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WELCOME TO THE AUCKLAND THEOSOPHICAL CENTRE
Exploring who we are and why we are here
Theosophy Library
Amazing Selection of Books

Auckland Theosophical Centre Library has available to members a unique collection of sacred texts and significant works on philosophy, science, and the world’s religions. Prominence is given to the ancient traditions of the world, with sacred texts and commentaries arranged in the historical, cultural, and geographical context in which they evolved. In this way, the reader can follow the recurrent ideas that have helped people of all cultures find a deeper meaning in life.

Also included is a wealth of material on Western Philosophy, comparative religion and mythology, Theosophy, Mysticism, Alchemy, Masonry and material from various Ancient Wisdom Traditions as well as leading-edge fields of science.

The primary objective of the Library is to provide the resources for each to research into the Ancient Wisdom Traditions and their relevancy for today with particular regard to The Society’s Mission:  To serve humanity by cultivating an ever deepening understanding and realisation of the Ageless Wisdom, spiritual self-transformation, and the Unity of all Life..

The public is welcome to browse and study, and members are available to discuss Theosophy and to assist in particular areas of interest and research.

Where are we: 4 Warborough Ave, Epsom, Auckland

Hours:  Saturday: 10am – 12pm and Monday: 7.00 - 7.30 pm when study class is open (see programme)

Email: hpbpres@theosophy.org.nz

Visitors and enquiries are welcome

A regular Newsletter is published and sent to members by post or email which highlights the activities at the Auckland Theosophical Centre and some of the work being undertaken by various members of the branch. Here is a copy of the latest newsletter;

HPB Newsletter Issue 2 - May 2022

Click on the image above to view the Newsletter.

The First Members in New Zealand

The birth of Theosophy in New Zealand did not take place in Auckland although this city has always been the centre of the Theosophical Society in this country. Mr Augustine Les Edgar King was the first New Zealand member, having joined when on a visit to London. His Diploma is dated 3rd April 1879 and on his return to New Zealand he became the first member of the Society in the Southern Hemisphere.

Mr Thomas G de Remzy of Dunedin joined in January 1883 and at the end of that year Mr & Mrs James Cox became members in Auckland. Col. Olcott writing of Mr Cox says: “He had such a reputation as a psychometrist principally by way of distinguishing disease that he made a good living by practising the profession, constantly going between Auckland and Sydney to see his patients; Mr E.T. Sturdy whom Col. Olcott referred to as the “Father of Theosophy in New Zealand”, joined the Society in 1885 while living at Woodville in Hawkes Bay. After travelling overseas and meeting Col. Olcott, H.P. Blavatsky and W.Q. Judge he returned to New Zealand and settled in Wellington. Gathering a group of students around him he started the Wellington Lodge which was chartered in 1888. Unfortunately this, the first lodge in New Zealand, ceased to exist when Mr Sturdy returned to England, where he became a student in H.P.B.’s “inner group”.

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Membership of the HPB Branch of the Theosophical Society.

To become a member of the Theosophical Society you must be in sympathy with the Society's objects which are:

  1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Kinship of Humanity, without distinction of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, 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 the human being.

Before applying to join we invite you to attend some of our meetings so that you may get to know us. Most of our meetings are open to the public.

Individuals and families may apply for membership of the HPB Branch by filling out the application form and posting it to:

Membership Secretary
HPB Branch of the Theosophical Society
4 Warborough Ave
Epsom 1051
Auckland

Please download the Application Form

Subscriptions are paid in advance and fall due in September. All applications have to go via the committee for approval before being accepted. We recommend attending meetings for a couple of months before joining.

Costs are as follows:

$60 per year per person
$80 per year for a family (living at the same address) and a form must be filled out and signed by each person
$37.50 per year per person for unwaged

Bank Account Details You can deposit subscriptions directly into our bank account.  Ensure you put your name in the statement details along with "subscription"
H P B Lodge of the NZ Theosophical Society (Inc)
Bank Account: 12 3011 0757379 00

 

Tim Boyd and Dr. Kavita Beri Interview

What is Theosophy? What are its' core principles? Is it a religion? Can you be a member of the Theosophical Society and still follow a religion, or be an atheist, or a scientist? International President of the Theosophical Society Tim Boyd answers these questions and more in a riveting interview with Dr. Kavita Beri, a renowned physician, scientist and professor.

