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Re: Theos-World TS Adyar President Election

Apr 15, 2008 09:22 AM
by MKR

It would be interesting to watch, now that Internet is there free for all,
uncontrolled by the organizational leadership.

I guess both have had lot of experience in the way of handling elections;
but the new factor is the role Internet can play is dissemination of info

However, one of the first contact I had on behalf of a candidate was made by
snail mail, which John used to love. Years ago when he was at Olcott,  when
I had correspondences with him, even though I used Fax or e-mail for speed
and cost effectiveness, he always made it a point to reply in a nicely laser
printed letter mailed by snail mail of course paid by TSA.


On 4/15/08, <> wrote:
>   The last time this happened e-mail did not exist but it got pretty nasty
> in its own way, with supporters of each candidate hinting that the other one
> was insane.
> Considering that no sane person would want to be international president
> in the first place, it sort of made sense and so it became a question of
> which was nuttier, the failed actress or the loon who thought that she was
> an arhat.? It is true that John Algeo cannot stand heat very well but he
> takes the heat of politics very well indeed.? I'm not sure about the others.
> Chuck the Heretic
> -----Original Message-----
> From: adelasie < <>>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 9:08 am
> Subject: Re: Theos-World TS Adyar President Election
> Hello All,
> To me it seems very strange to have theosophists campaining against
> each other for office. It seem contrary to the basic ideas of
> theosophy, that we support each other, love each other as blood kin,
> put the other before ourself. Is this the usual way the Theosophical
> Society selects its leaders?
> Adelasie
> On 15 Apr 2008 at 7:04, MKR wrote:
> > I just received the following from cyberspace. It makes interesting
> reading
> > and you decide for yourself.
> >
> > mkr
> >
> > ==============================================================
> > Dear Colleague,
> >
> > 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
> > the Society.
> >
> > Yours fraternally,
> >
> > Radha Burnier
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> >
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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