Designed by H.P.B. to afford a general perspective on the Theosophical teaching - and on the Theosophical Movement. In respect to the latter, the Key is an invaluable reference text (310 pages). The Key was published in 1889, to trace, as its author said, the broad outlines of the Wisdom Religion.
This book is in the form of questions and answers - a dialogue between an Inquirer and a Theosophist - explaining fundamental principles, and meeting, at the same time, the various objections raised by the average Western inquirer. Unfamiliar concepts are presented in clear language, and as simply as possible.
The Key is especially valuable for its extended discussion of what happens after death and for the analysis of man's psychological nature.
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