H.P. Blavatsky (pictured here) along with Henry Steel Olcott and William Quan Judge founded the society in NYC in 1875
The New York Theosophical Society, located in Midtown Manhattan, invites you to visit us. Members' Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings. There is a group meditation at 6 PM for those wishing to participate, followed by a lecture at 6:30 PM. Non-members interested in joining may attend up to three meetings.
The Theosophical Society, while reserving for each member full freedom to interpret those teachings known as theosophy, is dedicated to preserving and realizing the ageless wisdom, which embodies both a world view and a vision of human self-transformation. This tradition is founded upon certain fundamental propositions: The universe and all that exists within it are one interrelated and interdependent whole. Every existent being - from atom to galaxy- is rooted in the same universal, life-creating Reality. This Reality is all-pervasive, but it can never be summed up in its parts, since it transcends all its expressions. It reveals itself in the purposeful, ordered, and meaningful processes of nature as well as in the deepest recesses of the mind and spirit. Recognition of the unique value of every living being expresses itself in reverence for life, compassion for all, sympathy with the need of all individuals to find truth for themselves, and respect for all religious traditions. The ways in which these ideals become realities in individual life are both the privileged choice and the responsible act of every human being.
Central to the concerns of theosophy is the desire to promote understanding and brotherhood among people of all races, nationalities, philosophies, and religions. Therefore, all people, whatever their race, creed, sex, caste, or color, are invited to participate equally in the life and work of the Society. The Theosophical Society imposes no dogmas, but point toward the source of unity beyond all differences. Devotion to truth, love for all living beings, and commitment to a life of active altruism are the marks of the true theosophist.
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