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The Horizontal Laidback Guide

to Impersonating a Theosophist



Being a Theosophist can bring excellent

Spiritual and Karmic benefits


Impersonating a Theosophist will

do you absolutely no good at all.


 So why not try it


 Here’s how



For a start, impersonating a Theosophist is much easier to do if you never meet any Theosophists. You can just pick up a few ideas from the internet and try to impress civilians at parties and bus stops. You won’t pull at the parties but you should get a seat on the bus to yourself.


The purpose of this Website site is however to enable you to hold your own as a credible Theosophist at such events as a Theosophical Gathering, Disco, Singles Holiday or Darts Match.


Be warned that some people who start out impersonating Theosophists actually become Theosophists and this is irreversible.


Don’t know anything about Theosophy?


If you don’t know anything about Theosophy, you’ll find that this site builds you up to it gradually and there is some real Theosophy further down the page (A lot further down the page)


If you’re in a hurry to know something about Theosophy and don’t want to wait that long then click here to go to

The Real Theosophy Bit



Cultural Affectations and Small Talk

It is quite possible to be a Theosophist without any social skills whatsoever,

so you can skip this bit and go on to the bit about

The Background to Theosophy and the Movement

but if you do that you’ll miss the bit about Elvis



Talking about your diet

(This is the “what you eat” diet

not the “starving yourself to death” diet)


You don’t actually need to talk about anything but if you do, you will find that so much, in fact nearly everything, is negotiable.


 Desperate Dan’s Legendary Diet is unchanged since 1938

but he could still become a Theosophist if he agrees with the

Three Objects of the Society (Listed farther down the page)


Theosophy doesn’t require you to be a vegetarian or even to have any opinion on the subject at all but it does help to say that you think vegetarianism is a good idea even if you can’t manage it yourself.


There’s no need to adopt Dietary Fascism i.e. Supporters of the Health Nazi; Sir Oswald Muesli – Sieg Health! Sieg Health! They don’t live any longer, it just seems like it.


Actually, what we call Healthy Eating only goes back about 30 years and some experts are now saying that there are Healthy Eating related diseases. You just can’t win.


If you aren’t a vegetarian you can just say;


“I think I’m just not destined to be a vegetarian in this life”


“I was vegetarian for two years but it didn’t agree with me”





Why not become Vegetarian. There’s never been a better time.




Of course, apart from psychic Theosophists, nobody will know if you go straight home and eat steak pudding and chips twice anyway.


On a more serious note, traditional Theosophists maintain that we should not eat our fellow creatures.


Vegetarianism in the Light of Theosophy by Annie Besant

Provides a detailed account of the Theosophical Rationale for vegetarianism but Annie Besant still leaves the matter to personal choice


What do Aardvarks Eat?

Bad News if You’re an Ant


Cook an Egg with Your Mobile Phone


Dark Chocolate Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

It has to be Dark Chocolate

& Unfortunately, you only need a very small amount


God’s Amazing Pharmacy

If you are interested in food for healing

Try this Link


Try Muscle, Not Diets


What to wear


Marlon Brando as Johnny Strabler, leader of the rebellious

biker gang the “Black Rebels” in “The Wild One” 1953

The film (banned in Britain until 1968) is about two biker gangs who cause havoc

in a Californian town and is based on a real event that happened in 1947.


Men – Anything except a power suit or a wide lapelled loud checked sports jacket with a kipper tie unless you are doing a stand up comedy routine at the Christmas party.


A recent straw poll of women Theosophists has revealed that men who dress like Marlon Brando in “The Wild One” are always in demand at Theosophical Discos.


A further poll of the ladies also revealed that if you look like Marlon Brando in “The Wild One”, that’s even better.


Women – Anything but preferably Black Leather. It is however essential not to look like Camilla Parker Bowles. If you do look like Camilla Parker Bowles you will be complemented on this and you will immediately book a hair appointment.


What to Drive


Here’s another 1950s classic that will always impress


The Jowett Javelin

In production from 1948 to 1954

Top speed of 82.4 mph, acceleration from 0-60 mph in 20.9 seconds.

Fuel consumption of 29.1 miles per gallon

In 1953 one would cost you £1207 including purchase tax

Now considered a Classic Car and in line with the Cyclic Nature of

Evolution on an upward spiral, Chrysler have adopted this styling.


If you don’t drive a Jowett Javelin now, then claim that you once did or that your dad drove one. A Phase I or II Standard Vanguard is a good alternative.


(This hasn’t anything to do with Theosophy, the author of this website just likes pictures of 1950s cars)



Cycling is cheaper and most Theosophical Groups will have somewhere safe for you to put your bike during the meeting.



