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  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Yoga Vasistha

    Thursday, 14:00 - 15:15 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    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) It forms part of the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana, of which Mme Blavatsky said the following: “The Ramayana – every line of which has to be read esoterically – discloses in magnificent symbolism and allegory the tribulations of both man and soul.” In the Yoga Vasistha, the sage Vasistha, through the use of stories, illustrations and arguments, instructs Rama in the nature of reality and indicates the path to liberation through self-enquiry and self-effort. It is therefore fully practical and can be seen as an instruction manual for how to live a spiritual life, while at the same time its essence is mystical. In this course we make a close study of a simplified one-volume edition of this teaching, copies of which will be available to buy for £8. The group has already been running for several terms, and after a short initial summary, we will be continuing with where we left off at the end of last term.

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    Thursday, 15:30 - 17:00 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    These ancient aphorisms present an outline of consciousness and its transformation. They give practical advice on what impediments on the path are to be overcome as well as instruction on how to overcome them. The sutras begin with an explanation of the necessity of establishing the mind in stillness, without which the material world is taken to be the ultimate reality. To achieve this constant practice of stillness as well as detachment from the appearance are necessary. The book goes on to describe the obstacles to attaining higher consciousness, and how they can be overcome, a process which requires, among other things, self-discipline and self-study, non-violence, not stealing, compassion, truthfulness, and the cultivation of friendliness. Ignorance is explained as being the root cause of a number of other unpleasant impediments, which give rise to suffering, and which must, therefore, be replaced by real knowledge. Patanjali emphasises that everything that can be apprehended through the senses - in other words the whole of materiality – exists only for the sake of the Self. During the sessions, we will examine two main translations and commentaries by I K Taimni and Ravi Ravindra with a view to deepening the understanding of the text. Copies of the text will be provided.

  • The Secret Doctrine Study Days

    Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00 Headquarters Janet Hoult, Tony Maddock

    The modern theosophical movement is based upon the life-work of H P Blavatsky, her association with those Adept Teachers she referred to as her Masters, and the promotion of that body of knowledge given by them through her in her many writings, principally ‘The Secret Doctrine.’ We invite all students of the Wisdom Tradition, new and old, to join us in this day of group study and exploration, with Madame Blavatsky’s classic work as our guide.

    There will be a lunch break; please either bring your own vegetarian food – alternatively, there are a number of places to eat nearby. Copies of The Secret Doctrine and printed copies of selected passages will be available for use.

    Please note that is helpful for participants to have a familiarity with the teachings of H. P. Blavatsky for this class. If in doubt, please check with the course leaders, who can be contacted via the London Headquarters.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Yoga Vasistha

    Thursday, 14:00 - 15:15 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    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) It forms part of the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana, of which Mme Blavatsky said the following: “The Ramayana – every line of which has to be read esoterically – discloses in magnificent symbolism and allegory the tribulations of both man and soul.” In the Yoga Vasistha, the sage Vasistha, through the use of stories, illustrations and arguments, instructs Rama in the nature of reality and indicates the path to liberation through self-enquiry and self-effort. It is therefore fully practical and can be seen as an instruction manual for how to live a spiritual life, while at the same time its essence is mystical. In this course we make a close study of a simplified one-volume edition of this teaching, copies of which will be available to buy for £8. The group has already been running for several terms, and after a short initial summary, we will be continuing with where we left off at the end of last term.

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    Thursday, 15:30 - 17:00 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    These ancient aphorisms present an outline of consciousness and its transformation. They give practical advice on what impediments on the path are to be overcome as well as instruction on how to overcome them. The sutras begin with an explanation of the necessity of establishing the mind in stillness, without which the material world is taken to be the ultimate reality. To achieve this constant practice of stillness as well as detachment from the appearance are necessary. The book goes on to describe the obstacles to attaining higher consciousness, and how they can be overcome, a process which requires, among other things, self-discipline and self-study, non-violence, not stealing, compassion, truthfulness, and the cultivation of friendliness. Ignorance is explained as being the root cause of a number of other unpleasant impediments, which give rise to suffering, and which must, therefore, be replaced by real knowledge. Patanjali emphasises that everything that can be apprehended through the senses - in other words the whole of materiality – exists only for the sake of the Self. During the sessions, we will examine two main translations and commentaries by I K Taimni and Ravi Ravindra with a view to deepening the understanding of the text. Copies of the text will be provided.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Yoga Vasistha

    Thursday, 14:00 - 15:15 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    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) It forms part of the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana, of which Mme Blavatsky said the following: “The Ramayana – every line of which has to be read esoterically – discloses in magnificent symbolism and allegory the tribulations of both man and soul.” In the Yoga Vasistha, the sage Vasistha, through the use of stories, illustrations and arguments, instructs Rama in the nature of reality and indicates the path to liberation through self-enquiry and self-effort. It is therefore fully practical and can be seen as an instruction manual for how to live a spiritual life, while at the same time its essence is mystical. In this course we make a close study of a simplified one-volume edition of this teaching, copies of which will be available to buy for £8. The group has already been running for several terms, and after a short initial summary, we will be continuing with where we left off at the end of last term.

