1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?
My name is Jenny Baker. I live in South London where I was born. I joined the TSE in 1981.
2. Are you active in your Lodge/Section and if so, what do you do?
I am an “unattached” member so do not belong to a Lodge or Centre. I have served on the Executive Committee for many years and am a Director of The Foundation for Theosophical Studies, the charitable branch of the TSE. I have run its Summer School for the last 11 years.
3. How did you first learn about Theosophy or come in contact with the Society?
I attended a Yoga weekend at Tekels Park in Camberely which is where I first heard about Theosophy.
I decided that Theosophy was so in line with yoga that I joined there and then. I particularly agreed with the first Object.
4. What does Theosophy mean to you?
Since 1981 Theosophy has become part of my life. Its objects are very alike my own philosophy of life. I feel “at home” in Theosophy
5. What is your favourite Theosophical book and why?
I think my favourite Theosophical book is The Voice of The Silence because it follows on from the sacred texts of the Upanishads and The Bhagavad Gita.
6. What in your opinion is the biggest challenge the TS is facing at the moment?
Perhaps the extremist views of religious fanatics.
7. Is there anything you would wish for the future of the Theosophical Movement?
Only that it grows in strength and reaches more people with its message of Brotherhood.
From the editor:
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