Aug 18, 2019

Moral Education: Its Laws and Methods

Indicating the Seeds of a
Better Future for Humanity

Joseph Rodes Buchanan

Second Edition, 1882

Dr Joseph Rodes Buchanan (11 December 1814 -
26 December 1899) and the opening page of his book


“We heartily commend this able
and original work to our readers.”

Helena P. Blavatsky


The signal failure of educational systems to elevate the social condition of mankind, and the development of the higher intelligence and wiser philanthropy which demand something better, make the present eminently the proper time for a fundamental change.


The book “Moral Education: Its Laws and Methods”, 1882 edition, was published in the associated websites on 18 August 2019.


See the article “Moral Education, by Prof. Buchanan”, by Helena P. Blavatsky.


In the opening of her book “Isis Unveiled”, H.P. Blavatsky quotes these words from Joseph Rodes Buchanan: “My life has been devoted to the study of man, his destiny and his happiness” (see p. IX).  

Blavatsky refers to Buchanan a number of times in “Isis Unveiled, Volume I”. See for instance pages 54, 63-64, 86-87, 182, 330, 332, 462-463 and 500. Other references to Buchanan’s writings will be found at the “Collected Writings” of H.P. Blavatsky, TPH, volume XV, p. 85.