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Welcome to the Web-site of the Theosophical Society in England

The word Theosophy  has been used for many centuries, it is of Greek origin meaning Wisdom of the Gods (theo – of Gods, sophia– wisdom). Wisdom cannot be enclosed within words, it is a Truth which must be discovered and experienced by each one for themselves. Theosophy, sometimes known as the Ageless Wisdom, is the Light which shines through the many coloured lamps of religion. It is the thread of truth in scriptures, creeds, symbols, myths and rituals. Divine Wisdom is One, the paths towards it are many.

The Theosophical Society, founded in 1875, is a worldwide body whose primary object is Universal Brotherhood without distinction based on the realization that life, and all its diverse forms, human and non-human, is indivisibly One.
The Society imposes no belief on its members, who are united by a common search for Truth and desire to learn the meaning and purpose of existence through study, reflection, self-responsibility, and loving service.
Theosophy is the wisdom underlying all religions when they are stripped of accretions and superstitions. It offers a philosophy which renders life intelligible and demonstrates that justice and love guide the cosmos. Its teachings aid the unfoldment of the latent spiritual nature in the human being.


The Greatest Illusion in the world is the Illusion of Separation





A combination of DVD presentations on theosophical studies, and practical lessons on Sanskrit vocabulary and pronunciation. From 2pm to 5pm,  with Pamela El Hosaini and Elizabeth Crofts.

This is an 8 session course – from 1st of October to 12th of December.

 For further details click here.

North West Autumn Conference


“Crest Jewel of Wisdom”

Manchester 29 October
1.45 pm at The Quaker Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS

Jenny Baker, the President of the Theosophical Society in England, will be our speaker at the North West Autumn Conference in Manchester on Saturday 29 October.

For further information click here.

The Path into the Mysteries


This talk is designed to help people understand the prerequisites that guide an individual into the mysteries of enlightenment.

This event is hosted by the Southport Branch of the Theosophical Society and our guest speaker is William Meader, a very popular, international lecturer, who is a deep student of the Theosophical teachings. For further information click here.

November 9th 2016. Time:  6.45pm – 9.30pm.
Cost: £10 (pre-booking advised to reserve a seat)

Venue:  Friends Meeting House (Liverpool) `22 School Lane  Liverpool, L1 3BT

Further Information:  Noeline Hart   Email: noeline@live.co.uk or tel:07854110800



Diploma in Theosophy


One year course on Theosophy, with Eric McGough For more information click here

Weekly Events Schedule

  • The Yoga Vasistha

    Tuesday, 4:00 pm Elizabeth Crofts

    Yoga Vasistha is considered one of the most important texts of the ancient Vedantic philosophy and is a very engaging one. It describes Prince Rama’s frustration with the life, the world and human suffering, and his desire for liberation. The sage Vasistha, who is revered in the Rig Veda, explains to Rama how to achieve this through self-enquiry and self-effort. Copies of the text […]
  • The Secret Doctrine Studies

    Tuesday, 6:30 pm Elizabeth Crofts

    Our aim in these sessions is to approach this fountain-source of modern theosophy through a deep and close reading of the text. This is an exercise in developing concentration and insight, and is a form of meditation in itself. Some copies of the book will be available for use in the class, but students who […]
  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Thursday, 2:00 pm Edward Archer

    A series of seminars covering the great, thought-provoking ideas of Theosophy which make sense of our lives and give them purpose right now. Topics include spiritual development, initiations, Masters of Wisdom, invisible worlds, the immortality of consciousness and karma. It’s all about the Great School of Life here on Earth for us all. There will […]

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The NorthWest Federation of the Theosophical Society

Promoting theosophy in NW England

Theosophical Order of Service

1) To minimise the sum of misery in the world;
2) To forget self in working for others;
3) To eliminate selfishness and substitute love as the rule of the world; and
4) To live to the highest that is within us

Foundation for Theosophical Studies



The journal of philosophy science & spirituality.

National Speakers Scheme

The Foundation’s speakers offer a diverse range of subjects, providing not only information for the mind but also inspiration for the heart.  These lectures, workshops and seminars are aimed at groups and organisations who want to know more about the Ageless Wisdom, Theosophy, and provide a great opportunity for learning more about the essential truths at the heart of all philosophy, science and spirituality.

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Be Our Partner

The Foundation for Theosophical Studies is an educational charity which promotes education, study and research in religion, philosophy and science.  It aims to help people understand and discover the essential truths at the heart of all philosophy, science and spirituality, especially the fundamental unity of all people.

If you feel in tune with our work, you might like to join our volunteer team, help to arrange a local event or become an Ambassador for the Foundation in your area.  We would be delighted to hear from you, please let us know what you would like to do.

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