The word Theosophy has been used for many centuries, it is of Greek origin meaning Wisdom of the Gods (theo – of Gods, sophia – wisdom). Wisdom cannot be enclosed within words, it is a Truth which must be discovered and experienced by each one for themselves. Theosophy, sometimes known as the Ageless Wisdom, is the Light which shines through the many-coloured lamps of religion. It is the thread of truth in scriptures, creeds, symbols, myths and rituals. Divine Wisdom is One, the paths towards it are many.

The Theosophical Society in Scotland is a part of the world-wide theosophical movement with its centre in Adyar, India. The Society is dedicated to the comparative study of religion, science and philosophy and the practice of the Art of Self-Realisation. The Society is composed of members of different religious backgrounds who are united in a belief that mankind is a spiritual family and that humanity can have a glorious future through a compassionate and intelligent way of living.

For more information and upcoming events, visit their website here.

Edinburgh Branch of the Theosophical Society in Scotland



Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place EH12. Admission: £3 Members / £5 Non-members.

ALL WELCOME PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMING: Talks start 7.00pm in the Mary Duffy Room

(Tea/coffee in Cafe from 6.30pm and again after the talk from approx. 8.15 – 8.55pm)

Alchemy: The Science of Spiritual Transformation

Thursday 19th September

Although almost exclusively associated with turning base metals into gold, alchemy has a far deeper and richer significance than producing shiny ingots. This art-science is more than merely transmuting metals – it’s about a wholesale spiritual transformation of the individual – and indeed the world.

Tim Wyatt is a writer, international lecturer and esoteric researcher. A member of the TS for more than a decade he lectures extensively in Britain and Europe. 

The Signature of the Celestial Spheres: a modern confirmation of the ancient idea of a Harmony of

the Spheres

Thursday 10th October

An account of Kepler’s life and the main ideas in The Harmony of the World, in particular the Third Planetary Law.  Computer presentation of planetary relationships using modern astronomical data that confirm Kepler’s conviction there is a fundamental harmony to the solar system.  Amazing graphic displays of the all-embracing meaningful cosmic order in which we human beings live.

Harmut Warm has an engineering diploma. He has studied the history of the harmony of the spheres and planetary astronomy for many years, and how we listen to music.

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