What is Theosophy?



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The word Theosophy is derived from the Greek THEOS (god) and SOPHIA (wisdom)which can be translated as Divine Wisdom, Wisdom Religion or in the modern interpretation as Ageless Wisdom. The word Theosophy has been in use for centuries. However, this explanation in itself doesn’t tell the new enquirer very much.


Theosophy seeks to examine and identify the underlying elements of basic wisdom or thought of various religious teachings that have been important in the development of humankind. This examination does not seek to draw anyone away from the religion that he or she belongs to, but to give a rational explanation and interpretation of the inner meanings of the creeds and ceremonies of religion.


Members of the Theosophical Society may adhere to any religion or have no religion at all. A Faivre said of the Theosophist;


In truth, he seeks to gain the ultimate vision of the principle of the world’s reality. His work begins where rational philosophy ends, but the Theosophist is more free and more creative than the Theologian.


The ideas presented by Helena Petrovna P Blavatsky in works such as the Secret Doctrine are primarily drawn from Esoteric Buddhism and Brahminical Hinduism but also contain elements of other religious systems. In the Secret Doctrine, H P blavatsky presents a scheme for the existence of the Universe and outlines man’s place within that scheme. Her work is based on three propositions outlined here in simplified form;


1)    There exists an omnipresent and immutable principle on which all speculation is impossible.

2)    Ours is one of many universes which have existed and will exist in a boundless plane of existence.

3)     We are each part of a greater over-soul and we evolve through the learning process provided by the cycle of death and rebirth known as Reincarnation, and governed by the law of cause and effect known as Karma



H P Blavatsky also sought to interpret the eastern esoteric tradition for the western mind and to bring science and religions closer together. This work is carried on by the Theosophical movement.


Theosophy is not a religion since it has no dogma, creed, or ritual. Ideas presented at Theosophical meetings, study groups, in Theosophical literature and on the internet are for consideration and are negotiable. Even the works of the big names of Theosophy can be questioned.


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For more info on Theosophy

Try these


Dave’s Streetwise Theosophy Boards

The Theosophy Website that

Welcomes Absolute Beginners


Theosophy in Cardiff


Theosophy in Wales


Wales! Wales! Theosophy Wales

The All Wales Guide to

 Getting Started in Theosophy

This is for everybody not just people in Wales


Cardiff Lodge’s Instant Guide to Theosophy


Cardiff Theosophy Start-Up

A Free Intro to Theosophy


Cardiff Theosophical Archive


Cardiff Blavatsky Archive


Blavatsky Blogger

Independent Theosophical Blog


Quick Blasts of Theosophy

One Liners & Quick Explanations


Great Theosophists


The Most Basic Theosophy Website in the Universe

If you run a Theosophy Group you can use

this as an introductory handout



The New Rock ‘n Roll


The Key to Theosophy


The Voice of the Silence


The South of Heaven Guide to

 Theosophy and Devachan


The South of Heaven Guide

To Theosophy and Dreams


The South of Heaven Guide

To Theosophy and Angels


Theosophy and Help From

The Universe


Feelgood Theosophy

Visit the Feelgood Lodge


The Tooting Broadway

Underground Theosophy Website

The Spiritual Home of Urban Theosophy


The Mornington Crescent

Underground Theosophy Website

The Earth Base for Evolutionary Theosophy


Theosophy Wales Burn-Up


Theosophy Wales Vanguard




2009 Starts with a Boost for Theosophy

at the Bangor, Conwy & Swansea Lodges


The news that the Welsh Regional Association has recently  

received a pecuniary bequest of £3000 has to be greeted

with overwhelming enthusiasm by the members of the

three Regional Association affiliated Lodges in

Bangor, Conwy and Swansea.


The possibilities for a massive boost in Theosophical

activities at these Lodges are enormous and great

things are probably, at this moment, being planned.




Try these if you are looking for a

local Theosophy Group or Centre



UK Listing of Theosophical Groups


Worldwide Directory of Theosophical Links


International Directory of 

Theosophical Societies




Theosophy Wales Group Start

The Theosophy Wales Guide to

Starting a Theosophy Group

& of course you don’t need to live in Wales

to take advantage of this guide


Your Own Theosophy Group Starts Here

A Guide to starting your own Theosophy Group


These are suggestions and pointers for forming

your own independent Theosophy Group and

not instructions on how to form a branch of a

larger Theosophical Organisation.


The subject of affiliation to a larger body is

covered but as affiliation may mean compromise

and nobody owns Theosophy anyway, we leave

that decision entirely up to you