The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Blavatsky Lodge Sydney

Mysticism — Bridge to Nowhere


the mystical origins of Theosophy are universal

About the Course 

In this course written in 2009 for the Theosophical Society in America, Pedro Oliveira explores the mystical origins of Theosophy, and the works of profound mystics including Meister Eckhart, Jalaluddin Rumi, Martin Buber, J. Krishnamurti and Ramana Maharshi.

“The ordinary mind plans and moves from one destination to another, from one subject to another, in a linear sequential time frame. It is convinced it knows what it sees because it is accustomed to relate to reality, through intellectually conceived concepts and categories. The mystical experience teaches us that every relationship in life is like a bridge, a bridge to nowhere, which is now here”.

About the Author

Pedro Oliveira joined the Theosophical Society in 1978 and holds a degree in Philosophy from the Federal University in Brazil.  He is a former International Secretary of the TS and former Head of the Editorial Office at the international Headquarters at Adyar.  He has also served as President of the Indo-Pacific Federation of the Society. At present Pedro is the Education Coordinator of the TS in Australia. He has lectured widely for the Society in Australia and in many countries and his articles have appeared in a number of TS journals. He is the author of the book N. Sri Ram – A Life of Beneficence and Wisdom published by TPH Adyar in 2009.


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