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The Theosophical Movement 140th Anniversary Meeting
November 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Two talks to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the start of the 1875 Theosophical Movement & also the 90th anniversary of the London ULT, founded on Tues 17th November 1925.
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Dear Friend of the London ULT,
You are warmly invited to join us on Tuesday 17th November from 7pm to approx. 8.30pm for a special meeting commemorating both the 140th anniversary of the founding of the modern Theosophical Movement (founded on 17th November 1875 by H.P. Blavatsky, William Q. Judge, and Col. Henry S. Olcott) and the 90th anniversary of the founding of the London ULT (founded on 17th November 1925 by B.P. Wadia and several others).
The theme of the meeting is “Working For a Brighter Future” and it will consist of two talks – “The Laying Down of the Lines of Force” and “The Theosophical View of Humanity” – plus three readings of selected passages from the writings of HPB, William Judge, and Robert Crosbie, who was a pupil of both of those Teachers and the founder in 1909 of the United Lodge of Theosophists which has as its expressed mission statement:
“To spread broadcast the original teachings of Theosophy as recorded in the writings of H.P. Blavatsky and William Q. Judge.”
It is sad that 140 years after this great spiritual-philosophical-intellectual-ethical movement was established, its true teachings – the Esoteric Philosophy and Science of the Eastern Mahatmas who announced HPB as their “Direct Agent” and “Messenger” – are largely ignored, neglected, unstudied, and unknown, by many who call themselves Theosophists.
Nevertheless, a brighter current is arising, thanks largely to the internet, and many people around the world are discovering how to distinguish the teachings and work of HPB from those of her self-proclaimed “successors.” It is becoming increasingly recognised that the “original lines,” “original programme,” “original impulse,” “original system” and “original teachings” – so repeatedly emphasised and advised by the Masters and HPB and her closest colleague and most trusted friend WQJ – are the only way for the genuine Theosophical Movement to remain alive, active, effective, and influential, in this world.
Theosophy – and the Movement which exists for its promulgation – is something which is always relevant, always timely, always in season and always of contemporary value, worth, and necessity. Theosophy never grows old or out of date which is one reason why amongst other names it’s known as the Ageless Wisdom.
In her Preface to the first volume of her first book “Isis Unveiled,” HPB stated that “we look to the future” and added “We repeat again – we are laboring for the brighter morrow.”
Although it came into being 140 years ago, the Theosophical Movement is not a relic of the Victorian era nor an object for academic and intellectual dissection, as some “Theosophical historians” seem to think. The real Movement is something which transcends all organisations, societies, and groups, and which is real, alive, and active. Its real potential and promise for the benefit and elevation of mankind is still to be seen and in the coming years and decades its power and force will be felt in ways which can now barely be imagined.
We are working for a brighter future and the future WILL be bright if all who consider themselves Theosophists will work for the Cause and study, apply, and share with the world the light of spiritual knowledge and understanding.
If you can make it, we look forward to seeing or hearing you (it’s possible to join via Skype if you let us know in advance) on Tuesday. You can find the programme for the event in PDF format at
In the spirit of the occasion, yours
The United Lodge of Theosophists – London
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All are welcome to attend and learn about the importance of the events that took place during the early days of the transition in to the coming cycle, the so-called ‘New Age.’ Below is a copy of the minutes of the initial meeting on Wednesday 8th September 1875. It was this meeting which led directly to the formation of the Theosophical Society.
The previous day, 7th September, following a lecture by George H. Felt at the apartment of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Colonel H.S. Olcott proposed the establishment of the new Society. As H.P. Blavatsky had been sent to America to found such an entity, one can assume where the inspiration for his proposal had come.
On September 8th interested parties attended an organizational meeting whose official minutes were signed by the chairman H.S. Olcott and the secretary William Quan Judge. These two along with H.P. Blavatsky are regarded as the principal founders of the Society.
The Theosophical Society was then officially launched on Wednesday 17th November 1875 with a public lecture delivered by its new president, H.S. Olcott.
With thanks for the image and description from www.theosophycanada.com, a free and independent Theosophical organisation.