No Way – but if you are over 80 then you can admit to smoking a pipe – this goes for women as well but women should take more care over the choice of pipe tobacco.


Be in favour of the current smoking ban in pubs even if you haven’t been in a pub for 20 years and at the same time grumble about people smoking outside pubs in the street, and the cloud of Lung Cancer that greets you one hundred yards down the road.


Money Saving Tip


Some pubs now have more people outside smoking than inside drinking. Walking the length of your local high street on a Friday or Saturday evening can now be equivalent to smoking 40 Woodbine, which is good value.


The Founder of Modern Theosophy

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

1831 -1891


H P Blavatsky was a legendary smoker but she was H P Blavatsky and smoking wasn’t bad for you in her day. An exaggeration factor may have crept in here but she is reported to have smoked 200 cigarettes a day. She didn’t drink alcohol so the smoking in pubs ban wouldn’t have affected her.




Co- Founder of the Theosophical Society

Colonel Henry Steel Olcott

If you are going to grow a beard then do it properly


Men – There has been a fashion for white ones like Colonel Olcott’s but you rarely see one up to his standard. Beards were beards in those days. Colonel Olcott could make a fortune from sponsorship by Grecian 2000 if he came back today.


Women – Optional




Theosophy doesn’t stop you having these with anyone you want to.


Cycling is cheaper


Finding Money


If you see a coin on the pavement you should always pick it up, whatever your financial circumstances.


Theosophical opinion is divided on why you should do this but the two main reasons are;


1) The Universe is giving you free money and if you don’t take it, the Universe will assume that you don’t need it and won’t give you any more.


2) When you find a coin it means that the Angels are watching over you and you should acknowledge this by picking it up.




Younger Theosophists boogeying to a

Marilyn Manson Track at the Christmas Party.

(It looks like a punch up)


No Theosophist can dance. If a Theosophist goes on the dance floor, somebody calls an ambulance. If you can dance then make sure that your performance on the dance floor will get you a war pension.


On the other hand Air Guitar Playing is a Theosophical speciality and you should practice this at home. Bill and Ted are heroic figures in the Theosophical Movement.


Bill and Ted

(William S. Preston Esq & Ted Theodore Logan)

on their Excellent Adventure


This Science Fiction film produced the two most Triumphant Theosophical Slogans of all time;


Party On Dudes!


Be Excellent to Each Other!


If you don’t know what Air Guitar Playing is then you can either watch Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure or ask an established Theosophist to demonstrate it (preferably to a Metallica album).


Please note that the Theosophical Movement does not discriminate against left handed Air Guitar Players. Most left handers play a right handed Air Guitar turned over with the strings reversed.


Remember, the clock in San Dimas is always running.











PhD in Air Guitar

A North Wales Rock Chick is studying for

a doctorate on the air guitar.


Elvis Presley


Elvis & Theosophy


Elvis Presley was interested in Theosophy and you should find out as much as you can about this.


It is reported that several definitive Theosophical texts were included in a personal library that Elvis took on tour.





If you are not interested in Heavy Metal, Rock ‘n Roll or Elvis then don’t bother with this one.


Appreciation of Heavy Metal requires at least 3 previous incarnations of serious inner work as an absolute basic. You can only impersonate a Heavy Metaller if you were in the First World War in a past life.


In the fields, The Bodies burning

As the War Machine keeps turning

                                               War PigsBlack Sabbath


If you are thinking of impersonating a Heavy Metaller be warned that some Rock Clubs play a Status Quo track early in the evening and anyone seen tapping their feet is thrown out.


The Feelgood Theosophy Website is of course named after the Legendary Canvey Island Rhythm ‘n Blues Band Dr Feelgood




Not a Theosophical subject but some Theosophists do play or have played Football. Football analogies of Theosophical concepts go down very well even with people who’ve never been to a Football match.


Brian Clough

Modest Football Manager

Created his own Universe and stood

uncompromisingly at the centre of it



Roberto Rivelino

A hero of the 1970 Brazilian World Cup winning side

Theosophy is very popular in Brazil






For our Brazilian readers


Sociedade Teosofica no Brazil
Mr. Ricardo Lindemann
Sociedade Teosofica no Brazil, SGAS Quadra 603,

No. 20, CEP 70200-630 Brasilia (DF), Brazil





Just think what H P Blavatsky could do if she

came back today and had her own TV show



Theosophists watch loads of Television but don’t like to admit just how much they watch. Theosophists also tend to be up to speed on the digital revolution so it is always good form to mention the name of an obscure digital channel even if you don’t watch it.


If you have a Black & White Television, nobody will believe you including the Television Licensing people.


Did you Know ?


