1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?
My name is John O. Boakye, from Ghana West Africa. I have been a member of the TS since 1968 in my youthful days.
2. Are you active in your Lodge/Section and if so, what do you do?
Yes I am very active and I have been the General Secretary of the West African Section since 2010.
3. How did you first learn about Theosophy or come in contact with the Society?
I first learned about the Society through a publication in a newspaper.
4. What does Theosophy mean to you?
Theosophy means a lot to me. I have come to understand the oneness of life from the spiritual point of view. The physical body is not what we should use to determine this oneness. No matter where we are from or the color of our skin, we all share the oneness of Life.
5. What is your favorite Theosophical book and why?
In spite of my years in Theosophy, I still regard At The Feet of Master by Alcyone, as my favorite book, followed by In The Outer Court by Annie Besant. First At the Feet of the Master prepares you to get grounded for your spiritual preparation. In the Outer Court makes bare what is ahead of you so that you brave yourself to move towards the “hill” which initially you would think you could not climb and instead of climbing, you would choose go around it.
6. What in your opinion is the biggest challenge the TS is facing at the moment?
The biggest challenge facing Theosophy is now to make mankind understand that his neighbor is himself and whatever he does to another he does it to himself.
7. Is there anything you would wish for the future of the Theosophical Movement?
I would wish for the future of the Theosophical movement that the fundamental Truths are studied by the members who should be bold and put these Truths forward to humanity across the globe in a way that will be clear to all beings.
From the editor:
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