Class Descriptions


Pearls from Dzogchen, Advaita Vedanta, and The Secret Doctrine
A profound study of H. P. Blavatsky’s masterpiece sustained by the great teachings on meditation from the yogis of India and Tibet.

The Key to Theosophy
H. P. Blavatsky traces the broad outlines of the Wisdom Religion and the Theosophical Movement.  Question and Answer format presents basic and unfamiliar concepts in clear language and as simply as possible.  Especially valuable for its extended coverage of what happens after death and an analysis of our inner psychological nature. Various objections raised by inquirers are dealt with in a straightforward manner.  Text read and discussed in class.


Bhagavad-Gita and Notes on the Bhagavad-Gita
A portion of the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata, this timeless dialog between the teacher, Krishna, and his disciple, Arjuna, remains a central keynote in the eternal, inner battle within each human being. William Q. Judge’s masterful rendition remains among the best and most insightful editions ever produced.  Text read and discussed in class, along with Notes on the Bhagavad-Gita, by Judge and Robert Crosbie


The Ocean of Theosophy
Written by William Q. Judge and first published in 1893, the Ocean of Theosophy provides a simple and concise statement of Theosophical teachings. First appearing as a series of newspaper articles, in which Judge set forth all the major doctrines of the philosophy, it deals with questions that might naturally occur to the average reader.

The Secret Doctrine
Regarded as the most comprehensive text of the Theosophical movement divided into two volumes: “Cosmogenesis” (the Universe) and “Anthropogenesis” (Humankind).  Written by H. P. Blavatsky, it remains as a one of Western society’s greatest achievements embodying the original Eastern Esoteric Teachings.  It illuminates the timeless fragments of knowledge and wisdom veiled in both the symbols and allegories of nearly every Mystery sect or Tradition known today and those lost throughout the Ages. Text read and discussed in class, with additional emphasis on fundamental principles, cross-referenced and compared throughout the work.

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