Who We Are:

The Auckland Theosophical Centre


The Theosophical Society was established in Auckland in 1892 with the object of promoting the exploration of Theosophy in the community. Theosophy is a Greek word which translates to Divine Wisdom. The Theosophical Society today maintains that there has always been knowledge of this Wisdom Tradition, traces of which can be found in all the religions of the world, in the sacred texts left by the Ancients, in the myths and traditions of each country and the discoveries by modern science. As individuals and as an organisation we endeavour to explore these traditions so we may come to know Who we are, Where we are going and Why we are here.

We hold study programmes where we invite all who are interested to join us in our exploration of the Divine Wisdom and through that come to know our Self. We also offer programmes for members should you wish to join the Society. We endeavour to help the community through various types of services including through the Theosophical Order of Service in New Zealand

The Society imposes no dogmatic view on its members. We respect the right of each individual’s point of view on their own journey of understanding and ask that those who participate in our programmes do the same for others present.

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Theosophical Programme

The Auckland Theosophical Centre put together various types of events which you can view above by clicking on the appropriate icon. Most events are complimentary, although a small donation to help cover costs is always appreciated. We welcome new people to come along for a few weeks to our Monday evenings. These evenings are an opportunity to gain some understanding of what the Theosophical Society is, and how we explore theosophy.

Public Events

Theosophical Centre
HPB Lodge, Auckland
4 Warborough Avenue, Epsom

Monday Evenings Programme

The following guidelines will apply to attendance at presentations.

  • Open to everyone, whether vaccinated or not
  • Maximum of 30 people at any one time
  • One metre distancing
  • Attendees must register, via text message to 021 1755 170 or email to hpbsec@theosophy.org.nz
  • Masks must be worn in the hall
  • ** These meetings may be cancelled at short notice


    August 2022
    Date Time Subject
    Fri 5 - Mon 8 National sponsored event
    School of Theosophy with Barry Bowden
    Meditation Explored
    Must register event Details in magazine or online: theosophy.nz
    Monday 08 Winter Break
    Monday 15 Winter Break
    Saturday 20 10 am - 12 noon Saturday Morning Discussion Group
    The lessons from Covid – what are we learning?
    Monday 22 7.30pm Fire of Theosophy Series
    Exploring The Key to Theosophy (Introduction)
    Monday 29 7.30pm Fire of Theosophy Series
    Exploring The Key to Theosophy (2)

    September 2022
    Date Time Subject
    Sat 3 - Sun 4 National sponsored event
    Immersion Weeekend with various speakers
    Theosophy Explored
    Must register event Details in magazine or online: theosophy.nz
    Monday 05 7.30pm Fire of Theosophy Series
    Exploring The Key to Theosophy (3)
    Saturday 10 9.30 am - 11:30am National sponsored Worksop (there is a cost to attend this event)
    Mastering the Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences
    with Dr. Eben Alexander MD., and Karen Newell
    Must register event Details in magazine or online: theosophy.nz
    Monday 12 7.30pm Fire of Theosophy Series
    Exploring The Key to Theosophy (4)
    Monday 19 7.30pm Fire of Theosophy Series
    Exploring The Key to Theosophy (5)
    Saturday 24 10 am - 12 noon Saturday Morning Discussion Group
    The Search for Truth - How do we distinguish between the real and unreal?
    Monday 26 7.30pm Fire of Theosophy Series
    Exploring The Key to Theosophy (6)

    October 2022
    Date Time Subject
    Monday 03 7.30pm Theosophical Society in NZ Inc
    Governance Board Update
    Followed by Supper

    Members Events

    There is a monthly programme for members of the Theosophical Society, generally on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.

    We welcome members to these events allowing us to get to know each other along with being able to explore Theosophy at a deeper level together.

    A light supper follows these meetings. Bring along a plate to share with others.

    Seminars

    Occasionally we do host seminars or workshops allowing participants to explore more deeply, in a practical way, some of the processes we discuss in our meetings. For theosophy to be useful in our lives, it is necessary to make it a living experience every single day.Keep an eye on this page for any National events: https://theosophy.nz

    National Events

    2022
    Date Time Subject
    5 - 8 August 2022 School of Theosophy with special guest Barry Bowden
    Theme: Meditation Explored
    Please note this event is now full
    3 - 4 September 2022 Immersion Weekend
    This is a two day event where we explore the tenets of theosophy together and have an opportunity to mix with others of like mind from around New Zealand

    Learn More & Register