Philaletheians are devoted to Truth and aspire to it only for its own sake. They have existed since time immemorial but under many different names. It is only when we reach the third century AD that the designation, originally coined by Pythagoras, was adopted by Ammonius Saccas, the Alexandrian Socrates of Neo-Platonism, instructor of Plotinus and founder of the Eclectic Theosophical System.
We, contemporary Philaletheians, continue to disseminate Eternal Verities in today’s world through seminars, courses, and other educational events. Distinguished by Romanticism, the spirit of unrest and drive for spiritual progress that appears at the close of every epoch, 1 Cf. Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1928; [definition of Romanticism.] we are set apart by a search for ideals and values that, to many, seem unattainable.
Our overriding aim is to promulgate Ageless Wisdom and Higher Ethics as presented by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky; and to share insights with those who are “unexpecting, pure, just, impartial, devoid of fear, and who [have] forsaken [personal] interest in the results of action.” 2 Cf. Bhagavad Gita, 12 vs. 16; [tr. Judge.] The scope of our enquiries, therefore, extends far beyond the works of Greek philosophers as the depth and academic rigour of our endeavours demonstrate.
Whilst working closely with diverse philosophical organisations, we are attached to none. We are a brotherhood of kindred spirits unconstrained by mundane terms of reference, pecuniary obligations, and the institutionalised hypocrisy of our age.
Philaletheia or Love of Truth Divine is our sole deity and dogma.