Theosophical Correspondence Courses
Designed to aid students in their search for a deeper understanding of Theosophical concepts, these correspondence courses examine the mysteries of life, the rationale of rebirth, and the laws of nature which, when understood, help unfold our spiritual potential.
Each course is composed of lessons with questions to be answered and returned for comments. Some questions require answers that summarise the author’s explanation, others seek the student’s ideas. Succeeding lessons are sent with the reply. There is no time limit – students proceed at their own pace.
New students are encouraged to begin with Theosophy 1 and progress through these guided courses. In this way they will become acquainted with Theosophic terms and concepts. Students with a background in Theosophy may enrol in any of the courses. Tuition for courses is free. Any Charges are for postage and the textbooks. Postage charges can be included with the return lesson. Please refer to Theosophical University Press section for cost of books. Alternatively, courses can be conducted by email.
Theosophy 1 – 16 lessons
Required text: Life’s Riddle by Nils A. Amneus
A non-technical overview of Theosophical teachings that give reason and perspective to today’s living.
Theosophy 2 – 14 lessons
Required text: The Key to Theosophy by H. P. Blavatsky
Examines H. P. Blavatsky’s views on theosophic teachings, their practical application, and the purposes of the Theosophical Society. These teachings include the origin and composite nature of man and universe, karma, reincarnation, and the dangers of psychic dabbling.
Theosophy 3 – 17 lessons
Required texts: The Ocean of Theosophy by W. Q. Judge, Occult Glossary by G de Purucker
Short chapters packed with information concerning the nature of spirit, soul and body, after-death states, psychic powers and cosmic and terrestrial cycles – supplemented by extended definitions from the Occult Glossary.
Theosophy 4 – 38 lessons
Required text: The Esoteric Tradition (2 vols) by G de Purucker
An in-depth study of the esoteric teachings that have influenced philosophical, religious, and scientific thought through the ages. Examines reincarnation, heredity, the astral light, symbolism the invisible worlds, evolution of the soul, and other topics regarding humanity and the universe.
Theosophy 5 – 17 lessons
Required text: Man in Evolution by G de Purucker
An examination of theosophical views regarding the biological and spiritual evolution of mankind. Of particular appeal to all who question both Darwinism and Creationism.
Theosophy 6 – 8 lessons
Required text: An Invitation to The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky
Provides a helpful method for studying H.P. Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine and introduces its devotional companion The Voice of the Silence – a book which offers guidance to seekers on the Path.
Theosophy 7 – 48 lessons
Required text: Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy by G de Purucker
Explores the universal principles presented in The Secret Doctrine and elucidates seven jewels or keys that lead to wisdom.
Theosophy 8 – 44 lessons
Required text: Fountain-Source of Occultism by G de Purucker
A deeper study of the metaphysical and esoteric truths presented in The Secret Doctrine.
For details about Theosophical Correspondence Courses please contact:
The National Secretaries
The Theosophical Society (Pasadena)
43 Stephenson Grove
Tel. 0151 352 5179
Comments or questions are welcome.
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