Eric McGough


Eric joined the Theosophical Society in 1969 and has worked in many capacities to help bring Theosophy into the lives of people seeking wisdom.

He was president of the English Theosophical Society 2008 - 2014.

He is the author of several study courses on Theosophy, scores of articles, and many videos.

Eric has lectured extensively across the U.K. and has been influential in starting up study groups and Theosophical Lodges both in the U.K. and abroad.

The Diploma Course was something that he had wanted to set up for many years long before he brought it to life with the help of several dedicated theosophists, most of whom worked as tutors over the first five years.

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The Diploma develops a fuller understanding of the Ageless Wisdom, which is invaluable for many of the modern spiritual services, such as healing, spiritual counseling, yoga, and a host of therapies. Theosophical knowledge underpins the core principles and values which lie behind these activities. It is of interest to all those who have an inquiring mind and who wish to know about the esoteric teachings.

There have been many courses in Theosophy but never before a comprehensive Diploma awarded through examination. Only the Theosophical Society has the authority to offer a genuine Theosophical Diploma that carries some real value and will be respected as a true mark of achievement. The Diploma is not an academic award, yet it will nevertheless have a very meaningful and true value within spiritual circles.

Students who have gained the Diploma in Theosophy are eligible to apply for The Higher Diploma. The Higher Diploma will build on the Wisdom Teachings as presented by the Diploma Course and seamlessly lead students into some of the deeper and inspiring aspects of Theosophy.

As the Higher Diploma approaches the teachings from a much deeper level, it is necessary to first do the Diploma Course in Theosophy. This ensures that students have understood the basic foundations of Theosophy before embarking on this more intensive course.

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