The Theosophical Fellowship is a spiritual fellowship established to further the Plan of the Lord Maitreya for Earth, and is dedicated to the belief that through spiritual education and unselfish service to the Earth and humanity, the world crisis may be relieved and true peace may be achieved.
The Lord Maitreya is the name of the Being who is currently the Christ of Earth. He has been the Christ for the last 2,500 years – ever since He took over that work from the Lord Gautama when that great Master became the Buddha of Earth.
We also speak of Lord Maitreya as the Christ-Buddha, or Maitreya Buddha, because He Himself is now moving out of the Christ Office and into the Buddha Office within the Hierarchy, and therefore has the radiation of both positions...
Concerning participation in spiritual activities
If you have a serious physical or psychological condition, you are advised against taking part in activities that call upon spiritual energies without prior consultation with an experienced meditation teacher. Where serious illness or imbalance is present, it is recommended that the body and mind focus on healing and regaining balance. In these cases, it is better to work on healing in cooperation with health care practitioners through, for example, relaxation, positive thinking and stress reduction.
If you have used psychoactive substances such as illegal or legal drugs (including medications such as antidepressants, mood stabilisers, tranquillisers, or hypnotics), or alcohol (more than the occasional social drink), a minimum of 3-7 years free of using such substances is recommended before it is advisable to participate in spiritual work.
These statements are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please do not disregard professional medical or psychological advice or delay in seeking it because of something in these statements.