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Polish Theosophical Society – Domestic Activities and International Cooperation

12 Oct 2019
18:30

Polish Theosophical Society – Domestic Activities and International Cooperation

Polish Theosophical Society – domestic activities and international cooperation The history of Polish activities in the Theosophical Society was understudied for many years. I focused on the historical reconstruction of the Theosophical groups in Poland, as well as their main ideas, in my doctoral dissertation at the Jagiellonian University. The research took altogether almost seven years, and here I want to share the outcome, focusing on two main parts. The first is a description of the main activities of the national Polish branch – Polish Theosophical Society and its regional specifics. In 1918 Poland regained independence after 123 years; PTS was registered as a society in Polish lands in 1921 and became the official National Branch in 1923. The historical and cultural situation had great impact on the main interests of Polish Theosophists, who connected Theosophical teachings with National Messianism rooted in Romanticism. The second part comments on their international activities, connections, and collaborations with well-known Theosophical figures.