Colour Television was demonstrated at the Earls Court Ideal Home Exhibition in 1949 but it would have been cheaper to go to the moon than buy one and there were no colour programmes on until 1967 anyway.


Is There a Blavatsky Channel? – Not Yet!



Nosferatu the Vampyre
Directed by Werner Herzog

Klaus Kinski as Count Dracula in Nosferatu, Phantom der Nacht

(The Undead, Phantom of the Night) carrying Isabelle Adjani

A 1979 German re-make of 1922 classic



Theosophists like going to the cinema just as much as they like television and this is a subject they like to talk about. Alternative Cinema is also very popular with Theosophists.


Burnley Odeon - A Design Classic

The cars in the picture are a Riley Elf, parked by the building and a

Morris Minor 1000, parked by the lamp post, which are also design classics.

The film showing is The Aristocats.


Nights Out


Even if they have been clubbing until 4 that morning, Theosophists prefer to claim that they haven’t had a night out since 1962.




Similar to the dancing. Make a complete hash of it even if you are good.


If you find a Heavy Metal Karaoke then please tell Theosophists about it as it would be a good opportunity to do a bit of Air Guitar Playing.




Cardiff Theosophical Society

make a good cup of tea


Theosophy doesn’t require you to avoid alcohol although the writings of Annie Besant give some dire warnings and no Theosophical gatherings allow it. Theosophists who do drink tend not to do so in the presence of other Theosophists probably because they don’t like getting their round in.


People who come to Theosophical meetings and can’t say Theosophical are normally drunk.




The 1957 Morris Isis

A Great Car for 1957

Repeated manifestation without progress is pointless


Embrace change and welcome it. Keeping everything the same means making a stand against the natural order of things.  Our whole existence is founded on change and Theosophy calls this The Law of Periodicity or Process of Constant Renewal


Past Lives


Mentioning something that happened to you in a past life is always a good conversation topic but keep quiet about it if you were King Arthur.



“Reincarnationist goes into a Pub”


This joke could just possibly be

used as a sketch at parties


Opening Chat-Up Lines


Theosophists pride themselves on not having any of these and tend to rely on body posture, luck and Karma. It is surprising how well this works (not).


Paying your utility bills by direct debit gives you an automatic conversation opener but please try not to wear it out.


If you don’t pay your utility bills by direct debit, please click here for the UK Shipping Forecast Map




The “Reincarnationist goes into a Pub” joke is traditionally never told by Theosophists as it is too long, has a very weak punchline and isn’t funny.


As a Theosophist, your life will be made a lot simpler by only needing to remember one joke and this is it;


Question:- What do you call a Scottish tree in the middle of France?


Answer:- macabre


It is always quite safe to tell this joke as nobody has ever been known to have died laughing at it and unlike the “Hitler goes into a pub” joke, you won’t damage any furniture.


Illegal Substances


Theosophists don’t bother with these and don’t need them anyway but have extensive knowledge of the damage they do to our subtle bodies (Those extra ones we can’t see).


Neil from the Young Ones

For those of you not old enough to remember, The Young Ones

was a sitcom in the 1980s in which Neil portrayed a sad guy

completely wrecked by the 1960s. The 60s was when George Best

was Prime Minister and Harold Wilson was playing football.

I bet you’re glad you’re not old enough to remember.


Neil from the Young Ones (Nigel Planer) can be cited as an example of the sort of damage you can do with illegal substances, if you work at it.




If Einstein was right, everything that has happened, is happening now and will happen in the future, all happens at once. Modern science has come up with a neat term for this, calling it the Block Universe.


This idea plus the negotiable nature of the Space-Time Continuum has given us three ways of dealing with 1947.


1) Those who think that the world began in 1947 and everything that claims to pre-date 1947 was put there to fool us and that anyone claiming to have been around before 1947 is part of the conspiracy (This position is quite tenable even if you have the History Channel). It is surprising how many people claim to be part of the conspiracy.


2) Those who think it is still 1947 and cannot understand this website. (They’re not the only ones)


3) Those who think that 1947 was just another year and that there have been years since and there will be more years in the future.


Caution – Only decide to think it is still 1947 if you are too old to do National Service.


If you think it is still 1947, why are you on surfing the internet?


To be honest, the author of this website has never met anyone in the first group.


There’s a lot of speculation about the nature of

the Space-Time Continuum, but it’s still time

and it’s still a continuum




There is incredible gossip in Theosophical circles but it is always about people who haven’t been seen for at least 5 years.


If you want a laugh why not disappear for five years and then turn up in disguise or sneak in before an event and covertly record it. Don’t leave it thirty years though, everyone will have forgotten what you did.


