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Theosophical Society
Bradford Theosophical Society
(Promoting understanding and respect for spiritual lifestyles in the Bradford Area.)
(Founded Feb. 1891)
President: Cynthia Trasi.    Email
A Branch of The Theosophical Society in England
50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA.
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Tel: 020 7563 9817
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As from January 1, 2017, there will not be any Bi-monthly Public Lectures until further notice.

Regular Free Sunday afternoon Public Lectures are held at Leeds Theosophical Society. Their programme may be found on

Theosophical Society in England
Annual Summer School:
Sat.18th to Sat. 25th August 2018,
University of Bristol, Wills Hall, Parrys Lane, Bristol BS9 1AE.

What is Theosophy?

The word Theosophy has been used for many centuries. It is of Greek origin (theo- 'divine', and sophia - 'wisdom') meaning Divine Wisdom. It is the wisdom that cannot be enclosed within words. It is a Truth which must be discovered and experienced by each one for themselves.

Theosophy, sometimes also called the Ageless Wisdom, is the Light which shines through the many coloured lamps of religions. It is the thread of truth in scriptures, creeds, symbols, myths and rituals.

Divine Wisdom is one, the paths towards it are many. Knowledge of it helps us to live harmoniously with ourselves and others.

Theosophy stands for knowledge of truth and it has existed since the beginning of time. This ancient tradition has shown that by exploring the depths of our own nature we are able to reach an experience of Truth - an understanding of that Wisdom which is the seat of all spiritual knowledge. Theosophy offers an exciting exploration of the purpose of life and Universal Law.

The Unexplained Laws of Nature and Powers Latent in Man

Mankind has many powers which are not yet understood. Theosophy offers knowledge of why and how things like precognition and telepathy exist, but science does not as yet understand how they operate so these things are to the outer world the unexplained laws of nature.

Universal Brotherhood

Theosophy recognises that mankind is not yet perfect and whilst there is unrest in the world and a lack of understanding of one another it is necessary to encourage brotherhood. In recognition of the oneness of humanity, and oneness of all life, members seek to form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of humanity and we try to live up to this ideal - to learn to live in harmony with one another. The Society should produce wise and active philanthropists. Many of its members give service to the people of the world.

Who are we?

We are a group of men and women who are united by our determination to promote brotherhood and to remove religious, racial and other antagonisms. Bradford Theosophical Society imposes no belief on its members but wishes to draw together all persons of goodwill, whatsoever their opinions or religious persuasion (if any). We think that the prime emphasis on brotherhood, tolerance and freedom of thought will eventually dissolve the barriers which have separated us.
If you are in accord with our objects we would welcome you into the Society.
Bradford Theosophical Society was founded in February 1891 and holds regular, free, public lectures. We invite all those of goodwill whatever their nationality or opinions.

You are welcome to join our exploration of the Ageless Wisdom.

Members' Library Catalogue.

What does the Theosophical Society Stand For?

* Celebration of the Oneness of Life.
* Commitment to mutual understanding.
* Recognition of our spiritual journey.
* Investigation of the purpose of life.
* Exploration of spiritual experiences.
* A Search for Truth in All Things.
* Freedom of Thought.

The Objects of the Society

  1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race, creed, nationality, sex, caste or colour.
  2. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
  3. To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.

* Do you try to encourage true friendliness and sympathy between people of all nations, cultures and beliefs?
* Do you feel you are open-minded enough to learn about other people's religions and to see the signs of unity within all of them?
* Would you enjoy exchanging ideas on how the sciences of the outer physical world and the teachings dealing with the Soul of things can be reconciled?
* Above all, are you interested in contributing to the welfare of mankind by developing the potentials innate in each one of us?

If you feel that these endeavours match your own motives, you may be interested in attending some of our meetings where we have talks, discussions and studies related to the above.
We welcome anyone who is in sympathy with our aims and objects.

[H P Blavatsky]
The Golden Stairs

A Clean Life, an Open Mind, a Pure Heart,
an Eager Intellect, an Unveiled Spiritual Perception,
a Brotherliness for All,
a Readiness to Give and Receive Advice and Instruction,
a Courageous Endurance of Personal Injustice,
a Brave Declaration of Principles,
a Valiant Defence of those who are unjustly attacked,
and a Constant Eye to the Ideal of Human Progression and Perfection
which the Sacred Science depicts -
These are the Golden Stairs
up the Steps of which the Learner may climb to the
Temple of Divine Wisdom

H. P. Blavatsky

The Theosophical Order of Service

The Theosophical Order of Service is a world-wide organisation committed to putting into practice the ideal of brotherhood with all life. Members endeavour to have a compassionate and constructive approach to the welfare of humanity, animals and the environment. It focuses on various forms of service to put into practice these ideals of theosophical philosophy. It is ‘theosophy in action’.
Dr Annie Besant the then International President of the Theosophical Society, founded the The Theosophical Order of Service in February 1908 in response to the wishes of a number of Theosophical Society members ‘to organise themselves for various lines of service, to actively promote the first object of the Society.’
The motto chosen was ‘A Union of Those who Love in the Service of All that Suffers’, and its aims:

  1. To minimise the sum of misery in the world;
  2. To forget self in working for others;
  3. To eliminate selfishness and substitute love as the rule of the world; and
  4. To live to the highest that is within us.
The Theosophical Order of Service is the service arm of the Theosophical Society and offers a framework in which:
* individuals may work along self-selected lines of service for the uplifting of humanity and the protection of the planet;
* the practical application of theosophical principles to issues of contemporary concern may be explored;
* social action as spiritual practice is honoured and nurtured.

To find out more, please visit the website:
The Theosophical Order of Service

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Secretary: Atma Trasi, 66 Kirkgate, Shipley, West Yorks BD18 3EL
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