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An Outline of Theosophy

By

Charles Webster Leadbeater

 

 

Charles Webster Leadbeater

1858? - 1934

 

 

Theosophy – What It Is

 

 

For many a year men have been discussing arguing, enquiring about certain great basic truths – about the existence and the Nature of God, about His relation to man, and about the past and future of humanity.  So radically have they differed

on these points, and so bitterly have they assailed and ridiculed one another’s beliefs, that there has come to be a firmly-rooted popular opinion that with regard to all these matters there is no certainty available – nothing but vague speculation amid a cloud of unsound deductions drawn from ill-established premises. And this in spite of the very definite, though frequently incredible, assertions made on these subjects on behalf of the various religions.

 

This popular opinion, though not unnatural under the circumstances, is entirely untrue. There are definite facts available – plenty of them. Theosophy gives them to us; but it offers them not (as religions do) as matters of faith, but as subjects for study. It is itself not a religion, but it bears to religions the same relation as did the ancient philosophies. It does not contradict them, but explains them.

 

Whatever in any of them is unreasonable, it rejects as necessarily unworthy of the Deity and derogatory to Him; whatever is reasonable in each and all of them it takes up, explains and emphasises, and thus combines all into one harmonious whole.

 

It holds that truth on all these most important points is attainable – that there is a great body of knowledge about them already existing. It considers all the various religions as statements of that truth from different points of view; since, though they differ much as to nomenclature and as to articles of belief, they all agree as to the only matter which are of real importance – the kind of life which a good man should lead, the qualities which he must develop, the vices which he must avoid. On these practical points the teaching is identical in Hinduism and Buddhism, in Zoroasterianism and Muhammadanism, in Judaism and Christianity.

 

Theosophy may be described to the outside world as an intelligent theory of the universe. Yet for those who have studied it, it is not theory, but fact; for it is a definite science, capable of being studied, and its teachings are verifiable by investigation and experiment for those who are willing to take the trouble to qualify themselves for such enquiry.

 

It is a statement of the great facts of Nature so far as they are known – an outline of the scheme of our

corner of the universe.

 

 

 

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The Theosophical Value of

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Tekels Park

Camberley, Surrey, England GU15 – 2LF

 

Tekels Park to be Sold to a Developer

Concerns are raised about the fate of the wildlife as

The Spiritual Retreat, Tekels Park in Camberley,

Surrey, England is to be sold to a developer

 

Many feel that the sale of a sanctuary for 

wildlife to a developer can only mean disaster

 for the park’s animals

 

Confusion as the Theoversity moves out of 

Tekels Park to Southampton, Glastonbury & 

Chorley in Lancashire while the leadership claim

that the Theosophical Society will carry on using 

Tekels Park despite its sale to a developer

 

Theosophy talks of a compassionate attitude

to animals and the sale of the Tekels Park

sanctuary for wildlife to a developer has

dismayed many Theosophists

 

 

Future of Tekels Park Badgers in Doubt

Badgers have been resident

in Tekels Park for Centuries

 

Tekels Park & the Loch Ness Monster

A Satirical view of the sale of Tekels Park

in Camberley, Surrey to a developer

 

 

The Toff’s Guide to the Sale of Tekels Park

What the men in top hats have to say about the

sale of Tekels Park to a developer. It doesn’t

require a Diploma in Finance or indeed a

Diploma in Anything to realize that this is a

bad time economically to sell Tekels Park

 

Party On! Tekels Park Theosophy NOT

 

St Francis Church at Tekels Park

 

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Classic Introductory Theosophy Text

A Text Book of Theosophy By C W Leadbeater

 

What Theosophy Is  From the Absolute to Man

 

The Formation of a Solar System  The Evolution of Life

 

The Constitution of Man  After Death  Reincarnation

 

The Purpose of Life  The Planetary Chains

 

The Result of Theosophical Study

 

 

Elementary Theosophy

An Outstanding Introduction to Theosophy

By a student of Katherine Tingley

 

Elementary Theosophy Who is the Man?  Body and Soul   

 

Body, Soul and Spirit  Reincarnation  Karma

 

The Seven in Man and Nature

 

The Meaning of Death

 

 

The Occult World

By Alfred Percy Sinnett

 

Preface to the American Edition    Introduction

 

Occultism and its Adepts    The Theosophical Society

 

