Theosophical Society (TS)

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

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URL: http://www.ts-adyar.org/

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Founded

1875-11-17 New York NY USA

History

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. G-XG6696 - 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.

Aims

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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Structure

General Council (annual), consisting of Officers, General Secretaries of national societies and 5 to 12 additional members, elects Executive Committee. Membership open to all over the age of 10. Conferences and conventions partly open to the public. Through K-XK1275 - Theosophical Order of Service (TOS), members and non-members collaborate with other organizations in social service, protection of animals, prison reform and other community service activities. In Adyar (India): School of the Wisdom - for students (annually Oct-Mar); Olcott Memorial Secondary High School for underprivileged (with 550 students); Social Welfare Centre providing day-care, free meals and medical care to 90-150 poor children; Vocational Training Centre gives one year sewing training for young women.

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UIA Org ID

XB3316

Last News

2016

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