The Future? of the
Adyar Theosophical Society
is Killing the Adyar Theosophical Society
candidates are as much victims of the
silence rule as are the members.
The silence rule
also seeks to establish General Council
control over the
You are probably reading this and
other independent sites because you are looking for information about the Adyar
Theosophical Society presidential election, and the General council is failing
to provide any as a matter of policy. CVK
Maithreya has boldly
discarded the spuriously imposed silence rule, and the wisdom of retaining the
current General Council now comes into question. The General Council is
exceeding its authority by imposing a silence rule during the electoral process
and rendering it undemocratic. The reasons for this outrageous abuse of power
The incoming president cannot be
expected to run things hindered by a group which only acts in its own interest
and functions as a separate organisation, unaccountable to members. It should
be noted that by imposing a silence rule on the presidential candidates, the
General Council is establishing the principle of control over the president.
Will the president in future be confronted by a wall of silence by a closed
group with something to hide? The members have experienced the silence stunt
worked on them, and it is almost certain that the General Council will work
this stunt on the President when it suits them.
The attempt to cheat the members out
of their right to vote in 2008 was an attempt to appoint a compliant,
controllable president to serve the interests of the General Council. The 2014
imposition of silence is an attempt to establish a gate keeping and monitoring
system which will be used to control both the president and the members. The
interests of the Theosophical Society are only secondary to preserving what
power the General Council still has, and increasing it while dispensing with
accountability to the electorate. It cannot be assumed that the silence policy
will end after the election and it is probably here to stay.
Despite being in theory a governing
body, the General Council has clearly lost control of the Adyar Headquarters to
unelected vested interests and now seeks to conceal the extent of this loss of
control by attempting to stifle discussion. It is possible that the new
president will have so little power that he will only be allowed to set foot on
the Adyar Estate at the pleasure of unelected controllers. Reform of the Adyar
Estate may prove an impossible objective.
Silence is killing the Society
although it is obvious to most that the organisational structure is on its last
legs anyway, and the General Council lost credibility even before the news
blackout began. A much reduced shadow of the current centralised Adyar Society
will no doubt continue but we are on the verge of seeing a number of new
independent Theosophical organisations emerge from the ruins of a once great
organisation. The General council may come eventually out of retreat to find
that the society they abandoned no longer exists.
Silence by the leadership indicates
that it is not only afraid of conflict but also canít manage agreement. In
fact, it may be the case that such issues have arisen in the Society that it
will be impossible to obtain any agreement by members on dealing with the
arising situation, when the facts come to light. And make no mistake, any
uncomfortable facts will come to light and it is better for the General Council
to come clean now rather than hide in its bunker waiting for the end. A future
president may be able to sort this out providing the General Council donít
strip him of his power by closing ranks to control him.
cannot address what does not get acknowledged and brought out into the open and
suppression of information only serves to generate anger and resentment amongst
those cheated out of proper information. A growing proportion of the members no
longer trust the General Council either as a governing body, or to provide
honest reliable information.† The General
Council is supposed to be an elected representative body and it is simply not
representing those who elected it.
Members did not
elect the leadership to adopt a policy of telling them nothing and although
there may not be a blanket procedure for dismissing the General Council as not
fit for purpose, each section with direct representation is justified in
calling its respective General Council member to account. In cases where the
General Council member is non-contactable, sections could dismiss the
representative in their absence as an emergency measure, and elect a new
representative with a one point agenda of obtaining full information about the
Societyís affairs and in particular, the precise status of the Adyar
would be for sections to elect an information officer with a remit of obtaining
information from the General Council. This would be a particularly suitable
course of action for any section with no direct representation on the General
Council. Even lodges could elect their own information officer as a response to
their alienation from leadership. The response of the General Council to
approaches by these newly elected officials would in itself reveal a great deal
about its true attitude to the general membership.
Electing group representatives, with the remit
to obtain information, may not elicit much or
response from the General Council but it will
the basis for an alternative management
as the existing structure fails.
General Council will no doubt claim that any newly elected representatives, at
this time, are unacceptable because their election and/or role does not conform
to procedure. In response it should be stated that the members of the
Theosophical Society do not now have any representation at executive decision
making level, and have no alternative but to create a new structure which
enables them either to be represented directly, or to call their existing
representatives to account.
Posted February 28th† 2014
Theosophy News Board
Contact Dave Marsland
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
disintegration, 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
the Adyar eliteís stately home is under threat
of compulsory 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
The International President
The General Council
An idea for consideration
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
Theosophical Society Leadership
itself within a cult of superiority
while the Society
evaporates around it.
Society can survive but not
in the current
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 Members
of their Own Society
in the presidency, during which
discussed, is the only course of action
with a chance of
saving the Adyar Theosophical
Society as a
Keeping Quiet About
Are there plans to sell Adyar without
consulting the members?
Is There Hidden
shutdown combined with a total
suggests a serious hidden issue
and an intense
fear of revealing it.
Control Adyar or
You Control Nothing
Is the self
imposed isolation of the General Council effectively
resignation as they have found, after the death of
that establishing control of Adyar is too difficult?
Well Done! CVK Maithreya
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 Tale
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
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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