The Higher Spiritual Path

Event Start Date: 
Oct 2 2023 - 08:00 to Oct 13 2023 - 17:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Event Theme

The School of the Wisdom
October 2-13, 2023
A two-week Exploration
Meditation: 8.00 to 8.30 AM
Classes: 8.30 to 11.00 AM and 2.30 to 5.00 PM
Theosophical Society - Adyar
Blavatsky Bungalow
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Chennai , TN India

APPLICATION: click here

Course Description:  This course is predicated upon the immemorial core or “first” principles of the universal philosophia perennis, or theosophy, which finds expression from Lao Tzu to Ramana Maharshi in the East and from Pythagoras to H.P. Blavatsky and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy in the West. We shall examine in detail how those treading the higher spiritual path must address and master its requirements. We will examine the specifics of spiritual or “sacred science,” which is an inextricable component of the perennial philosophy. Many requirements of the higher spiritual path are based on the truths of this ancient spiritual science, formulated over millennia by jivanmukti or liberated beings who serve as the teachers of those currently engaged in ascending this hieratic path. The goals of following this path are the loftiest; the hierarchical order of its Adepts is the holiest; and the totality of its evolutionary and compassionate purpose is the most sacred.


William Wilson Quinn earned the M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and thereafter the Ph.D. from that University in the philosophia perennis. He later earned a J.D. degree.  In the 1970s, he was employed by the Theosophical Society, which he joined in 1969, where he was Editor of Quest magazine and Associate Editor of the Theosophical Publishing House. Since 1971 he has published scores of articles and three books, including The Only Tradition and The Chela’s Handbook. He now has the fourth book in press, The Higher Spiritual Path, to be released in the summer of 2023.  
Free. Accommodation and meal rates will be informed to attendees.
Event Status: 
What is provided: 
Accommodation is provided at the Campus during the event duration
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The Higher Spiritual Path


Theosophical Society
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar, Chennai


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The School of the Wisdom aims at bringing each student to survey life ‘from the centre’, which is intuitive awareness. There can be no Wisdom without an ever-increasing sense of Wonder. Essential in the progress towards Wisdom is a growing intimacy with all aspects of Nature.

The SOW was inaugurated in 1949 by C. Jinarajadasa, the fourth International President of the TS, to revive the 1922 Adyar School initiated by Annie Besant. This school was named Brahmavidyā Āśrama, which has almost the same meaning as the School of the Wisdom.


The SOW is meant for members of the Theosophical Society to deepen their understanding in theosophy, making it a living force in daily life. Students may apply for all or some of the School of the Wisdom sessions in one form and are expected to attend all the classes in the session chosen.

1. Please, before applying click here to download and read the Online Class Decorum.

2. Fill in the Application Form which you find for each Session's page


For students joining any SOW programme, we recommend reading the following:

01 - The School of the Wisdom by Jinarajadasa and Radha Burnier (PDF)
02 - An Unending Path by Tim Boyd (PDF)
03 - Freedom of Thought and Freedom of Society (PDF)
04 - Freedom of Thought: Is it Essential? by Linda Oliveira (PDF)
05 - Why Freedom of Thought? by Pedro Oliveira (PDF)
06 - What is Truth? by H. P. Blavatsky (PDF)

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La Escuela de la Sabiduría tiene como objetivo llevar a cada estudiante a examinar la vida "desde el centro", que es la conciencia intuitiva.  No puede haber Sabiduría sin un creciente sentido de Maravilla. Esencial en el progreso hacia la Sabiduría, es una creciente intimidad con todos los aspectos de la Naturaleza.

La SOW fue inaugurada en 1949 por C. Jinarajadasa, el cuarto presidente internacional de la ST, para revivir la Escuela Adyar de 1926 iniciada por Annie Besant. Esta escuela se llamó Brahmavidyā Āśrama, que tiene casi el mismo significado que la Escuela de la Sabiduría.


La SOW está pensada para que los miembros de la Sociedad Teosófica profundicen su comprensión de la teosofía, de modo que la conviertan en una fuerza viva en la vida diaria. Los estudiantes pueden aplicar para todas o algunas de las sesiones de la Escuela de la Sabiduría en un solo formulario y se espera que asistan a todas las clases en la sesión elegida.

1. Por favor, antes de postularse, haga clic aquí para descargar y leer las directrices de las clases en línea.

2. Complete el formulario de solicitud que encontrará en la página de cada sesión


Para los estudiantes que se unen a cualquier programa de la SOW, recomendamos leer lo siguiente:

01a - La Escuela de la Sabiduría Jinarajadasa 1949 (PDF)
01b - La Escuela de la Sabiduría Jinarajadasa 1950 (PDF)
01c - La Escuela de la Sabiduría Radha Burnier (PDF)
02 - Un Sendero sin final por Tim-Boyd (PDF)
03 - Libertad de Pensamiento & Libertad  de la Sociedad Teosófica (PDF)
04 - Libertad de Pensamiento por Linda Oliveira (PDF)
05 - Qué es la Verdad por H. P. Blavatsky (PDF)