David Bruce: Who Wrote The Secret Doctrine?

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

The Secret Doctrine is widely acknowledged to be the magnum opus of H. P. Blavatsky. But her Preface begins with this enigmatic statement: “The Author—the writer, rather—feels it necessary to apologize . . .” Why did she capitalize Author? And why the abrupt segue from Author to writer? If it was merely a case of one word being preferable to another, why didn’t Blavatsky just delete the word author and say instead, “The writer feels it necessary to apologize. . .” Could it be that the writer of this monumental work was not the true author? Join us for a presentation by David Bruce, the National Secretary of the Theosophical Society in America.

David Bruce is a third generation Theosophist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2003, after working more than twenty years in the field of electronics distribution, he was hired as the Director of Education at the national center of the Theosophical Society in Wheaton, Illinois. He has delivered many lectures and workshops to theosophical groups around the country. When he is not traveling, David supervises the Society's prison program, which helps to educate prisoners through a variety of correspondence courses. He is also the author of the newly released book Serving a Higher Purpose, by Quest Books.

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