Self-Reliance in Theosophy:
A Study in the Path to Wisdom
Independent Lodge of Theosophists
The Independent Lodge and its associated websites offer to students of philosophy an online correspondence course whose topic is “The Search for Discipleship According to the Teachings of the Masters”.
The series of written lessons is regularly offered to students of any country, in English and Portuguese, since 2017. The second edition of the course took place in the first semester of 2018.
The study is based on the Letters from Mahatmas and on the writings of Helena P. Blavatsky. The lessons use mainly texts and books published in our associated websites. The Independent Lodge believes that – regarding discipleship and spiritual Pedagogy – there is nothing comparable to the Mahatma Letters in the philosophical literature of all time. The viewpoint is examined in the article “Leaving the Masters Aside”.
The course is free and no student has to pay anything. However, the study of the book “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature” is strongly recommended. Although not obligatory, the study of that volume is desirable for those interested in discipleship as it gives the Karmic and Historic view of past, present and future from which the course was made. 
The study in “The Search for Discipleship According to the Teachings of the Masters” presents 10 weekly lessons. The date of the next course will be published in due time. Meanwhile those interested in it are invited to join the E-Theosophy e-group and start getting acquainted with the work of the Independent Lodge.
Membership in E-Theosophy can be obtained by visiting directly its website at YahooGroups: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/E-Theosophy/info.
 See in our websites the articles “The Making of ‘The Fire and Light’”, “The HPB Defense Project – 2016”, “A Timely Book for the New Age” (by Robert Kitto), “How to Obtain The Fire and Light”, “Buy ‘The Fire and Light’ Now” and “On The Fire and Light” (by Juan Pedro Bercial).
On 14 September 2016, a group of students decided to found the Independent Lodge of Theosophists. Two of the priorities adopted by the ILT are learning from the past and building a better future.
On the role of the esoteric movement in the ethical awakening of mankind during the 21st century, see the book “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature”, by Carlos Cardoso Aveline.
Published in 2013 by The Aquarian Theosophist, the volume has 255 pages and can be obtained through Amazon Books.