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The following 8 guides can be downloaded and used for individual or group study.  They form the basis of various topics which the enquirer can add additional readings and discussion to.

Each point needs to be elaborated upon, but the they are useful in forming the agenda over a period of days or even weeks of study.


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For those wishing to study the ancient wisdoms in a structured and progressive manner, The Theosophical Society in England offer a Diploma in Theosophy and Higher Diploma in Theosophy.

Pilgrim and the Path

Theosophy tells us that we are pilgrims, implying that we are on a journey to a particular place. If we decide that we are indeed pilgrims and start to look for the path that will take us to the goal of our pilgrimage, we should also have some idea of why we are traveling and where we are headed. To begin a process of self-unfoldment, we had also better know what is being unfolded.

Study Course on Theosophy in 21st Century

Many people are wondering the meaning of Life and the Universe. Theosophy is the essential knowledge about Life that has been expressed by remarkable people in different times and cultures. Helena Blavatsky rediscovered this perennial tradition for the general culture at the end of the 19th century and since then many thinkers have discovered it, have made their own contributions and modern…

Theosophical Classics CDROM

The essential works in modern theosophy are now available to all researchers, students, scholars and writers in one convenient CD that has a very fast search capability.

A study course on the basic ideas of Occult Wisdom

By Anna Kennedy Winner

A 10 Part Introduction of the Wisdom Tradition

The Technique of the Spiritual Life by Clara Codd

Clara Codd begins The Technique of the Spiritual Life with an overview of human nature and the "field" of becoming. She then explores preparation of the Way, addressing the powers of will, body, emotions and mind. A lengthy section on the "ancient and eternal Way," explored elements of spiritual consciousness. Her final sections address method and include meditation instructions. Each course…

The Myths of our Lives by Joy Mills

The program is divided into four parts, each part can be expanded into several sessions or compressed into one session. Participants in the program may determine how long or short a course they want it to be. Not included, but recommended, is a fifth section in which group members meet to share in total the myths they have written. Such a sharing is both personally valuable and provides a…

A simplified course of Raja Yoga by Wallace Slater

This simplified course of Raja Yoga is based on the author's experience in its practice under personal tuition and with the benefit of a wide study of yogic literature.  The books on the subject go into great detail about the philosophy of yoga.  Many are just commentaries on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, but they do not give detailed instructions in lesson form.  There…

Study Resources

The purpose of this resource is to make available to those wishing to put together a series of presentations on some of the Theosophical ideas that have been developed and introduced by the T.S. since its founding in 1875.

Communications Manual

This manual was put together to assist theosophical lodges and branches with their work. It is a communications manaul that covers a variety of aspects to present theosophy in todays world and language. 


Topics include:

- Theosophical concepts and teachings

- Effective writing

- Preparing talks

- Effective speaking and presenting 

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

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

Study Course, An Introduction to Esoteric Principles by Doss McDavid

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.

Theosophy - An Introductory Study Course By John Algeo

This study course provides an introduction to basic Theosophical concepts. Chapters include questions for group or individual study.

Download Theosophy: An Introductory Study Course by John Algeo, Ph.D.

Study Course - Basic Theosophy

You can study theosophy for free at your own time by enrolling in the correspondence course on Basic Theosophy.

Here are the simple steps that you need to do:

1. Fill up the Course Registration Form and attach it to an email to You will receive an acknowledgment with…

The Bhagavad Gita Study Course

A Study Course By John Algeo

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the world’s most important books—indeed, one of the great books of human culture, Eastern and Western alike.

In India, the Gita is many things: it is the major guidebook to the spiritual life in the Hindu tradition; it…

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