H. P. Blavatsky said that a person could be a member of the Theosophical Society but not be a true Theosophist. On the other hand, she also said a person might be a true Theosophist at heart without being a member of the Society. So what is it that defines a true Theosophist? Surendra Narayan offers various criteria for determining whether one is a true Theosophist, based on the writings of Annie Besant, C. W. Leadbeater, and C. Jinarajadasa. Mr. Narayan was a former international vice-president of the Theosophical Society. 1983. 42 minutes.