Our web site contains information about Theosophy, the ageless Wisdom, as presented by the Mahatmas (also called adepts or Masters) and contained in the writings of Theosophical Society co-founder Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 - 1891).
Theosophy is a recent recapitulation of the ancient wisdom tradition that has been disseminated by the founders of the modern Theosophical Movement. The teachings are explanatory of Universal Laws; Laws that establish the principle of Unity inherent in Nature and which are the basis of Universal Brotherhood. (Theosophy, as a term, can also used to refer to the universal Ancient Wisdom underlying all religions.)
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, in 1875, of the modern Theosophical Society.
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, has 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).
For more information on the Theosophical Mahatmas see the article Mahatmas versus Ascended Masters (go to article on Theosophical Society in America website).
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. Geoffrey Fathing was awarded the International Theosophical Society's highest award 'The Subba Row Medal' in 1996 for his outstanding contribution to theosophical literature.