More about Theosophy

The Theosophical Society was founded in 1875, and the Objectives of the Society are:-

  1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without
    distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
  2. To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.
  3. To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.
    (these were revolutionary in 1875, and are still potent)

A distinction between the Objects of the Society and the teachings of Theosophy should be kept in mind. Theosophy is a specific body of knowledge comprising the esoteric tradition, sometimes variously called the Wisdom Religion, the Ancient Wisdom, etc., of which the broad principles were made available to the public for the first time in the Society's early classical literature, e.g. the works of Madame Blavatsky, etc.

The primary purpose of The Theosophical Society is to encourage brotherhood without distinctions. The Society does offer for consideration some basic theosophical concepts which lie at the root of the world's philosophies and religions; but beyond supporting its objectives, those wishing to join need not accept any particular beliefs, and members may belong to any religion or to none. The Society itself is non-sectarian and non-political, open to all people regardless of race, nationality, class, creed, or gender. Its endeavour is to aid humanity rather than promote or strengthen the self-interests of its members.

The Headquarters of the Society in the UK are 50, Gloucester Place, London (020 7935 9261), where there are many meetings, and there are Lodges and Centres throughout the country, as well as conferences and study weekends. The International Headquarters are at Adyar, India.In many of these areas, the Society provides a public platform for the presentation and discussion of "the important things in life", and you are very welcome to attend without any obligation to agree, believe or accept what is presented. This Page of the main TS website contains a list of the local centres.

Members who are unable to attend a local centre can become Unattached Members, and they recive a special newsletter every quarter, as well as "Insight", the national journal, which all members receive.