Theosophical Society of America

Theosophical Society of America

The Theosophical Society in America is a nonsectarian, undogmatic, worldwide organization devoted to human solidarity, cultural understanding, and self-development. It seeks to bring people together; to reconcile the religions, philosophies, and sciences of both East and West; and to increase awareness of the inner reality inherent in every human being. Founded in New York City in 1875, the Society has branches in some seventy countries, with its international headquarters in India.

Nurse Healers-Professional Associates International, Inc. is the official organization of Therapeutic Touch and serves as the expert resource for information on Therapeutic Touch. NH-PAI sets the standards for the practice and teaching of Therapeutic Touch. It facilitates the exchange of research findings, teaching strategies, and new developments in this area. NH-PAI was established in 1977 under the leadership of Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN who has taught classes on Therapeutic Touch at Indralaya for many years.

Therapeutic Touch Professional Associates represents TT practitioners in the Western Washington region.

Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario is a website with information on the TTNO, including articles, research, publications, local practice groups, and membership.

Far Horizons is a haven inspired by Theosophy for those seeking good health for the body and spiritual health for the soul. It is located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco (about 5.5 hrs. from each) deep in the Sierra Mountains east of Fresno, California, in the Sequoia National Forest. Far Horizons is a nonprofit educational organization with the maximum occupancy of 50 people. They offer varied pathways to personal and spiritual growth through programs on the ageless wisdom, nature, healing, and spirituality.

Pumpkin Hollow Farm, the northeast theosophical retreat center, was founded in 1937 to provide a peaceful and harmonious setting in which the essential spirituality of the individual can blossom and grow. Nestled amidst the Berkshire and Taconic Mountains, the Farm covers 130 acres of open fields, lush forests, flower beds, and an abundant vegetable garden nourished by the crystal clear Taconic Stream which flows through the property, rushing over a rocky waterfall and out through the base of a deep hemlock-lined gorge. Pumpkin Hollow offers a unique rustic setting for workshops, retreats, yoga, meditation, evening talks and campfires, singing, dancing, and storytelling. The central farmhouse, meditation center, and quaint cabins all connect with a network of nature trails. The Healer’s Sanctuary, nestled in a pine grove on the other side of the stream, provides a special place for solitude and meditation.