The Theosophical Society was formed in 1875 to promote an understanding of Esoteric Teachings. These teachings, sometimes called ‘The Ageless Wisdom’, which was previously only available to initiates in Secret Orders has found expression down the ages in philosophies, sciences, mysticism, religions and the arts.
The Theosophical Society, now active in over 50 countries, is composed of people belonging to any belief system or to none, who have an aspiration for truth.
Central to the concerns of Theosophy is the desire to promote understanding and brotherhood among people of all races, creeds and philosophies. Devotion to truth, love for all living beings and commitment to a life of altruism marks the true Theosophical Path.
(Taken from the National Website)
The Aims of the Theosophical Society are:
- To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color.
- To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.
- To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.
The emblem of the TS is composed of several ancient sacred symbols, and a summary of their meanings is given here, on the Indian website. It is a symbolic representation of the truth behind and within many traditions.
The Northwest federation groups together the lodges in the region (see links on right hand side) and those members who live out of range of a lodge, and organises regular regional seminars, workshops and conferences, which will be publicised on this site.