The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Hobart Branch

What is Theosophy?


See below for our Leaflets & Booklets - A selection of basic principles found in the literature of Theosophy. 
Booklets & Leaflets

The Theosophical Society:  Objects and Ideals of The Theosophical Society
  and lifting a corner of the veil on Theosophy:  Foundations Of the Esoteric Philosophy 

See below for our Articles & Texts - A selection of writings on important ideas in the study of Theosophy. 
Articles and Texts

See below for our current and past issues of Theosophy in Australia magazine. 
Theosophy in Australia Magazine

Theosophy is from the Greek word Theosophia, which means Theo Divine or God + Sophia Wisdom: though esoterically it may be said to mean the Wisdom of The Gods.

It is best described in H.P.B's. words-

If Theosophy prevailing in the struggle, its all-embracing philosophy strikes deep root into the minds and hearts of humanity, if its doctrines of Reincarnation and Karma, in other words, of Hope and Responsibility, find a home in the lives of the new generations, then, indeed, will dawn the day of joy and gladness for all who now suffer and are outcast. For real Theosophy IS ALTRUISM, and we cannot repeat it too often. It is brotherly love, mutual help, unswerving devotion to Truth. If once people do but realize that in these alone can true happiness be found, and never in wealth, possessions, or any selfish gratification, then the dark clouds will roll away, and a new humanity will be born upon earth.

H. P. Blavatsky, from Our Cycle And The Next, Collected Writings Volume XI 1889 Pages 186-202

If Eastern comparisons may be permitted, Theosophy is the shoreless ocean of universal truth, love, and wisdom, reflecting its radiance on the earth, while the Theosophical Society is only a visible bubble on that reflection. Theosophy is divine nature, visible and invisible, and its Society human nature trying to ascend to its divine parent. Theosophy, finally, is the fixed eternal sun, and its Society the evanescent comet trying to settle in an orbit to become a planet, ever revolving within the attraction of the sun of truth. It was formed to assist in showing to men and women that such a thing as Theosophy exists, and to help them to ascend towards it by studying and assimilating its eternal verities.

H. P. Blavatsky, in The Key To Theosophy, 'The Concrete And The Abstract'

An introduction to online resources for the study of Theosophy.
Introduction to Theosophy - Resources

A candle light against the sun, a small selection of books for reading.
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