Re: Theos-World TS Adyar President Election
Apr 17, 2008 08:08 AM
*On re-reading the message, I am glad to see the forthrightness of Radha
Burnier in issuing it under her own name. From what I have seen in the past
(over several decades), that is how she has always operated.
I would have welcomed a forthright rebuttal or response from Algeo under his
own name. In today's Internet world this can be achieved at no cost at all.
Internet is free.
First inkling of the election candidates was when I received a letter from
one of his surrogates suggesting that Radha's poor mental/memory condition
(some may read it as senility). Me thinks that is how Algeo operates so that
his fingerprints are not in any communication/response.
On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 7:04 AM, MKR <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I just received the following from cyberspace. It makes interesting
> and you decide for yourself.
> 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
> 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
> 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,
> 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
> Adyar, and this was not merely a matter of their convenience. Adyar has
> considered as a Spiritual Centre. From here the work of the Society can
> send forth the power and blessing of the Elder Brethren. Such programmes
> the International Convention and the School of the Wisdom, which are
> features of Adyar attract many members from around the world. Many of
> 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
> 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
> the Society.
> Yours fraternally,
> Radha Burnier
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