The Future? of the
Adyar Theosophical Society
An idea for
Just look at the current nonsense and
waste of energy in conducting an election with a choice of two silent
candidates, who by their compliance with the General Councilís request to
remain silent, demonstrate their inability to assert any authority over
anything if elected. Why not choose two dummies out of Burtonís window? At
least if you buy something unsatisfactory from Burton you can take it back and
get a refund.
Candidates who say nothing about their
policies, for whatever reason, should be treated with extreme suspicion. Have
both candidates agreed that if elected they will continue to carry out the
wishes of the General Council as they are doing at the moment? Certainly
keeping important issues beyond discussion has been the policy of the President
and General Council for decades and there is no indication that this will
change. What gives the General Council the right to keep the paying members, that
they are supposed to represent, in the dark? The General Council members
evidently see themselves as having a divine right to rule.
All this presents a good case for
abolishing the office of International President. What is the point in
retaining a person to head the organisation who is just a puppet of the General
Council, and ultimately under the sway of the Adyar controllers? In theory the
President should have authority over the governing echelons of the Society but
both candidates are advertising the fact that they donít have this. The main
duty of the International President will be no more than to perform a public
relations exercise for the ruling elite. This reflects an organisational power
structure that has managed promotion from within and kept those who were
unacceptable to the elite, out of the running for any senior position. The
paying members are not in the reckoning of either the President or General
Council and get no benefit from the system.
Abolishing the office of International
President leads to a further question. What is the use of a General Council
that serves no other function than to be a self-perpetuating power elite at the
expense of the Societyís members? The General Council could be abolished and
replaced by Liaison Secretaries for each national section who could keep in
touch and liaise as required without holding conventions, which most of them
may not be able to attend. Liaison Secretary would be a purely functionary role
and not for someone with international power and swanning about aspirations.
Adyar would no longer be funded by the Society but it gives nothing in return
for the money it drains from the members anyway. The Adyar controllers could
nevertheless canvass national sections and make a case for funding. The reformed
organisation could be called something on the lines of the ďThe International
Theosophical SocietyĒ or even ďTheosophy InternationalĒ.
So here is a proposal that dispenses
with a cumbersome, elitist and self serving control system at a stroke, and
gives the current Adyar Theosophical Society a new structure and identity. The
Society would also continue as a unified body. I am sure there will be other
proposals as it becomes increasingly obvious that the current Adyar
Theosophical Society cannot continue. It will be better to have an organisation
with no ruling elite than the situation of a ruling elite with no organisation,
that is rapidly developing.
Posted February 10th†† 2014
Theosophy News Board
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Theosophical Society Issues
The Tekels Park
A family has been evicted from their home at Tekels Park
a Tekels Park Estate Limited director wanted to live in
The Future ? of
Adyar Theosophical Society
Will there be an Adyar Free Future?
Adyarís Slightly International Convention
President of Nothing
Membership Decline Ė The
Elephant in the Room
The True Status of the
Adyar Theosophical Society Members
The Voice of Stagnation
Tekels Park & Dead Animals
An Extra Box on the Ballot Paper
Suggestion for the 2014 Adyar Theosophical Society
International Presidential Election
A Society Without Members
Is the 2014 Adyar Presidential Election Invalid?
Radha Burnier Employment
Radha Burnierís policy of allocating jobs to members of her own
family turned the
Adyar Headquarters into the family firm.
How many suitable
applicants were discounted so that
could give a job to a family member?
Donít Just Do Nothing
of decline and stagnation leading the
Theosophical Society to the verge of evaporation
the leadership have so far shown no
sign of coming up
with a strategy for ensuring the
the Society as a unified body.
Adyar, the Sole Purpose of Adyar
Theyíll Knock Adyar Down?
Save Radhaís House
Revealing that the
Adyar eliteís stately home is under threat
land purchase and can be saved by convincing the
it is in fact an international headquarters (if true)
may have given
the Theosophical Society members a brilliant
get Adyar off their backs.
If not true then
it looks like blackmail
Ignore the Voters
and Get Elected
An overview of
the Adyar Theosophical Society
What an Insult to Members
to vote for candidates while withholding
information indicates an utter contempt by
for the general membership
of the Tekels Park Deer
Here is a link to a short film of the
Tekels Park Deer
posted by a Camberley resident.
Everyone opposed to the killing of
the Tekels Park animals
will want to see this.
International Election Protocol
This is only an
idea for consideration but if the Theosophical elite
continue to treat
the members with the current levels of indifference and
contempt for the
duration of this election then the Adyar Theosophical
Society will be
an empty shell by the time it is completed.
The secrecy with
which the Adyar Theosophical Society
conducts the Societyís affairs is legendary.
Is this secrecy
for its own sake or are some serious
suppressed and kept beyond discussion?
Banging the Drum for Theosophy
Looking forward to the post Adyar era
Burnier Town Hall
Family control of
Adyar has reduced the members
of the General
Council to the status of town hall officials.
Silence by elected management cheats
the members out of participating in
running of their own organisation
the International Headquarters at Adyar
It may not be that easy
is Behind the
Theosophical Society ruling elite denies
members the right to be consulted on
issues and the
ability to convey their views
directly to the leadership.
