The Theosophical
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Reading Lists

Reading Lists by Subject

The theosophical society has no dogmas, but endeavours to seek and curate the most profound and inspired wisdom from the world's spiritual, religious and philosophical traditions, along with complementary expressions in the arts and sciences.

The 4 stages in the journey from ignorance to truth and wisdom.
1. Observe and learn, increasing your knowledge, equally from your own experience and from the experience of others.
2. Practice and participate, under the guidance of those who have earned the right, by virtue of their knowledge and mastery, to lead and to teach.
3. Master the use of knowledge, becoming a leader in the field, and share with others the practical experience and accumulated wisdom.
4. Seek to teach, not by cramming knowledge into another, but by inspiring and drawing out their latent abilities and faculties.

Some of these may be out of print but available online or at a library near you

Searchable Library Catalogue of Theosophical Texts

Articles & Texts

Introduction to Theosophy

Open your mind with this collection of texts relating to Theosophy

The Creative Arts

Essays and writings on the subject of Spirituality expressed through the Arts, including music, architecture, literature, and others.


Life-affirming books by David Bohm, Ramana Maharshi, Aldous Huxley and others


A varied selection of books on the subject of Meditation.


A selection of books and essays on science and spirituality.

Reincarnation and Karma

Everything you need to know about the Wheel of Rebirth and the law of karma.

World Religions

A wide range of books and texts covering many different religions.

Healing and Energy Fields

Several books on the benefits of transpersonal healing and more.

Psychic Research / Anomalous Mental Capacities

A collection of books covering anomalous mental capacities

The Mahatma Letters

An extensive collection of texts revealing the meaning of The Mahatma Letters.


Explore the wisdom of mythology through the writings of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and others.

The Work of the Theosophical Society

A small collection of books covering the work of the society.


Discover a range of books that explore the topic of ecology and spirituality.

The Theosophical Society: History and Biographies

Explore our range of Theosophical histories and biographies.

Academic Works Related to Theosophy

Books on Blavatsky, Theosophy and the Esoteric Tradition

The Secret Doctrine

Discover more information about Blavatsky’s masterwork on theosophy.

Death and Dying

A collection of texts exploring the topic of death.

Yoga Philosophy

For those interested in the science of yoga and its varied practices.

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Various books to aid the serious Theosophist.

Further Studies

Enhance your understanding of Theosophy with this far reaching bibliography.


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