Theosophists are of necessity the friends of all movements in the world, whether intellectual or simply practical, for the amelioration of the condition of mankind. We are the friends of all those who fight against drunkenness, against cruelty to animals, against injustice to women, against corruption in society or in government, although we do not meddle in politics. We are the friends of those who exercise practical charity, who seek to lift a little of the tremendous weight of misery that is crushing down the poor. . . . The function of Theosophists is to open men's hearts and understandings to charity, justice, and generosity, attributes which belong specifically to the human kingdom and are natural to man when he has developed the qualities of a human being. Theosophy teaches the animal-man to be a human-man; and when people have learnt to think and feel as truly human beings should feel and think, they will act humanely, and works of charity, justice, and generosity will be done spontaneously by all. -- H. P. Blavatsky
We are the Australasian representatives of the Theosophical Society with its International Headquarters in Pasadena, USA.
Our aims are :
To this end we sponsor meetings and study groups, and have an extensive library in Melbourne.
A newsletter is published three times per year by our group giving articles on theosophy and news items about our Society in Australia and around the world. This newsletter is available for download or a hardcopy can be sent to you by surface-mail by contacting the editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also at the Theosophical Society (Pasadena) Centre a series of lectures and discussions on AN INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN AND ASIAN RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES followed by BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE ANCIENT WISDOM on Wednesday mornings sponsored by the University of the Third Age contact Tony Downey on 0400942613 if you are interested.