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The Theosophical Society, while reserving for each member full freedom to interpret those teachings known as Theosophy, is dedicated to preserving and realizing the ageless wisdom, which embodies both a worldview and a vision of human self-transformation.

This tradition is founded upon certain fundamental propositions:

·        The universe and all that exists within it are one interrelated and interdependent whole.

·        Every existent being-from atom to galaxy-is rooted in the same universal, life-creating Reality.  This Reality is all pervasive but it can never be summed up in its parts, since it transcends all its expressions.  It reveals itself in the purposeful, ordered, and meaningful processes of nature as well as in the deepest recesses of the mind and spirit.

·        Recognition of the unique value of every living being expresses itself in reverence for life, compassion for all, sympathy with the need of all individuals to find truth for themselves, and respect for all religious traditions.  The ways in which these ideals become realities in individual life are both the privileged choice and the responsible act of every human being.

Central to the concerns of theosophy is the desire to promote understanding and unity among people of all races, nationalities, philosophies, and religions.  Therefore, all people, whatever their race, creed, sex, caste, or colour, are invited to participate equally in the life and work of the Society.  The Theosophical Society imposes no dogmas, but points toward the source of unity behind all differences.  Devotion to truth, love for all living beings, and commitment to a life of active altruism are the marks of the true Theosophist.

The following set of instructions were given by Madame Blavatsky,  a Principal Co-Founder of the Theosophical Society, to some of her earnest students in London in 1888:

Have we been here before? Various spiritual traditions propose that this life is not the first one we have lived on this earth, but one of many. We could say that with each new life we are in fact picking up from where we left off.

Our individual lives form part of a greater cycle. We can relate to this proposal because, on a minor scale, every day we have a period of activity followed by a period of rest and assimilation. Each new day can be seen as a fresh start with new opportunities for growth

Download Reincarnation Explored (13 mb PDF) by John Algeo

An advanced level course that explores the themes and principles in H. P. Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine.

Download Study Course on "The Secret Doctrine by Pablo Sender and Juliana Cesano


Pablo Sender, joined the Theosophical Society (TS) in Argentina, in 1996. Nine years later he went to South India for two years to stay at the International Headquarters of the TS in Adyar, Chennai. Whilst there he worked in the Archives. He has lived and worked at the National Center of the TS in America, in Wheaton, Illinois and Krotona, California.

An intermediate level course presenting concepts of the Wisdom Tradition as put forth by H. P. Blavatsky, contrasted with the interpretations of subsequent generations of Theosophists. Download An Introduction to Esoteric Principles by Doss McDavid, Ph.D.

(kindly sourced from the Theosophical Society in America) 

 

Jeanine Miller devoted many years of her life to the study of Sanskrit and of the Vedas – hymns of praise – in particular the Rgveda, one of the most ancient Indian scriptures and source of Hinduism, thought to have been written between 1500 and 1200BCE. She believed that the wisdom in these ancient texts, with their message of an underlying cosmic order, was of particular relevance today.

Below are some audio recording taken from her talks to the Theosophical Society in New Zealand

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  1. To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or colour.
  2. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
  3. To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity.

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