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)




Archetypes and the Spiritual Path: the importance of symbolism in myths and dreams to effect spiritual transformation.

Thursday 14th November

Carl Jung illustrated that archetypes or “divine ideas” are represented within the human psyche as symbols. This presentation considers the importance of the symbolism of myth and dreams as one seeks to effect spiritual transformation.  There is a particular emphasis upon the symbolism contained within the great hero myths of our world and also a consideration of the purpose of dreams.

Gary Kidgell is a professional esoteric astrologer and a teacher and lecturer in metaphysics. He has studied esoteric teachings for the last thirty-five years. Gary has lectured extensively throughout the UK and in Europe. His recently published book entitled ‘The Inner Journey: Pathways to the Higher Self’ has been distributed internationally. Gary is also a member of the Claregate College Metaphysics group and the Director of Studies for their two audio-visual online courses: Foundations in Esoteric Studies and Esoteric Psychology: The Seven Rays.
Gary is a member of Dundee Theosophical Society, the former Organising Secretary of the Theosophical Society in Scotland and a National Lecturer for the Theosophical Society in England.




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