H.P. Blavatsky was born August 12th 1831 in Yekaterinoslav, Russia. After leaving Russia after an unconsummated arranged marriage, Helena became a prolific world traveler. She traveled the world with her second husband, Henry Steel Olcott, visiting Egypt, France, Germany, Mexico, South America, Canada, before settling in Madras, India. There, she founded the Theosophical Society. Theosophy's all-encompassing worldview proposes explanations for the origin, workings and ultimate fate of the whole of Existence. Isis Unveiled, published in 1877, is a book of esoteric philosophy, and was Blavatsky's first major work. The book discusses or quotes, among others, Plato , the Chaldean Oracles, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Bible, Pythagoras, Apollonius of Tyana, the Popol Vuh, Paracelsus, Giordano Bruno, Marco Polo, Jesus the Nazarene, Siddh?rtha Gautama, Zoroaster and Max Müller, as well as Buddhist , Brahmanical, Chinese, Persian, Babylonian, Chaldean, Syrian, Gnostic, Egyptian literature and much more. It is composed of two volumes, the first concentrating on science, and the second on religion. This edition of Volume 1 of Isis Unveiled is specially formatted, including the original illustrations and a Table of Contents.