||Jan 1 1999
The story of evolution, a simple poetical re-telling of the story of God, Mankind and the Universe based on Madame Blavatsky's complex and massive 'The Secret Doctrine'.
The Ages of Man, from when the world was very young, through Lemuria and Atlantis.
The word 'Lanoo' means 'spiritual student', or 'seeker after truth', and the book is addressed to you, O Lanoo, dear reader. It draws on the ancient 'Book of Dzyan', a common link between many of the world's major religions.
Helen Petrovna Blavatsky reproduced and explained the 'Book of Dzyan' in her massive tome 'The Secret Doctrine' at the end of the nineteenth century. This comprehensive account of spiritual wisdom was to become the corner stone of the Theosophical Society (co-founded by Madame Blavatsky). There are now in excess of 30,000 theosophists world-wide, but 'The Secret Doctrine' is scarcely known outside the society.
'O Lanoo!' makes this wisdom of the ancients accessible to the modern reader. Written as an epic poem of some 10,000 words it remains faithful to the rich language of Dzyan without using Sanskrit words, and without Blavatsky's diversions into side issues and long-winded explanations. It does not preach a particular religion or prescribe meditations and life-enhancing exercises, but it does provide a unique vision of the landscape across which our spiritual journeys unfold. 'O Lanoo!' is your story!
"And as you move towards
a spiritual destiny
glorious beyond your imagination
know that we are all Pilgrim-Souls
at different stages
of the same journey.
The path is long
but be not overawed,
nor feel insignificant or alone,
for whatever stage you have reached,
like all Pilgrim-Souls,
you can do no more
than take the next step."
And with every step
know that you are truly sacred,
and that all sentient beings are your kin,
for you are part of God,
and God is all of you."
Foreword Magazine, USA
"Seven stanzas give an abstract formula describing seven great steps of the evolutionary process referred to in the Puranas as "Seven Creations" and in the Bible as "Days" of Creation. Tordoff has done modern readers a great favor by reworking the original Western translation, difficult for all but serious scholars to understand. In doing so, Tordoff has made these ideas accessible to anyone inclined to wonder about the origins of not only the individual soul but Earth and universe as well. A great work to read aloud even by oneself to savor the cosmic ideas within."Not only is this 10,000-word epic poem equal to such philosophical works as the Bhagavad Gita, Tao te Ching and the Dhammapada, it stands above them in staying closer to its original meaning. Tordoff has successfully retained the earlier, rich, poetical writing style while making the teaching more accessible with its simplicity. Every library, and those interested in the philosophy of spirituality, would benefit by having O Lanoo! on their shelves."
Cygnus Review, UK
"This book distils in beautiful, poetic language, the Ancient Wisdom teachings on how the Universe began. It also tells of the time when the gods lived on Earth, and how the Spirit of God came to live in Man. It follows the twin strands of evolution, in Spirit and Matter, as the Ages of Lemuria and Atlantis gave way to our present Age. Delicate line drawings by Nina O'Connell add to the eloquence of these explanations. O Lanoo! is indeed a book for anyone on a spiritual path."
"Where do I start... how about with a book by Harvey Tordoff called O Lanoo! - The Secret Doctrine Unveiled. This is an excellent book, that believe it or not takes on the challenge of writing the history of the world. In the format of an epic poem, no less! Don't let that scare you - this is a gentle, loving book - inspired - I'd say. Lanoo means a student, a seeker of truth and if you're ready for an author to wrap his arms around you and take you on an inner universal journey, then you're ready for this one!"
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Reader Reviews for "O Lanoo! ~ The Secret Doctrine Unveiled"
|Reviewed by Murali Krishna
|It is excellent book for the people who are taking about God.Good is not a shape of human being..it is a light which is unable to see by human eyes.energy is required to see such type of objects ..before we must improve more awareness...any how a good book...bye
|Reviewed by Fasilation DX
|I love this book! I really do! I've never read it, but I love it! In fact, I've got a copy of it in my body cavity right now. Love IT!|