Theosophical Society (TS)

Société théosophique (ST)
Sociedad Teosófica (ST)
Theosophische Gesellschaft (TG)

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Founded 17 Nov 1875, New York NY (USA), by Helena P Blavatsky, Henry S Olcott, William Q Judge and others. Headquarters transferred, 1882, to Adyar, Chennai (India). In the years following the death of Helena Blavatsky in 1891, the Theosophical Movement divided into several separate organizations. Theosophical Society remained in New York NY, with William Q Judge, subsequently transferring to Pasadena CA (USA), while the Adyar Society, following H S Olcott and Annie Besant, retained its international headquarters in Chennai and was registered in accordance with Indian law on 3 Apr 1905. The 'Theosophical Society' is currently established internationally.


Form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour; encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science; investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.

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Events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination.


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  • Geography
    • Nature
  • Religious Practice
    • Religion
  • Theology
    • Occultism
  • Philosophy
    • Philosophy

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