Philaletheians are staunch devotees of Aletheia-Truth, ever striving towards her with all their might. They have existed since time immemorial under 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 of study, 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 the uninformed, seem unattainable.
The scope of our enquiries extends far beyond the ideas of Greek philosophers, as the breadth and academic rigour of our endeavours demonstrate. Our overriding aim is to promulgate Ageless Wisdom and Higher Ethics, as re-affirmed 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.]
We work closely with diverse philosophical organisations but 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.