THEOSOPHY: Exploring the True Nature of Human Belief in God or Spirit...
The term "Theosophy" literally means the philosophical exploration of theology - the study of the true nature of human belief in God or Spirit.
While religious belief and spirituality may be as old as mankind, theosophy was only recently introduced by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in the late 1800's (for more about Madame Blavatsky see the links below).
Theosophical study sets itself apart from religion primarily by its emphasis on personal experience, versus blind faith and dogma.
While certain principles are put forth, such as the concepts of unity and oneness, and that there is a "God" or universal intelligence behind all matter, the student is asked to test these hypotheses in order to reach a state of inner knowing versus belief.
Until recently, only inner knowing through personal internal experience was possible when attempting to confirm the truth of these theosophical ideas.
Today, we have modern science in the form of quantum physics, and technologies that can detect extremely subtle forms of energy, making it possible to confirm with hard evidence whether or not universal fields and higher intelligence really exists.
Discovery of the Zero Point Field provides evidence that all things are connected. Also, the wave structure of matter points to the true non-physical nature of the physical world. In addition, extremely sensitive equipment can now detect something called "Heart Intelligence" - a form of energy and information the seems to activate human DNA, transmits thoughts and emotional information between people, animals and plants, and may have far reaching effects upon the planet and our environment.
The study of Theosophy can provide valuable insight into the metaphysical aspects of religion and spirituality.
By remaining free of dogma and blind faith, theosophical exploration into the true nature of God or Spirit continues to evolve, allowing science and new technologies to play a role in the ongoing discovery of the true nature of the Universe, and how we choose to live our lives in it.
Click the links below to learn more Theosophy, OR, Go Back To: THE PHILOSOPHY OF METAPHYSICS to learn more about the true nature of knowledge and belief.
"Theosophy is not a belief or dogma formulated or invented by man, but is a knowledge of the laws which govern the evolution of the physical, astral, psychical, and intellectual constituents of nature and of man." - from The Ocean of Theosophy, by William Q. Judge, 1893
The Theosophical Society International Headquarters, Adyar The Theosophical Society, founded in 1875, is a worldwide body whose primary object is Universal Brotherhood without distinction based on the realization that life, and all its diverse forms, human and non-human, is indivisibly One. The Society imposes no belief on its members, who are united by a common search for Truth and desire to learn the meaning and purpose of existence through study, reflection, self-responsibility and loving service.
Your gateway to valuable material on the life, work, writings & teachings of H. P. Blavatsky, founder of modern Theosophy.
Annie Besant: 2nd President of the Theosophical Society Who is Annie Besant, teacher, lecturer, secularist and theosophist... (born Clapham, London October 1 1847 - died September 20 1933 in Adyar, India) Annie Wood Besant was a prominent Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule.
Watch Part 1 of a 90 minute lecture by Dr. Christopher Holmes on Theosophy - God, Science and Helena Blavatsky. If you enjoy Part 1 you can watch Parts 2-8 on Youtube.