About Theosophy

Tenets of Theosophy

Wisdom of the Ages

Study is a key component of any gathering of Theosophists.

The term theosophy, derived from the Greek theos (“god”) and sophia (“wisdom”), is generally understood to mean “divine wisdom.”

Every Theosophical lodge with permanent buildings maintains an extensive lending library of physical books. The Theosophical Society in America’s national headquarters houses an archive of Theosophical books and historical treasures in the Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library in Wheaten, IL

An archive of online materials is also available through the Theosophical Society in America:


Elizabeth T. Werlein
(1883 – 1946)


Service to others is an outgrowth of progress on the spiritual path.

“For if the Divine Life could flow into us and be kept within ourselves, it would become stagnant, sluggish, dead. But the life through which the Divine Life pours ceaselessly is not stagnant and does not get weary. The more we give, the fuller shall be our life. Let us not be deluded by the world of separateness, where everything grows less as we give it. The more we give, the more we have; each act of giving makes us a larger reservoir. Once we realize that we are part of a mighty unity, then the real joy of living comes, the true blessedness of a life that knows its own eternity.”

“The Meaning and Method of the Spiritual Life”, Annie Besant

Local to New Orleans: Theosophist Elizebeth T. Werlein exemplified the ideal of service to others.

The Tulane School of Architecture, https://architecture.tulane.edu/preservation-project/entity/300

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Service to others is a natural outgrowth of making progress on the spiritual path