Issues Facing Humanity

Theosophical Topics in Depth

Theosophists are of necessity the friends of all movements in the world, whether intellectual or simply practical, for the amelioration of the condition of mankind. We are the friends of all those who fight against drunkenness, against cruelty to animals, against injustice to women, against corruption in society or in government, although we do not meddle in politics. We are the friends of those who exercise practical charity, who seek to lift a little of the tremendous weight of misery that is crushing down the poor. . . . The function of Theosophists is to open men's hearts and understandings to charity, justice, and generosity, attributes which belong specifically to the human kingdom and are natural to man when he has developed the qualities of a human being. Theosophy teaches the animal-man to be a human-man; and when people have learnt to think and feel as truly human beings should feel and think, they will act humanely, and works of charity, justice, and generosity will be done spontaneously by all. -- H. P. Blavatsky

Besides general subjects, there are articles here on the sexes and the family; education; meditation and altered states of consciousness; animals and man; crime, punishment, justice, and human rights; euthanasia, suicide, and abortion; the environment; war and peace; and our world: present and future. Material on psychic phenomena and practices are found under the topic "Occultism, Occult Arts, and Psychism."

The Sexes and the Family




Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness


Animals and Man
Crime, Punishment, Justice and Human Rights


Euthanasia, Suicide, Abortion
The Environment: Human and Planetary
War and Peace
Our World: Present and Future

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