Last year (actually that’s not true now as it is 2015), I attended the Origins Conference in London. The conference was a two day event. Day one was a full day of guest talks and day two was a “walk” around London with one of the organizers. Day one was nice as I was able to catch up with a couple of old friends and listen to Robert Bauval’s presentation. Day one however was riddled with technical difficulties and really bad sound issues, whereby at one point Robert Bauval was asked not to move from the podium whilst he spoke – LMAO. Now anyone that knows or has witnessed Mr B on stage, will testify that asking him not to move is like asking me to keep my mouth shut!!
Day two held no interest for me as I know London like the back of my hand and had visited the places on the itinerary numerous times. It had also been suggested on one of our radio shows, prior to the event, that I attend another presentation which was being held at The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place. London where Mr B was giving a talk on the mysteries surrounding his new book, The Vatican Heresy.
I arrived as his guest, camera at the ready. I was more than pleasantly surprised…The room was smaller than the previous day’s conference room but was housed in a beautiful well kept building on Gloucester Place. The organisers were friendly, helpful and very professional.
The equipment was of a good standard and everything worked!! – Robert was given a small remote mike which was pinned to his person thus allowing him to talk and walk freely!!! – All in all a great day.
I had of course heard of the Theosophical Society but had never put any thought or research into it. I chatted with a couple of folks on the day and decided to look into the society in more depth.
Here we go……
The word theosophy has been used in the Occident for about 2,000 years to indicate knowledge of divine things or knowledge derived from insight and experience as well as intellectual study. It comes from the Greek theos (god, divinity) and sophia (wisdom), and means divine wisdom — wisdom concerning life from a standpoint of the divine consciousness which informs the universe. While the modern theosophical movement can be traced back to Blavatsky and her teachers, it is part of a spiritual movement as old as thinking humanity. Its philosophy is a contemporary presentation of a perennial wisdom underlying the world’s religions, sciences, and philosophies. Theosophical concepts are not dogmas; only the ideas that have value need be accepted. Theosophical books are considered neither as revelation nor final authority, but as guides in the individual’s search.
WHO IS “Madame Blavatsky”
- Launched the Theosophical Movement calling her message Theosophy (Knowledge of the Divine).
- First introduced knowledge of eastern religions to the West – including the ideas of karma and reincarnation.
- First showed that all major religions are derived from one original religious philosophy.
- Demonstrated that the ancient wisdom was still known.
- Presented a portion of that ancient wisdom. Performed phenomena not explainable by “known” laws of science.
- Gave the logical basis for morality and brotherhood. Required that the first objective of the Theosophical Movement be Universal Brotherhood without regard to race, creed, sex, caste, or colour.
The Theosophical Society is International and has a massive library available world wide. The Theosophical Library Center makes available to the public a large and unique reference collection with significant works on philosophy, science, and the world’s religions. Prominence is given to the ancient traditions of the Americas, Asia, the Near East, Africa, Europe, and Australasia, with sacred texts and commentaries arranged in the historical, cultural, and geographical context in which they evolved. In this way, the reader may follow the recurrent ideas that have helped people of all cultures find a deeper meaning in life. The Library was established as a resource for independent research. To this end, it encourages the study of ancient and modern religions and philosophy. Its collection includes major sections on Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sufism, ancient Greek and Hellenistic philosophers, Gnosticsim, the Kabbala, and early Christianity.
In addition, the Library supports the investigation of the physical, psychological, and spiritual powers inherent in human and cosmic nature. Complementing its books in the traditional fields of science are recent publications on the New Physics, Gaia and spiritual ecology, transpersonal psychology, near-death experiences, scientific anomalies and unexplained phenomena, and many of the newest insights in biology, evolution, and cosmogenesis.
THE LIBRARY IS AVAILABLE ONLINE : http://theosophy.org/
THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN THE UK : http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk/
TIM BOYD, the international president of the Theosophical Society, speaks about his latest activities and other news within the society.
CLICK HERE : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zMZHPJvTlU
HELENA BLAVATSKY CLICK HERE : http://www.blavatsky.net/
Pictures at The Theosophical Society by Anne Tittensor…..