Re: ULT & B. Wadia
Nov 11, 1997 08:39 PM
In a message dated 97-11-11 05:16:19 EST, you write:
I believe B P Wadia, was a member of TS (Adyar) and left it and formed ULT.
If there are any historians who know the background post some info?
I assume you mean by ULT the United Lodge of Theosophists. I'm not sure of
the role of B. Wadia, if he/she even played a role in it's founding. ULT was
founded by Robert Crosbie, in 1909. Mr. Crosbie, being totally disgusted with
the shenanigans of Besant and Judge, for authority and control of the TS
after HPB's demise felt it was drifting from it's original purpose in the
dissemination of the teachings. It seems Crosbie drew heavily from Judge's
teaching, which are much more easily read and expressed in simpler terms than
HPB's. Part of the principles and policies statement reads:
"The policy of this Lodge is independent devotion to the cause of
Theosophy, without professing attachment to any Theosophical organization.
It is loyal to the great Founders of the Theosophical Movement, but does not
concern itself with dissensions or differences of individual opinion.
The work it has on hand and the end it keeps in view are too absorbing and
too lofty to leave it the time or inclination to take part in side issues.
That work and that end is the dissemination of the Fundamental Principles of
the Philosophy of Theosophy, and the exemplification in practice of those
principles, through a truer realization of the SELF; a profounder conviction
of Universal Brotherhood. "
Another interesting feature is it's lack of Constitution, By-Laws and
Officers. Everything is done by individuals without backing of a group or a
hierarchical position. Favored studying material appears to be anything by
Crosbie, Judge or the "Key to Theosophy."
ULT's publishing houses publish some excellent material, unabridged.
The Theosophy Company
Theosophy Hall, 245 W. 33rd Street
Los Angeles, Ca. 90007 USA
The United Lodge of Theosophists
347 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
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