“Enquirer: Is Theosophy a religion?
Theosophist: It is not. Theosophy is Divine Knowledge or Science.
Enq: What is the real meaning of the term?
Theo: ‘Divine Wisdom,’ Theosophia or Wisdom of the gods, as Theogonia, genealogy of the gods. The word Theos means a god in Greek, one of the divine beings, certainly not ‘God’ in the sense attached in our day to the term. Therefore, it is not ‘Wisdom of God,’ as translated by some, but Divine Wisdom such as possessed by the gods. The term is many thousand years old.” (Blavatsky, Helena. The Key to Theosophy, p. 1)