Good News from London
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:33
The INTERNATIONAL THEOSOPHICAL HISTORY CONFERENCE of 20-21 September, 2014, was held at 50 Gloucester Place, London. The papers (two read in absentia) were written by twelve delegates from England, Europe, the USA and the Middle and Far East. Their varied and interesting topics, all of a high academic standard, reflected the international diversity and enthusiasm of the speakers. They provided further evidence of the recent upsurge of Theosophical studies and revealed more examples of the Society’s appeal and influence in an impressively varied number of countries and fields. Although, as the Conference chairman and organiser Leslie Price pointed out, the Theosophical Society went through a period of crisis at the time of Krishnamurti’s break with it in 1929, it has not lost its relevance and its original ideals are still important today.
Back row: Tim Rudbog ( Denmark) Erin Prophet ( Rice University, Texas), Leslie Price (conference chair, associate editor, Theosophical History) Colin Price (National President, TS in England), John Crow (Florida State University) Barry Lofts (author of forthcoming biography of John Yarker) Kevin Tingay (chair, Friends of Theosophical Archives, England) .
Front row: Shin’Ichi Yoshinaga (Japanese new religions specialist), Boaz Huss (Israel), Massimo Introvigne ( Italy) Geraldine Beskin (Atlantis Bookshop, London) Chunag ChienHui (Taiwan), Janet Lee, (National Secretary, T.S. in England.) .
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