Brief History of Edmonton Theosophical Society
Edmonton Theosophical Society has been in existence since 1911. On the wall of its Library is a Charter signed by Annie Besant acknowledging the formation of "Edmonton Lodge", as it was then known. At that time Lodges in Canada were chartered as part of American Section. In 1919 the Canadian Section of The Theosophical Society in Canada was formed. The Theosophical Society in Canada, Edmonton Lodge was incorporated in 1974; the name was officially amended to Edmonton Theosophical Society (under the Alberta Business Corporations Act) in December 1989. The members of Edmonton TS were affiliated with The Theosophical Society in Canada until 1995. The TS in Canada was a Section of The Theosophical Society - Adyar until 1992. Edmonton Theosophical Society is now an independent theosophical organization.
Edmonton Theosophical Society is recognized as a center based upon the original program of the Theosophical Society, as outlined by H.P. Blavatsky and the Masters. Members have been meeting on Wednesday evenings for regular study since inception of the organization. Group study has generally been based upon the early original writings. In recent history, members have studied The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett, The Secret Doctrine, The Bhagavad Gita, and Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms among other works.