Why does the leadership of an
treat its members like this in the
Towards a New
Model for Theosophy
The Adyar Theosophical Society Leadership
now isolates itself within a cult of superiority
while the Society evaporates around it.
A Theosophical Society can survive but not
in the current format.
Choose a Stooge
When the Issues are Huge
Is this what is on offer to the Adyar Theosophical
Society's paying members from a ruling elite
that has a different agenda from that of the Society?
SHUT UP & VOTE
This election is
really inconvenient for the
leadership, isnít it?
Why are the
members being hustled into blind
What are the
leadershipís post-election plans?
Members No Longer
of their Own Society
An inter-regnum in the presidency, during which
matters are discussed, is the only course of action
with a chance of saving the Adyar Theosophical
Society as a unified body.
Keeping Quiet About
Are there plans to sell Adyar without
consulting the members?
Is There Hidden
A leadership shutdown combined with a total
news blackout suggests a serious hidden issue
and an intense fear of revealing it.
Control Adyar or
Is the self imposed isolation of the
General Council effectively
a mass resignation as they have found,
after the death of
Radha Burnier, that establishing
control of Adyar is too difficult?
Well Done! CVK Maithreya
Silence is Killing the Adyar
The presidential candidates are as much victims of
General Councilís silence rule as are the members.
The silence rule also seeks to establish General
control over the future president.
Make Way for
Have the Esoteric Section and the
General Council merged into one body?
for the Adyar
CVK Maithreya presented plans for the
defiance of General Council
Does suppression of discussion mean
Adyar Theosophical Society doesnít
have a future?
Leadership Urgently Required
Council has abused its power
by putting itself
A new leadership
is needed, and fast.
No replies to questions.
Do the members still have a Society?
Those who have kept the Society time warped
in the 1930s now have the task of introducing
reform and they obviously donít want to do it.
Beggars at the Door
Left sitting out in the cold and starved of
members now realise how the General Council regards
Why not include this picture in any information
request to General Council
officers as an indication of how members feel they
are being treated.
Or just send the picture anyway.
From The Top Down
The Adyar Theosophical Society is decades
out of date and desperately in need of reform
starting with getting rid of a leadership that
refuses to be accountable to the members.
Who Owns Adyar?
The Royal Court of
General Council Meeting
Making it a bit obvious arenít you?
The Australian Section made a formal complaint to
Radha Burnier about her victimisation of the
General Secretary at the 2011 General Council
Treatment of an Adyar Employee
A woman sacked and evicted for
Given 13 days to get out of her home.
The Preethi Muthiah Letters
Tell A Very Sad
About General Council Meetings
Looks like there has been some attempt
by a General Council member to promote
reform within the Theosophical Society
2012 Meeting Minutes
Make Your Wife The Chairperson
that the General Council
Still The Headquarters?
Or why donít you do something
to recover Adyar for the members?
Good Campaign Pitch, Mr
Prepares for the Break-Up
Profile of† Adyar
Adyar Family Appointment
A Job for Your Daughter
Family Power Appointment
For your Daughter
By Singapore Lodge
Triumph of the Weak
Donít expect the General Council
to do anything if the election is bent
Adyar Job News
You donít need a
You donít need a
If your nameís
Itís job number
No Stand For Democracy
An appraisal of the
General Councilís commitment
the Adyar Theosophical Society
as a democratic
But Vote Anyway
A Society Without Leadership
Nobody sees it,
Nobody hears from it
Is it hiding
somewhere? Does it exist?
Who will Believe It?
Even if the
presidential election is correct and above board,
the confidence in
the General Council has fallen so low
wonít believe it.
been cheated for long enough?
Long Tradition of
has highlighted an endemic problem at Adyar,
which the General
Council has ignored for many years.
There are still
no plans implement a grievance procedure and
policy at Adyar.
Of lady over 70 from her job at Adyar
True Purpose of the
What the paying
members want has little to do with
this election, as
the silence and lack of information show.
The real purpose
of this election is for the General Council
to deliver the
candidate that the Adyar ruling elite wants.
What Makes this Election Invalid?
Was Your Vote Counted?
Was your vote
forwarded to Adyar?
Was the election
background of silence, a court case and
irregularities, these are fair questions.
Not Being at Adyar
Well, itís much
easier than being a real president
Democracy in the Adyar Theosophical Society
Is That All?
No Right To Complain
Well, what can
you expect in an organisation where
regards the membership as ballast
Doubts about the
integrity of the election
unresolved, rendering the result invalid.
A Private Function
The Ballast now know
their true status
While the President Creeps into Office
Itís Silence as Usual
By the Adyar
Theosophical Society ruling elite.
No hurry to prove
the election result
But a real hurry
to get the president installed
Who Can Support
Shut Up & Pay Up
Theosophical Society has become
Doubts about the
election result will
Presidentís job impossible.
Adyar & the
US each have
Half a President
The White Lotus Hi-Jack
White Lotus Day
as a personal
What was the
Ask Me Anything
Thatís the clear
message from the
President to the members.
Is this the
Great Wheaton Rip-Off?
arise over allocation of Wheaton
resources by a
two job president
The 2014 Election
Council was confronted with considerable
evidence that the
election was bent but just stood there
and let it go
A Leadership at War
with the Paying
of its Own
Links to other
The Future of the Adyar Theosophical Society
"There is no
religion higher than truth!"
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