Geoffrey Farthing (1909-2004), a co-founder of the Blavatsky Trust, has been one of the foremost exponents of Blavatsky-Theosophy in recent times. This web site contains a comprehensive collection of Geoffrey's writings and these aim to present Theosophy in a clearly written way for today's reader. Geoffrey Farthing was awarded the International Theosophical Society's highest award 'The Subba Row Medal' in 1996 for his outstanding contribution to theosophical literature.
Our web site contains information about Theosophy, the ageless Wisdom, as presented by the Mahatmas (also called adepts or Masters) and contained in the writings of Theosophical Society co-founder Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 - 1891).
Theosophy is a recent recapitulation of the ancient wisdom tradition that has been disseminated by the founders of the modern Theosophical Movement. The teachings are explanatory of Universal Laws; Laws that establish the principle of Unity inherent in Nature and which are the basis of Universal Brotherhood. (Theosophy, as a term, can also used to refer to the universal Ancient Wisdom underlying all religions.)
H.P. Blavatsky was a remarkable woman; one of the most gifted and fascinating of modern times. Destined for a solitary path, she left husband and homeland to travel the world in search of occult knowledge, a quest which ultimately took her to the great Mahatmas and the Ancient wisdom of the East. Her odyssey was to bring her enlightenment and enemies, fame and notoriety; devotion and denouncement ... but it also resulted in some of the greatest occult classics ever written, and the founding, in 1875, of the modern Theosophical Society.
Dr Edi Bilimoria.
It seems to be virtually axiomatic that the amount of calumny and abuse heaped by unregenerate portions of humankind upon a person stand in direct proportion to his nobility and desire to elevate the common human lot. Ironically, a noble and spiritual life in no way automatically implies that personal circumstances will be free from powerful strains. Such was the case with those redeemers of mankind whose unswerving mission, born out of their selfless love of humanity, was to lead men out of the mire of his limited existence towards eternal peace and brotherhood; the likes of Zarathushtra, Jesus, Giordano Bruno and Mohammed. Alas! This most certainly applied to Blavatsky as well. Read more ...
Geoffrey Farthing was concerned that the original point and purpose of the Theosophical Society had been lost in the years that followed the death of H.P. Blavatsky, and that a significant part of the substance and detail of the teachings, as given out by Blavatsky and others, has become distorted. Geoffrey Farthing's writings primarily aim to accurately present Blavatsky's work in a form suited to the modern reader, and in addition, a significant number of articles and letters take a critical, and sometimes controversial, look at the Society itself. In 1969 Geoffrey wrote 'What is the Theosophical Society?' (go to text) and followed this by an analysis of Theosophy itself (go to text).
For more information on the Theosophical Mahatmas see the article Mahatmas versus Ascended Masters (go to article on Theosophical Society in America website).
One of H.P.B.'s last gift's to us, The Voice of the Silence is a devotional classic of great spiritual significance. Muriel Daw's Companion renders the 'Voice' accessible to a modern audience - not as a substitute for the deep mysticism of the original, but as a tool for understanding.
Offers a distinct opportunity for students and scholars alike to focus on influential, yet still vastly overlooked, aspects of European and global intellectual, religious and social history often categorized as 'Western esotericism'.
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