Ancient & Modern
History of the Theosophical
The 1960s and a Less Formal Society
At Lodge meetings nowadays it is customary for members of the audience to ask the speaker questions at the end of the lecture. Question time can last anything up to half an hour and often continue over a cup of tea after the meeting. Some speakers invite comment or questions while giving their talk.
Long standing member Ray Innocent reports that Society meetings
have not always been as informal as this. Ray first attended a Cardiff Lodge
meeting at the
To the astonishment of everyone Ray got in with his question and although this broke with protocol, the speaker was pleased to give Ray an answer. For the next couple of meeting Ray got in quickly with his questions but this didnít prompt anyone else to ask a question.
A further meeting saw the arrival of another first timer and Ray took the step of mentioning to him that he must be quick if he wanted to ask a question. This person put a question to the speaker and the tradition of asking questions steadily became established.