Elena Blavatskaya: "The Secret Doctrine". Was there a secret?
At the end of the twentieth century, our country experienced a number ofcrises, each of which can be safely called systemic. The economic upheavals, the disintegration of a single state, the reassessment of historical facts, the change in attitudes toward religious life are just an incomplete list of events, like an avalanche of former Soviet people who fell to their heads, accustomed to living modestly but steadily.
Former atheists were at a crossroads. They could keep their disbelief or choose between many denominations. The fashionable word "esotericism" attracted its foreign sound, it felt something modern, progressive and opposite to the obsolete, in the opinion of many bewildered citizens, moral and ethical norms - both communist and religious.
On the bookshelves appeared the works of Helena Roerich,Blavatsky was also with her. "Secret Doctrine" for a short time became a bestseller. Still, everything accessible only to the enlightened is so attractive, but here is the book of all books, the synthesis of all religions and science.
However, most of those who decided tohard times to lay out for a weighty three-volume book a considerable amount, mastered a complex feeling, consisting of dumbfounded disappointment and boredom. It was hard writing Elena Blavatsky. "The Secret Doctrine" is set out in some incomprehensible wide circle of readers of the manner. Scientists are the same people and did miss. A single and absolute reality is somehow customary, in it we are all used to living for decades. But here the "rootless root" is already too much. Reincarnation, the presence of a super-soul and other attributes of Buddhism can not be called a personal invention of the author.
I thought it was not Blavatsky. "Secret Doctrine", however, is full of these concepts. Science has no relation to science at all, it is based on the fact that there are certain sources of knowledge to which an extraordinary writer has joined, while others have been ordered in this palace.
Mysterious is the Fleur, who was surrounded during her lifetimeBlavatsky. The secret doctrine of countless worlds that are disappearing, and after the newly emerging, and other cycles of the universe claimed to be another universal law that describes everything and everything. The trouble was the complete inapplicability of this complex concept to the solution of any practical issues. The writer herself, in the years of her hobby, tried to predict spiritualism, but, obviously, unsuccessfully. From the medium demand short-term forecasts, which are easy to verify. Then she switched to periods that were significantly longer in time. Today, one hundred and twenty-five years after the publication of the three-volume book, it can be assumed that its prophecies did not come true, or they were made in an extremely vague form, and some historical facts allow "
So why did not Blavatsky be forgotten? "Secret Doctrine", the brief content of which is almost impossible to state, and to read the entire three-volume book is rarely enough patience, successfully took place on the shelves of bookcases of people claiming to belong to the intellectual elite of society. Performs this book mainly decorative function. But sometimes quotes from it still use. They sometimes try to "improve" Orthodoxy, making it "more tolerant" and "more convenient."
Since there are reasonable and reasonable arguments forthere are not enough reform actions, the same “esoteric method” used by Blavatsky is used. The “secret doctrine” remains secret, at least outwardly. Another thing is that sometimes the main secret lies precisely in its absence.
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