T H Hauw - Re: Self-Intro, and disappointment
Feb 10, 2006 07:05 PM
Hello TH Hauw,
You have every right to be confused!
As far as good books written by modern day authors, I would
suggest the following titles:
To Light a Thousand Lamps
by Grace F. Knoche
The Secret Gateway: Modern Theosophy & the Ancient Wisdom Tradition
by Edward Abdill
An Introduction to Esoteric Principles
by William Doss McDavid
Deity, Cosmos & Man: An Outline of Esoteric Science
by Geoffrey A. Farthing
You also can't go wrong with:
Helena Blavatsky Edited and introduced by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
A New anthology of Blavatsky's Writings.
This volume may be somewhat challenging and difficult.
As far as online material goes, you might read:
A Brief Overview of Theosophy
by James A. Santucci
Basic Ideas of Theosophy
by Geoffrey A. Farthing
You should also find some helpful articles at this webpage:
Unfortunately, there are many conflicting claims. For an overview
of them, see:
and also see the links at the bottom of this page.
Hope some of this helps.
But I think a careful reading and study of the books mentioned at
the beginning of this posting will give you a firm foundation and
Daniel H. Caldwell
Blavatsky Study Center
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "T. H. Hauw" <hauwquek@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> My name is Hauw. I live in Singapore. The TS lodge here was formed
> Olcott and 19 other people in 1889. I became a member in the
> this year and subscribed to theos-talk at about the same time.
> Like most people, I joined TS because I want to know more about
> of life and want to increase my self-knowledge and awareness
further. I am
> waiting for a basic course on Theosophy to commence in March at
> Meanwhile I am searching high and low to have a better
> Theosophy. So far, I must say that most of the material (incl.
> this discussion group) that I have come across are too wordy and
> to absorb. Can anyone recommend any beginners books written by
> It's also confusing. I read that there are different lineages e.g.
> Besant (and CWL) of the Adyar TS and William Judge of Point Loma. A
> university website even said that their teachings are different
> original teaching of HPB in some areas. Then, after HPB many
> claimed that they have contact with the Masters. Finally I also
> the charge against CWL concerning young boys.
> So I joined theos-talk thinking that the older souls here might be
> clear things up a bit. But alas that's not to be; there are just
> unhealthy exchanges among some members here!
> How are new students of Theosophy to make sense out of all the
> don't want to dogmatise or institutionalise TS, it's not a
religion. But I
> wonder if some form of agreed framework, guidelines or decision-
> process would be better to the cause of Theosophy?
> I also came across postings here which I think (I may be wrong) is
> Hinduism teachings. I don't think Theosophy is entirely the same
> or Buddhism; is there any form of moderation here?
> T H Hauw
> P.S. When responding to a post, can members try to delete the
> content, save those points that they are responding to, before
> way, all the postings will be neater and easier to read.
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