October–June Wednesdays 8:15–9:30 p.m.
A study class meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 8:15 p.m., from October through June. Join us on October 2, 2019 when a new study cycle begins. Click here to download the Study Class assignments list.
THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
No one can study ancient philosophies seriously without perceiving that the striking similitude of conception between all—in their exoteric form very often, in their hidden spirit invariably—is the result of no mere coincidence, but of a concurrent design; and that there was, during the youth of mankind, one language, one knowledge, one universal religion, when there were no churches, no creeds or sects, but when every man was a priest unto himself. And, if it is shown that already in those ages which are shut out from our sight by the exuberant growth of tradition, human religious thought developed in uniform sympathy in every portion of the globe; then, it becomes evident that, born under whatever latitude, in the cold North or the burning South, in the East or West, that thought was inspired by the same revelations, and man was nurtured under the protecting shadow of the same TREE OF KNOWLEDGE.
—H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, i, 341
Each week, one in a series of ten articles is taken up for preliminary study.
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