A lifelong student of Theosophy, Geoffrey Farthing, a co-founder of The Blavatsky Trust, was one of Theosophy's finest minds and became one of it's all time greatest exponents. Many of Geoffrey's writings are now available online.
Latest - Geoffrey Farthing; 'The Constant Theosophist'online
One of H.P.B.'s last gift's to us, The Voice of the Silence is a devotional classic of great spiritual significance. Muriel Daw's Companion renders the 'Voice' accessible to a modern audience - not as a substitute for the deep mysticism of the original, but as a tool for understanding.
Our web site contains information about Theosophy, the ageless Ancient Wisdom, as contained in the writings of Theosophical Society co-founder Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 - 1891), and her Teachers.The site contains a comprehensive collection of the writings of Geoffrey Farthing (1909-2004), a co-founder of the Blavatsky Trust, and one of the foremost exponents of Blavatsky-Theosophy in recent times.
Theosophy, a recent recapitulation of the ancient wisdom tradition, is a body of teachings and doctrines (having consistency with that disseminated by the founders of the modern Theosophical Movement), explanatory of Universal Laws; Laws that establish the principle of Unity inherent in Nature and which are the basis of Universal Brotherhood. (Theosophy is a term also used to refer to the universal Ancient Wisdom underlying all religions, which can be found at their core when they are stripped of accretions, deletions, and superstitions. This is sometimes referred to as "divine wisdom" or the "ancient wisdom".)
Geoffrey Farthing was concerned that the original point and purpose of the Theosophical Society had been lost in the years that followed the death of H.P. Blavatsky, and that a significant part of the substance and detail of the teachings, as given out by Blavatsky and others, had become distorted. Geoffrey Farthing's writings primarily aim to accurately present Blavatsky's work in a form suited to the modern reader, and in addition, a significant number of articles and letters take a critical, and sometimes controversial, look at the Society itself. In 1969 Geoffrey wrote 'What is the Theosophical Society?' (go to text) and followed this by an analysis of Theosophy itself (go to text).
H.P. Blavatsky was a remarkable woman; one of the most gifted and fascinating of modern times. Destined for a solitary path, she left husband and homeland to travel the world in search of occult knowledge, a quest which ultimately took her to the great Mahatmas and the Ancient wisdom of the East. Her odyssey was to bring her enlightenment and enemies, fame and notoriety; devotion and denouncement ... but it also resulted in some of the greatest occult classics ever written, and the founding of the modern Theosophical Society.
Boris de Zirkoff - a tribute to H.P. Blavatsky, published by the Philaletheians.
There is a road, steep and thorny, beset with perils of every kind, but yet a road, and it leads to the very heart of the Universe. I can tell you how to find those who will show you the secret gateway that opens inward only, and closes fast behind the neophyte for evermore. There is no danger that dauntless courage cannot conquer; there is no trial that spotless purity cannot pass through; there is no difficulty that strong intellect cannot surmount. For those who win onwards there is reward past all telling - the power to bless and save humanity; for those who fail, there are other lives in which success may come.
[Collected Writings vol.XIII, 219]
"The duty of the Theosophical Society is to keep alive in man his spiritual intuition.” H. P. Blavatsky
The field of Theosophy or Esoteric Science is as vast as life itself, for it embraces the whole of Nature, visible and invisible. Nevertheless, the more one advances in its study, the more one recognises that this limitless scheme of things, though having "neither conceivable beginning nor imaginable end" is an orderly, integrated whole, in which every part is intimately related to every other part. It may be compared to a wheel in which the hub, spokes, and rim, although distinctive in form and function, are inseparable parts of one whole. It follows that while the student may begin this exploration from any chosen point, sooner or later, they will reach every corner of the field.