Dzyan, with corroborating testimony from hundreds of sources.

Originally published 1888, the first part of the book explained the origin and evolution of the universe itself, in terms derived from the Hindu concept of cyclical development. The world and everything in it is supposed to alternate between periods of activity (manvantaras) and periods of passivity (pralayas). Each manvantara lasts many millions of years and consists of a number of Yugas, in accordance with Hindu cosmology. Blavatsky attempted to demonstrate that the discoveries of "materialist" science had been anticipated in the writings of ancient sages, and that materialism would be proven wrong.

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Epic

Picking up a book that is more than 100 years old with complex subject matter can sometimes be daunting, as can books that are over 700 pages long. This is both! And controversial to boot! However, with a little concentration it’s remarkably easy to get through, and extremely interesting. What a piece of work, incredible really.

Big credit to the narrator Graham ‘Dulcet’ Dunlop, fantastic performance that plays a big role in making it so accessible. He’s got a few interesting books up, all classic, seminal pieces of work that were hitherto unrepresented in the audio book realm. I will definitely check out more…

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  • David
  • 29-05-21

Amazing to find on Audible

It was hard for me to read through the book but I was able to listen through the whole book and was able to get alot out of by listening to; whereas, to me personally it is a hard book to read it in the traditional way.

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  • Mark LG
  • 13-12-21

Fake Secret Doctime

When it comes to purchasing a copy of “The Secret Doctrine,” the only entirely unaltered and verbatim editions of the original text published today are those published by Theosophy Company and Theosophical University Press. These are available at more or less the same price as one another, the only real difference between the two being that the Theosophy Company edition contains both volumes bound together in one big hardback book while the Theosophical University Press edition is published as two separate books but which are sold together, either in hardback or paperback form.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-03-21

Hard to find reads done by great orator.

Graham Dunlop is my favorite orator, look him up. Great book as well, covers so much and ties it all together.

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  • Alednam A Uonopk
  • 23-01-22

S U P E R B...

Worth listening to twice a week...

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Thanks for all the insights Blavatsky...

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  • Jonathan
  • 17-02-22

Seek the fountain

Drink up. I personally enjoy this reader. He does a really great job and presentation.

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  • David Benton
  • 16-08-21

A relatively painless way through a classic tome

I have tried to get through this difficult tome for decades without success. This recording is better than a robot voice and with repeated listenings, I finally have found access to the erudition of this material. The speaker’s voice and enunciation is good but sadly the book (written by a non-native English speaker), is made even more difficult by too many examples of clumsy sentence pacing and mispronunciations, (even for words in common usage such as latent).

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  • Brodie Medlock
  • 31-01-23

Great content, awful narrator

Incredible content made difficult to follow due to narrators frequent mispronunciations and choppy pace. In particular, the points at which he grows so frustrated at his own ineptitude, he decides to take a moment to pound the table in tantrum several times throughout the reading, are distracting.

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  • Bob
  • 16-11-22

My ears burn

Watching paint dry is more engrossing than this book. I pity the reader. If you have insomnia, then this title is for you.

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  • 25-10-22

Happy it’s on audible but unlistenable narration

Its hard to stay with the text since the narration is monotone and feels forced, no intonation nuance to communicate information about what’s happening in the text. I wish Derek Perkins or Karen Armstrong were reading these sorts of books.

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  • Daniel Samways
  • 31-08-22

Fantastic!!!

Sensational classic text, brilliantly narrated. A most had, must read, must study, must ponder upon book.