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