Welcome to the website of the International Theosophy Conferences, Inc. (ITC).
ITC (International Theosophy Conferences, not to be confused with the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden) is dedicated to spreading Theosophy and is supported by theosophical organizations, groups and independent students all over the world. More about ITC click here.
ITC 2014: Theosophy, Unity and Helping the World
The ITC 2014 took place from August 15 to 18, 2014 in Naarden, The Netherlands.
The theme was Theosophy, Unity and Helping the World .......where do we go from here?
Video recordings of the lectures and plenary sessions can be found on this website here.
ITC New Board of Directors
At the annual members' meeting during the 2014 ITC Conference at Naarden the members of ITC have elected five new members of the Board of Directors and one director of the board has been reelected for another three years' term. Read more...
The Draft Naarden Declaration
During the four-day conference, all participants worked together towards "The International Theosophy Conferences 2014, Naarden Declaration." On Monday the 18th of August, the last day of the conference, the preliminary draft declaration was presented to all participants.
Considering that International Theosophy Conferences is a platform for Theosophical organizations and Theosophists stimulating each other to spread Theosophy in the world, this declaration is meant as a joint statement, reminding us to our brotherly cooperation during the International Theosophy Conferences 2014 in Naarden. It expresses our shared vision for the future and summarizes the way we would like to work together towards that future. The declaration is neither meant as a mandate, nor as a dogma. It is based on the input of all the participants, and a number of representatives of the conference worked harmoniously together on the following preliminary draft:
Having respect for the different Theosophical streams, we* will act as the Beacon Light for bringing
Theosophy as presented by H. P. Blavatsky to the world, and through harmonious cooperation
we will strengthen the Theosophical Movement for the benefit of humanity.
*) the participants of International Theosophy Conferences 2014 Naarden
In the spirit of unity and brotherhood, we endeavour to make Theosophy a living power in the world.
We commit ourselves through learning, training and cross-pollination to popularize and keep the teachings alive for future generations.
In general the declaration was received with enthusiasm by the participants. The Board of Directors further received
the following feedback from participants during the conference:
- Should it be 'the beacon' or 'a beacon'?
- Should it be Theosophy 'as presented by H. P. Blavatsky' or 'as presented by H. P. Blavatsky and the/her Masters'?
- An alternative wording for the first point of the declaration: 'Recognizing H. P. Blavatsky's teachings as our foundation, and having respect for the diversity and freedom of the different Theosophical streams, we will act as a beacon of light for bringing Theosophy to the world. Through harmonious cooperation we will strengthen the Theosophical Movement for the benefit of humanity.'
Other suggestions from the participants are very welcome and can be sent to ITC's Secretary Bianca Peeters .
This draft version will be reviewed by the Board of Directors of International Theosophy Conferences and adapted where possible based on all the feedback collected from participants during and after the conference. So this is work in progress!