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Theosophy

Annie Besant

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Theosophy is derived from two Greek words – Theos , God- Sophia, Wisdom –and is therefore God-Wisdom, Divine Wisdom. Any dictionary will give its meaning : “A claim to a direct knowledge of God and of Spirits”, a definition which is not inaccurate,MoreTheosophy is derived from two Greek words – Theos , God- Sophia, Wisdom –and is therefore God-Wisdom, Divine Wisdom. Any dictionary will give its meaning : “A claim to a direct knowledge of God and of Spirits”, a definition which is not inaccurate, though it is scanty and affords but a small idea of all that is covered by the word, either historically or practically.The obtaining of “a direct knowledge of God” is – as we shall see in dealing with the religious aspect of Theosophy –the ultimate object of all Theosophy, as it is the very heart and life of all true Religion- this is “the highest knowledge, the knowledge of Him by whom all else is known”- but the lower knowledge, that of the knowable all else”, and the methods of knowing it, bulk largely in Theosophical study.This is natural enough, for the supreme knowledge must be gained by each for himself, and little can be done by another, save by pointing to the way, by inspiring to the effort, by setting the example- whereas the lower knowledge may be taught in books, in lectures, in conversation, is transmissible from mouth to ear.