What is Theosophy?
The term “Theosophy” comes from the Greek theosophia, which is composed of two words: theos (“god,” “gods,” or “divine”) and sophia (“wisdom”).
The Theosophical Society was founded in 1875 by Madame Helena Blavatsky, William Quan Judge, and Henry Olcott. Lodges have since formed all over the world. The primary mandate is to make Theosophy known as a practical living Wisdom, which can uplift human consciousness to a realisation of the Oneness of life. Therefore, although the Society has no official creed of its own and upholds freedom of thought.
“The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life.”
The 3 Objects of the Theosophical Society
- 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.