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Theosophical Correspondence Courses

For those wishing individual attention and guided study, this series of graduated courses examines such topics as the purpose of life, afterdeath states, ethics, the rationale of rebirth and karma, evolution, and the path of spiritual unfolding. Available via email or regular mail, each course is composed of lessons with questions to be answered and returned for review. Some questions require answers that summarize the author’s explanation; others seek the student’s ideas. When we reply we send succeeding lessons. Students are free to go at their own pace. Textbooks include standard works by H. P. Blavatsky, William Q. Judge, G. de Purucker, and James A. Long.


Students new to theosophy are advised to begin with the Introductory Courses and proceed through the Intermediate and Ad­vanced Courses. In this way they will gradually become acquainted with theosophic terms and concepts. Students with a back­ground of theosophical study may begin with the course of their choice.

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Life's Riddle — 18 lessons

The text is filled with explanations and examples of the relevance of the ancient wisdom. This presentation of timeless principles is ideal for beginners. Text: Life's Riddle by Nils A. Amneus.

Expanding Horizons — 16 lessons

A non-technical overview of theosophical teachings that give reason and perspective to daily living. Short chapters offer practical insights into the spiritual truths which inspire human endeavor. Text: Expanding Horizons by James A. Long.


To Light a Thousand Lamps — 18 lessons

A fresh and meaningful vision of spiritual values, one that offers philosophical and practical guidance to serious students, addressing both Eastern and Western Occultism. Text: To Light a Thousand Lamps by Grace F. Knoche.

The Key to Theosophy — 14 lessons

Examines H. P. Blavatsky's views on the origin and destiny of man and cosmos, karma, reincarnation, and the nature and dangers of psychism. Text: The Key to Theosophy by H. P. Blavatsky.

The Ocean of Theosophy — 17 lessons

Short chapters packed with information concerning the nature of spirit, soul, and body, afterdeath states, psychic powers, and terrestrial and cosmic cycles — with definitions from the Occult Glossary.  Texts: The Ocean of Theosophy by William Q. Judge and Occult Glossary by G. de Purucker.

Invitation to The Secret Doctrine — 9 lessons

Provides a helpful method for studying The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky and introduces its devotional companion, The Voice of the Silence — a book which offers guidance for seekers on the Path. Texts: An Invitation to The Secret Doctrine and The Voice of the Silence by H. P. Blavatsky.


For students who have a grasp of basic theosophical terms and concepts we offer the following courses. Please inquire for details.

Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy

Examines the universal principles presented in The Secret Doctrine, and deals with each of the “seven keys” that lead to wisdom. This provides an excellent introduction to HPB’s masterwork, yet stands on its own as a clear restatement of the ancient wisdom. Text: Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy by G. de Purucker.

The Path of Compassion

This course uses a booklet which reproduces the first two sections of Fountain-Source of Occultism. It offers an inspired vision of the path of attainment along with time-honored rules of ethical and spiritual conduct, and warnings against the pitfalls of psychic development. Text: The Path of Compassion by G. de Purucker.

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Post: Theosophical Correspondence Courses, P O Box C, Pasadena, CA 91109-7107
Email: theoscorr@theosociety.org

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