The Tape Recorder Saga of 1956



Talks and Lectures


It is better to avoid doing these on Theosophical subjects if you are just impersonating a Theosophist. Of course you may want to give a talk on something else.


Always see how many Clash song titles you can slip into a talk without anyone noticing.


Becoming a Member


The Theosophical Movement consists of many diverse organisations promoting Theosophy. Some comprise of large networks of groups with a central headquarters and some are stand alone independent centres. Anyone can start a Theosophy Group (or even do a Theosophy Website) and you may even be starting your own right now.


Theosophy Cardiff is affiliated to the Theosophical Society which has its International Headquarters in Adyar, India.


Within the British Isles, the Adyar Theosophical Society has Groups in;




Folkstone*Glasgow*Grimsby*Inverness*Isle of Man*Lancaster*Leeds*Leicester

Letchworth*London*Manchester*Merseyside*Middlesborough*Newcastle upon Tyne

North Devon*Northampton*Northern Ireland*Norwich*Nottingham

Perth*Republic of Ireland*Sidmouth*Southport*Sussex*Swansea*Torbay

Tunbridge Wells*Wallasey*Warrington*Wembley*Winchester*Worthing


Contact Details


The above list would make a good itinerary for a cycling tour, perhaps someone may one day undertake a grand cycling tour of British Theosophy Centres.


Joining a Theosophy Group is highly recommended

but is a decision to be taken in your own time.


Becoming a card carrying member of a Theosophical Group is a matter of personal choice, should be optional and you should be allowed to make the decision in your own time. If you were ever to find a group that bullies you into becoming a member then it is probably a dodgy outfit but if you are only impersonating a Theosophist that might not bother you.



Some Theosophy Groups might offer incentives to join


Some Theosophical Groups have press gangs but this is only in coastal areas and big cities. You can always spot them because they have big nets like the Truant Catcher out of the Beano.


Visit our Scambusters page for a satirical look at some of the things that anyone on the spiritual path should look out for.




This is for anyone on the Spiritual Path

Can you remember the Rise & Fall of 1976 ?



Dedicated membership of any Theosophical Outfit could put your name in neon lights in the Akashic Records. You will have made an imprint in time and your own time will not have been wasted.




Time should know you were here




Irrespective of where they live on the planet, Theosophists are expected to know something about Wales



Pages about Wales

General pages about Wales, Welsh History

and The History of Theosophy in Wales


Wales is a Principality within the United Kingdom

and has an eastern border with England.

The land area is just over 8,000 square miles.

Snowdon in North Wales is the highest mountain at 3,650 feet.

The coastline is almost 750 miles long.

The population of Wales as at the

2001 census is 2,946,200.


You can also visit



The Cardiff Theosophical Society Website




The National Wales Theosophy Website


Mrs Trellis of North Wales Her letters always get enormous laughs.



Darth Vader on the Attack

Inter-Galactic Wars have recently spread to the

Island of Anglesey, off the North Wales Coast



Legends of the Anglesey Jedi

Darth Vader and Jedi Knights fight it out in North Wales



Dick Dastardly & Muttley



Dick Dastardly & Muttley’s contribution to Theosophy is often disputed but Theosophists always like to read about them.



Congratulations on having read this far




and about time



A Bit of Background to

Theosophy and the Movement


Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

1831 - 1891



What is Theosophy?


The “On Demand Society” has led us to expect quick concise answers to even quite involved and complex issues. There’s no satisfactory quick answer as to what Theosophy is and one comes to appreciate the meaning over a period of time.


If anyone one asks you what Theosophy is, the technically correct answer that it is Divine Wisdom probably won’t mean anything to the enquirer. Alternatively, you can say that it is an interpretation of the Eastern Esoteric Tradition for Western Society. This won’t mean much either but it does give just a glimpse of the rationale for Theosophy and where it comes from.


If you want to justify your interest as a Theosophist in a particular subject, you can always see if it falls within the remit of the Three Objects of the Society outlined below.


The Blavatsky Message


Applied Theosophy

Henry Steel Olcott


Who Started it ?


Basic facts;


Founded New York, November 17th 1875




Helena Petrovna Blavatsky – Russian aristocrat


Colonel Henry Steel Olcott – American Civil War Colonel and also a lawyer and journalist. Massive beard


William Quan Judge – Irish lawyer and skillful organizer. Smaller beard but well kept.


There were others involved but they didn’t last.


It is important to note that Henry Steel Olcott is an anagram of “Tell the Story Once”.


The History of the Theosophical Society

is a subject in itself  - Click here for more info



Ideas and Beliefs


The only actual requirement is to agree with the Three Objects of the Society


The Objects of the Theosophical Society

1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.

2. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.

3. To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.


Beyond this, Theosophy doesn’t require you to have any ideas or believe anything but adopting that position would mean social exclusion, so here are a few pointers.




God is a bit too big for us ordinary humans to comprehend so Theosophists accept the existence of the immutable principle from which everything emanates and regard it as beyond speculation.


As far a Theosophy is concerned, the man with the white beard is Henry Steel Olcott. Beware of imitations.




If you don’t accept this then Theosophy doesn’t actually work.


Theosophy maintains that the process of moving from life to life forms part of both our own personal evolution and that of humanity as a whole.


Theosophy also postulates that humanity moves through mass reincarnations know as Root-Races and that there are seven to go through in each cosmic era. We are the fifth in the current era with two more to go. Don’t hold your breath about this one, the time spans are enormous.


If you think you have met someone in a past life then you probably have and you will probably meet them again.


Outliving the Stars


Reincarnation is all very well but modern science says that the Universe is going to come to an end and Theosophy agrees that the Universe, as we know it, will not continue forever. 


What’s going to happen us?


Theosophy postulates a system of reincarnation for the Universe and in fact for all Universes. At present we are in what we call the Manvantara which is the physical manifestation of the Universe. At the end of this period the Universe will go into what is called the Pralaya or obscuration. During the Pralaya the Universe will not exist physically but will exist in potential. The Universe will manifest itself again in a new Manvantara and we will be part of that new manifestation in some form.


A loose analogy is a football crowd that will attend the ground for the duration of the match and then disperse. The crowd still exists in potential and will turn up again for the next game. This model assumes that the team attracts a crowd.




Having invisible bodies we can’t see, other than our physical one, and what these bodies do is basic to Theosophical thinking. In fact we have a body that does the thinking (some of us do anyway)


The set of bodies we get is known in Theosophy as the Constitution of Man and a lot of credibility is gained by having a good working knowledge of this system.


This Constitution consists of seven principles, which Theosophists like to call bodies. Each of these bodies has its own plane of nature on which it operates just as our physical body operates on the physical plane.


These are


Atma – The piece of the divine in everybody or the bit of God in everyone.


Buddhi – Our individual spiritual identity. If we are all part of the Divine then this is your part.


Manas – The Mind principle divided into higher – spiritual ideals and lower – concrete and rational thought. This is the Mental Body without which, you can’t think.


Atma, Buddhi and higher Manas form the immortal part of man. The four principles below are dumped at the end of you physical life and you get new ones for next time.


Kama – The desire principle. Theosophists tend to worry about how much this one influences the lower thinking part. You need a bit of desire to keep you going, so control it but don’t crush it.


Prana – The life energy principle. You are plugged into this power source and when you die, the plug is pulled.


Linga Sharira – The model body or template for your physical body. Your body changes over a seven year period but you can still recognize yourself in the mirror.


Sthula Sharira – Physical body – we are all familiar with this one. Don’t get the idea that because it’s the lowest on the scale that it isn’t worth looking after. Remember you can’t operate on the physical plane without it.



Using the term Mental Body outside Theosophical circles causes misunderstandings.


Modern Science and the Higher Self

Annie Besant


Selection of Annie Besant’s Writings




This is a Law of Cause and Effect operating throughout the Universe at every level of existence. Yes, it’s even operating down your street and it doesn’t go to sleep.


Theosophy says that Karma is a teaching method and there’s no such thing as good or bad Karma but for all practical purposes if you give out £5 worth of misery then you’ll get £5 worth of misery back – eventually.


Without Karma

The Universe would fall over


Aphorisms on Karma by William Quan Judge


The Secret Doctrine


A definitive work written by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the inventor of modern Theosophy. This is Theosophy’s biggest book and if you actually study it then you are in serious danger of becoming a real Theosophist.


There are two things you should know about the Secret Doctrine;


1) It’s a big book


2) It’s not very easy to read for beginners


Fortunately there’s probably enough introductory and intermediate stuff freely available on the internet to keep you going for about five years. After that, The Secret Doctrine will probably be a doddle.


There is also a Heavy Metal album called

The Secret Doctrine recorded by Swedish band Morgana Lefay in 1993. Some of the tracks on this album have strong Theosophical leanings (and some don’t).


Ascended Masters


This generally refers to the two incredibly spiritually advanced guys, Moriah and Koot Hoomi who lived in the Himalayas and gave H P Blavatsky her esoteric knowledge so that she could convey it to the world.


Ascended Masters are humans who have reached a much higher state of spiritual consciousness than most of us can comprehend but they remain human.


