Theosophy Northwest

WELCOME to the homepage of the Northwest Branch of The Theosophical Society (International Headquarters at Pasadena, California) located in King County, Washington. This site contains a wealth of material on theosophy and on the world's spiritual traditions and science discussed from a theosophical viewpoint; a Collation of Theosophical Glossaries; a list of over 800 quality books for young people; links to theosophical literature and to selected sites of theosophic interest; and the newsletter, Theosophy Northwest View. Feel free to contact us at:; PO Box 904, Bellevue, WA 98009-0904; or (425) 644-7725.

Northwest Branch Logo: "Raven" by Don Yeoman

Local Announcements (King County, WA)
Theosophy Northwest View Newsletter | Contacts
Theosophical Resources in King County Library System

Theosophical Articles: Topics in Depth

Book Reviews and Comments

Collation of Theosophical Glossaries

Children's Booklist

Theosophical and Related Publications Links | Theosophical Manuals
On The Secret Doctrine | Links to Selected Sites of Theosophic Interest

Theosophical Society Homepage | Theosophical University Press Online | Sunrise: Theosophic Perspectives | TUP Online Catalog
H. P. Blavatsky | H. S. Olcott | W. Q. Judge | Katherine Tingley | G. de Purucker | Col. Conger and James A. Long | Grace F. Knoche

Link Descriptions:

Local Announcements and Newsletter -- King County, Washington USA

Theosophical Articles: Topics in Depth -- A collection of over 1,000 online articles, organized by topic, on theosophy, universal brotherhood, reincarnation, karma, evolution, the spiritual path, human nature, death, occultism and psychism, cycles, teachers and the hierarchy of compassion, truth and ethics, science, the arts, and the world's spiritual traditions (copyrighted material used with permission).

Collation of Theosophical Glossaries -- Definitions of theosophical and metaphysical terms from several theosophical books integrated into one alphabetical listing. These include Blavatsky's Theosophical Glossary, Judge's Working Glossary, Purucker's Occult Glossary, and Barborka's Gods and Heroes of the Bhagavad-Gita in their entirety; the glossaries from Blavatsky's Key to Theosophy and Voice of the Silence, Five Years of Theosophy, Titchenell's Masks of Odin, Moffett's in Esotericism of the Popol Vuh; terms from Isis Unveiled, Tyberg's Sanskrit Keys to the Wisdom Religion, and Hall's Sanskrit Pronunciation; material from Word Wisdom in the Esoteric Tradition by G. de Purucker; also entries from John Van Mater's Secret Doctrine Index.

Children's Booklist -- Annotated list of over 800 books to stimulate the imagination of young people up to age 15, compiled by the Children's Committee of the Theosophical Society. It includes sections on picture books, fiction, myths and tales, world religions, poetry, science and nature, nonfiction, biography, and resource books for adults.

Theosophical and Related Publications: Links to theosophical literature on this and other sites.

Theosophical Manuals -- Katherine Tingley Series: a selection of the introductory booklets written in the first decades of this century by students of Katherine Tingley at Point Loma, California, International Headquarters of the Theosophical Society from 1900 to 1942.

On The Secret Doctrine -- Links to the full text, index, articles, and other resources

Links to Selected Sites of Theosophic Interest -- Theosophical sites, comparative religion, philosophy, science, and arts sites, online texts, reference works, newspapers, libraries, museums, and E-text lists.

Theosophical Resources in the King County Library System.

Contacts -- local, national, and international theosophical contacts.


Theosophical Society Homepage: Website with information on The Theosophical Society, its objectives, history, programs, and National Sections.

Theosophical University Press Online: Full-text online versions of all TUP publications, including those by Blavatsky, Judge, Purucker, Long, and others.

Sunrise: Theosophic Perspectives: Online version of the quarterly magazine, including current issue and hundreds of articles selected from back issues.

Material on and by: H. P. Blavatsky, H. S. Olcott, W. Q. Judge, Katherine Tingley, G. de Purucker, Col. Conger and James A. Long.


Pacific Northwest Theosophist -- Simple centered thoughts on single topics in a non-linear format, compiled by Scott J. Osterhage.

What is Theosophy?

The word theosophy is derived from the Greek theo-sophia, which literally means "divine wisdom." Non-political and non-sectarian, the Theosophical Society is dedicated to universal brotherhood, independent spiritual search, and study of the religious, scientific and philosophical thought of humanity, ancient and modern. It is part of a universal spiritual, intellectual, and ethical movement which has been active in all ages. This movement is based on the fact that spiritual oneness is a reality, and is of the very essence of being.

"Think of theosophy not so much as a body of philosophic or other teaching, but as the highest law of conduct, which is the enacted expression of divine love or compassion." -- Katherine Tingley


The Theosophical Society was founded in New York in 1875 by H. P. Blavatsky, H. S. Olcott, W. Q. Judge, and others. It is part of a spiritual movement as old as thinking humanity, and its philosophy is a contemporary presentation of the ancient wisdom underlying the world's religions, sciences, and philosophies.

The principles of theosophy were restated by Helena Blavatsky to draw the attention of the industrialized West to the sublime spiritual ideas of the perennial philosophy, and to re-awaken the Orient to its ancient spiritual heritage.

The teachings of theosophy represent in outline the workings of the universe. By individual effort and study, these concepts can become living forces in our lives, where we may realize in ever increasing measure the universal realities they depict. The Society's objectives are: to form an active brotherhood among mankind; to promulgate the essential unity of all that is, and demonstrate that this unity is fundamental in nature; to study ancient and modern religion, science, and philosophy; and to explore the hidden side of nature and mankind.

Theosophical Literature:

The King County Library System and Seattle Public Library have dozens of theosophical books for borrowing, such as those on this list of theosophical resources in the KCLS.

Theosophical University Press carries many theosophical books. For a free catalog, write to PO Box C, Pasadena, CA 91109, or visit their online catalog.

Northwest Branch and Its Activities:

The Northwest Branch invites you to join us monthly at the Bellevue Regional Library for an exchange of ideas on theosophical questions and topics. Open to the public, no charge, unsectarian, non-political. Contact us if you wish to be put on our mailing list announcing topics. For further information see "Local Announcements" above.

"What Is the Northwest Branch?" talks about our history and relation to other theosophical organizations.