TS Adyar President Election
Apr 15, 2008 05:04 AM
I just received the following from cyberspace. It makes interesting reading
and you decide for yourself.
This is to inform you that I have received 14 nominations from General
Secretaries etc, who represent a totality of 17,037 votes. Dr John Algeo has
received 21 nominations, representing a totality of 10,685 votes.
I think we need younger people to be in charge of the Society's work and
that they have to stay in Adyar. Dr. Algeo who is around 78, does not like
the climate here, nor can he leave the United States for more than a short
time, in view of his wife's condition. I believe that if elected he intends
to work largely from America through e-mail and video conversations.
It is necessary to have the right candidates for the officers of the
Theosophical Society. I believe that Mrs Linda Oliveira and her husband, and
some members from Britain , etc., will be coming to Adyar shortly, to stay
and work here.
You know very well that since Col. H.S. Olcott, all Presidents have lived at
Adyar, and this was not merely a matter of their convenience. Adyar has been
considered as a Spiritual Centre. From here the work of the Society can best
send forth the power and blessing of the Elder Brethren. Such programmes as
the International Convention and the School of the Wisdom, which are
features of Adyar attract many members from around the world. Many of these
members are able to return to their lodges with a greater understanding of
the purpose of the Society and the work of the Founders.
In my view it would not be a good thing to have somebody live in the United
States and run Adyar by proxy. Adyar should be maintained as a living
Headquarters for reasons which are obvious to those who know the history of
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