Theosophy is a collection of mystical and occultist philosophies concerning, or seeking direct knowledge of, the mysteries of life and nature, particularly of the nature of divinity and the origin and purpose of the universe. Theosophy is considered part of Western esotericism, which believes that hidden knowledge or wisdom from the ancient past offers a path to enlightenment and salvation.
The Yoga Vasistha has been described as 'The crest-jewel of all the works on the Vedanta, and no aspirant of liberation can afford to neglect it.' (Lala Baijnath) Through the use of stories, illustrations and arguments, the sage Vasistha explains to Rama the nature of reality and indicates the path to liberation through self-enquiry and self-effort. Copies of the text will be available to buy for £10. Admission: £3 or attend this event as well as 'Theosophical Studies', which follows at 4.00 pm - for £5 for the two meetings.
In these Study Groups we will be investigating in depth important areas of the Theosophical teachings, starting with the Proem to the Secret Doctrine and moving on to the Summary of Book 1 of the SD. This will give us an overview of the teachings and a good foundation for moving on to the study of the Stanzas of Dzyan. Donations welcome
These groups are open to everyone and we particularly welcome any unattached members of the Society who are interested in learning more about Theosophy.
The Key to Theosophy is an 1889 book by Helena Blavatsky, expounding the principles of theosophy in a readable question-and-answer manner. It covers Theosophy and the Theosophical Society, Nature of the Human Being, Life After Death, Reincarnation, Kama-Loka and Devachan, the Human Mind, Practical Theosophy and the Mahatmas. The book is an introduction to Theosophical mysticism and esoteric doctrine. Arranged by Blavatsky Lodge. Admission: £5, £3 TS members, concessions
Edgar Cayce, an American clairvoyant who spoke about healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis, and the future, while in a trance, was nicknamed The Sleeping Prophet. This study day will look at his life, works and teaching in the light of theosophy today.
Time: 10:30 (tea) for 11:00 - 4:00pm with and hour's lunch break (bring food or cafes nearby) and break for afternoon tea.
Admission: £10, £7 TS members, concessions