What is Theosophy

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

The wisdom referred to in the word Theosophy is quite different from the use in our everyday life. “Divine” wisdom has its source beyond the level of thoughts and feelings. It is a state of inner illumination by which we see things clearly without the distortion that is introduced by emotions or conditionings such as fear, desire, or prejudices.

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.

From the Theosophy Wiki … The term is first found in writings of Porphyry (AD 234–c. 305), a well-known Alexandrian philosopher who belonged to the Neo-Platonic school. In the course of time, several people and movements spiritually inclined also adopted the denomination of “theosophers” or “theosophists” for themselves. That was the case of Meister Eckhart in the 14th century, a group of Renaissance philosophers such as Paracelsus in the 16th century, Robert Fludd, Thomas Vaughan, and Jacob Boehme in the 17th; and Emanuel Swedenborg and Karl von Eckartshausen in the 18th century, among others.

Finally, the theosophical movement reappeared in the 19th century with the founding of the Theosophical Society in 1875 by H. P. Blavatsky, H. S. Olcott, W. Q. Judge, and others.

This ageless wisdom is now represented by the Theosophical Society, founded by H.P. Blavatsky, H. S. Olcott, W. Q. Judge and others in 1875.

The Theosophical Worldview

This 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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