The United Lodge of Theosophists in Los Angeles invites new guests to attend their free, public lodge this month, and discuss with them the universal questions; Does God exist? And if so, Who is God? And what is the nature of God? Among more.
Theosophy is for One and for All
While Theosophical principles form the basis of all student presentations at ULT, no one is asked to believe or accept these doctrines. The public is invited to come explore them together with The ULT as they journey through some of the most fascinating ideas of all time including; Karma, Reincarnation, Human Solidarity, Spiritual Evolution, Dreams, Death, and more. See the “Current Program” Page on the ULT website listed below for a list of meetings and current discussion topics.
Ancient Wisdom and Theosophy
Ancient wisdom knew-and continues to know-deep and vast knowledge about ourselves, our purpose in life, nature, the universe, the highest god-like principles, and man’s long pre-history on this earth. The ULT reports that Theosophy is the portion of that ancient knowledge brought to us by H. P. Blavatsky toward the end of the 19th century, as taught to her by her Teachers in Tibet.
Some of the Principles of Theosophy Are:
-Everything in the universe originates from one boundless, eternal, unknowable source. After a period of manifested existence the universe returns to that source.
-The universe itself is an organic whole, alive, intelligent, conscious, and divine. The laws of nature are the result of intelligent forces.
-The law of karma holds throughout the universe. It operates at all levels, ensuring justice, harmony, and balance.
-We reincarnate into successive lives. Once we have reached the human level we do not regress back into animal forms.
-The law of karma acts over our successive lives to ensure justice. (We don’t get away with it.) We are the cause of every joy and pain in our own life.
-A law of cycles provides fundamental structure at all levels. Two examples are our pattern of reincarnation, and the continuing “lives” of the universe as it appears, then returns to its source.
-Analogy and correspondence provide fundamental structure for the universe. This is a broad statement of the Hermetic axiom – “As above, so below.”
-Evolution applies on a grand scale to all of life.
-Soul gets involved in this world of matter. It experiences and learns. Soul then works its way back in a long pilgrimage to its primal source. This again follows a cyclic pattern.
-This evolution achieves experience, self-awareness, and ever increasing perfection. Evolution occurs on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes.
-“Survival of the fittest” along with gradual accumulation of small beneficial changes does not explain the “origin of the species.” The origin of the species is due to intelligent design.
-Humanity has experienced significant evolution in long periods on the continents (not islands) of Atlantis and Lemuria.
-There is a seven fold constitution of man ranging from the physical plane to the purely spiritual plane.
-Thoughts are tangible objects on higher planes. Every thought and action has its effect on us and on our surroundings and has a karmic consequence.
-The three higher planes of this constitution form the “higher self” and that is what reincarnates from life to life and accumulates the experience, the lessons, the virtues. The lower planes form the “lower self” and are the vehicle used by the higher self while it is living in this active testing ground of incarnate life.
-At the moment of death we have a review of our life just past, as we cast off this physical frame. After a short period, that varies greatly between individuals, we cast off other lower aspects of our constitution and the reincarnating self begins a long period of merciful, earned, rest before the next birth.
-Often during this life, our spiritual nature is obscured in our self-centered daily lives as we cater to our immediate needs and desires. But the spiritual self is always there to guide us if we seek it with strong earnest desire.
How to Reach Ones Higher Self
We can strive to reach our higher self by:
-Listening to our still small voice of conscience
-Noting the dreams from the higher self
-Developing our intuition
-Studying principles of the Wisdom Religion
-Aligning ourselves with Nature
-Engaging in action for the greater good
-Carefully reading the events of our daily life
Brotherhood is a fact in nature. We are ONE at the highest spiritual component of our nature. We are sparks from one flame. We are the fingers on one hand. We are ONE at other levels as well.
Theosophy Teaches that We should:
-Understand we are not separate from humanity or the world.
-Emphasize brotherhood, altruism, and compassion in our daily lives.
-Strive to know our higher self.
-As a guiding rule, act for and as the Self of All.
-he religions of the world are branches on the tree whose trunk is the one ancient; once universal, wisdom religion.
-The religions are the tributaries of one great river. (But they borrow from each other to make the actual details much more complex.) Mythology often transmits some of this knowledge in symbolic form. Periodically, great teachers come amongst us to help us in this evolutionary path. They may create another branch on the tree.
-Humanity’s potential is infinite and every being has a contribution to make toward a grander world. We are all in it together. We are one.
(Source, Blavatsky dot net)
The policy of the Lodge of the ULT-L.A. 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.
It holds that the unassailable basis for union among Theosophists, wherever and however situated, is “similarity of aim, purpose and teaching,” and therefore has neither Constitution, By-Laws nor Officers, the sole bond between its Associates being that basis. And it aims to disseminate this idea among Theosophists in the furtherance of Unity.
It regards as Theosophists all who are engaged in the true service of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, condition or organization, and it welcomes to its association all those who are in accord with its declared purposes and who desire to fit themselves, by study and otherwise, to be the better able to help and teach others.
“The true Theosophist belongs to no cult or sect, yet belongs to each and all.”
ULT L.A. Libraries
Hours: 6:30 to 7:20 PM Sundays and Wednesdays and upon prior arrangement. Reference Library contains works cited in H. P. Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine Isis Unveiled.
The Lending Library contains books on comparative religion, science, environment, philosophy, psychology, education, archaeology and the fine arts, collected by the editors of Manas magazine.
The United Lodge of Theosophists is located at:
245 West 33rd Street
Los Angeles, California 90007 USA
A uniformed guard is provided for on-street parking before, during and after meetings.
Neighbors of ULT include Exposition Park with the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (a mile Southwest), The University of Southern California (USC) (half a mile West), The Shrine Auditorium (half a mile West), Federal Express (across the street), and Los Angeles Trade Technical College (a mile North).
Built in 1927, the building serves a center for meetings and study groups, Theosophy School classes for children and adults, writing and editing of Theosophy magazine, and the publication and shipment of books.
Inquirers are invited to attend any or all of our meetings. Visitors at other times are also welcome, but should check ahead of time to ensure that the building will be open and someone will be there. Those wishing to do extended research in the Reference Library should make arrangements in advance.
The United Lodge of Theosophists: 245 West 33rd Street,
Los Angeles, California 90007, USA, Telephone: 213-748-7244
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