DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL OF THE WISDOM: NEW APPOINTMENT
The Theosophical Society Adyar are delighted to announce the appointment of Erica Georgiades as the Director of the School of the Wisdom. Erica, who is well known to many members of the Scottish Region having visited here as a guest speaker in 2014, has been a member of the Theosophical Society Adyar since 1991, and from 1994-1996 lived at the International Headquarters, working in the Adyar Archives (now Surendra Narayan Archives). She has served as Director of the European School of Theosophy since 2018; Secretary of the International Theosophical History Conference, and is a recipient of numerous academic degrees in the fields of Religion, Psychology, and Philosophy. She lives in Athens, Greece with her husband and daughter.
Congratulations are due to Erica whom we very much look forward to seeing in October 2022 in her capacity as Director of the European School of Theosophy which is to be held in Scotland Abbey from 7th to 12th of this month at a venue to be decided upon.
THEOSOPHICAL ORDER OF SERVICE
The Theosophical Society in Scotland and Glasgow and Dundee Lodges would like to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to members, for their charitable donations to support the education of children in Nepal.
On the night of the Winter Solstice, 21st Dec 2020, Fotoula Adrimi, long-term member and secretary of the Glasgow lodge, facilitated a beautiful shamanic ceremony online, in celebration of the winter solstice. The ceremony was organised by the Glasgow Lodge but many members throughout Scotland attended. Participants donated to a fund that pays for orphan children and those unable to afford the fees, to attend school, including school uniforms, books and shoes for these kids, as without these they cannot attend school. Last year 14 children were supported. The Glasgow Lodge has been supporting this initiative since 2015, mainly from its own funds, following the earthquake in Nepal, when the school buildings themselves were damaged and many families were severely affected.
All donations are transferred directly to the Shree Saraswotih.s. School. There are no intermediary organisations, and all the money is spent on poor and orphan children. We are incredibly grateful for everyone’s kindness, love, and generosity. The total amount received was £1,580.00 which is wonderful. The School, the children, the Glasgow Lodge consider this to be a miracle.
Thank you to everyone for your heartfelt support.
With gratitude and love.
To view pictures of the Shree Saraswoith.S.School and of the letter of gratitude sent to Glasgow Lodge please view on this link http://www.theosophyscotland.org/index.asp?pageid=665609
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM TIM BOYD
The word Theosophy has been used for many centuries, it is of Greek origin meaning Wisdom of the Gods (theo - of Gods, sophia – wisdom). Wisdom cannot be enclosed within words, it is a Truth which must be discovered and experienced by each one for themselves. Theosophy, sometimes known as the Ageless Wisdom, is the Light which shines through the many coloured lamps of religion. It is the thread of truth in scriptures, creeds, symbols, myths and rituals. Divine Wisdom is One, the paths towards it are many.
The Theosophical Society in Scotland is a part of the world-wide theosophical movement with its centre in Adyar, India. The Society is dedicated to the comparative study of religion, science and philosophy and the practice of the Art of Self-Realisation. The Society is composed of members of different religious backgrounds who are united in a belief that mankind is a spiritual family and that humanity can have a glorious future through a compassionate and intelligent way of living.
A bust of Rahda Burnier was unveiled at Adyar on 15th November 2017 in tribute to her role as President of the Theosophical Society Adyar from 1980 until her death in 2013. The unveiling had been planned to coincide with the date of her birth - 15th November 1923.