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Selections from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings in “The Key to Theosophy,” Part 1 of 2

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Theosophy, meaning “Divine wisdom,” refers to knowledge that comes through spiritual experience rather than intellectual understanding alone. The Theosophical Society is dedicated to uplifting humanity through a realization of the oneness of life and the wisdom underlying all religions. Madame Blavatsky wrote several important books on Theosophy, including “Isis Unveiled,” “The Secret Doctrine,” “The Key to Theosophy,” and “The Voice of the Silence.” “The Key to Theosophy” unlocks the door that leads to a deeper study of Theosophy. In contrast to other Theosophy volumes, it is written in simple explanatory language. Readers are thus able to more easily understand its fundamental principles. Today on Words of Wisdom, we invite you to join us for excerpts from “The Key to Theosophy.”

“Enquirer: What was the object of this system? Theosophist: First of all to inculcate certain great moral truths upon its disciples, and all those who were ‘lovers of the truth.’ Hence the motto adopted by the Theosophical Society: ‘There is no religion higher than truth.’ The chief aim of the Founders of the Eclectic Theosophical School was one of the three objects of its modern successor, the Theosophical Society, namely, to reconcile all religions, alternative beliefs and nations under a common system of ethics, based on eternal verities.”

“We can show the line of descent of every Christian religion, as of every, even the smallest, alternative beliefs. The latter are the minor twigs or shoots grown on the larger branches; but shoots and branches spring from the same trunk— the WISDOM-RELIGION. To prove this was the aim of Ammonius, who endeavored to induce Gentiles and Christians, Jews and Idolators, to lay aside their contentions and strifes, remembering only that they were all in possession of the same truth under various vestments, and were all the children of a common mother. This is the aim of Theosophy likewise.”

“‘Finding the same in the prologue of the Gospel according to St. John, he very properly supposed that the purpose of Jesus was to restore the great doctrine of wisdom in its primitive integrity. The narratives of the Bible and the stories of the gods he considered to be allegories illustrative of the truth, or else fables to be rejected.’”
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