A Textbook of Theosophy
Theosophy is an ecumenical faith tradition that regards all religions as striving toward the same shared purpose of engendering love, cooperation, unity, and fellow-feeling among all of the world's cultures. A Textbook of Theosophy offers a comprehensive introduction to theosophical thought and practice; it's perfect for beginners just getting acquainted with this school of thought or long-time adherents seeking new insights.
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Chapter VII Reincarnation
Chapter VIII The Purpose of Life
Chapter IX The Planetary Chains
Chapter X The Result of Theosophical Study
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