What is The Theosophical Society?

There Is No Religion Higher Than Truth

Satyan Nasti Paro Dharmah — The Ultimate Spiritual Path is Realization and Integration with the Intrinsic Nature of Reality —

Mahabharata (Sântiparvan, chapter 160, stanza 24)

The Theosophical Society was founded in New York City on November 17, 1875 by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge, and others.

Theosophical Worldview

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 worldview and a vision of human self-transformation.

Our Commitment

The Theosophical Society imposes no dogmas, but points toward the source of unity behind 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.

Central to the concerns of theosophy is the desire to promote understanding and unity 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.