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Theosophical Society in Wales Diploma Course - Prospectus

 

 The Diploma Course is an on-line, open-learning course designed to assist students' understanding of the basic Principles of Theosophy.
Students will undertake the course by home study and have contact with a Course Leader.
The start and length of time taken up by the course will be at the discretion of your course leader.
There will be four modules each divided into two subjects. At the end of each module the Course Leader may offer a Seminar. 

A tutorial by email is also available and can be offered to students as well as or in place of the Seminar.

 
                                                                                                               How the Diploma will be awarded
The Course leader will send Students an exam paper.
The student will be able to answer the questions in his or her own time at home and send the completed paper back to the Course Leader.
The course leader will then submit the paper for marking to Eric McGough.
The Diploma will be awarded to students who have completed the course and shown that they have not simply learned the course material but have truly understood it.
The course will be centred on gaining an understanding of basic Theosophical Principles.

 

Who Can Take the Course?

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.

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The Syllabus is comprised of the following modules:

Module1

UNIVERSAL LAWS (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.)

Module 2

HUMAN CONSTITUTION (Physical, etheric, astral, lower and higher mind, the spiritual triad or higher Self, personality or lower self)
COSMOGENESIS (The awakening of the Cosmos)

Module 3

INVOLUTION AND 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.)

Module 4

HIERARCHIES (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

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

 

APPLICATION FORM

To Register all students must fill in an Application Form.

Click the link or apply to the Secretary for the Welsh Region -   Julie Cunningham theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk 

 

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

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.

As the 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.