Stones, rocks and even mountains are beings in of themselves; the Native Americans call them the "sitting people." These beings are quite diffrent from us, and yet are similar to us, they have the same atoms as we and occupy the same reality field we are in, and they vibrate just as we do.
Silk Road Traveler is a unique retail experience, where we hope to introduce spiritual concepts through the products we offer. Many of our customers ask us, who are you? We are the retail operation for Theosophy Foundation, a non-profit organization created to spread the knowledge of the "Wisdom Religion" that was prevalent in the ancient world, and which tied all of humanity to one concept - "we are one."
"Theosophy" comes from the Greek "Theos" and "sophia" meaning literally "Divine Knowledge". It is a body of knowledge - accumulated since time immemorial - that answers the great questions of life - Who am I, Where am I going, What am I doing here, What is the nature of the soul, What is the origin of the universe and What can be said about the nature of divinity.
The term theosophy (in its Greek and other forms) had been used about 100 or so times over two millennia in western civilization before Madame Blavatsky. The term came to be the most appropriate word to describe her teachings and so, with a capital "T", Theosophy came to be the name given to that which she taught in the 19th century.
Some have, quite understandably, extended the meaning of the word to cover that entire body of knowledge known to Blavatsky's teachers - a portion of which was imparted to her. Some academics have taken to using the word to mean "comparative religion", now that the word has become well known - but this certainly dilutes the specific meaning it acquired during the time of Blavatsky. And regrettably, some writers in the 20th century have based themselves on her writings but subtly altered the teachings and then continued to call their writings Theosophy - misleading any number of students in the process.
We have selected books that convey the essence of Theosophy as Madame Blavatsky depicted. To all readers who wish to know more about Theosophy, and are hesitant, we suggest the books that Madame Blavatsky wrote, along with William Quan Judge. In this manner readers will receive the basic premise of Theosophy and will be able to discern errors in later proponents of the philosophy.