Hugh Shearman

Life description

Dr. Hugh Shearman is an honours graduate in history and the author of some twenty books which include The Passionate Necessity , The Purpose of Tragedy and Modern Theosophy . He was chief executive officer of the Theosophical Society in Northern Ireland for many years and has been a member of the Council of the Theosophical Society.


In some of his articles, Hugh Shearman expresses doubts about some of the Mahatma Letters being really from the Mahatmas. Daniel Caldwell has commented on that, quoting from the Mahatma Letters themselves.

Articles by Shearman, H. (Hugh)

A Cool View

A Message ahead of its Time (on H.P. Blavatsky)

A Problem of our Time (on sex)

A Serious Dedication (on Annie Besant)

Assessing Psychism

Astrology and the Theosophical Society

Barriers Fell Away (In appreciation of John Coats)

Before the Himalayan Snows, an End of Insufficiency

Belief in God

C. Jinarajadasa  

C.W. Leadbeater in Retrospect

Clara Codd: Some Impressions

Culture and the Ancient Wisdom

How to change the world

Integrity and Values

Karma and Cancer


Members Meetings

Occult Status

On the Watchtower (about the attitude and work of the theosophist)

Opting Out and Opting In

Our Objects

Prayer and Karma

Problems of Mind and Heart

Question, Karma

Seers and Sages

Silence and Sound

Some Basic Problems of the Theosophical Society's History

Some Occult Centres

Some Thoughts on Meditation

Steps towards freedom

Studying to some Purpose

The Age of Adventure

The disciplines of historians, Exploring the Past

The Dweller on the Threshold

The Merits of Chaos

The Message for `me`

The Mind and Beyond

The Nature of the Occult

The Open Mind and Positive Teachings

The Problem of the Fourth Dimension

The Theosophist in Politics

The Tragic Paradox

The Unreality of Ideas

The Voice of Art

The Yoga of the Future

Theosophical Ontologies

Theosophy's expanding message

Thinking about Reincarnation

Thought Forms (Their Limitations)

Time and the Troubled Mind

True Identity

Using our Theosophies

Why occultists contradict one another