What is Theosophy?
Theosophy is a term which is many hundreds of years old, essentially meaning Divine Wisdom. It has been studied by Pythagoras, the Neo-Platonists, the Egyptian Priests, the Gnostics, and is encompassed within the Indian Vedas. It is the essence that underlies many of the great religions and philosophies of the world.
The Theosophical Society encourages an understanding of the Divine Wisdom, by putting into practise the ancient knowledge with guides us in our daily lives. Members are encouraged to explore and maintain their own individual freedom of thought, through study, practise and service, which allows them to choose their own path of conscious living.
Theosophy is not a religion, and has no dogma or belief systems but rather embraces the positive aspects of philosophy, science and religion. One of the strengths of our membership is the diverse beliefs and practices that members bring with them to the organisation.
The Three Objects of the Theosophical Society
The New Zealand Theosophical Society has three, objects designed to help us live more consciously:
1. To form a nucleus of the Universal brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
2. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
3. To investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in the human being.