Beings Above Us & Beings Below Us


As humans, we are on one rung of the evolutionary ladder. It has taken us long cosmic period to move up through the lower rungs of this ladder and in future era we will move up through the higher ones. Again, the time spans are exponential.


We call these rungs of the ladder “Kingdoms of Nature” and this is a familiar term. Theosophy takes the concept a bit further by including levels of existence that fall outside the physically recognized kingdom of Human, Animal, Vegetable and Mineral.


The idea also that the Mineral Kingdom is evolving may also seem strange to some, but Theosophy postulates that there is no dead matter in the Universe and that everything is evolving.


Kingdoms of Nature


There are 10 kingdoms of nature each occupying a rung on the evolutionary ladder. Promotion consists of each Kingdom moving up one rung at once after incredibly long periods of time. However, unlike the local football team, we cannot be relegated.


From the top these are:-


The 3 Dhyani-Chohanic Kingdoms


Dhyani-Chohans (Sanskrit-Tibetan) The Lords of Meditation. There are 3 types with several sub-divisions and they function in a hierarchy. In Christianity they appear as Archangels. They supervise the cosmos and they operate on higher planes than our physical plane.


All religious systems seem to have some concept of the Higher Being.


The Human Kingdom


Some regard us as a section of the Animal Kingdom or even animals burdened by intelligence at Darwin postulated.


Theosophy makes a clear distinction between the Human and Animal kingdoms. Humans have acquired a level of consciousness and self awareness which gives them a level of self determination in both their own personal evolution and that of the Human race as a whole.


Our self consciousness gives us a lot of advantages and a lot of responsibility as well


The Animal Kingdom


Plant or Vegetable Kingdom


The Mineral Kingdom


The Mineral is the lowest of the visible kingdoms on the evolutionary scale.


The 3 Elemental Kingdoms


There are 3 classes of Elemental at different levels of consciousness with innumerable divisions within those classes. They cannot normally be seen. Elementals work behind the scenes and they directly affect what goes on in the world.


Again, many traditions recognize elemental beings in some form.




The Universe (well, some of it)


What’s the difference between the Universe and a Nissan Micra?


This is an easy one;


Whereas a Nissan Micra is constructed from parts, the Universe is all one thing.


Nissan Micra


One single life force animates the universe, so you don’t have to put petrol in, and all beings and forms are derived from this single source.




To a Theosophist Death is not really an end game but the start of a period of transition between the current human life and the next one.


First, at the point of Death, you get a free show in the form of a review of the life just live. This is completely objective and you can’t delude yourself. It’s also from the point of view of the world and how your life has affected it.


You then move on to Kama Loka – where your earth life baggage and attributes are dissolved and you move up through what is known as the Astral Plane. If you are very materialistic and find it difficult to let go of earth life you can get held up here longer than necessary. Being very negative can get you stuck in the lower realms of the Astral Plane with some rather unsympathetic entities you are better off not meeting.


Once you’ve got through this stage you get another review


You then move into Devachan, which is a state (not a place) of bliss in which positive aspirations of the previous life are fulfilled. This is the closest thing Theosophy has to Heaven but unfortunately you can’t stay there, you have to come back.


You choose the circumstances of your next birth according to your evolutionary learning needs but you only get the best circumstances available.


And that’s it you’re back but not as Mary Bloggs or Jo Smith.


The Blavatsky Message


H P Blavatsky Brief Life Chronology







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Death & How to Get Through It

Lentil burgers, a thousand press ups before breakfast and

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seems to get most of us in the end. We are pleased to

present for your consideration, a definitive work on the

subject by a Student of Katherine Tingley entitled

“Man After Death”


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Applied Theosophy

Henry Steel Olcott



Theosophy 206


Theosophy Tekels Park

Tekels Park, Camberley, Surrey, England GU15 -2LF

Article describing Tekels Park and its much

cherished wildlife by Theosophist and long

term Tekels Park Resident Madeleine Leslie Smith


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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky 1831 – 1891

The Founder of Modern Theosophy


Index of Articles by


H P Blavatsky







A Land of Mystery



A Case Of Obsession









The Mind in Nature






Fakirs and Tables



Is the Desire to Live Selfish?



A Paradoxical World



An Astral Prophet



Ancient Magic in Modern Science



Roots of Ritualism in

Church and Masonry



A Year of Theosophy



Can The Mahatmas

Be Selfish?



Chelas and Lay Chelas



Nightmare Tales



“My Books”



Dialogue On The Mysteries

Of The After Life



Do The Rishis Exist?



"Esoteric Buddhism"

And The

"Secret Doctrine"



Have Animals Souls



The Kabalah and the Kabalists



Babel Of Modern Thought



Thoughts on the Elementals



Karmic Visions



What Is Truth?




