BY Н. P. BLAVATSKY Corresponding Secretary of the Theosophical Society.
Mr. J. W. Bouton announces to the reading public, that he has in press a work with the above title, which will be published early in September, and for which he is now ready to receive orders. The recent revival of interest in Philology and Archæology, resulting from the labors of Bunsen, Layard, Higgins, Müller, Dr. Schliemann, and others, has created a great demand for works upon Eastern topics.
No subject of investigation is more attractive and less understood than Religious Philosophy of the Orientals. The religions and scientific wealth of the oldest peoples on the earth has been so jealously guarded from inquisitive foreigners by mysteries and jargon, that the many have denied the existence of anything worth seeking ; and the few so discouraged by the obstacles in the road that, for the most part, they have been compelled to abandon the search.
It is with unfeigned pleasure, therefore, that Mr. Bouton announces the early appearance of a work which will remove many doubts and perplexities, and place in the hands of the intelligent what may serve as a key to the immense storehouses of Oriental learning.
The author, Mme. Blavatsky, enters the field well equipped. A native of Asia — her childhood passed among the Calmucks, Tartars, Persians and other eastern peoples <... continues on page 2-2 >