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"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.

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Masons And Templars

Who were these Knights?

The Red Cross Knights Templars were founded by Hugh de Paynes and eight companions to protect pilgrims in Jerusalem. They were originally called Poor Knights of Christ of the Temple of Solomon.

The White Cross Knights Templars were founded by Gerard de Martignes in the early part of the 11th century in Jerusalem. They were originaly called Knights of the Order of the Hospital of St. John in Jerusalem. They were offiicially recognised in 1113 by Pope Paschal the Second.

The Knights of Malta so named due to their residence on the island which had been given to them by The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1530. This order comprised of the Poor Knights of Christ of the Temple of Solomon who had been persecuted and driven out of Europe by Pope Clement V and French King Phillip IV on Friday, October 13, 1307.

The Freemasons, officially known as The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, claim a heritage that goes back to ancient Egypt. There are two distinct rites, Scottish Rite and the York Rite. The order is thought to have arisen from English and Scottish fraternities of stone masons and cathedral builders of the middle ages. Coincedentally about when the Templar Oders were destroyed. The first known Lodges were set up in England in 1717, and the fraternity quicky spread throughout Europe and into the Americas.

There are subtle and esoteric ties between the three Knight Orders and the Freemasons which continue today. We have selected books that deal with these subtle and esoteric ties and with the esoteric missions these organizations follow. Much has been said, yet much remains hidden.

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Society of the Rose Cross is a spiritual and cultural movement which arose in Europe in the early 17th century after the publication of several texts which were authored by Christian Rosenkreutz (no public biography of this person exist) who purported to announce the existence of a hitherto unknown esoteric order to the world and made seeking its knowledge attractive to many. The mysterious doctrine of the order is "built on esoteric truths of the ancient past", which "concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe, and the spiritual realm."  The manifestos do not elaborate extensively on the matter, but clearly combine references to Kabbalah, Hermeticism, alchemy, and Christian mysticism. The Rosicrucian manifestos heralded a "universal reformation of mankind", through a science allegedly kept secret for decades until the intellectual climate might receive it. Controversies arose on whether they were a hoax, whether the "Order of the Rosy Cross" existed as described in the manifestos, and whether the whole thing was a metaphor disguising a movement that really existed, but in a different form. In 1616, Johann Valentin Andreae famously designated it as a "ludibrium". Some scholars of esotericism suggest that this statement was later made by Andreae in order to shield himself from the wrath of the religious and political institutions of the day, which were intolerant of free speech and the idea of a "universal reformation", which the manifestos called for.

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