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The publications of Geoffrey Farthing -
a co-founder of The Blavatsky Trust

     

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Geoffrey Farthing

A lifelong student of Theosophy, Geoffrey was one of it's finest minds and became one of it's all time greatest exponents. He studied Theosophy for some 60 years, lecturing in many countries. He held numerous positions in the Theosophical Society in England including General Secretary (1969-72). He served a term as a member of the Society's General Council at Adyar, India and was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Ferderation for a number of years. He was a director of the European School of Theosophy and its annual study week convened all over Europe was the occasion of some of his finest lectures and where he shared some of his deepest insights into the nature of the Esoteric Philosophy.

Geoffrey was awarded the International Theosophical Society's highest award 'The Subba Row Medal' in 1996 for his outstanding contribution to theosophical literature.

Geoffrey Farthing 'The Constant Theosophist' - an article by Robert Kitto,
Life And Work of Geoffrey Farthing - The Autobiographic Testimony Of a Leading Theosophist: a tribute by Carlos Cardoso Aveline.
biography

Geoffrey Farthing
books & booklets:

(organised in publication date sequence)

   

THEOSOPHY - WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
first published 1967 revised and reprinted 1983

Just What is Theosophy? We might know someone who thinks that they can answer this question accurately and objectively or perhaps we can look up a brief and, hopefully, unbiased defmition in a dictionary or encyclopedia, but how can we be certain of the answer? What is theosophy about? The author tells us that it is about the universe, its nature and origins; it is about mankind and his relationship to the Whole; it is about law that operates throughout nature, about evolution & individual responsibility. This simple little work aims to introduce the reader to some ideas to enlarge their outlook on life, and begin to answer the question: 'Theosophy: What's It All About?'

84pp Paperback
ISBN: 0-7229-52597
Published by: The Theosophical Publishing House, London


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

WHEN WE DIE ...
published 1968

A comprehensive description, in outline, of the processes and subjective states in the period between lives, with some informatiom about spiritualistic and psychic phenomena. A compilation of extracts from The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett, forming an account of the after-life processes.

Published by: The Theosophical Publishing House, London

a revised edition was published in 1994 (see below)

 


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

LIFE, DEATH and DREAMS
published 1974 revised and reprinted 1995

The Blavatsky Lecture 1974

36pp Booklet
Published by: The Theosophical Society in England


EXPLORING THE GREAT BEYOND
first published 1978

A thought provoking study of occultism in which Geoffrey Farthing takes us on an exciting journey into inner and outer space. He tells us what Astral Light is. He describes and explains the Elemental kingdom of nature. He writes about magic, mesmerism, and the inexplicable finding of lost articles; about animal and plant telepathy, spiritualism, psychism, and much much more. All of the above are based upon the teachings of H.P. Blavatsky. She and her principal collaborators have provided us with the complete picture of creation and here is nature as one holistic entity, yet a nature that is eternally and dynamically evolving. The entire book seeks to provide the reader with a legitimate and thoroughly optimistic philosophy of living.

14pp Paperback
ISBN: 0-8356-0508-6
Published by: Quest Books - The Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton USA


THEOSOPHY, THE WISDOM RELIGION
published 1993

An introduction to Theosophy.

52pp Booklet
Published by The Blavatsky Trust



AN OUTLINE OF THE WISDOM RELIGION
published (approximately) 1993

An outline introduction to Theosophy including Cosmic Unity, Universal Law, Man's Relation to Cosmos, Death & Life, The Path.

11pp Booklet
Published by The Blavatsky Trust


Deity Cosmos and Man Centenary Edition

 

 

 

 

 

online text by the Blavatsky Trust

DEITY, COSMOS & MAN
first published 1993 (centenary edition, 2010)

Summary

Esoteric Science, the Wisdom Religion, embraces all that is good and true in the great religions of mankind, yet transcends them all. As far as can be expressed in words, it reflects Truth, insisting on the unity of the cosmic process. As we are of a like nature with the Cosmos, of one Essence, we are members of one family. This outline of the Wisdom teaching consists of extracts from the original literature with an illuminating commentary. We learn of the various levels of operation in the Cosmos and humanity; the personality, when unrestrained, tends to be entirely self-concemed, whilst the Individuality is rooted in the Divine Unity. As we become increasingly responsive to this Individuality, it exercises a unifying influence in our lives. A complete course in basic theosophy.

253pp Paperback
ISBN: 0-913004-82-0
First published by: Point Loma Publications

To order centenary edition: Please send cheque for £9.50 (includes UK P&P) to -
The Blavatsky Trust, 26 Park Hill Road, Torquay, UK, TQ1 2AL
Or order via Amazon UK: Deity, Cosmos and Man: Outline of Esoteric Science.


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WHEN WE DIE
published 1994 (revision of 1968 edition; see above.)

