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The Theosophical Society is a religious groups without dogma. Every Theosophist creates his/her own spiritual path. The Theosphical Society does not impose any dogma upon its membership. Thus, the Theosophical Society does not in any way discriminate against persons based upon their sexual orientation. Gay and lesbian members are accepted as any other members of the human family.

We have not been able to locate any statements in Theosophical literature either condemning or accepting homosexuality as unnatural or unnatural. However, there is a reference in Madame Blavatsky's writing relating to a shift to asexuality for students of Theosophy:

"...but the real adepts - as we are reliably informed - are the most happy of mankind, since their pleasures are connected with the higher existence, which is cloudless and painless. The earliest among the changes felt by the true Chela [student] is a sense of unmixed joy to be rid of the caring cares of common life, and to exist in the light of a supremely great Ideal. Not that any true adept would say aught against the naturalness and sacredness of pure sexual relationships; but that, to become an adept one must expand the finite into the Infinite, the personal into the Universal, man into Parabrahm - if one so choose to designate that Thing Unspeakable."

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bulletH.P. Blavatsky, "Collected Writings, Vol 4", Page 342:
bulletThe home page of the Theosophical Society in America is at: http://www.theosophical.org./index.html

 

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