The Convention, 2023, was held in Whanganui, New Zealand from 12 - 17 January with special guests Nancy Secrest and William Meader. This was the warm and uplifting experience, and we are pleased to be able to share some of the presentations.
The Emblem of the Theosophical Society is composed of a number of symbols, all of which have been used from very ancient times to express profound spiritual and philosophical concepts about the human being and the universe.
Theme: Wisdom and Discernment
Content Selection: The World Mother, The Power of Awareness, The Unending Path, Discerning a New Dawn, The Ancient Wisdom. This issue is packed with interesting content and details of events to take place.
Tim Boyd was elected the new International President of the Theosophical Society and took office on 28 April 2014. He is the Theosophical Society's eighth President since the Society's founding in 1875.
Most of us think that we, the human being, are a physical body with a soul of some sort. We think that the real person is the physical body. This is like mistaking a house for the person who lives in it. Theosophy teaches us that the real person is really the ‘monad’ or inner unity, a fragment of Divinity, a spark of The Divine Flame, which lives in many ‘houses.’
As the Theosophical Society has spread far and wide over the world, and as members of all religions have become members of it without surrendering the special dogmas, teachings and beliefs of their respective faiths, it is thought desirable to emphasise the fact that there is no doctrine, no opinion, by whomsoever taught or held, that is in any way binding on any member of the Society, none which any member is not free to accept or reject.
Three Objects of the Theosophical Society
The Theosophical Society was formed in New York on 17 November 1875, and incorporated at Chennai (Madras) on 3 April 1905. Its three Objects are:
1) To form a nucleus of the Universal Kinship of Humanity, without distinction of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, 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 the human being.