The Theosophical
Society in Australia

With International Headquarters at Adyar, Chennai, India.

Philosophy

Open up your mind with this eclectic collection.

The following reading list attempts to achieve a balance between the older classical books and modern expositions:

  • Bohm, D. and M. Edwards Changing Consciousness: Exploring the Hidden Source of the Social, Political, and Environmental Crises Facing Our World (Harper San Francisco 1991)
  • Broomfield, J. Other Ways of Knowing: Recharting our Future with Ageless Wisdom (Inner Traditions 1997).
  • Brunton, Paul What Is Philosophy? Volume 13 of The Notebooks of Paul Brunton (Larson 1984-1986)
  • Deussen, Paul The Elements of Metaphysics (Macmillan and Co.1894)
  • Deussen, Paul The Philosophy of the Upanishads (Motilal Banarsidass 1919/2000)
  • Griffin, D. R. (Ed.) Spirituality and Society (SUNY Press 1988)
  • Guenon, R. The Crisis Of The Modern World (Luzac and Company Ltd.1975)
  • Heard, Gerald (Ed.) Vedanta For The Western World (Unwin Books 1948/1975)
  • Huxley, Aldous The Perennial Philosophy (Harper 1945)
  • James, William The Principles of Psychology (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1891/1952)
  • Kingsley, Peter Reality (The Golden Sufi Center 2003)
  • Krishnamurti, Jiddu The Awakening Of Intelligence (Victor Gollancz 1986)
  • Krishnamurti, Jiddu Freedom from the Known (1969/2004)
  • Krishnamurti, Jiddu and David Bohm The Ending of Time (Harper & Row 1985)
  • Lovejoy, Arthur O. The Reason the Understanding and Time (Johns Hopkins Press 1961)
  • Maharaj, S. Nisagadatta I Am That — Part One (1973/1981)
  • Ramana Maharshi Day By Day With Bhagavan (1968/77)
  • Ramana Maharshi Who Am I? (Sri Ramanasramam Tiruvanamalai)
  • Mehta, Phiroz Holistic Consciousness (Element Books 1989)
  • Plato The Republic (Penguin 1955/1987)
  • Plato Phaedrus and Letters Seven and Eight (Penguin 1973)
  • Plotinus Select Works Of Plotinus — Thomas Taylor’s Translation (G. Bell and Sons, Ltd.1895/1929)
  • Quinn Jr., William W. The Only Tradition (SUNY Press 1997)
  • Schelling, F. W. J. Bruno or On the Natural and the Divine Principle of Things (SUNY Press 1802/1984)
  • Schuon, Frithjof Light On The Ancient Worlds (Perennial Books 1965)
  • Schuon, Frithjof Esoterism as Principle and as Way (Perennial Books Ltd. 1981)
  • Smith, Huston Forgotten Truth: The Primordial Tradition (Harper and Row 1976)
  • Taimni, I. K. The Ultimate Reality and Realization (TPH 1976/1985)
  • Thurman, Robert A.F. Infinite Life: Seven Virtues for Living Well (Souvenir 2006)
  • Wetlesen, J. The Sage and The Way: Spinoza’s Ethics Of Freedom (Van Gorcum 1979)
  • Wilber, Ken Spectrum of Consciousness (TPH 1977/1993)
  • Wilber, Ken The Integral Vision (Shambhala 2007)
  • Wilder, Alexander New Platonism and Alchemy: A Sketch of the Doctrines and Principal Teachers of the Eclectic or Alexandrian School; also An Outline of the Interior Doctrines of the Alchemists of the Middle Ages (Wizards Bookshelf 1869/1975)

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