The Western Front at Passchendaele 1917
The British advanced five miles and suffered 250,000 casualties.
Theosophy and the Great War
The Great War
This summary of the Theosophical Society and the Great War was given in the Golden Book of The Theosophical Society 1875 -1925. Published in 1925 on the Golden Jubilee of the Society.
By 1914, the clouds of opposition to the Society began to clear,
and its work developed harmoniously in each National Society. In August this
year, the Great War began, and Mrs Besant took a definite stand on behalf of
the Allies. This was naturally misunderstood and resented by many members, who
belonged to the countries which were in opposition to the Allies. In each
country involved in the War, members of the Society did their utmost with all
their fellow citizens to serve their country to the best of their ability.
Necessarily owing to war measures, no communication was possible between the
Headquarters at Adyar and the members of Lodges in countries at war with the
Allies; the National Societies in the “enemy countries” had to be officially
treated as I they were no longer part of the T.S. As soon, however, as peace
was declared, and the war regulations regarding communication with enemy
countries were abolished, the old bond was resumed, and all National Societies
became once again one unted organization under one
president. The first larege meeting of Theosophists
after the War, was in
Theosophical Society, Cardiff Lodge,
206 Newport Road,
Cardiff, Wales, UK, CF24 – 1DL.
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