What is Theosophy?

The term “Theosophy” comes from the Greek “theosophia,” which is composed of two words, “theos” meaning “God,” and “sophia” meaning “wisdom.” It can thus be translated as “wisdom about God” or “divine wisdom.” In this sense, a Theosophist is a seeker of divine wisdom.

The roots of Theosophy can be found deep in the past.

Theosophy is an ancient or ageless wisdom – perennial truths about life and the universe known to sages of long ago, and perceived by all sensitive persons in all times and places. This ageless wisdom is now represented by the Theosophical Society, founded by H.P. Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, and others in 1875, as well as in other ways.

The Theosophical worldview emphasizes oneness – the idea that the entire universe, including each one of us, shares a profound unity with everything else, so that whatever affects one affects all. It says that we are all on a spiritual pilgrimage to realize this oneness through loving relationships, living in harmony with nature, and service to the greater good.

Krotona reflects this ancient, yet evolving, worldview in all our activities. Our resident community is dedicated to a shared life of ahimsa or harmlessness, meditation, study and service. Our aim is to realize that Theosophy is not just an idea, but a way of life.

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