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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 

2024 Readings – Study Class

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May 1    Symbolism
Glyphs and Symbols, (S.D. Pamphlet): “Symbolism and Ideographs”
and “The Universal Language” pp. 15–3

 

May 8     H.P. Blavatsky (White Lotus Day):
H.P. Blavatsky Theosophical Articles, Vol. I, “She Being Dead Yet Speaketh”,
pp. 115–123

William Q. Judge Theosophical Articles, Vol. I, “Conversations on Occultism with H.P.B.”, pp. 417–422

 

May 15    The Number Seven
H.P. Blavatsky Theosophical Articles, Vol. I, “The Number Seven” pp. 345–350 and
“The Number Seven and Our Society”, pp. 351–354

 

May 22    The Symbology of the Tree
The Great Sacrifice (S.D. Pamphlet): “The Aswattha Tree”, pp. 52–53
• H.P. Blavatsky Theosophical Articles, Vol. III, “The Sacred Tree of Kum Bum”,
pp. 352–355
• Glossary, Entries for “Acacia”,“Ash Yggdrasil” “Ask”, “Aswattha”, “Bodhi Druma”,
“Kounboum”, “Mundane Egg or Tree”, “Oak”, “Trees of Life”, “Udumbara”,
and “Yggdrasil”

 

May 29  The Mystery Language
Glyphs and Symbols (S.D. Pamphlet): “Mysteries of Gnosis” and
“The Esoteric Cipher” pp. 79–87

 

June 5    Brotherhood of the Future
• “The Great Master’s Letter”

 

June 12  Transformation
• H. P. Blavatsky Theosophical Articles, Vol. III, “The Force of Prejudice”, pp. 1–9

 

June 19  Hope and Responsibility
• H. P. Blavatsky Theosophical Articles, Vol. I, “Let Everyman Prove His Own Work”,
pp. 69–78 and “Our Cycle and the Next”, pp. 367–381

 

I Am the Eternal

The Great Master’s Letter

Ten articles from Theosophical Tenets.
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Past Study Class Readings Available to Download

Readings from the 2022–2023 season:

June 14, 2023— “Cyclic Law and Human Evolution”

April 5, 2023—“The Inner Ruler” 

April 12, 2023—“The Wandering Heart”

April 19, 2023—“The Slayer of the Real”

December 7, 2023—The Dhammapada and the Udanavarga”

Selections from the book Reincarnation: The Pilgrimage of the Soul

April 28, 2021—“Reincarnation” pages 6–17

May 5, 2021—“What Reincarnates?” pages 18–22

May 12, 2021—“Mysteries of the After-Life” pages 23–36

May 19, 2021—“Reincarnation and Silence” pages 37–45

May 26, 2021—“The Myth of Er” pages 46–52

June 2, 2021—“Within the Circle” and “Bondage and Deliverance” pages 53–59

June 9, 2021—“A Creed” and “Poetry of Reincarnation” pages 60–83

June 16, 2021—“The Circle of Transformation” and “The Lone Disciple” pages 84–93

June 23, 2021—“Love With an Object”

Additional readings selected for the 2019–2020 season included:

February 12, 2020—Universal Theosophy “The Kingly Mystery”

April 29, May 6 and 13, 2020—H.P. Blavatsky Theosophical ArticlesThe Beacon-Light of the Unknown” also called “Le Phare De L’Inconnu”

May 20, 2020—B.P. Wadia “The Wandering Heart” and “The Slayer of the Real”

May 27, 2020—B.P. Wadia “The Mind of the Renouncer” and “The Virtuous Mind”

June 3, 2020—B.P. Wadia “The Perfect Listener” and “Elements and Gods”

June 10, 2020—W.Q. Judge “Friends or Enemies in the Future” and “Reflections”

June 17, 2020—W.Q. Judge “Hit the Mark” and “Two Lost Keys: The Bhagavad-Gita and The Zodiac”