1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?
My name is Andrea Biasca-Caroni, from Ascona, Switzerland. I’m a member since 1999.
2. Are you active in your Lodge/Section and if so, what do you do?
For approximately 10 years I’m president, organizer and host of the European Seminar in my hotel, www.hotel-ascona.ch My hotel is at disposal for use as an International Center for Theosophical Study. We have a panoramic position up on the “Hill of the Truth” Monte Verità that at the end of 19th century hosted for 20 years a vegetarian colony with lot of Theosophists from Europe. Theosophy was brought to Italy from Ascona too as well. More information on www.teosofia.ch
3. How did you first learn about Theosophy or come in contact with the Society?
It was in Italy, Jesolo during a seminar of the Italian Section.
4. What does Theosophy mean to you?
It’s my life. No Theosophy, no life !
5. What is your favorite Theosophical book and why?
I like Barborka’s The Divine Plan thanks to the clarity and organized explanations of Sanskrit terms. I’m translating it into Italian; it takes an infinite amount of time and patience. It’s a good training.
6. What in your opinion is the biggest challenge the TS is facing at the moment?
Renovating Adyar Headquarters is the very important challenge now and thanks to the dynamism of the new team of President Tim Boyd, we will surely succeed.
7. Is there anything you would wish for the future of the Theosophical Movement?
During the annual convention in Adyar there are a lot of Theosophists in one place, always together, there are only Theosophists around and for a short period of time the sensation is that the world is ready to have this fantastic atmosphere, it seems to be possible. My wish is to bring this atmosphere in the world wherever I go.
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