The Death of Art and Beauty



Gems from the East

A Birthday Book of Axions and

Precepts Compiled by H P Blavatsky



Obras Por H P Blavatsky

En Espanol



¿Es la Teosofía una Religión?



La Clave de la Teosofía



Articles about the Life of H P Blavatsky



Biography of H P Blavatsky



H P Blavatsky

the Light-Bringer


Geoffrey A Barborka

The Blavatsky Lecture of 1970



The Life of H P Blavatsky

Edited by A P Sinnett





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Chalice Well, Glastonbury.

The Theosophy Cardiff Guide to

Chalice Well, Glastonbury,

Somerset, England


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Glastonbury Abbey Chronology


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Glastonbury Tor


The Labyrinth

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Glastonbury and Joseph of Arimathea


The Grave of King Arthur & Guinevere

At Glastonbury Abbey


Views of Glastonbury High Street


The Theosophy Cardiff Guide to

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Classic Introductory Theosophy Text

A Text Book of Theosophy By C W Leadbeater



What Theosophy Is  From the Absolute to Man


The Formation of a Solar System  The Evolution of Life


The Constitution of Man  After Death  Reincarnation


The Purpose of Life  The Planetary Chains


The Result of Theosophical Study



Elementary Theosophy

An Outstanding Introduction to Theosophy

By a student of Katherine Tingley



Elementary Theosophy  Who is the Man?  Body and Soul   


Body, Soul and Spirit  Reincarnation  Karma


The Seven in Man and Nature


The Meaning of Death



The Occult World

By Alfred Percy Sinnett



Preface to the American Edition    Introduction


Occultism and its Adepts    The Theosophical Society


First Occult Experiences   Teachings of Occult Philosophy


Later Occult Phenomena    Appendix


The Ocean of Theosophy

William Quan Judge


Preface    Theosophy and the Masters    General Principles


The Earth Chain    Body and Astral Body    Kama – Desire


Manas    Of Reincarnation    Reincarnation Continued


Karma    Kama Loka    Devachan    Cycles


Septenary Constitution Of Man


Arguments Supporting Reincarnation


Differentiation Of Species Missing Links


Psychic Laws, Forces, and Phenomena


Psychic Phenomena and Spiritualism



Esoteric Buddhism

Alfred Percy Sinnett

Annotated Edition Published 1885 


Preface to the Annotated Edition  Preface to the Original Edition


Esoteric Teachers  The Constitution of Man  The Planetary Chain


The World Periods  Devachan  Kama Loca


The Human Tide-Wave  The Progress of Humanity


Buddha  Nirvana  The Universe  The Doctrine Reviewed



Instant Guide to Theosophy

Quick Explanations with Links to More Detailed Info


What is Theosophy ? Theosophy Defined (More Detail)


Three Fundamental Propositions Key Concepts of Theosophy


Cosmogenesis  Anthropogenesis  Root Races


Ascended Masters  After Death States


The Seven Principles of Man  Karma  Reincarnation


Helena Petrovna Blavatsky  Colonel Henry Steel Olcott


William Quan Judge


The Start of the Theosophical Society


History of the Theosophical Society


Theosophical Society Presidents


History of the Theosophical Society in Wales


The Three Objectives of the Theosophical Society


Explanation of the Theosophical Society Emblem


The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)


Ocean of Theosophy

William Quan Judge


Glossaries of Theosophical Terms



Annie Besant

(1847 -1933)



A Study in Karma

Annie Besant


Karma  Fundamental Principles  Laws: Natural and Man-Made  The Law of Laws 


The Eternal Now  Succession  Causation The Laws of Nature  A Lesson of The Law


  Karma Does Not Crush  Apply This Law  Man in The Three Worlds  Understand The Truth


Man and His Surroundings  The Three Fates  The Pair of Triplets  Thought, The Builder


  Practical Meditation  Will and Desire  The Mastery of Desire  Two Other Points


  The Third Thread  Perfect Justice  Our Environment  Our Kith and Kin  Our Nation


The Light for a Good Man  Knowledge of Law  The Opposing Schools


The More Modern View  Self-Examination  Out of the Past


Old Friendships  We Grow By Giving  Collective Karma  Family Karma


National Karma  India’s Karma  National Disasters








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By  Dave Marsland

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Starting a Theosophy Group

& of course you don’t need to live in Wales

to take advantage of this guide






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A Guide to starting your own Theosophy Group


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larger Theosophical Organisation.


