Theosophy in Scandinavia
is represented by many independent lodges.
The independent Theosophy in Scandinavia
began in 1989 when the Danish section of the TS Adyar
became independent from the TS Adyar. The members then founded an independent Theosophical Union. In 2004 ten autonomous theosophical lodges founded the "Theosophical Network".
About 1890 the first theosophical lodges were founded in Scandinavia. When in 1895 the seventh lodge was founded, a "Scandinavian Section" of the TS Adyar with headquarters in Stockholm was established. It was a practice that after seven lodges were founded in one country, a "Section" in that country could be founded. In 1907 the Finnish Section was founded, and in 1921 the Icelandic Section.
In the 1970s the members of the lodges of the Danish Section began to study the works of Alice Bailey. The TS Adyar was opposed to the teachings of Bailey, and this situation led to a crisis, so that the Danish Section left the TS Adyar in 1989 and became independent.
The Danish TS voted in August 1989 for the creation of an independent Teosofisk Forening
(Theosophical Union). Other lodges were integrated in this organisation. In November 1997 the name was changed to Theosophical Association Scandinavia
(TAS). In August 2004 ten theosophical organisations from Denmark and... Read More