First Occult Experiences   Teachings of Occult Philosophy

 

Later Occult Phenomena    Appendix

 

 

The Ocean of Theosophy

William Quan Judge

 

Preface    Theosophy and the Masters    General Principles

 

The Earth Chain    Body and Astral Body    Kama – Desire

 

Manas    Of Reincarnation    Reincarnation Continued

 

Karma    Kama Loka    Devachan    Cycles

 

Septenary Constitution Of Man

 

Arguments Supporting Reincarnation

 

Differentiation Of Species Missing Links

 

Psychic Laws, Forces, and Phenomena

 

Psychic Phenomena and Spiritualism

 

 

Theosophy Cardiff’s

Instant Guide to Theosophy

Quick Explanations with Links to More Detailed Info

 

 

What is Theosophy ?  Theosophy Defined (More Detail)

 

Three Fundamental Propositions  Key Concepts of Theosophy

 

Cosmogenesis  Anthropogenesis  Root Races

 

Ascended Masters  After Death States

 

The Seven Principles of Man  Karma

 

Reincarnation   Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

 

Colonel Henry Steel Olcott  William Quan Judge

 

The Start of the Theosophical Society

 

History of the Theosophical Society

 

Theosophical Society Presidents

 

History of the Theosophical Society in Wales

 

The Three Objectives of the Theosophical Society

 

Explanation of the Theosophical Society Emblem

 

The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)

 

Ocean of Theosophy

William Quan Judge

 

Glossaries of Theosophical Terms

 

Worldwide Theosophical Links

 

 

 

 

 

A Study in Karma

Annie Besant

 

Karma  Fundamental Principles  Laws: Natural and Man-Made  The Law of Laws 

 

The Eternal Now  Succession  Causation The Laws of Nature  A Lesson of The Law

 

  Karma Does Not Crush  Apply This Law  Man in The Three Worlds  Understand The Truth

 

Man and His Surroundings  The Three Fates  The Pair of Triplets  Thought, The Builder

 

  Practical Meditation  Will and Desire  The Mastery of Desire  Two Other Points

 

  The Third Thread  Perfect Justice  Our Environment  Our Kith and Kin  Our Nation

 

The Light for a Good Man  Knowledge of Law  The Opposing Schools

 

The More Modern View  Self-Examination  Out of the Past

 

Old Friendships  We Grow By Giving  Collective Karma  Family Karma

 

National Karma  India’s Karma  National Disasters

 

 

 

 

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So what is Theosophy anyway ?

 

The Theosophical Society

(Who started it ?)

 

Everything is Negotiable

 

Theosophy is not a religion

Let’s get that one straight

 

What about God ?

 

Sanskrit

Why do Theosophists use it ?

 

Ascended Masters

We can learn something from these guys

 

The Universe is all one thing

(Not put together)

 

How the Universe Works

(Universal Law)

 

Manvantara & Pralaya

(The universe exists for a while and then sort of doesn’t)

 

Constructing a Universe

Outline of the Creation Process

 

Evolution

(Everything evolves)

 

There is no Dead Matter in the Universe

Everything has Life

 

The Monad

The Divine Spark in Everything

 

The Kingdoms of Nature

The 10 rungs on the Ladder of Life

 

 

The Sevenfold Constitution of Man

Yes, we all operate at 7 levels

 

Why Man is not an Animal

 

What Happens After You Die

(Actually it’s not that bad)

(or shouldn’t be)

 

Reincarnation

(You do take some things with you but sadly not your money)

 

The Reincarnating Ego

The Link from Life to Life

 

Karma

 

Fohat

(The Energy Driving the Universe)

 

Prana

The Breath of Life

 

Earth’s Planetary Chain

Our Companion Globes

 

Root Races

We haven’t always looked like this

 

The Big Names of Theosophy

H P Blavatsky is usually the only Theosophist most

people have ever heard of. Let’s put that right.

 

 

 

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The hut circles of the ancient settlement in Porthdafarch,

 which is believed to date back 4000 years

Porth Dafarch is on the coast road between Treaddur Bay and Holyhead.

Holyhead is on Holy Island off the north west of the Island of Anglesey 

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South Stack Lighthouse

Off Holy Island about 3 miles from Holyhead

 

 

 

Wales is a Principality within the United Kingdom

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The coastline is almost 750 miles long. The population

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