The subject of affiliation to a larger body is

covered but as affiliation may mean compromise

and nobody owns Theosophy anyway, we leave

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Quotes from the Writings of

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky


Blavatsky Quotation


That which is to be shunned is pain not yet come. The past cannot be changed or amended; that which belongs to the experience of the present cannot and should  not be shunned; but alike to be shunned are disturbing anticipations or fears of  the future, and every act or impulse that may cause present or future pain to ourselves or others.

Practical Occultism, Page 87


Blavatsky Quotation


Perfection, to be fully such, must be born out of imperfection, the incorruptible must grow out of the corruptible, having the latter as its vehicle and basis and contrast

The Secret Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 100


Blavatsky Quotation


It is only by the attractive force of the contrasts that the two opposites — Spirit and Matter — can be cemented together on Earth, and, smelted in the fire of self-conscious experience and suffering, find themselves wedded in Eternity.

The Secret Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 108


Blavatsky Quotation


Strength to step forward is the primary need of him who has chosen his path. Where is this to be found? Looking round, it is not hard to see where other men find their strength. Its source is profound conviction.

Practical Occultism, Page 67


Blavatsky Quotation


It is the motive, and the motive alone, which makes any exercise of power become black, malignant, or white, beneficent Magic. It is impossible to employ spiritual forces if there is the slightest tinge of selfishness remaining in the operator .... The powers and forces of animal nature can equally be used by the selfish and revengeful, as by the unselfish and the all-forgiving; the powers and forces of spirit lend themselves only to the perfectly pure in heart — and this is Divine Magic.

Practical Occultism, Page 7


Blavatsky Quotation


Finite reason agrees with science, and says: “There is no God”. But, on the other hand, our Ego, that which lives and thinks and feels independently of us in our mortal casket, does more than believe. It knows that there exists a God in nature, for the sole and invincible Artificer of all lives in us as we live in Him. No dogmatic faith or exact science is able to uproot that intuitional feeling inherent in man, when he has once fully realised it in himself.

Isis Unveiled, Volume 1, Page 36


Blavatsky Quotation


It may be a pleasant dream to attempt to conceive of the beauties of the spirit world; but the time can be spent more profitably in a study of the spirit itself, and it is not necessary that the subject for study should be in the spirit world.

Modern Panarion Page 70


Blavatsky Quotation


Physical existence is subservient to the spiritual, and all physical improvement and progress are only the auxiliaries of spiritual progress, without which there could be no physical progress.

Modern Panarion Page 78


Blavatsky Quotation


Mankind — the majority at any rate — hates to think for itself. It resents as an insult the humblest invitation to step for a moment outside the old well-beaten tracks and, judging for itself, to enter into a new path in some fresh direction.

The Secret Doctrine , Volume 3, Page 14


Blavatsky Quotation


Even ignorance is better than Head-learning with no Soul-wisdom to illuminate and guide it.

The Voice of the Silence, Page 43






Tekels Park

Camberley, Surrey, England GU15 – 2LF


Tekels Park to be Sold to a Developer

Concerns are raised about the fate of the wildlife as

The Spiritual Retreat, Tekels Park in Camberley,

Surrey, England is to be sold to a developer


Many feel that the sale of a sanctuary for 

wildlife to a developer can only mean disaster

 for the park’s animals


Confusion as the Theoversity moves out of 

Tekels Park to Southampton, Glastonbury & 

Chorley in Lancashire while the leadership claim

that the Theosophical Society will carry on using 

Tekels Park despite its sale to a developer


Theosophy talks of a compassionate attitude

to animals and the sale of the Tekels Park

sanctuary for wildlife to a developer has

dismayed many Theosophists


You don’t need a Diploma in Finance and

even someone with a Diploma in Astral Travel

will know that this is a bad time economically

to sell Tekels Park


Future of Tekels Park Badgers in Doubt

Badgers have been resident

in Tekels Park for Centuries


Magnificent Tekels Park


St Francis Church


Concerns about Tekels Park Wildlife


Tekels Park for Sale


Party On! Tekels Park NOT! 


The Tekels Park Minstrel


Tekels Park Badgers

Once Highly Valued by the

Theosophical Society in England


Theoversity Compromised by

Tekels Park Wildlife Issue


The Rejuvenation of

the Tekels Park Pond 1995


Hey Look!

Tekels Park is Being Sold to a Developer


Tekels Park & the Loch Ness Monster

A Satirical view of the sale of Tekels Park

in Camberley, Surrey to a developer



The Toff’s Guide to the Sale of Tekels Park

What the men in top hats have to say about the

sale of Tekels Park to a developer. It doesn’t

require a Diploma in Finance or indeed a

Diploma in Anything to realize that this is a

bad time economically to sell Tekels Park


Party On! Tekels Park Theosophy NOT


St Francis Church at Tekels Park





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