'They forget ... that he who holds the keys to the secrets of Death is possessed of the Keys of Life' (Mahatma K.H. Mahatma Lertters p359)

116pp Paperback
ISBN: 0-913004-88-X pbk
Published by: Point Loma Publications

 


THE ETHERIC DOUBLE?
The Far-Reaching Effects of a false assumption

first published June 1995

An examination of some of the differences in data and terminology between the original literature of H. P. Blavatsky and the Masters and later versions (Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater).

online text is taken from the revised edition - November 1996

19pp Leaflet
Published by: The Blavatsky Trust


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AFTER-DEATH CONSCIOUSNESS AND PROCESSES
published 1996

A compilation of extracted information on the after-death states as contained in the writings of H.P. Blavatsky and her Initiate Teachers. The material is organised in an easy-to-follow manner that traces the after death processes from death to re-birth. It is a scholarly work useful to both student and serious researcher.

260pp Paperback
ISBN: 0-913004-80-4 pbk
Published by: Point Loma Publications


MODERN THEOSOPHY ORIGINS & INTENTIONS -
A TRILOGY

published 1999

An exploration of the origins of modern theosophical literature - Isis Unveiled and the The Secret Doctrine - and the intentions behind the founding of The Theosophical Society

52pp Booklet
Published by: The Theosophical Publishing House (London) Ltd in collaboration with The Blavatsky Trust


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

THEOSOPHY: THE TRUTH REVEALED
(introduction and editorial notes by GAF)
published 2000

Compiled by the Merseyside Lodge of The Theosophical Society in England. What is Theosophy? The Ethical Ideals of Theosophy and Blavatsky on how to study Theosophy.

58pp Booklet
Published by: The Theosophical Publishing House (London)


ASPECTS OF DIVINE LAW
published 2001

An essay in the nature of Karma based upon extracts from the writings of H.P. Blavatsky

49pp Booklet
Published by: The Theosophical Publishing House (London)


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

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THEOSOPHY: ITS BENEFICENT POTENTIALITIES
published 2001

The 2001 Blavatsky Lecture delivered at the Summer School of the Theosophical Society in England held at King Alfred's College, Winchester, U.K.

51pp Booklet
Published by: The Theosophical Publishing House (London)


THE RIGHT ANGLE
published 2003

H. P. Blavatsky on Masonry in her theosophical writings

84pp Booklet
Published by: The Theosophical Publishing House (London) Ltd in collaboration with The Blavatsky Trust


galaxy

online text (Blavatsky Trust)

MEDITATIONAL EXERCISES FOR GROUP WORK
published online 2013

A Resource for Group Leaders

online publication produced from the archive material of Geofrey Farthing. Exercises in concentration and mediation. This is a course for those who want preliminary help and stimulation to get them started on the great quest for self-knowledge and self-realization.


Geoffrey Farthing
videos

(produced by The Blavatsky Trust)

 

 

THE LIFE OF HELENA PETROVNA BLAVATSKY booklet video


 

RELIGION FOR OUR TIME booklet video


 

 

THEOSOPHY FOR EVERONE booklet video


 

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE booklet video

Geoffrey Farthing
articles

(organised in publication date sequence)

online text (Blavatsky Trust)

What Is The Theosophical Society?

Has The Theosophical Society lost it's sense of purpose? Has it been - as Geoffrey asks - buried in accretions; distorted in its purpose from those who followed on from H.P. Blavatsky?

The above article first appeared in 'The Theosophist' Magazine Nov. 1969.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

What Theosophy is Not. - What is Theosophy?

A controversial look at the true meaning of Theosophy. Geoffrey Farthing strongly believed that the teachings as given out by H.P. Blavatsky etc had been distorted after her death.

First published in 'The Theosophist' in two parts; May-June 1971


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

(About) The Secret Doctrine

How the secret docrine and H.P. Blavatsky's book of the same name relate.

First published in 'The Theosophist' ; September 1971


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

The Bondage of Being

Freedom? There can be no final freedom in conditioned existence. How then can it be achieved?

Publication date Nov. 1972; The American Theosophist. Web version 2014.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

The Writings of H. P. Blavatsky

A Summary of the principle writings of H.P.B.

First publication date unknown. Web version 2013.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

The Relation of Theosophy to the Theosophical Society
From the proceedings of the 1975 World Congress

From notes of a Task Force Study Group, Chaired by Geoffrey Farthing, at The Theosophical Society Centenary World Congress, New York 1975.

First published in 'The Theosophist' Jan 1976


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

To the Outer Head of the Adyar Esoteric Section - a letter

The 1976 Letter to Dr. I. K. Taimni, Regarding the Future of Adyar Esoteric School and The Theosophical Society itself.

