The Transcendentalists and Theosophy
October 3, 10, 17 & 24

Oct. 3rd: Emerson’s Oversoul and the Secret Doctrine

Oct. 10th: Margaret Fuller: A Conversation

Oct. 17th: Thoreau: the Rediscovery of Ancient Wisdom

Oct. 24th: Walt Whitman: One’s Self I Sing

More details coming soon.


Theosophy Nexus offers the opportunity to get involved in virtual study meetings, allowing us to connect, discuss and learn together. Below you will find information on ongoing study groups, along with schedules of meeting times.

If you would like to join us, please sign up using the Contact Form. We will then contact you via email to discuss options of which study groups fit your schedule and interest.

We are also continuing to add new study groups as there is demand for them, so if you don’t see a schedule that works for you, or the subject your interested in, please sign up and let us know what your interest is. If there are others with the same interest we can help facilitate a new study group.

For the virtual study meetings we utilize conferencing software such as Skype and Zoom. We can help you set up the app necessary to join in and walk you through the process.

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— Universal Theosophy Thursday Meetings —

1st Thursday of the Month8:00 Eastern, 5:00 PacificGita Gathering
2nd Thursday of the Month10:00 Eastern, 7:00 PacificRobert Crosbie’s Universal Theosophy
3rd Thursday of the Month8:00 Eastern, 5:00 PacificPlato and Shakespeare: a Theosophical Perspective
4th Thursday of the Month8:00 Eastern, 5:00 PacificIntroduction to The Secret Doctrine and The Voice of the Silence

Meeting Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Students may sign up for one or more of the above meetings.

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Monthly Themes carried through all meetings for that month.

July: Karma
August: Reincarnation
September: Hierarchies
October: Human Perfectibility
November: The Spiritual Path
December: Meditation and Self-Study


  • Each Class will have its own curriculum but will share the monthly theme.
  • Meetings will begin with a devotional quotation drawn from the world’s Sacred Texts.
  • A short presentation by a student on the theme for the month and a round of comments will precede the discussion of the topic for that particular class.
  • The topic will be taken up in discussion form.
  • The meeting will be concluded with a lightening round of comments from all participants.


Gita Gathering: 1st Thursday of the Month

June: The Self Governed Sage
July: The Portrait of the Devotee
August: Reincarnation in the Gita
Sept: Renunciation of the Fruit of Action
Oct: Selflessness
Nov. The Gunas
Dec. Spiritual Wisdom

Universal Theosophy Book: 2nd Thursday of the Month

July: True Morality Part 2 Page 122-125
August: The Storehouse of Thought part 1
September: The Storehouse of Thought part 2
October: The Language of the Soul part 1
November: The Language of the Soul part 2
December: Theosophy in Daily Life

Plato and Shakespeare: A Theosophical Perspective

July: The Allegory of the Cave: Plato
August: The Tempest: Shakespeare
September: The Myth of Err / The Divided Line: Plato
Oct. Measure for Measure: Shakespeare
Nov. The Crito: Plato
Dec. As You Like It : Shakespeare

An Introduction to The Secret Doctrine and The Voice of the Silence

July : The Slayer of the Real: The Voice of the Silence
August: Scope, Structure, Method: The Secret Doctrine
Sept. The Mind of the Renouncer: The Voice of the Silence
Oct. Knowledge: Absolute and Relative: The Secret Doctrine
Nov. The Virtuous Mind: The Voice of the Silence
Dec. The World of Archetypes: The Secret Doctrine

Topics in this class follow themes listed in B.P. Wadia Studies in The Secret Doctrine, and Studies in the Voice of the Silence.