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    Thursday, 15:30 - 17:00 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    These ancient aphorisms present an outline of consciousness and its transformation. They give practical advice on what impediments on the path are to be overcome as well as instruction on how to overcome them. The sutras begin with an explanation of the necessity of establishing the mind in stillness, without which the material world is taken to be the ultimate reality. To achieve this constant practice of stillness as well as detachment from the appearance are necessary. The book goes on to describe the obstacles to attaining higher consciousness, and how they can be overcome, a process which requires, among other things, self-discipline and self-study, non-violence, not stealing, compassion, truthfulness, and the cultivation of friendliness. Ignorance is explained as being the root cause of a number of other unpleasant impediments, which give rise to suffering, and which must, therefore, be replaced by real knowledge. Patanjali emphasises that everything that can be apprehended through the senses - in other words the whole of materiality – exists only for the sake of the Self. During the sessions, we will examine two main translations and commentaries by I K Taimni and Ravi Ravindra with a view to deepening the understanding of the text. Copies of the text will be provided.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Secret Doctrine Study Days

    Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00 Headquarters Janet Hoult, Tony Maddock

    The modern theosophical movement is based upon the life-work of H P Blavatsky, her association with those Adept Teachers she referred to as her Masters, and the promotion of that body of knowledge given by them through her in her many writings, principally ‘The Secret Doctrine.’ We invite all students of the Wisdom Tradition, new and old, to join us in this day of group study and exploration, with Madame Blavatsky’s classic work as our guide.

    There will be a lunch break; please either bring your own vegetarian food – alternatively, there are a number of places to eat nearby. Copies of The Secret Doctrine and printed copies of selected passages will be available for use.

    Please note that is helpful for participants to have a familiarity with the teachings of H. P. Blavatsky for this class. If in doubt, please check with the course leaders, who can be contacted via the London Headquarters.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Yoga Vasistha

    Thursday, 14:00 - 15:15 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    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) It forms part of the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana, of which Mme Blavatsky said the following: “The Ramayana – every line of which has to be read esoterically – discloses in magnificent symbolism and allegory the tribulations of both man and soul.” In the Yoga Vasistha, the sage Vasistha, through the use of stories, illustrations and arguments, instructs Rama in the nature of reality and indicates the path to liberation through self-enquiry and self-effort. It is therefore fully practical and can be seen as an instruction manual for how to live a spiritual life, while at the same time its essence is mystical. In this course we make a close study of a simplified one-volume edition of this teaching, copies of which will be available to buy for £8. The group has already been running for several terms, and after a short initial summary, we will be continuing with where we left off at the end of last term.

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    Thursday, 15:30 - 17:00 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    These ancient aphorisms present an outline of consciousness and its transformation. They give practical advice on what impediments on the path are to be overcome as well as instruction on how to overcome them. The sutras begin with an explanation of the necessity of establishing the mind in stillness, without which the material world is taken to be the ultimate reality. To achieve this constant practice of stillness as well as detachment from the appearance are necessary. The book goes on to describe the obstacles to attaining higher consciousness, and how they can be overcome, a process which requires, among other things, self-discipline and self-study, non-violence, not stealing, compassion, truthfulness, and the cultivation of friendliness. Ignorance is explained as being the root cause of a number of other unpleasant impediments, which give rise to suffering, and which must, therefore, be replaced by real knowledge. Patanjali emphasises that everything that can be apprehended through the senses - in other words the whole of materiality – exists only for the sake of the Self. During the sessions, we will examine two main translations and commentaries by I K Taimni and Ravi Ravindra with a view to deepening the understanding of the text. Copies of the text will be provided.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Yoga Vasistha

    Thursday, 14:00 - 15:15 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    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) It forms part of the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana, of which Mme Blavatsky said the following: “The Ramayana – every line of which has to be read esoterically – discloses in magnificent symbolism and allegory the tribulations of both man and soul.” In the Yoga Vasistha, the sage Vasistha, through the use of stories, illustrations and arguments, instructs Rama in the nature of reality and indicates the path to liberation through self-enquiry and self-effort. It is therefore fully practical and can be seen as an instruction manual for how to live a spiritual life, while at the same time its essence is mystical. In this course we make a close study of a simplified one-volume edition of this teaching, copies of which will be available to buy for £8. The group has already been running for several terms, and after a short initial summary, we will be continuing with where we left off at the end of last term.

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    Thursday, 15:30 - 17:00 Headquarters Elizabeth Crofts

    These ancient aphorisms present an outline of consciousness and its transformation. They give practical advice on what impediments on the path are to be overcome as well as instruction on how to overcome them. The sutras begin with an explanation of the necessity of establishing the mind in stillness, without which the material world is taken to be the ultimate reality. To achieve this constant practice of stillness as well as detachment from the appearance are necessary. The book goes on to describe the obstacles to attaining higher consciousness, and how they can be overcome, a process which requires, among other things, self-discipline and self-study, non-violence, not stealing, compassion, truthfulness, and the cultivation of friendliness. Ignorance is explained as being the root cause of a number of other unpleasant impediments, which give rise to suffering, and which must, therefore, be replaced by real knowledge. Patanjali emphasises that everything that can be apprehended through the senses - in other words the whole of materiality – exists only for the sake of the Self. During the sessions, we will examine two main translations and commentaries by I K Taimni and Ravi Ravindra with a view to deepening the understanding of the text. Copies of the text will be provided.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.

  • The Ageless Wisdom for Everyone

    Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00 Headquarters 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 be a different topic and a free sheet of notes for each session, all relevant to you in the modern world; opportunities to ask questions, no pressure and no homework! So, why not ‘Dare to be Wise’ . . .? Edward Archer is an inventor and writer, has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for 44 years, is young at heart, loves the Ageless Wisdom and tries to live it.