This classic of theosophy is a dialogue between an inquirer and a theosophist that uncovers its essential principles.
Its philosophical depth and compelling reasoning offer encouragement and clarity: it was The Key to Theosophy with the inherent reasonableness of its dialectic dialogue that prompted Mohandas GANDHI to return to his Hindu traditions which he had before only viewed as being superstitious and ritualistic, but which later which sustained him during his remarkable life. In his autobiography he wrote
I recall having read, at the brothers’ instance, Madame Blavatsky’s Key to Theosophy. This book stimulated in me the desire to read books on Hinduism, and disabused me of the notion fostered by the missionaries that Hinduism was rife with superstition. (Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Ch 20)
Theosophy is the brotherhood of man. Theosophy is the teaching of Madame Blavatsky. It is Hinduism at its best. (Mahatma Gandhi – His Life & Times, Louis Fischer, London 1951, p 494)
The Key to Theosophy shows it is possible to unify the world’s religions, philosophies and sciences into a complete whole, something never before thought conceivable let alone achievable.
It is the aim of Theosophy to lead mankind back to a unifying spirituality free of preconceptions, to regain the natural sense of divinity and identity with his higher Self, through the Yoga of union that countless of the noblest, brightest and most respected philosophers have written of, from Pythagoras and Plato to the Buddha and Lao Tzu.