First published by Carlos Cardoso Aveline at www.esoteric-philosophy.com Aug 2011


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

The Group Soul Question

The above article was written as 'points for consideration' following an article, written by Ted Davy, appearing in the July/August 1982 issue of 'Canadian Theosophist'


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

Elementals

The above article first appeared in 'The Theosophist' Magazine, feb/jan 1990.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

Man and the Cosmic Hierarchies

Previously unpublished. Written March 1990.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

Unity

Article first appeared in the American Theosophist May-June 1991


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

Ever-Becoming - The Cosmic Process

The above article first appeared in 'The Theosophist' Magazine, Dec 1991.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

THEOSOPHY - The Tree of Life

Geoffrey Farthings response to John Algeo's 1990 article in The American Theosophist. John Algeo postulated that Theosophy is a set of ideas traceable through its literary history. Geoffrey Farthing emphasises the eternal and unchanging nature of Theosophy.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

HPB on Meditation and Yoga

from The Theosophist of December 1992


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

Theosophy and Religion

unpublished article from December 1993


Theosophy as Religion

unpublished article from December 1993


Theosophy defined

from The Theosophist of December 1994


The "Theos" of Theosophy

from The Theosophist of March 1996


The Temple of Consciousness

from The Theosophist of August 1996


The Theosophical Society and the Wisdom Religion

from The Theosophist of October 1996


The Fourth Object

from The Theosophist of November 1996


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

The Theosophical Society and Its Future ('Manifesto') and Supplement

from The High Country Theosophist May, 1997


The Theosophical Society and Its Future ('Manifesto') - letters relating to the Manifesto & Supplement.

from The High Country Theosophist 1997


The Background to the Founding of the Theosophical Society

from The Theosophist of February 1998


Toward Wisdom

from The Theosophist of August 1998


The Extraordinary story behind Isis Unveiled

from The Theosophist of October 1998


Freedom

from The Theosophist of August 1999


Why Study Theosophy?

A grasp of Theosophy requires mental effort and many, who think of themselves as spiritual aspirants question why it should be worth the effort. Geoffrey seeks to give encouragement by explaining the value to be derived therefrom.

Written October 1999 & previously unpublished. Web version 2013.


Master/H.P.B. Association of Theosophists; letter & editorial.

from Fohat magazine, Spring 2000, and High Country Theosophist magazine May, 2000


The Theosophical Society - 125 years old

from The Theosophist of November 2000


How is Theosophy Different?

a reflective look at the distinguishing differences between Theosophy (as presented by Blavatsky-Masters) from other contemporary movements.

Written November 2000 & previously unpublished. Web version 2013.


Some Thoughts on Conditioning

from The Theosophist of April 2001


The Vision

written December 2002, published 'The Theosophist' Magazine, August 2004


The Quest for the Holy Grail

April 2003, previously unpublished lecture notes. Web version 2013. The quest for the Grail is allegorical - the Grail itself being a symbol related to consciousness.


Some Thoughts on Pacifism - a letter

from High Country Theosophist, Sep-Oct issue 2003


Truth is One

The above article first appeared in 'The Theosophist' Magazine, February 2004


Ascending the Heights

'Insight' Autumn 2004 (Vol 45 No.3)


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

Channelling and Ascension

previously unpublished; (being prepared for South-Eastern Federation Newsletter AQUARIUS). Web version 2011.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

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C R E A T I O N from the Theosophical point of view

previously unpublished. Web version 2012.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

Man's Dilemmas

previously unpublished. Web version 2012.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

An Outline of the Ancient Wisdom

First published approx. 1993. Web version 2012.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

Faculties

previously unpublished. Web version 2012


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

The Origins of Man on Earth

previously unpublished. Web version 2012


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

HPB - Her Shining Example

An article written for White Lotus Day (commemoration of the life of H. P. Blavatsky). Continues below.

previously unpublished. Web version 2013.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

HPB - White Lotus Day

An article written for White Lotus Day (commemoration of the life of H. P. Blavatsky)

previously unpublished. Web version 2013.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

NATURE: NATURE AS THE BASIS OF TRUE RELIGION or
NATURE AS THE TRUE BASIS FOR RELIGION

With references to Nature in H.P.B.'s Collected Wrtings, Secret Doctrine vols I & II, & The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett.

previously unpublished. Web version 2014.


online text (Blavatsky Trust)

PAPERS ON THE MAHATMA LETTERS temp

previously unpublished. Web version 2014


 

Geoffrey Farthing
recorded lectures (on audio tape)

 
 

GF1

People from Other Worlds

GF2

The Solo Student

GF3

Let There Be Light

GF4

Unique Aspects of Theosophy

GF5

The Real and the Unreal

GF6

The Process of Everbecoming

GF7

The Scope of The Secret Doctrine

GF8

That's Life

GF9

The Science of Esotericism

GF10

The Divine Nature of Man

GF11

Science in Transformation

GF12

Theosophy: Its Beneficient Potentialities

 

A Course in Theosophy
(audio tapes)

Tape 1 Introduction
Tape 2 Constitution of Man and Cosmos
Tape 3 Hierarchies
Tape 4 Akasha and the Astral Light
Tape 5 Elements and Elementals
Tape 6 The Law
Tape 7 After Death
Tape 8 Origins
Tape 9 Rounds and Races
Tape 10 Evolution and Reincarnation
Tape 11 Spirituality and Psychism
Tape 12 Spiritual Development
Tape 13 Religion


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