Helena P. Blavatsky
H.P.B., at her desk
A 2017 Editorial Note:
The reader must take into consideration that the original
Theosophical Society, to which H.P. Blavatsky refers in
this article, ceased to exist a few years after Blavatsky’s
death in 1891, when Annie Besant provoked its division
after abandoning ethics and the true esoteric philosophy.
Today the theosophical movement has a considerable
diversity from the organizational point of view. There
are also several schools of theosophical thought. The
Independent Lodge of Theosophists, ILT, was founded
on 14 September 2016 and tries to work according to
the original teachings of theosophy, which do not include
the dead-letter approach of mere repetition. The small ILT
says “The Mahatma Letters” and “The Letters from
the Masters of the Wisdom” are among the most important
works in the esoteric literature of all time, for they provide
students with a key to study and understand universal literature.
(Carlos Cardoso Aveline)
What is Theosophy? This question has been so often asked, and misconception so widely prevails, that the editors of a journal devoted to an exposition of the world’s Theosophy would be remiss were its first number issued without coming to a full understanding with their readers. But our heading involves two further queries: What is the Theosophical Society; and what are the Theosophists? To each an answer will be given.
In September 2016, after a careful analysis of the state of the esoteric movement worldwide, a group of students decided to form the Independent Lodge of Theosophists, whose priorities include the building of a better future in the different dimensions of life.