Self-study is a study of our higher Self. Seekers search for answers Within. Several external resources, outlined below, are available to aid in the process.
Take Self-Study Courses
The following websites offer courses:
http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/diploma (Diploma course, England)
Read Books and Texts Online
The following links lead you to some Online Books and texts:
http://www.austheos.org.au/clibrary/bindex-0.html Campbell Theosophical Research Library and Archive (Australia)
Study Books offline (e-readers, physical book)
Almost every Theosophical organization has a Library of Theosophical books.
You can also buy books. The bookshop at Adyar is at main gate entrance. Online presence is at adyarbooks.com
Attend Group meetings
Groups offer a good way to enlargen your consciousness and understanding of Life. Conferences, seminars, lodge meetings, workshops, study camps etc. offer opportunitites to discuss and ponder. Present your thoughts in theosophical open discussions. Hear others speak.
The Golden Stairs
The following set of instructions were given by Madame Blavatsky, a Principal Co-Founder of the Theosophical Society, to some of her earnest students in London in 1888:
'A clean life,
an open mind,
a pure heart,
an eager intellect,
an unveiled spiritual perception,
a brotherliness for one's co-disciple,
a readiness to give and receive advice and instruction,
a loyal sense of duty to the Teacher,
a willing obedience to the behests of TRUTH,
once we have placed our confidence in,
and believe that Teacher to be in possession of it;
a courageous endurance of personal injustice,
a brave declaration of principles,
a valiant defence of those who are unjustly attacked,
and a constant eye to the ideal of human progression and perfection which the Secret Science (Gupta-Vidya) depicts
- these are the Golden Stairs up the steps of which the learner may climb to the Temple of Divine Wisdom.'
H. P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, vol. XII