posted on May, 3 2010 @ 03:36 PM
I purchased the Secret Doctrine a few years ago, and have read the first volume, and parts of the other volumes. It's a very, very confusing piece
of work, and very difficult to follow her train of thought.
I almost feel like she doesn't really do a good job of interpreting her source material. I almost feel like I would be better off reading some of
the source material that she quotes.
She is a rabid anti-Catholic, and anti-semite. Some of her rants about Jewish materialism and anti-Catholicism are just outright scary.
She also seems to talk in circles, and doesn't do a good job of staying on topic. She tends to ramble a bit. It's also frustrating when she
repeatedly makes statements about how she can only tell a small portion of what she really knows, and that "the reader" isn't going to be ready for
the entire story.
It is fascinating reading, however. It's a bit over my head, though. I think reading it slowly is probably the best route. That, and keep a
computer or dictionary handy. She tosses out a lot of words that I have no idea what they mean - especially words from Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.