1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?
My name is Pablo Minniti. I was born in Italy, grew up in Argentina, then moved to NY in 1970. I currently reside at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy in Ojai, CA. I joined the TS in 1989, 28 years ago.
2. Are you active in your Lodge/Section and if so, what do you do?
I am a member of the board of the TS in the Ojai Valley, a lodge that meets in Krotona. I also work as a volunteer in the Krotona Quest Bookshop. Formerly, I was the President of the NY Spanish Lodge then Vice President of the Beacon TS Study Group in San Diego.
3. How did you first learn about Theosophy or come in contact with the Society?
A friend of mine invited me to attend a TS meeting in NY. I later decided to take the Introductory Course in Theosophy then soon became a member.
4. What does Theosophy mean to you?
The understanding of Theosophy gives us the possibility to know who we truly are, why we are here, where we come from and where we are going. It gives us purpose and helps to make sense of our lives.
5. What is your favorite Theosophical book and why?
I am a book lover and there are so many good books but my favorite is The Voice of the Silence as it is a guide for a better way of living.
6. What in your opinion is the biggest challenge the TS is facing at the moment?
The biggest challenge is to be able to reach more people, to spread the wisdom teachings that I think would be very valuable for helping humanity.
7. Is there anything you would wish for the future of the Theosophical Movement?
I wish for many things but mostly for a Theosophical movement that is more united, working together to help make this a better world.
From the editor:
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