Welcome to the Home Page of the Theosophical Society (Blavatsky Lodge) in Vancouver, Canada. There are many Theosophical Societies and the Vancouver Society is part of a world wide movement with its centre in Adyar, India.
The first Theosophy group in Vancouver was started in 1897. The Blavatsky Lodge was formed in 1992.
There is a study group that meets on Thursday evenings (currently studying the Mahatma Letters) and every third Sunday of the month there is a free public presentation and discussion on a topic of interest.
For information on location & times or other inquiries, please email email@example.com
What is Theosophy?
The word Theosophy has been used for many centuries, it is of Greek origin meaning Wisdom of the Gods (theo – of Gods, sophia – wisdom). Wisdom cannot be enclosed within words, it is a Truth which must be discovered and experienced by each one for themselves. Theosophy, sometimes known as the Ageless Wisdom, is the Light which shines through the many coloured lamps of religion. It is the thread of truth in scriptures, creeds, symbols, myths and rituals. Divine Wisdom is One, the paths towards it are many.
H.P. Blavatsky (HPB), Colonel Olcott and William Judge founded the Modern Theosophy Society in New York in1875. HBP defined Theosophy as “the archaic Wisdom-Religion, the esoteric doctrine once known in every ancient country having claims to civilization.”
One of the main purposes of the Theosophical Society was “to form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color”. Blavatsky saw herself as a missionary of this ancient knowledge.