The Theosophical Order of Service has started a legacy project. The purpose of the program is to interview Theosophists, via video, to document their personal spiritual journeys and/or to provide their perspectives on the true meaning of service. The interviews will be posted on the TOS Facebook page and the TOS YouTube page. Please subscribe to our YouTube page so you can receive updates on the latest legacy posts.
The first interview with Fali H. Engineer has been well received. Fali joined the Theosophical Society in 1966 in Pakistan and when he moved to the US in 1987, he joined the Houston Lodge, where he served as the president of the Houston Lodge for seven years. View Fali’s interview. A special thank you to Jamshed Judha from the Houston Lodge for his help with this interview.
The second interview, soon to be posted, is with Betty Bland. Betty Bland, past National President of the Theosophical Society in America and now retired to Raleigh, North Carolina, has presented workshops and lectures on the spiritual life both in the United States and abroad. A strong advocate for putting Theosophy into action, she continues to support the Theosophical Order of Service in various ways. Her professional life has included work as a teacher, employment counselor, systems analyst, and entrepreneur. In addition to being a social activist, she sings in the choir and plays the bells at her local Episcopal Church; volunteers at SAFE Haven for Cats a no-kill, adoptive cat rescue; and chairs a local Theosophical Study Center.
The third scheduled interview will be with Ed Abdill. Ed is author of The Secret Gateway and Masters of Wisdom. He served on the board of directors of the TSA as well as being the vice president of the Theosophical Society in America. Ed, also the former president of the New York Theosophical Society, continues to lecture, via Zoom, throughout the United States and internationally.
Another thank you goes out to Triet Ly, president of the Houston Lodge, for his help with the TOS legacy project.