United Lodge of Theosophists, London, UK

Correspondence Course

in English

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Welcome to the Course

The course is based on the original writings of the theosophical founders Mme H. P. Blavatsky and William Q. Judge.  These, in distinction to some latter writings, remain the most reliable source of esoteric philosophy.

They are incomparable for those who wish to know about what the ancient wisdom teaches on the mysteries of being, of the life principle in Nature (the mysterious Jiv-Atma, science’s little understood ‘life & consciousness’), or of the opportunities and responsibilities we have for our evolution, and how we can work harmoniously with greater Nature in that process.

This doctrine is supported by the study of a great many sound thinkers and altruistic individuals. They are wholly self-consistent and – above all – they lead the diligent seeker to a deep and beneficial transformation by the gradual removal of the self-imposed barriers of separateness that hold him down.  Why ‘separateness,’ it is asked?  In the philosophy this seemingly innocuous ‘sin of separateness’ is described as the root of selfishness.  Its opposite is that feeling of unity which leads us to ‘the good,’ that which is superior to being as Plato says in The Republic (508e), since it is only through the good that truth can be perceived.

The Lineage

The views given in theosophy are not new.  Nor are they the invention of any single person but arise from the work of countless generations of initiated sages and adepts since the earliest times of humanity (H. P. Blavatsky, the Secret Doctrine 1:272, item 1).

The course presents this philosophical and ethical system through a series of 10 topics, these themes providing the serious student with a reliable basis for a deeper search, which is above all, along ethical and reliable lines.

Such noble and enlightening ideas are found in many religions, but a singular claim is made that the perennial wisdom of ‘Theosophy’ originated and preceded each and every religion, the exoteric religions being only more or less faithful copies of it, suited and adjusted to time and conditions.

Thus the true theosophical teachings of the original founders are said to have a constant, ancient and traceable lineage that precedes those great figures, teachers and sages from the earliest historical periods, both East and West.

By taking the course you will gain a knowledge of Theosophy as it was originally given in its purity, beauty, and depth. The invitation is to study and assess it impartially, judging it by its merits and one’s own life experience.

For those who feel charity for the suffering of their fellow men, who seek reasonable answers and who search for the truth above all, they will find many of their questions soon answered.

The topics

1.  Reincarnation,  2.  Karma,   3.  The Mahatmas,   4.  The Mind,    5.  Astral Body,   6.  After Death States,   7.  Sleep & Dreams,   8.  Cycles,   9.  Evolution,     and   10.  Psychic Laws.   (each topic has a short Q&A for you to complete)

The course concludes with a final topic on “The Theosophical Movement”, a historical summary of how this ancient knowledge has been taught by many of the great thinkers of the ages, to guide humanity’s cultural, scientific, and social evolution.

At the end of each topic there are questions to be answered in your own words and sent in.  Sample answers are provided and brief comments will be made on your answers.

Guidance and welcome


a) Q: Is the course material available by post or email?  A: yes, either.

b) Q: Is it free?   A: It is always free of charge, donations are always welcome but are not asked for.

c) Q: I’ve got questions on the course material, when can I discuss them?  A: Yes, you can ask questions by correspondence or in person if you attend any of the meetings at the Lodge.

d) Q: is there a brief description of what Theosophy is, where it came from? A: One of the best is this extract “Who are the Sages?

The topics are sent free by post or email as PDF documents. Your answers can be returned by email, post, or fax.

For FAQs on other topics click here.

Next steps

If you would like to join the course then follow the instructions below for enrolling and the reading list.

Please do ask if there are any questions!

  • Enrolling

To enrol tick the box in the the enquiry form www.theosophy-ult.org.uk/contact

You can also contact us by email and please say how you would like to receive the course, by email or by post.

email:   tcc@theosophy-ult.org.uk

post:     ULT Correspondence Course,  Robert Crosbie House, 62 Queen’s Gardens,   London,  W2 3AH,  UK.

fax:       +44 8445 834 714     mobile +44 7753 619 953

Your details will remain private and won’t be used elsewhere.

Thank you.

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