A tutorial by email is also available and can be offered to students as well as or in place of the Seminar.
The Diploma is exclusively for members of the Theosophical Society.
There are no entry requirements other than membership of the Society and the course is available
to any member who has a wish to gain knowledge of basic Theosophical Principles.
How much will it Cost?
The Diploma Course in Wales is free of any charges but students must find their own books for the Course or can take advantage of on-line versions.
the Course Leader may be able to help with this. There are two core reference books on which the course is based. These are -----
Deity Cosmos & Man by Geoffrey Farthing & Man the Universe in Miniature by Joy Piper.
The Syllabus is comprised of the following modules:
(From the within to the without, as above so below)
KARMA AND REINCARNATION (As balancer, teacher, Self initiator , Cycle of Life, Death and Rebirth, etc.)
(Physical, etheric, astral, lower and higher mind, the spiritual triad or higher
Self, personality or lower self)
COSMOGENESIS (The awakening of the Cosmos)
EVOLUTION (Principles of materialization, from the One to the Many and
Principles of spiritualization, from the Many to the One)
THE SEVEN PLANES (Varieties of groupings – two, three, five, seven etc.)
(Angels/devas, nature spirits, and elementals)
CHAINS, ROUNDS & LIFE-WAVES (General pattern only)
FOLLOWED BY TIME FOR REVISION WHICH IS FOLLOWED BY THE EXAM
Communication will mostly be by email and some study material will be available via the internet. Students with no internet access at this time will be encouraged to start using the web or enlist the help of a friend who has access. Students who can do none of the above will be sent the necessary study material and all formal communications via land mail, with telephone contact as necessary.
The Course Leaders are Pam El-Hosaini & Juliet Bates
To Register all students must fill in an Application Form.
Click the link or apply to the Secretary for the Welsh Region - Julie Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org
The Theosophical Society ( Head quarters in Adyar India)
The objects for which the Society is established are:
I. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
II. To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.
III. To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.
The Motto of the Theosophical Society is "There is no Religion Higher than Truth". The Masters of the Wisdom encourage each one of us to search for and find that Truth for ourselves.
Freedom of Thought
Text of the Resolutions passed by the General Council of the Theosophical Society.
Theosophical Society has spread far and wide over the world, and as members of
all religions have become members of it without surrendering the special dogmas,
teachings and beliefs of their respective faiths, it is thought desirable to
emphasize the fact that there is no doctrine, no opinion, by whomsoever taught
or held, that is in any way binding on any member of the Society, none which any
member is not free to accept or reject. Approval of its three objects is the
sole condition of membership. No teacher, or writer, from H.P. Blavatsky
onwards, has any authority to impose his or her teachings or opinions on
members. Every member has an equal right to follow any school of thought, but
has no right to force the choice on any other. Neither a candidate for any
office nor any voter can be rendered ineligible to stand or to vote, because of
any opinion held, or because of membership in any school of thought. Opinions or
beliefs neither bestow privileges nor inflict penalties. The Members of the
General Council earnestly request every member of the Theosophical Society to
maintain, defend and act upon these fundamental principles of the Society, and
also fearlessly to exercise the right of liberty of thought and of expression
thereof, within the limits of courtesy and consideration for others.
The Theosophical Society, while cooperating with all other bodies whose aims and activities make such cooperation possible, is and must remain an organisation entirely independent of them, not committed to any objects save its own, and intent on developing its own work on the broadest and most inclusive lines, so as to move towards its own goal as indicated in and by the pursuits of those objects and that Divine Wisdom which in the abstract is implicit in the title 'The Theosophical Society'.
Since Universal Brotherhood and the Wisdom are undefined and unlimited, and since there is complete freedom for each and every member of the Society in thought and action, the Society seeks ever to maintain its own distinctive and unique character by remaining free of affiliation with any other organisation.