Skip to main content

United Lodge of Theosophists

United Lodge of Theosophists

The United Lodge of Theosophists is an independent theosophical organization founded in 1909 by Robert Crosbie (1849-1919). Crosbie belonged to the theosophical community created by Katherine Tingley at Point Loma, San Diego, California, in the early 1900s. Before long he argued that the community had lost its direction as originally established. He moved to Los Angeles, opened the United Lodge, and founded a publishing facility, the Theosophy Company. The first issue of Theosophy Magazine appeared in 1912.

Among the people attracted to the United Lodge was B. P. Wadia, an Indian who had held a high position in the Theosophical Society. Wadia eventually succeeded Crosbie as head of the lodge and is credited with turning it into an international organization. More recently a leadership role was assumed by Rhagavan N. Iyer, now a retired professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. With his wife, Nandini, Iyer heads the lodge's Santa Barbara group and founded Concord Press, which has developed an extensive publishing program of theosophical and related materials.

The United Lodge of Theosophists has no formal membership but there are some 11 lodges in the United States and 11 more in other countries. Along with the magazine Theosophy, the group publishes the monthly, The Theosophical Movement, and the bimonthly, Vidya. Address: 245 W. 33rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Website: http://www.ult.org/.

Sources:

Crosbie, Robert. Answers to Questions on the Ocean of Theosophy. Los Angeles: Theosophy, 1937.

. The Friendly Philosopher. Los Angeles: Theosophy, 1934.

The Theosophical Movement, 1875-1950. Los Angeles: Cunningham Press, 1951.

United Lodge of Theosophists. http://www.ult.org/. March 8, 2000.

United Lodge of Theosophists: Its Mission and Its Future. Los Angeles: Theosophy, n.d.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"United Lodge of Theosophists." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Encyclopedia.com. 14 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"United Lodge of Theosophists." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 14, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/united-lodge-theosophists

"United Lodge of Theosophists." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Retrieved November 14, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/united-lodge-theosophists

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.