1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?
Christopher Dixon. I’m from Wheaton, Illinois in the USA. I’ve been a member of the TSA since 1996.
2. Are you active in your Lodge/Section and if so, what do you do?
Yes. I have worked at the Theosophical Society in America’s National Headquarters, Olcott, for 22 years and the past five as the President’s Chief of Staff.
3. How did you first learn about Theosophy or come in contact with the Society?
I encountered Theosophy in my early twenties through books. In 1996 I by chance found the TSA national center when I was looking for a good bookshop. I then began to attend lectures and classes and was soon working at Olcott.
4. What does Theosophy mean to you?
There is modern Theosophy and ancient Theosophy both of which are focused on understanding the ‘perennial philosophy’ or ‘wisdom traditions’ across time and the world. For me Theosophy is simply seeking wisdom and applying these insights into my daily life.
5. What is your favorite Theosophical book and why?
I have been inspired by many theosophical texts ranging from the early founders to contemporary Theosophical scholars and teachers.
6. What in your opinion is the biggest challenge the TS is facing at the moment?
Connecting with modern seekers and being relevant to the world we live in.
7. Is there anything you would wish for the future of the Theosophical Movement?
I would like to see the community of Theosophists strengthening the connections with others, thus inspiring new seekers and people on the spiritual path, and taking the teachings into the world through the practical application of these principles.
From the editor:
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