First objective: to found the nucleus of Universal Brotherhood of humanity without distinctions of race, creed, class, sex, colour, or previous condition.
Second objective: to study, investigate, look into the philosophies and religions of the past, for that includes the present, because our philosophy and our religion have grown out of the past, it is but a counterfeit presentment of what the ancients knew and taught, and you have nothing of your own that is particularly new.
Third objective: because we are living in the world surrounded by phenomena, is to investigate the psychical laws that govern man and nature.
by William Q. Judge, London 1892 (from Vernal Blossoms pgg. 265-273)