Theosophical movement as such is a broad term that implies the organization of philosophy in modernity, which was influenced by the original Theosophical Society, which was founded in 1875. Theosophy itself is derived from the Greek theos, which roughly translates as “God” or “divine” and derives from “Divine Wisdom, Wisdom of the Divine.” HPB says that “Theosophia” correctly means that the Divine is superhuman knowledge, and “wisdom” means divine wisdom or wisdom per se. Sometimes known as the wisdom religion or tradition, its creed is a truth that honors the good of all and is the heritage of every human being. There is no need to study the ancient wisdom or pursue the ultimate truth; there is only the pursuit of the ultimate truths, the knowledge of God and the divine nature of life itself.
Hindu and Buddhist thought have gained in importance in Theosophy due to their influence on the development of the philosophy and practice of yoga and meditation. Theosophy is a non-dogmatic philosophy, which means that members are neither accepted nor excluded because of their personal convictions. Fittingly, the motto that theosophists often use is “There is no religion without a higher truth.” The teachings of Theosophy cannot be considered timeless religion, since the times have changed the meaning of the word.
The theosophical society writings on Theosophy are filled with many volumes, including details on the history, philosophy and philosophy of religion in general, as well as the teachings of Theosophy. Journalists and intellectuals associated with theosophy since the early days have promoted this neglected philosophy, arguing that it contains unmatched metaphysics, psychology, and ethics. The Theosophical Society was founded to uncover and spread the wisdom of religion.
Theosophy is composed of the Greek theosophia, which means “divine wisdom” and sophia (wisdom), which can also be translated as a series of teachings on the subject of divine wisdom. In Theosophical society it is used mainly in two ways: theo, which means “God” or the Divine, and sopra (which means “a set of teachings” on a subject such as divine wisdom) in one way or another.
Several people and movements of spiritually oriented people have adopted the term Theosophist. The term has been very popular among Neoplatonists since the 6th century and was also used by certain Christians. The theosophical teachings of Nagarjuna give us a good idea of how they are called, and some of the great thinkers and philosophers were called theosophists. Theosophy, according to the theosophical view, all world religions come from the same old truths, which in the past were known as wisdom and religion and are based on them. This is the universal theosophy of which we are speaking, a body of truth which forms the basis of all religions and cannot be claimed as an exclusive possession.
But over time, the pure and original teachings of these religions have been more or less corrupted by human ambition and selfishness, obscured by superstition and ignorance, and sometimes corrupted and obscured by human nature. These particular religions emphasize and produce the truth which opens civilization to the necessary evolution of humanity and shapes its age, enriching it not only with the knowledge of the truth, but also with a profound understanding of its nature and of the very essence of life.
The Theosophical Society is founded on the teachings of the Logos, which proclaims and teaches that the life of the world is immanent. Life manifests in this world as a “Logos” or Word, worshiped in various names and religions, but always acknowledging the One Creator, Preserver and Re-generator. There is no religion specializing in another branch, and there are no religions in which each religion is in a different relationship to one another or in different forms. The works of Blavatsky and his teachers express the eternal wisdom that underlies the world’s religious traditions. The world religion will thus help to prepare the way for the World Teacher, who will give the fundamental truths a form appropriate to the great who will open the age.
Theosophy is called Divine Wisdom because it is found, among other things, in the teachings of Blavatsky and the works of his teachers, as well as in the writings of the religious traditions of the world. Embraced by the great philosopher and philosopher – theologians, theosophists and other great thinkers – we believe that life exists in a state of evolution in which everything is cyclically expressed in various areas of consciousness and substance. Evolution consists of an emerging self – expression that individualizes material forms to develop its “self-consciousness” (spiritual consciousness).