1st Saturday of the Month10am-noonPSTThe Secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky
Sunday, weekly10am-noonPSTBuddhist & Vedanta texts, and The Secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky
Sunday, weekly12-1 pmPSTThe Key to Theosophyby H. P. Blavatsky
Monday, weekly12:30-2pmPSTThe Bhagavad Gita
Wednesday, weekly6-7 pmPSTThe Ocean of Theosophy, by W. Q. Judge
Wednesday, weekly7:30-8:30 pmPSTThe Secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky
Wednesday, weekly8:15-9:30PSTVarious texts by H. P. BlavatskyW. Q. Judge, and B. P. Wadia
Thursday, weekly7:30-8:45pmPSTThe Ocean of Theosophy, by W. Q. Judge


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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Mental Hygiene


           “All human beings, even in Kali Yuga, and even surrounded
by pollutions are capable of mental purification” — Aquarian Almanac

Weekly Almanac: Quotes of the Day









Jewels in the Lotus

Right Proportion

Right Proportion

Let man consider who he is and what he should and must become… Man needs more than common intelligence to know who he is; only he who studies him properly and knows whence he comes and who he is will also give profound attention to the eternal… Everything that man accomplishes or does, that he […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

Madame Blavatsky on Indian Metaphysics

Madame Blavatsky on Indian Metaphysics

Madame Blavatsky on Indian Metaphysics The (London) Spiritualist, March 22, 1878 Sir,—Two peas in the same pod are the traditional symbol of mutual resemblance, and the time-honoured simile forced itself upon me when I read the twin letters of our two masked assailants in your paper of February 22nd. In substance they are so identical that […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

Jacob Boehme and the Secret Doctrine

Jacob Boehme and the Secret Doctrine

Jacob Boehme and the Secret Doctrine Theosophist, April, 1886. Jacob Boehme (or as some say Behmen) was a German mystic and spiritualist who began to write in the 17th century. In his works he inserted a picture of an angel blowing a trumpet, from which issued these words: “To all Christians, Jews, Turks and Heathens, […] Read more

Theosophical Research

Research: On the Etymology of Dzyan

Research: On the Etymology of Dzyan

In The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 1, p. xx fn. H.P.B. gives an etymology of Dzyan thus: Indeed, the secret portions of the “Dan” or “Jan-na”* (“Dhyāna”) of Gautama’s metaphysics—grand as they appear to one unacquainted with the tenets of the Wisdom Religion of antiquity—are but a very small portion of the whole. * Dan, now become in modern […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

Depth in Silence

Depth in Silence

                Meditation is done in silence.  By it we renounce our narrow individuality, and expatiate into that which is infinite.  Only in the sacredness of inward silence does the soul truly meet the secret hiding God.  The strength of resolve which afterwards shapes life, and mixes itself with […] Read more

Science of Spirituality

Plato's Chariot Allegory, with the Commentary of Hermeas

Plato’s Chariot Allegory, with the Commentary of Hermeas

The following is an exploration of the Platonic Charioteer Allegory, an allegory which appears not only in Greek philosophy, but also in Indian spiritual texts, both with quite similar underlying meanings. Before we come to Plato’s use of the Allegory along with Hermeas’s excellent explanation, let us quickly touch upon its use in eastern texts. The main source […] Read more

Philosophy of Perfectability

The Allegory of the Cave

The Allegory of the Cave

The Allegory of the Cave Those having Lamps will pass them on to others.   – PLATO In The Secret Doctrine we are told that Plato was not merely the greatest philosopher of Greece but also an Adept who belonged psychically, mentally and spiritually to the higher planes of evolution, a ‘Fifth-rounder’ in the Fourth Round, […] Read more

Religion of Responsibility

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac The division of the Zodiac into different signs dates from immemorial antiquity. It has acquired a world-wide celebrity and is to be found in the astrological systems of several nations. The invention of the Zodiac and its signs has been assigned to different nations by different antiquarians. It is […] Read more

Society of the Future

Gandhi on Theosophy and Global Civilization of Tomorrow

Gandhi on Theosophy and Global Civilization of Tomorrow

Invocation “Common be your prayer; Common be your goal; Common be your purpose; Common be your deliberation. Common be your wishes, Your hearts in concord, Your intentions in concord, Perfect be the union amongst you.”   Rig Veda1 Dedication             Let me begin this evening by honoring the ancient and noble practice of saluting those […] Read more



The Princess, The Pearls and the Monkey

The Princess, The Pearls and the Monkey

One day, the queen and her friends were walking in the palace gardens. It was a hot summer day, so they decided to get some respite from the heat by swimming in the royal pool. Before going in the pool, the queen took off her pearl necklace and gave it to her maidservant for safekeeping. […] Read more

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