A Basic Course of Theosophy
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1- The Ageless Wisdom Tradition
The Perennial Philosophy in the World – The Roots of Theosophy in the West: Pythagoras, Plato, Neo-Platonism, Eckhart, Boehme and the Christian Theosophy.
2- Renaissance of Esotericism in the West
Founding of the Theosophical Society – General History of the Movement and its Influence on the Esoteric World – Theosophical Leaders – Impact of Theosophy on the world in Science, Philosophy, Religion, Education and Arts.
Primary meaning: Theosophy as a State of Consciousness – Secondary meaning: Universal Theosophy and Modern Theosophy.
4- The Birth of the Cosmos
The Absolute Ultimate Reality – Unity and Diversity – Cyclic Model of the Universe – Manifestation of the Universe: The Seven Planes – The Hierarchy of Beings.
5- Man the Microcosm
The Seven Human Principles: The Deity in Man – A Mind to Embrace the Universe – The Lower Nature – Cosmic Powers reflected in Man.
6- The Process of Evolution
The Aim of Evolution – The Cycle of Necessity – Descending into Matter – Evolution through the lower Kingdoms of Nature – The Human Stage: Physical, Intellectual and Spiritual Evolution – Dharma – Towards a Supra-human Stage.
7- Death, After Death & Reincarnation
What Happens When We Die? – Stage of Purgation – Stage of Assimilation – Returning to the Physical Plane – Is it Possible to Reincarnate in Animals? Time between Incarnations.
The Law of Cause and Effect – Action of Karma on the Different Planes – Different Kinds of Karma – Purpose of the Karmic Effects – Is it Possible to change Karma?
The Yoga of Theosophy
9- The Power of Thought and the Building of Character
The Seven Cosmic Forces – Thought Forms and Elementals – Building the Subtle Bodies – Use of the Power of Thought.
10- The Path of Discipleship
Masters, Rishis and Bodisattvas – Universal Compassion – Discipleship – The Path of Initiation.
A Change of Perspective – Developing the Higher Mind – Study as a form of Yoga.
The Purpose of Meditation – Foundations – Concentration, Meditation and Contemplation – Different Techniques.
Developing Unselfishness – What is Service? – Different Levels of Service – Service as a Spiritual Practice.