The United Lodge of Theosophists is an association of students of Theosophy who are bound together by the tie of common aim, purpose and teaching. It was started in 1909 by Robert Crosbie and a small number of like-minded students. ULT is an integral part of the modern Theosophical Movement begun in New York in 1875 by Madame H.P. Blavatsky, Henry S. Olcott, and William Q. Judge.
Theosophy, being the origin, basis and genius of every Theosophical organization, forms in itself a common ground of interest and effort, above and beyond all differences of opinion as to persons or methods; and being the philosophy of Unity, it calls for the essential union of those who profess and promulgate it.
This union does not mean a sameness of organization or method, but a friendly recognition, mutual assistance and encouragement among all engaged in the study and furtherance of Theosophy.
The policy of the Lodge is independent devotion to the cause of
Theosophy without professing attachment to any Theosophical organization. It is
loyal to the great Founders of the Theosophical Movement, but does not concern
itself with dissensions or differences of individual opinion.
work it has on hand and the end it keeps in view are too absorbing and too
lofty to leave it the time or inclination to take part in side issues. That
work and that end is the dissemination of the fundamental principles of the
Philosophy of Theosophy, and the exemplification in practice of those
principles, through a truer realization of the SELF; a profounder conviction of
holds that the unassailable basis for union among Theosophists, wherever and
however situated, is “similarity of aim, purpose and teaching,” and therefore
has neither Constitution, By-Laws nor Officers, the sole bond between its
Associates being that basis. And it aims to disseminate this idea among
Theosophists in the furtherance of Unity.
regards as Theosophists all who are engaged in the true service of Humanity,
without distinction of race, creed, sex, condition or organization, and
welcomes to its Association all those who are in accord with its declared
purposes and who desire to fit themselves, by study and otherwise, to be the
better able to help and teach others.